Lowcountry Tennis Association

Serving up tennis to the greater Charleston area

Looking for more news and photos?  Check out the “News” page for past information.  We also have a brand new Instagram page instagram.com/lctatennis

2024 Charleston USTA Flex League Spring

Registration Window: 11/15/2023 – 01/03/2024 11:59 PM

Play Start Date: 01/07/2024
Play End Date: 05/31/2024

Divisions Available:

Women’s Singles (2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0)
Men’s Singles (2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0)
Women’s Doubles (2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0)
Men’s Doubles (2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0)
Mixed Doubles (5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0)


LCTA September 2023 News and Notes

Notes from Dee Mack

Just a quick note to say “Thank you” to all our LCTA volunteers. 

This includes LCTA Coordinators, Board Members and Captains. Your time and talents are truly appreciated. 

Again, “Thank you” and I hope to see you at the 2024 Annual Captains and Players Meeting on Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 at 6:00PM at Daniel Island Club.  

Fee Increase Notification

Beginning in 2024, the LCTA Board has approved a registration fee increase – from $15.00 to $20.00.

As you know over the last several years, the player count within the LCTA has grown dramatically – to the point we are at capacity tennis – meaning every court available to play league tennis is being used.

This has created wear and tear, friction, and the need for improved infrastructure within our tennis facility community.

Given this, the significant majority of the fee increase will be allocated back to our tennis facilities to use for improved court conditions for our players.

The LCTA established a funding mechanism this year to help subsidize our tennis facility costs and our first allotment was a $5,000 allocation to the Summerville Recreation Department to help fund a tennis court refinishing project. All major municipal tennis facilities will be a beneficiary in 2024, and this will improve our LCTA player conditions as well.

The LCTA has always considered itself a “Peoples League” with low costs and a deep seated belief in a Healthy Competitive Tennis Environment

At $15.00, we had one of the lowest registration fees in the country and state of South Carolina:

For example – various USTA League Fees

Northern California – $54.00

Northern Ohio – $43.00

Orlando, Florida – $39.00

Austin, Texas – $35.00

Rock Hill, South Carolina – $25.00

Mid Carolina, South Carolina – $25.00

We appreciate your understanding and we continue our commitment to be the highest quality, value oriented tennis league for our players.

Mixed Doubles State Championships

We had 23 teams with close to 250 LCTA players attend Mixed Doubles State Championships over the last weekend in August, and LCTA teams showed well across the board. 

Two teams emerged victorious, while 3 other teams were runners up. And numerous teams throughout made it to the championship rounds. 

The winning teams were:

William Barrett’s 40 and Over 8.0 Maybank team

Chris Jones’ 65 and Over 7.0 LTPDI team

Runners up were:

Joe Sciortino’s 40 and Over 6.0 Hamlin team

Daniel Strickland’s 40 and Over 8.0 Maybank team

(which lost in the finals to their Maybank compatriots)

Michelle Crivella’s 55 and Over 7.0 Maybank team 

We are pleased to announce that the USTA South Carolina awarded State Championship Sportsmanship Awards to:

Peter Finger
65 and Over Mixed Doubles Captain
(and LCTA photographer – see photo below)

Terry Linker
65 and Over Mixed Doubles Captain

Thank you Peter and Terry for your unique display of sportsmanship and your representation of the LCTA!

LCTA Board candidates 2024/2025

LowCountry Tennis Association Board candidate nominations can be submitted from October 15th until November 15th, 2023.

Candidates must have significant LCTA experience.

Please send nominations to Nancy Pitcairn – chair of LCTA Nominating Committee at: ncpit2@gmail.com

The 2024 Annual Captains and Players Meeting will be held on:

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 at 6:00PM at Daniel Island Club

Cash Bar

Please RSVP to billennis2@aol.com

See you then!

Journalist Search

The LCTA has been offered the opportunity to publish articles in the Post and Courier on a monthly basis.

We are looking for a talented writer/journalist to help write and edit articles.

This is a compensated position.

If you are interested in being a candidate for this position, please email – billennis2@aol.com.


Junior Player Tournament

Please see flyer below – this is an excellent Junior Player Tournament being supported by the Low Country Youth Tennis Association.

Register: https://bit.ly/LYTACreekside 

“The great part about tennis is you can’t run out the clock – as long as we were playing – I still had a chance”
– Andre Agassi

LCTA Fall Championship Season Registration Begins Soon

LCTA Fall Season:

Registration begins-  Friday August 4, 2023

Registration ends – Friday August 25, 2023

Fall Season begins – Monday September 18, 2023

Fall Season ends – November, 10. 2023

LCTA Low Country Championship – The Peiffer Cup:

Friday – November 17, 2023 thru Sunday November 19, 2023

Peiffer Cup playoffs will precede Championship weekend

LCTA Flex League Season:

Registration begins – July 9, 2023

Registration ends – August 31, 2023 

Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles

USTA South Carolina is launching #TennisTogetherSC

What is Tennis Together SC?
It is a conscious effort to make tennis look more like the demographics of our state.

Its purpose?
To call the SC tennis community to meaningful action around race.

We are excited about the launch for Tennis Together South Carolina. Please share this information with your local volunteers and colleagues. Please ask them to visit our webpage link, take the survey, and use the hashtag #TennistogetherSC on our social media outlets. Once again, we appreciate your leadership and your commitment to making a difference.

Here’s the link:


The primary purpose of Lowcountry Tennis Association (LCTA) is recreational.  LCTA is also designed to promote interest in the game of tennis, support the USTA League in the Charleston area, and maintain the rules of play and high standards of sportsmanship.