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justbananasThe Savannah Area Tennis Association and The City of Savannah present:


The Annual Savannah Banana Sanctioned USTA Tennis Tournament.
April 24 - 27, 2014

Register through this link for tournament ID 700060314.
Enter Now - Entries close April 20th!
 
18&Over Division played at Bacon Park

50&Over Division played at Daffin Park

M/W Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.
3.0 - open divisions.
Entry fee: $45 one event $50 for two events.
T-Shirts and awards for all divisions.
50/50 raffle with drawing on the 27th.

Official Penn Tennis Balls

Players Party: Friday, April 25 from 5 - 8 pm at Bacon Park.
Texas Style Bar-B-Q Pork and Chicken, with spirits.
The Best Food Ever.

 

Proceeds from this event help sponsor SATA's Community Development Programs.


 

challengerlogo2014 Savannah Challenger

 

A USTA Pro-Circuit Event

April 19-27, The Landings Club

Open to the Public, tickets available online - visit www.savannahchallenger.com

New this Year! Night Events!


 

southga 2cGA State Ad/ Sr/ Open $$ Clay Court Championship (GA Level I-300 pts) (STA 150 pts)

Congratulations to our SATA members who participated March 7-9 at the Landings Club.

This was a GA Level I State Championship which awards the highest USTA Georgia standing/ranking points.

Check the tournament page for tournament results.

http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=140905


 

 

2014 League Growth Initiative for Tennis Enthusiasts
4 New Beginner Players = $100 Cash Reward

The USTA Southern League Growth Initiative is an innovative program to promote beginner play in the USTA Adult, Mixed and Combo Doubles league programs. New players must be at either the 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 levels within Southern and must be a self-rated player as listed on team roster. All new players must be registered on the same team #.

Anyone that starts a team would qualify for this reward. This could include a pro, a LLC, a facility manager, a captain, or just a tennis enthusiast.

You can view more details about this program and the claim form (which is super easy to complete!) HERE.


 

City of Savannah Changes Fee Structure for Public Tennis Courts

The City of Savannah has changed its fee structure for Bacon Park and Daffin Park tennis facilities.  The biggest change for our league players is the option to purchase an annual pass.  The annual pass allows a player to sign-up for an unlimited number of Bacon or Daffin league teams throughout the calendar year without paying additional court fees.  The annual pass also allows for unlimited practice time, but court reservations must be made.  

Bacon Park or Daffin Park players must pay their league fees or their annual pass fee prior to playing any league matches.  Players can pay these fees at Bacon Park. Call or visit Bacon Park, 351-3850, for more information.


 

2013 Year-End Ratings Published

The 2013 Year-End NTRP Ratings have been published. You can find a list of the NTRP ratings for Savannah Area players under the "Resources" menu in the left-hand column.  The new 4.0 Low Eligibility List is published there as well.  These lists only include the players who participated in the 2013 and/or 2014 Championship Year and calculated a 2013 Year-End Rating.  If they participated during the 2013 and/or 2014 Championship Year, but are not on this list, it means they didn’t calculate in at least 3 matches between the 11/1/12 and 10/27/13 dates or they only played Mixed and had a previous computer rating that was still valid. 


 

SATA receives USTA national award for CTA of the Year in Denver, CoSATA Recognized with National Award at the 2013 USTA TDW in Denver, Co.

Six members of the SATA board attended the 2013 USTA Tennis Development Workshop, held this year in Denver from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. The workshop fees and hotel accommodatations were paid for by the USTA, as a benefit of receiving the USTA's National award for Community Tennis Association of the Year. The video shown at the top right of the www.savannahtennis.com website was showcased at the workshop.   You can also find out more about the national awards presented at http://www.southern.usta.com/News/tournament_directors_workshop_honors_its_finest/.  (Pictured are back row l to r: Leslie Shields, Angie Jenkins, JoAnn Anderson; front row l to r: Allen Harwood, Donna Bryant, Kenna Kinsey).


 

55 & Over, 65 & Over State Championships a Big Success

On October 18-20, The Landings Club and SATA hosted the 2013 USTA Georgia 55 & Over and 65 & Over League Championships.  There were over 900 players from 98 teams participating, an increase of over 200 players from the previous year.  In addition to The Landings Clubs, the Savannah Golf Club, Savannah Yacht Club and Daffin Park helped to provide courts to accommodate all the matches. There were several of SATA's own men's and ladies teams participating in the tournament, and two teams won their divisions. Congratulations to Cathy Ferrone's 4.0 Women 65 & Over team and to Tony Occiano's 3.5 Men 65 & Over teams for winning their division and advancing to the Southern Sectionals which will be held in Columbus, Georgia, in December.  SATA would like to thank all the contributing facilities, and to congratulate Karen Lucas, the tournament director, and all of the volunteers for doing such a tremendous job.


 

SATA Wins USTA National Award

US-Open-Congrats520The USTA has announced that the Savannah Area Tennis Association has beenlogo usta shield hdr selected as the Community Tennis Association ofthe Year. The group was recognized recently at the U.S. Open and will be officially honored during the annual USTA Community Tennis Development Workshop on Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver. 

Read more from The Savannah Morning News


 

Prize Winners at the Annual Players Party

Congratulations to the following Winners in the Captain's Drawing: $500 prize drawing went to Capt. Kenneth Allen and $250 prize drawing went to Capt. Debbie Barker. The 50/50 Raffle raised $800 dollars. Raffle winners are Peggy Miller and Michelle Vine, both winning $200 each. $400 goes to SATA Community Outreach Programs. Thank you to all who purchased tickets.


 

 

40overmxdchampion-smallSATA 8.0 40&Over Mixed Team Wins at State!

Congratulations to Ed Pearson's 8.0 40&Over Mixed Team, winners in the Georgia state tournament, held August 9-12 in Augusta, GA.  Players who competed in the state tournament were Carla Easter, Daryl Bondurant, Kim Murphy, Annette Jenkins, Jesse Jenkins, Amy Roberts, Brian Baker, and Ed Pearson.  The team now has the opportunity to represent Georgia in the Southern Sectionals in Mobile, Alabama, Oct 11-13.


 

NEW USTA Georgia $100 Dollar per Line DEFAULT PENALTY REGULATION

This regulation is in effect, starting in the 2013 Championship Year at all Georgia State Championships.  If you become a winner in our local Savannah leagues and plan to play in the state championship tournament, please plan to take enough players so that you do not find yourself in a situation where you need to default.  Because there have been so many defaults at the tournaments, Georgia, like most of the other Southern Section states, is implementing the following default penalty:

2.031, 2.131, 2.231, and 2.331: INDIVIDUAL DEFAULTS:

Any team defaulting a court for any reason will be fined $100 per court defaulted. The fine must be paid in the tournament room prior to the team's next match. If it's the team's last match of the tournament, they must pay prior to leaving. If a team does not pay the fine, a grievance will be filed against all members listed on the team information sheet, which could result in suspension from any USTA League play until the fine is paid. Any matches played during that time will be reverted to losses. The reason for this regulation is it's your team's responsibility to have players on every court at each match during a state championship. When a team defaults a line, it not only can affect the outcome of the tournament, but more importantly, it effects those players who showed up ready to play, only to find their opponents did not show.


 

League Coordinator's Corner

Upcoming Leagues:

Spring leagues are wrapping up, in spite of spring weather being absent for most of the season.  However, it is not too late for our 65&Over teams.  The 65&Over women have started play, but players may still be added to teams.  The 65&Over men's team are still forming, but teams must have a minimum roster of 6 by 4/14.  Add your teams now!

Summer Offerings:

Registration for 18&Over Mixed Doubles is now open. The summer season will start up mid May through mid July. Match play will be during the week nights depending on the team level.

Mondays: 9.0 & 6.0 levels
Tuesdays: 8.0 level
Thursdays: 7.0 level

Registration is now open for Women's Summer Tri-Level. This is a format that allows players of various levels to be on the same team. Each 3-slot match will play a 4.0 slot, a 3.5 slot, and a 3.0 slot. Matches will be played Thursday morning, and the season will run between 06/12 and 08/14. For more information about this league, click Here.

Registration for Summer Singles Flex League will open 4/13.  The season will run between 5/26 and 7/28.

Registration for Summer Combo will open 06/01.  The season will run from early July to late August and will be played on weekday evenings.


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