Important Dates

Friday, December 1, 2017: USTA is scheduled to release the new ratings.  

Friday, December 1, 2017: LCTA USTA League registration opens for 18 & over, 40 & over, 55 & over, and 70 & over.  If you are pleased with your new rating, register your team as soon as possible.  If you plan to appeal, delay a few days to make sure you have the current / correct rating on your team roster. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018: The Annual and Captains' Meeting will be held at the Charleston County Library, 68 Calhoun St. Charleston.

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.

New changes in league coordinators

Steve Speer has stepped down from his many coordinator roles after several seasons.  Steve has done a terrific job.  It has been a great pleasure to work with him, but time moves on and Steve has asked for a break.  Steve will continue to work with LCTA on Special Projects and help train the new coordinators.

Bill Ennis has accepted (effective August 2017) the position of Overall Women’s Coordinator and will coordinate the 3.0 women night flights.  Steve Wilson will fill those positions until Bill takes over in August.

Mark Pickhardt has has accepted the position of 18 & over 4.0 Women’s Coordinator.

Jim Gooden has accepted the position of 18 & over 4.5 Women’s Coordinator.

Dee Mack has accepted the position of Overall Men’s Coordinator.

Cindy Kicklighter has accepted the position of 40 & over Combo Coordinator.

2018 REGULATION CHANGES
 

  1. For USTA SC Championships, it has been proposed to give a 2 week window to complete championship matches in the event the matches cannot be played during the scheduled time frame for the championships.
  2. LCTA 40 & Over League teams in the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 divisions shall consist of a minimum of nine players of the same sex eligible to compete at a specific level of competition. Format is 1 singles, 4 doubles for regular season, format is 2 singles, 3 doubles for playoffs and other championships.
  3. Teams that default an entire match in accordance with USTA rule 2.03L are expected to continue to play the remainder of their schedule. If their opponent opts not to play the team that has defaulted, they may do so and there will be no sanction against the team that elects not to play.
  4. Concerning the inclement weather regulation - Once the make-up dates are established, those are considered to be the official match dates and they are not able to be postponed unless there is inclement weather on those dates. The coordinator should be informed of the makeup date to be changed in TennisLink. If the match is rained out on the makeup date, the 2-week rule is reset from the date that was communicated to the coordinator. If the coordinator is not informed, the teams will be held to the 2-week makeup from the original match date.