Lowcountry Tennis Association

Serving up tennis to the greater Charleston area

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Local League Championship Dates

League                         Championship Date
18 & Over                     4/15/2024 – 4/21/2024
40 & Over                    4/8/2024 – 4/14/2024
55 & Over                     4/13/2024 – 4/14/2024

 

65 and Over Registration

Begins 03/24/2024 and will close on 04/07/2024.
The season will begin 04/21/2024 and will end 06/09/2024.

March 2024 LCTA Newsletter

Notes from Dee Mack

18 & Over and 55 & Over Combo Sectionals Congratulations!!

18 & Over 5.5 Women’s Finalist – LCTA – Megan Chapman

18 & Over 6.5 Women’s Finalist – LCTA – Meredith Durant

65 & Over and 18/40 Singles League Update

Both the 65 & Over and the 18/40 Singles league registration and league start dates will be moved to March/April time frame going forward.

Local League at State (LLAS)

The following flights will play their local league at State Championships.

2024 Spring Adult Championships

18 & Over

  • 5.0 Women
  • 2.5 Men
  • 5.0 Men

55 & Over

  • 9.0 Men

65 & Over

  • 4.0 Women
  • 4.0 Men
  • 9.0 Men
  • 9.0 Women

70 & Over

  • 4.0 Women
  • 4.0 Men
2024 Mixed Doubles Championships

18 & Over

  • 10.0

40 & Over

  • 2.5

55 & Over

  • 4.5

65 & Over

  • 3.0
  • 4.0
2024 Combo Doubles Championships

18 & Over

  • 9.5 Women
  • 10.5 Women
  • 2.5 Men
  • 5.5 Men
  • 10.5 Men

40 & Over

  • 5.5 Men

65 & Over

  • 8.5 Women
  • 6.5 Men
  • 7.5 Men
  • 8.5 Men
Have fun and make it a great day!

Mixed Doubles Registration

March 15th thru April 7th

Season begins April 22nd and will end June 15th

Local Championships June 22nd thru June 30th

New Southern Sectional Regulations –

Mixed Doubles now switching to straight levels:

2.5 (5.0), 3.0 (6.0), 3.5 (7.0), 4.0 (8.0) and 4.5(9.0)

You can have an unlimited number of “below level” players on a team. For example, an entire team of 3.0 players can play at the 3.5 “straight” Mixed Doubles level. The “straight” levels for 18 & Over are 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 10.0. The 10.0 “combined” level remained so that 5.5 players can be included.

The “straight” levels for 40 & Over are 3.0, 3.5, 4.0. and 4.5. Beginning in 2025, 40 & Over teams will be required to have a minimum of (9) players on their roster. The format for the 40 & Over league will be (1) single and (4) doubles positions.

Chris Jones - Mixed Doubles Coordinator for the LCTA

Why play Mixed Doubles Tennis?

  • *New USTA Mixed Doubles Format creates Competitive Balance and Fair Playing Field
  • *It’s Super Fun!
  • *It keeps your Tennis Game Crisp and Springy
  • *Creates Lasting Friendship
  • *Proven to Increase Life Expectancy
  • *Sun Goes Down Later
  • *Margaritas Taste Better with Exercise!

Please consider forming or joining a mixed doubles team this spring – Registration fast approaching.

The Credit One Charleston Open is Fast Approaching

COCO Vol and Ball crew
Credit One Charleston Open
March 30- April 7th, 2024
Volunteers Needed

We are currently seeking volunteers for the Credit One Charleston Open Tennis Tournament scheduled for March 30 – April 7th, 2024, on Daniel Island.

We want to share this opportunity with as many tennis enthusiasts as possible.

Volunteers receive a credential, which grants them access to all day sessions throughout the tournament. This includes the Finals! Additional benefits are available on a sliding scale.

Do you want to get involved? It’s fun! Experience North America’s largest women’s tennis tournament from behind-the-scenes.

Mark your calendars to be with us when we open the gates and welcome all back!

Simply click below to learn more about our event and to register.

Volunteer Now!
Ball Crew Needed

Credit One Charleston Open is currently seeking Ball Crew Members. You must be at least 11 years old if you play tennis or 12 years old if you do not have ample tennis experience. Are you a kid at heart?

Ball Crew isn’t just for kids anymore. There is no age limit to join this team, the only requirement is to be able to run, be agile and like to have fun.

Join the Ball Crew!

Practice is every Saturday beginning February 17h to prepare you to be on court.

If you have any questions, email Jo Cooper at Volunteercoco@gmail.com

You can always go to the website www.CreditOneCharlestonOpen.com

LTP Mount Pleasant Tournament 
Fifth Third Charleston WTA 125
Date March 10 – 16, 2024

https://ltptennis.com/tournament/wta-125-charleston/

https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/2039/charleston-125

A final note from Dee

Congratulations to Barb Pinkerton and Clay Claiborne!

Barb Pinkerton and Clay Claiborne were notified last month by USTA Southern that they finished atop the Southern Section in 65 & Over Adult Tournament play. In separate letters to Barb and Clay, Brett C. Schwartz and Matt Olson (Southern President and Executive Director, respectively,) wrote, “To end the year as the 2023 USTA Southern #1 ranked (men’s and women’s) player in the Mixed 65 and Over Doubles division is an outstanding achievement worthy of recognition.

Congratulatory bag tags were awarded as an acknowledgement of your accomplishment and an appreciation for your hard work this past year” with encouragement to continue your success in Adult Tournament play in 2024 and for years to come!”

LCTA Friendly Reminder!

Team registration ends TONIGHT at midnight.

Team schedules should be posted by 1/9/24 for a possible start on 1/15/24.

We look forward to a great season and hopefully nice warm weather!

 

Annual LCTA Players Meeting

Wednesday January 10, 2024 at 6 PM Daniel Island Club.

There will be a cash bar.

The LowCountry Tennis Association is proud to announce that we have been selected by the

USTA South Carolina and Southern Sectionals as the

#1 Tennis League in South Carolina for 2023.

We are thankful to our Board of Directors, our Volunteer Coordinators, our Captains and our Players for their Help and Sportsmanship in earning this honor.

Congratulations to all the LCTA State Champions and Finalists!

65/75 & Over Senior Champions and Finalists

65 & Over 3.5 Men – Dick Nemes – Champion

75 & Over 3.0 Women – Kay Sawyer – Champion

75 & Over 3.5 Women – Frances Bath – Finalist

18/40 & Over Combo Champions and Finalists

18 & Over 2.5 Women – Michelle Pearl – Champion

18 & Over 7.5 Women – Melissa Brightbill – Champion

18 & Over 9.5 Women – Maria Elliott – Champion

18 & Over 9.5 Men – James Elliget – Champion

18 & Over 2.5 Women – Elizabeth Lusardi – Finalist

18 & Over 5.5 Women – Megan Chapman – Finalist

18 & Over 6.5 Women – Meredith Durant – Finalist

18 & Over 5.5 Men – Scott Crabb – Finalist

40 & Over 5.5 Women – Leigh Cladakis – Champion

40 & 8.5 Women – Charlotte Gerber – Champion

40 & 8.5 Men – Richard Keiper – Champion

40 & Over 6.5 Women – Meg Rowley – Finalist

40 & Over 7.5 Women – Kristin Clark – Finalist

40 & Over 7.5 Men – Michael Cladakis – Finalist

40 & Over 8.5 Men – Daniel Strickland – Finalist 

55/65 & Over Senior Combo Champions and Finalists

55 & Over 8.5 Women – Patricia Boyd – Champion

65 & Over 6.5 Women – Susan Mock – Finalist

Congrats to all of our teams that won the State Championships! Good Luck in Sectionals!
Thanks to Nancy Pitcairn, Senior Combo Coordinator and her team for organizing a great season!
Thank you for making this such a great year!
See you on the court in 2024!!

2024 Spring Registration Dates

Registration Start Date: Saturday, December 9th
Registration End Date: Tuesday, January 2nd
Date for Initial Team Roster: Tuesday, January 2nd
**Just a reminder, league registration fees have been increased to $20**
LCTA Spring Season will begin mid-to-late January 2023

2024 League Championship Dates

LeagueChampionship DateLocation
70 & OverMay 16th - 18thHilton Head
55 & OverMay 18th - 20thHilton Head
40 & OverJune 1st - 3rdFlorence
18 & Over (4.0-5.0)June 7th - 9thAiken
18 & Over (2.5-3.5)June 8th - 10thAiken
18/40 & Over MixedAugust 23rd - 25thLexington
55/65 & Over MixedAugust 24th - 26thLexington
Tri-LevelTBDTBD
18/40 SinglesSeptember 21st - 23rdAiken
75 & Over InvitationalOctober 11th - 13thHilton Head
65 & OverOctober 12th - 14thHilton Head
40 & Over ComboOctober 25th - 27thFlorence
18 & Over ComboOctober 26th - 28thFlorence
55/65 & Over ComboNovember 2nd - 4thAiken