Missouri Valley

USTA Missouri Valley Junior Tennis Resources

Junior Competition Resources



USTA Missouri Valley Junior Staff


Beth Azan - Manager, Junior Competition



Marissa Moment Brown - Director of Community Tennis



Tara Williams - Community Tennis Manager



Junior Tennis District Contacts

If you have any questions about junior tennis tournaments in your area, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local organizer.


Junior Tournament Organizers

(Tournament Levels 5-7)


Heart of America: Stacie Turtledove | turtledovetennis@gmail.com

Iowa: Mark Blume | usta.iowa@gmail.com

Kansas: Simon Norman | simon@genesishealthclubs.com

Missouri: Leslie Echols | ustamissouridirector@gmail.com

Nebraska: Justin Bigsby | mrjbigs@gmail.com

Oklahoma: David Minihan | minihan@ustaoklahoma.com

St. Louis: Megan Kovacs | director@ustastl.com


Junior Play Committee

The Junior Play Committee incorporates USTA Net Generation Circuit (Team Challenge, Junior Team Tennis, Junior Circuit) and Junior Tournament Levels 1-7 to educate providers and players, grow players and new providers. 



Chair - Larry Newton


Vice Chair - David Minihan


Darren Emerick


Mary Owens-Hudson

  Stacy Turtledove

Jared Ward


Junior Competition Regulations Working Group 

The Junior Competition Regulations Working Group recommends polity and monitors competitive play throughout the USTA Missouri Valley that provides opportunities that motivate and encourage all junior players to develop to their hights competitive potential. 


Chair - Simon Norman

Vice Chair - Eric Wedeneyer

Justin Bigsby

Armando Espinosa


Sanction & Schedule Working Group

The Sanction and Scheduling Working Group reviews all tournament and championship bids for the entire calendar of events. 


Chair - Ann Vogel

Vice Chair - Bryan Rigby

Ryan Roeth

Thiago Santos



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