Lowcountry Tennis Association
Serving up tennis to the greater Charleston area
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
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:
65 and Over Mixed Doubles Captain
(and LCTA photographer – see photo below)
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: email@example.com
The 2024 Annual Captains and Players Meeting will be held on:
Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 at 6:00PM at Daniel Island Club
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
See you then!
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 – email@example.com.
Junior Player Tournament
Please see flyer below – this is an excellent Junior Player Tournament being supported by the Low Country Youth Tennis Association.
“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.
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: