6th annual Haygood/Grady Memorial Tennis Championship May 13-16, 2016

Registration is now open for the 6th annual Haygood/Grady Memorial Tennis Championship May 13-15 on Kiawah Island.  We are planning a wonderful weekend of tennis for a great cause.  For more information please check out the tournament website at http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=176522  We have great accommodation rates on villas for the weekend so please book early and mention the tournament to receive the rates.  As always, your entry fee includes the tournament dinner and auction on Saturday evening.

Download the tournament flyer

New to the Lowcountry? Just getting back into the game?  Looking for a team??  Players may sign up for a team at any time during the season.  Please contact Charlotte Gerber, charlotte tennis@hotmail.com if you need assistance finding a team.

If your team is involved in playoffs, take note of this information! 

These penalties will be enforced during the LCTA Playoffs. 

The following is the Point Penalty System Schedule for lateness for a scheduled playoff match when courts are available:

► 5 minute 1 Game + loss of toss

► 5-10 minutes 2 Games + loss of toss

► 10-15 minutes 3 games + loss of toss

► >15 minutes Default

Help save a life! "RobisWhy CPR"  CPR/AED training event throughout April

Congratulations to LCTA teams, Charleston Tennis Center Swingers 55+ 3.0 Champions and Charleston Tennis Center Playrights,55+ 3.5 Champions and the MPR Closers 55+ 4.0 Champions!

South Carolina Adult Championship Dates for 2016
 April 27-29 70 & Over Invitational, Hilton Head - Levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0
April 30-May 2 Adult 55 & Over, Hilton Head - Levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 9.0
May 14-16 Adult 40 & Over, Aiken - Levels 2.5, 3.0 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+
 May 28-30 Adult 18 & Over, Aiken - Levels 4.0, 4.5, 5.0+ 
June 4-6 Adult 18 & Over, Greenville - Level 2.5, 3.0, 3.5.
Sept.9-12 Mixed Doubles, Florence – all age divisions

October 20-24 Combo Doubles, Hilton Head
Nov. 5-7 Adult 65 & Over, Hilton Head – Levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 9.0            Nov. 19-21 Singles League, Charleston – all age divisions

Two LCTA players, Erin and Thom, performed by-stander, hands-only CPR on April 27, 2015 during a USTA match when 56 year old Rob Norvelle collapsed at Family Circle Tennis Center due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. They saved his life . . .

 Rob Norvelle was one of the 6% of Sudden Cardiac Death victims who survive. "There are no words that can express our gratitude to the bystanders who performed hands- only CPR" , said Donna Norvelle, Rob's wife. "The only way to say 'thank you' is to make sure that there are more successful, happy outcomes like Rob's. To celebrate his ReBirthDay, we aim to train 100 people in the LowCountry in Hands-only CPR!"

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of people over the age of 45, and is a risk factor in sudden cardiac arrest, which kills over 300,000 every year. However, many of these deaths are avoidable. That’s why the Family Circle Tennis Center, MUSC Health Training Center, the American Heart Association, Berkley County EMS, Dunes West Golf and River Club, Legend Oaks Club, Pine Forest Country Club, Mount Pleasant Tennis, and Mount Pleasant Fire & Rescue have joined forces to bring LCTA members and the community special CPR/AED training events that will be held throughout the Lowcountry in April . The 2 – hour training session will be offered free of charge. Everyone is welcome, but pre-registration is required. Participants will practice on CPR training manikins(adult, child, & infant) in small groups. Participants will learn how to identify a cardiac arrest, call for help, and perform HandsOnly CPR/AED. 

“Knowing how to perform CPR and how to use an AED are essential life skills that everyone needs, according to Sara Nelson, Director of Development, American Heart Association of the Lowcountry. “Come to One of the classes in April to learn how to save a life . . . and thank Erin and Thom!"

April 13  - Legend Oaks
April 19 - Mount Pleasant Tennis
April 21 - Mount Pleasant Tennis
April 26 - Pine Forest Country Club
April 27- Dunes West Golf & River Club and Family Circle Tennis Center
April 28 - Legend Oaks

RobIsWhy CPR is sponsored by Family Circle Tennis Center, Mount Pleasant Fire and Rescue, Dunes West Golf and River Club, the American Heart Association, and the Norvelle Family. Register at robiswhycpr@gmail.com. Include your name, class time and location. For more information, call 843-324-2244.

Go to our NEWS page for details about wild cards for State. We do not have the 18 & over, 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5 information.