Lowcountry Tennis Association

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LCTA Announcement on Fall Championship Season


Due to the current health environment in the LowCountry, we have made the following decisions:

1. Fall Championship team registration has been extended and will now end Monday, August 17th,2020.

2. Fall Championship league play will begin on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 and conclude on Friday, October 30, 2020.

3. The LCTA Championship Tournament, The Peiffer Cup, will be held over 3 weekends in November.

We have had an unprecedented amount of teams and individuals register for the Fall Championship Season. Hundreds of teams have registered and more than 2,200 players are active at this point – Showing Strong Interest in LowCountry Tennis.  We want to make sure that we have the highest degree of Safety and Awareness as we progress towards the new season. The LCTA will allow team forfeits in the Fall, however, communication between captains will be paramount, in order to ensure seamless play within our league.

The LCTA looks forward to a Fun, Competitive Season this Fall and we wish you good luck in qualifying for the upcoming Peiffer Cup Championship Tournament.

Regards,

Dee Mack – Local League Coordinator
Bill Ennis – Overall Women’s Coordinator
Jen McCool – Overall Men’s Coordinator
Alice Kryder – Men’sSenior Coordinator
William Snead – Women’s Senior Coordinator
Steve Speer – Senior Scheduling Coordinator

Message About Captains Fees

 
Due a mistake setting up the coupon at checkout for Captains; Captains are paying $8 instead of the announced $5. 
 
Lesson learned, Captains will be given a new $5 discount coupon when our next season begins in 2021.  I apologize for any inconvenience and stay safe. 
 
Dee Mack
LCTA Local League Coordinator

LCTA Singles Season Registration Announcement


The 18 and Over and 39 and Over Singles leagues are available for registration in TennisLink.  Registration is July 13-August 10. Season August 22- October 18.

The players will pay $10 and the Captains will pay $5.

Men 3.0 – 4.5
Women 2.5 – 4.5

LCTA Championship Season Registration Reminder

As a reminder, the LCTA Championship Season Registration will begin on Monday July 6th and conclude on Monday, August 3rd.

The Season will begin play in mid August and conclude in mid November – followed by The Peiffer Cup LCTA Championship Tournament in which the two top teams in each flight will compete for the Low Country Championship.

Registration Fees have been lowered for the upcoming LCTA Championship Season:

LCTA Players – $10.00
LCTA Captains – $5.00 – Captain discount will be offered at checkout.

Our Senior Flights this season will consist of the following Flights:

Men
54 Flights
64 Flights
69 Flights

Women
54 Flights
64 Flights

Please check in with your LowCountry Tennis Facilities regarding their individual playing requirements along with their willingness to host LCTA Tennis. We understand the difficult and complex conditions that exist, and at this time, it is a personal decision to play or not to play, whatever your decision is, it will be respected by all.

We expect to resume our normal league schedule in 2021.

We look forward to an exciting and competitive LCTA Championship Season.

Regards,

Dee Mack – Local League Coordinator
Bill Ennis – Overall Women’s Coordinator
Jen McCool – Overall Men’s Coordinator
Alice Kryder -Men’sSenior Coordinator
William Snead – Women’s Senior Coordinator
Steve Speer – Senior Scheduling Coordinator

 

Update on LCTA Suspension of Play, June 11th, 2020-Dates noted below are subject to change

 Beginning June 1st, 2020, the Suspension of USTA League Tennis was lifted and the decision to reactivate competitive tennis was at the discretion of the State and the Local League.After a long analysis – which included dialogue with the USTA, the USTA South Carolina, the Lowcountry Facilities and our Players – we have reached the following decision and are announcing a plan to restart the LCTA Local League.
 

These are the following Points of Note:

  • The LCTA has decided to officially cancel the Spring, Mixed and Combo Leagues for the 2020 season(s). However, we ask that teams who wish to play out any Spring matches, please do so by communicating with your fellow captains. No scores will be entered into Tennislink and no one will be penalized for not playing.
  • The LCTA will activate an Enhanced and Elongated Fall Season that will begin play in Mid August and end in Mid November – the Fall Season will include (2) one-week breaks. You will also see some innovative activities that will amplify competition and the enjoyment of the game.
  • The Fall League registration will begin on Monday July 6th and will end on Monday August 3rd and we will be lowering the registration fee from $15 dollars to $10 dollars. The Captain’s registration fee will be lowered to $5 dollars (we will be emailing captains a coupon before registration begins). You will need to contact your facility to determine if guests will be allowed to enter for league play before registering a team.
  • The Fall Season, will now become The LCTA Championship Season, and will conclude with a New, Exciting Event – The Pfeiffer Cup – a Low Country Championship Tournament – which will include the two top teams in each flight playing to determine the Lowcountry Champion. The Championship Tournament will be a Prestigious Award for Winning Teams and will add meaning along with contributing a new Competitive Spirit to the Season.
  • The Lowcountry Championship Tournament is named after Bob Pfeiffer, Our Tennis Pioneer who established the LCTA decades ago. The Tournament will include cash prizes for Tournament winners, and we will also have our LCTA Player Appreciation Party during the weekend tournament. There will be more details to follow, although this is based upon conditions at that time.
  • The LCTA will refund any requests for Spring registration fees from players that did not play a match and all Mixed registration fees. USTA South Carolina will offer these same players the option to have a credit applied to their Tennislink account versus a refund. We will forward details soon.
  • In terms of Player Ratings, we are awaiting information from the USTA on how ratings will be determined. We will provide that information to you upon receipt.

There were a significant amount of Difficult Hurdles in trying to re-establish the Spring, Mixed and Combo Leagues. We believe the Enhanced and Elongated Championship Season is the best and safest way forward. We will continue to be working diligently to bring you a Tennis League of the Highest Quality and Professionalism.

The opportunity for flexibility will only exist this year and we are expecting to resume our normal league schedule in 2021. We appreciate your Patience, Understanding and Optimism as we bring Tennis back to the Lowcountry.

Regards,

Dee Mack – Local League Coordinator
Bill Ennis – Overall Women’s Coordinator
Jen McCool – Overall Men’s Coordinator
Alice Kryder -Men’sSenior Coordinator
William Snead – Women’s Senior Coordinator
Steve Speer – Senior Scheduling Coordinator

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.

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