1994 – How It All Started

In the fall of 1994 two Louisville tennis enthusiasts, Rob Scott and Kelly McKee, suspected that Eastern Boulder County had grown to the point that it might be able to support a volunteer, member driven, organization to promote and facilitate tennis in Louisville and surrounding areas.

In late October they mailed a letter to everyone they could find in the area that had an interest in tennis inviting them to an organizational meeting to be held at the Louisville Recreation Center on the evening of November 16th.  Approximately 30 people attended.  (It should be noted that bribery was involved as it had indicated in the invitation that the first 24 people to show up would receive a free can of Pro-Penn tennis balls and would be “entered in a drawing for a pair of K-Swiss shoes”  The name of the winner was not recorded for posterity.)

Those present selected a Steering Committee to deal with developing an organizational structure and getting the resulting organization off the ground.  Steering Committee members included:

Rob Scott Gary Erikson Colleen Weaverling
Kelly McKee Steve McNulty Bernie Raibley
Ted Hine Hugh Swenson Yank Mojo
John Buri Celeste Clingan Mary Anderson
Gene Morris

The Steering Committee met several times during December 1994 and formulated some initial ideas as to what the organization would do and how it would be structured.  An “Acting” Board of Directors (to run things till the organization had a more formalized structure and a list of dues paying members) was nominated,  and a dues schedule was formulated which included the one time, special category of “Charter Member” for those willing to contributed $100 each at a time when the organization’s checking account was otherwise empty but funds were badly needed to get things started.   The CVTA has three Charter Members:

Yank Mojo Ted Hine Steve McNulty

CVTA 1995

On Jan 16th, 1995 the organization had its second general meeting at the Louisville Recreation Center and the Steering Committee made its report to the attendees.  The “Acting” Board of Directors was elected and the group debated the merits of several possible names, finally deciding on Centennial Valley Tennis Association.

During it’s successful first year the CVTA held several socials, operated men’s and women’s ladders, fielded a couple of league teams, organized Friday night drop in tennis at the Rec. Center, and hosted the first Louisville Open Tennis Tournament (September 8-10).

By August, 1995 membership totaled 70 (not including multiple family member).

1995 “Acting” Board Members/Officers

Other 1995 Positions

Rob Scott, President League Coordinator:  Mary Anderson
Ted Hine, President Elect Tournament Director:  Kelly McKee
Yank Mojo, Vice President Social/Publicity: Celeste Clingan
Colleen Weaverling, Treasurer Ladders: Lake Furney/Marie Robbins
Kelly McKee, Secretary


CVTA 1996

During 1996 the CVTA again hosted a number of socials, organized ladders, fielded a few league teams, and hosted the Louisville Open Tennis Tournament.  The monthly newsletter was named the Baseline Banter and become more then an occasionally mailed flyer.  CVTA members marched in the Louisville Labor Day parade and passed out hundreds of  used tennis to excited kids along the parade route.  Efforts were continued to encourage Louisville to build several new tennis courts and install lights at the Recreation Center courts.

Membership in September, 1996 was approximately 85 (not including multiple family members).

1996 Board Members/Officers

Other 1996 Positions

Kelly McKee, President League Coordinator:  Rob Scott
Ted Hine, Vice President Tournament Goddess:  Dianne Avischious
Colleen Weaverling, Treasurer Newsletter:  Susan Rasmussen
Dave Ryan, Secretary Ladders: Dave Ryan/Marie Robbins
Susan Rasmussen
Dianne Avischious
John Buri
Linda Schutter
Rob Scott


CVTA 1997

In addition to the now regular socials, Women’s Recreational Tennis Nite (Fridays) was organized.  League activity doubled from the previous year to 10 teams and the 3.5 women made it to districts.  And of course the Louisville Open Tennis Tournament was again held in September.  Efforts to build more tennis courts in Louisville finally paid off and two additional courts appeared at Centennial Park late in the season.

Membership topped 102 in August (not including multiple family members).

1997 Board Members/Officers

Other 1997 Positions

John Buri, President League Coordinator:  Rob Scott
Dianne Avischious, Vice President Tournament Goddess:  Dianne Avischious
Francie Lanaghen, Treasurer Social:  Dianne A./Susan R.
Ginger Phillips, Secretary Newsletter:  Susan Rasmussen
Susan Rasmussen Facilities/Lobbyist:  John Buri/Rob Scott
Rob Scott
Ted Hine
Nancy Armstrong
Denise Colby


CVTA 1998

13 league teams were fielded, fun socials were held, and the Louisville Open Tennis Tournament was again a success.  In addition the CVTA received a $700 community grant from the USTA.

Membership in August: Approximately 140 (not including multiple family members).

1998 Board Members/Officers

Other 1998 Positions

Dianne Avischious, President League Coordinator:  Rob Scott
Mike Phillips, Vice President Tournament Director:  Francie Sullivan
Francie Sullivan, Treasurer Socials:  Jillian Waldman, Sarah Gallant
Ginger Phillips, Secretary Newsletter:  Susan Rasmussen
Rob Scott Facilities:  John Buri
Susan Rasmussen
Jillian Waldman
Sarah Gallant
Paul Boland


CVTA 1999

In addition to another successful Louisville Open Tennis Tournament held in September, the CVTA sponsored a second tournament, The Spring Doubles Classic (May 21-23) for the first time.  Socials and other events were held and 21 league teams were fielded.

Membership in August was over 160 (not including multiple family members).

1999 Board Members/Officers

Other 1999 Positions

Susan Rasmussen, President League Coordinator:  Rob Scott
Rob Scott, Vice President Tournament Director:  Francie Sullivan
Francie Sullivan, Treasurer Social/Event Coordinator:  Jillian Waldman
Ginger Phillips, Secretary Newsletter:  Susan Rasmussen
Jillian Waldman Facilities:  John Buri
John Buri
Ted Hine
Gary Machholz


CVTA 2000

Both the Louisville Open Tennis Tournament and the Spring Doubles Classic were again successful.  The socials were fun and 28 league teams were fielded.  After years of lobbying efforts, lights were finally installed on the Louisville Recreation Center courts.

August membership exceeded 170 (not including multiple family members).

2000 Board Members/Officers

Other 2000 Positions

Jim Warren, President League Coordinator:  Rob Scott
Ginger Philips, Vice President Tournament Director:  Francie Haley
Francie Haley, Treasurer Social/Event Coordinator:  Jillian Waldman
Melissa Clarke, Secretary Newsletter/Membership:  Susan Rasmussen
Rob Scott Webmaster:  Richard Chu / Ted Hine
Jillian Waldman
Liz Warren
Cindy Mendoza
Scott Davidson


CVTA 2001

2001 was another successful year for the CVTA.  Membership topped 160 and another 28 league teams were fielded.  While the Spring Doubles tournament was not held, the Louisville Open was again a success.

2001 Board Members/Officers

Other 2001 Positions

Rob Scott – President League Coordinator:  Rob Scott
Susan Rasmussen, Vice President Tournament Director:  Hugh O’Rourke
Francie Haley, Treasurer Social/Event Coordinator:  Jillian Waldman
Melissa Clarke, Secretary Newsletter/Membership:  Susan Rasmussen
Rob Scott Webmaster:  Ted Hine
Jillian Waldman
Ted Hine
Eric Ruthrauff
John Buri
Dan Ryan


CVTA 2002

2002 was again a successful year.  Membership topped 160 and another 29 league teams were fielded.  While the Spring Doubles tournament was not held, the Louisville Open was again a success.

2002 Board Members/Officers

Other 2002 Positions

Melissa Clarke – President League Coordinator:  Rob Scott
Jillian Waldman – Vice President Accounting:  Francie Haley
Eric Ruthrauff – Treasurer Newsletter/Membership:  Susan Rasmussen
Ted Hine Tournament Director:  Hugh O’Rourke
Tom Jarvis Social/Event Coordinator:  Jillian Waldman
Webmaster:  Ted Hine


CVTA 2003

In 2003 CVTA membership exceeded 170 and 28 League teams were fielded.

2003 Board Members/Officers

Other 2003 Positions

Melissa Clarke – President League Coordinator:  Rob Scott
Dave Jansen – Vice President Accounting:  Francie Haley
Jillian Waldman – Secretary Newsletter/Membership:  Susan Rasmussen
Eric Ruthrauff – Treasurer Tournament Director:  Sue Burke
Ted Hine – At Large Social/Event Coordinator:  Tracy Todd
Tracy Todd – At Large Webmaster:  Ted Hine


CVTA 2004

In 2004 CVTA membership exceeded 170 and 28 League teams were fielded. A variety of social tennis events were held. The 2004 inaugural Boulder County Cup took place over the weekend of Sept 18-19.

2004 Board Members/Officers

Other 2004 Positions

Ted Hine – President League Coordinator:  Rob Scott
Kim Christopherson – Vice President Accounting:  Francie Haley
Jillian Waldman – Secretary Newsletter/Membership:  Susan Rasmussen
Eric Ruthrauff – Treasurer Tournament Director:  (Open)
Melissa Clarke – At Large Social/Event Coordinator:  Tracy Todd
Dave Jansen – At Large CVTA Facilities:  Eric Slack
Tracy Todd – At Large Webmaster:  Yeida Chang
Eric Slack – At Large


CVTA 2005

2005 Board Members/Officers

Other 2005 Positions

President: Jillian Waldman League Coordinator: Paige Hayes
 Vice President: Eric Ruthrauff Newsletter: Melissa Clarke
 Secretary: Kim Christopherson Membership: Susan Rasmussen
Treasurer: Eric Slack Tournament Director: (Open)
 Members At Large: Melissa Clarke
Social/Event Coordinator: Tracy Todd
Sarah Gallant CVTA Facilities: Rob Scott
Dave Jansen
Rob Scott
Tracy Todd


CVTA 2006

2006 Board Members/Officers

Other 2006 Positions

President: Rob Scott League Coordinator: Paige Hayes
 Vice President: Tracy Todd Newsletter: Melissa Clarke
 Secretary: Jillian Waldman Membership: Susan Rasmussen
Treasurer: Paulette Witte Tournament Director: (Open)
 Members At Large: Eric Witte Publicity: Tracy Todd
Keaton Howe CVTA Facilities: Rob Scott
Susan Rasmussen
Stephanie Eubanks
John Shaw


CVTA 2007

2007 Board Members/Officers

Other 2007 Positions

President: Susan Rasmussen League Coordinator: Paige Hayes
 Vice President: Eric Witte Newsletter: Steve Caulk
 Secretary: Jillian Waldman Membership: Susan Rasmussen
Treasurer: Paulette Witte Tournament Director: (Open)
 Members At Large: Steve Caulk Publicity: Steve Caulk
Keaton Howe CVTA Facilities: Rob Scott
Marie-France Robbins
Jeanne Batza


CVTA 2008

2008 Board Members/Officers

Other 2008 Positions

President: Eric Witte League Coordinator: Paige Hayes
 Vice President: Steve Caulk Newsletter: Steve Caulk
 Secretary: Carey Beneke Membership: Susan Rasmussen
Treasurer: Paulette Witte Tournament Director: (Open)
 Members At Large: Jeanne Batza Publicity: Steve Caulk
Tim Bromell CVTA Facilities: Tony Ryan
Judy Hooper
Marie-France Robbins


2009 Board Members/Officers

Other 2009 Positions

President: Eric Witte League Coordinator: Paige Hayes
Vice President: Steve Caulk Newsletter: Steve Caulk
Secretary: Carey Beneke Membership: Carey Beneke
Treasurer: Kim Christopherson Tournament Director: (Open)
Members At Large: Judy Hooper Publicity: Steve Caulk
Tim Bromell CVTA Facilities: Tony Ryan
Sheble McConnellogue
John Kennedy
Katie Howe


2010 Board Members/Officers

Other 2010 Positions

President: Steve Caulk League Coordinator: Paige Hayes
Vice President: Katie Howe Newsletter: Steve Caulk
Secretary: John Kennedy Membership: Carey Beneke
Treasurer: Kim Christopherson Tournament Director: (Open)
Members At Large: Carey Beneke Publicity: Steve Caulk
Tim Bromell CVTA Facilities: Tony Ryan
Sarah Hoepfinger
Susan Olenwine
(open)


2011 Board Members/Officers

Other 2011 Positions

President: Steve Caulk League Coordinator: Paige Hayes
Vice President: John Kennedy Newsletter: John Thomas
Secretary: Dan Johnson Membership: Carey Beneke
Treasurer: Dan Johnson Tournament Director: (Open)
Members At Large: Carey Beneke Publicity: Steve Caulk
Thai La CVTA Facilities: Ian Kogan
Ian Kogan
Rami Boneh
LisaVarga
Yannick Van Doossalaere


2012 Board Members/Officers

Other 2012 Positions

President: Dan Johnson League Coordinator: Paige Hayes
Vice President: John Kennedy Newsletter: Dan Johnson
Secretary: Lisa Varga Membership: Yeida Chang
Treasurer: Yannick Van Doosselaere Tournament Director: (Open)
Members At Large: Thai La
Publicity: Dan Johnson
Rami Boneh CVTA Facilities: (open)
Chuck Robertson
Gabe Spradlin
Terry Tessier


2013 Board Members/Officers

Other 2013 Positions

President: John Kennedy League Coordinator: Paige O’Neil
Vice President: Chuck Robertson Newsletter: Dan Johnson
Secretary: Terry Tessier Membership: Yeida Chang
Treasurer: Yannick Van Doosselaere Tournament Director: (Open)
Members At Large: Gabe Spradlin
Publicity: Dan Johnson
Thai La CVTA Facilities: (open)
Michelle Beard
Keith Bernard
Tim Bromell


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