Winter 2014/15 High School Tennis League
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL AGED TENNIS PLAYERS
GET READY FOR YOUR HIGH SCHOOL SEASON!!!!!
SATA HIGH SCHOOL TEAM TENNIS LEAGUE
NEW FORMAT OFFERED ONCE A YEAR-SINGLE GENDER TEAMS
League play will start Nov. 30th and run thru Jan 25th...skipping 2 weeks in December for the holidays. The league will last 4-6 weeks, depending on the amount of teams
Double headers Matches on Sunday afternoons 2pm and 4pm
Each team match will consist of 3 singles and 2 doubles. 8 game pro sets
You need a minimum of 4 players for each team and a maximum of 8 players.
League winners will get a 10.00 gift card
$20.00 for the season-court fees, tennislink fees, and balls
In addition to the league fees you will need a valid USTA membership(19.00 for the year).
Deadline to register your team- Nov. 20th, 2014
Please email Zambia Bryant at
to enter the league. Limited number of teams accepted. Don't miss out on this chance to warm up for the high school league!!!
-No high school coaches needed
-Lots of playing time before the season
-Teams will consist of one gender
-Only 4 players needed
SCRATCH PLAY TENNIS THURSDAYS
ATTENTION BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS!
SCRATCH PLAY TENNIS THURSDAYS @ Bacon Park!
From 6:00 to 7:30 @ Bacon Park! - $5 per player
A new matchplay clinic for beginner to intermediate adults looking to join a league.
Contact Laura Tuchscherer at
with questions or to sign-up!
Junior Team Tennis Fall 2014 Season Starting Soon!
Zambia Bryant has the following important information about Junior Team Tennis.
If you have any questions, contact Zambia at
JTT will start the week of Oct 19th. Please note the change in date.
During the fall we have matches on different days. Location TBD
10's play Friday 5-6:30pm
12's and 14's play M & W 3:30-5:30
18's play Sunday 2-4 pm
I am considering a new level for 10s and 12s on Sundays...ONLY beginners. this will be based upon the response.
Cost: $25.00 includes tennislink fees include medals, pizza party and players gift.
Each child will be required to have an USTA number.
To obtain or renew your usta number you can call at 1-800-990-8782
or you can go online at http://www.savannahtennis.com Top right hand side click on tennislink, top right hand side click on join today or renew. Don't forget membership for 10s(brand new) are free with this code FYF14CNS
To register for a team you will need:
Current usta number, team number and credit card.
In the top right hand side of this website, click tennislink. Click on team tennis. Then in the center you should see Jr. Team tennis. Select that and then register to play.
Team number for 10s: 7034252779
Team number for 12s: 7034252778
Team number for 14s: 7034252776
Team number for 18s: 7034252773
Please register ASAP. I will publish the schedule on October 15th.
2014 End of the Year Player's Party
SATA Players showed they weren't going to let triple digit temperatures ruin their party. A good crowd showed up to play tennis, have fun, and enjoy a wonderful party complete with a delicious low country boil, refreshing drinks, and a rocking band). The party was free to SATA players as a "thank you" for their loyal support. Thank you also to Allen Harwood and the many other SATA volunteers for making this a great event. The 50/50 raffle raised a total of $414 with half going to support SATA's charitable programs and the other half going to our lucky winner, Tammy Kenkel.
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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 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
The USTA has announced that the Savannah Area Tennis Association has been 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.
SATA 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.