usta southern league championship and event calendar 2017 - 2019

STA League Calendar which now includes locations for the 2017 Southern Mixed Doubles Championships.  Read or download a copy

Tentative playoff dates for 2017 are:

40 & over – TBD;
18 & over – 2.5, 3.5, and 4.5 April 10 -18 at Mt. Pleasant Rec. 
Note: MPR will be closed April 14,  15, and 16.  Matches on those dates may be relocated or played on April 17 or 18.

18 & over – 3.0 and 4.0 April19 – 23 at Charleston Tennis Center

Dates may be moved depending on number of teams registered and weather conditions.

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.

Two Women who put Love-In Tennis

Our own Sheryl McAlister created an Op-Ed piece on tennis from her recent tour of CTA meetings around the state. It showcases the merits of tennis by featuring two diverse rea wonderful message on many levels. The Charleston Post and Courier picked it up today - read article.

Registration for 2017 Mixed Doubles

is now open.  It closes at midnight on Sat, April 8th.  You must have 3 viable teams registered by 4-8.  That means 1 male and 1 female, whose ratings total or are less than the level of the team they are signing up for.  Since all the levels have a minimum rating, most teams have 2 possible combinations.   For example 6.0 teams have two 3.0's, or a 2.5 and a 3.5 

 For 2017 the 18 and Over start times will be changed back to 6 pm, and the 40 and Over start times will be changed back to 7:30 pm. 

University Tennis Rating System

Over this past week many of our USTA League players received an email from Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). It describes how UTR will begin importing match results from a variety of USTA programs, such as Leagues and Junior Team Tennis. This email also encourages players to create a free registration (for individuals) to view ratings and player profiles.
 
UTR is an alternate product to NTRP. The USTA owns and uses NTRP. While individuals are welcome to make their own choices about services they seek out the USTA does not have a business relationship with UTR and does not support any data migration from TennisLink into UTR. The Southern Section does not use UTR for seeding/selection for tournaments or placement of teams in Junior Team Tennis.
 
If you have specific questions I will try and find answers for you.
 
Thanks,
Graham Cox
Executive Director

USTA South Carolina
www.sctennis.com

Ever wonder "how do they calculate those ratings?"

Well, as confusing as it seems, there is a science to it.  Click here to read how dynamic ratings are calculated for each match you play.

South Carolina Takes Four of Six 55 & Over Titles

USTA Southern crowned six champions at the 2016 55 & Over Combo Doubles Southern Sectional Championships, played March 3-5. South Carolina was the clear winner, taking home four of the six championships.

LCTA's Mount Pleasant Rec. Women's 7.5 beat Louisiana's team in the final.  Congratulations to Mount Pleasant Rec Co-captains: Rebecca Williamson & Debra Mullholland and their great team!

Check out the other fun events at this year's Volvo Car Open!