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February 21, 2017 02:27 PM



APPLY NOW - Online Application


The USTA Southwest Section Nominating Committee is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 USTA Southwest Leadership. SWS Officer positions include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, three Director-At-Large positions and nominating chair.  

All positions are volunteer.   

DEADLINE TO APPLY:   Midnight MST, March 26, 2017.  Online application must be complete.  

APPLICATION PROCESS:    All applications will be submitted electronically. The application is available online

Please click HERE to access the online application and fill it out completely. Once completed, the application will be submitted to the Nominating Committee.

Letters of recommendation and/or resumes are not required nor will they be considered. However, the Nominating Committee may seek feedback from individuals familiar with an applicant's performance in the roles listed on the application. 

Before you email your application, please be sure to download a quality headshot-type photo into the application as requested.   

NOTE:  If you currently serve as a SWS officer and wish to continue service in the same or in a different capacity, you must reapply.

REVIEW PROCESS:   The Nominating Committee will review all candidate applications. This is a competitive process. Following a review of applications, candidates may be requested to participate in a telephone or in-person interview. Interviews will take place between April  and May 2017. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by email.

NOTIFICATION DATE:   Pursuant to SWS Bylaws, notice of the 2018-19 Slate of Officers and Nominating Chair will be delivered to the SWS Secretary no later than June 7, 2017. 

CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES:  The Nominating Committee is looking for individuals who can shape the future of the USTA Southwest Section.  Decisions will be based on many factors, including, but not limited to, the following:

Skills required to fulfill the responsibilities of the USTA Southwest Executive Committee such as:

·         Shaping the future of the USTA with long-term strategic thinking and a strong commitment to the Mission

·         Creating and monitoring a set of long-term financial goals

·         Providing guidance in the establishment of sound governing policies

·         Serving as the link between USTA SWS staff and volunteers

·         Assessing the performance of the Executive Director


Characteristics and Requirements of a SWS Executive Committee member:

·         Must reside in the USTA Southwest Section

·         Must be a member in good standing of the USTA

·         Significant knowledge of the USTA

·         Previous or current service with the Southwest Section and/or a SWS District in leadership positions

·         Previous nonprofit board experience, either with the USTA or other.

·         Business, professional, academic, volunteer, or tennis-related experience.

·         Demonstrated success as a person who has actively grown the game of tennis

·         Demonstrated ability to both lead and contribute as a member of a team

·         Willingness to dedicate time required to participate fully in the demands of the position

·         Demonstrate ability to possess  a "big picture" view of the needs of the organization and the future of tennis in the SWS

·         Known as a person of high ethical standards


Characteristics and Requirements of the SWS Nominating Chair:

·         Must reside in the USTA Southwest Section

·         Must be a member in good standing of the USTA

·         May not be a current member of the SWS Board of Directors

·         Must be familiar with the duties of the SWS Officers

·         Known as a person of high ethical standards

·         Holds broad knowledge the USTA, its Mission, and of key leaders and individuals in the SWS



The term of service for the SWS Officers and Chair of the Nominating Committee begins upon the election of officers and starts January 1, 2018 and culminates Dec. 31, 2019. 

Being a USTA Southwest Officer requires a significant time commitment. Officers are required to attend all meetings of the Executive Committee and of the Board of Directors, and includes any other meetings and duties as requested by the SWS President.


If you need assistance accessing the online application, please contact Jeff Sikes, USTA Southwest Marketing and Communications Manager at sikes@southwest.usta.com

If you have questions regarding the process, please contact the Nominating Committee Chair, Larry Lineberry via email at lineberrytennis@gmail.com.