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2024 Colorado State Open

Friday, September 6th - Sunday, September 15th, 2024

UTR Returns for the 2024 Colorado State Open

The 2024 CSO is brought to you by Gates Tennis Center & The Park People.


After a successful debut in 2022, The Colorado State Open will be a Verified UTR Event for a third year running.

2024 marks the 132nd year of the Colorado State Open! It will take place this year at Gates Tennis Center on Fri, Sept 6th - Sun, Sept 16th, 2024.  



New to the 2024 CSO

40% price reduction on UTR and Age Division entry fees from 2023 

Maximum unique entries are 600 players 

No consolation rounds 

Prize money in open division and UTR divisions only 

Women's UTR divisions have been changed in order to have more competitive matches by making the UTR ranges smaller. UTR 1-2.49 | UTR 2.5-3.49 | UTR 3.5-4.49 | UTR 4.5-6 

General 2024 CSO Information

Dates | Friday, September 6th, - Sunday, September 15th, 2024

Location | Gates Tennis Center, 3300 East Bayaud Ave, Denver, CO

Limit | 600 participants

Deadline | Monday, Midday August 26, 2024 OR when we reach 600 participants

Prize Money | $20,000 purse (open level and UTR divisions only when minimum participants is met)

Tournament Director | Alex Dove

Divisions | Open Level Divisions, Age Divisions & UTR Divisions

Entries | Maximum of 2 entries per player (except open level)

Scoring Format | Open Division - 2 out of 3 full sets (open level singles). 3rd set tiebreaker for Open Doubles throughout

                             Ages Divisions | 3rd set tiebreaker throughout

UTR Divisions - 3rd set tiebreaker until the finals then 2 out of 3 full sets

UTR Division Information

Men's Divisions

UTR 1-2.99 | UTR 3-4.99 | UTR 5-6.4.9 | UTR 6.5-7.99 | UTR 8-10

Women's Divisions

UTR 1-2.49 | UTR 2.5-3.49 | UTR 3.5-4.49 | 4.5-6

Mixed Divisions

UTR 1-2.99 | UTR 3-4.99 | UTR 5-7 | UTR 6-8

The CSO Tournament Committee strongly encourages all participants to play at their UTR level. However, 'playing up' to a higher level is allowed. You will not be allowed to play down. For example, if you are a male rated 6.65 you will not be allowed to enter the UTR 5-6.5 division

Your UTR Rating is fluid & adjusts based on all results.


Your UTR Rating at the tournament deadline will be used to decided what division you play in.

Doubles Divisions: Both players must not exceed the maximum UTR for that division. It is NOT AN AVERAGE.

A lot of time, effort & discussions with CSO & UTR representatives went in to finalizing our UTR divisions.

If you have any further questions please reach out to CSO Tournament director Alex Dove via email.

You do not need a UTR membership to participate in a UTR event - every tennis player already has a FREE UTR account to view your rating. If you are interested in learning more about UTR, visit



Meet Tournament Director: Alex Dove

Meet Alex Dove

Alex is originally from Kent, England. He spent his junior years competing in several junior sports (tennis, 'football', cricket & rugby) but was always drawn to tennis.

Alex played college tennis at the University of Liverpool where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics. Alex first started teaching tennis while at Liverpool, and upon graduation Alex moved to America and hasn't looked back since.

He learned his trade under Patrick Tauma (former coach of Naomi Osaka) as the Head Junior Professional of ISP Academy in Boca Raton, FL. He then spent 6 years in the Washington DC area at the Chevy Chase Club where he discovered another passion - Platform Tennis (known as 'paddle'). 

Alex's full-time position is the Director of Racquets at Club Greenwood. Aside from work, Alex loves just about any English sport, traveling, skiing and spending time with his family on a hiking trail.

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