The 2014 Annual SATA Player's Party
DOG DAYS SHOWDOWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Date: August 23, 2014
Party Location: Bacon Park 5:00pm - 8:00pm
- A low country boil dinner will be served
- The Party is FREE to all SATA players
- Guests are invited for a fee of $7.00
- Captains - 2014 Winning team awards will be available for pickup
- There will be a 25/25/50 raffle benefiting SATA's Community Programs
Location: 18&Over at Bacon Park
50&Over at Daffin Park
Format: Men, Women doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, open
Mixed Doubles 6.0,7.0,8.0, open
Cost: $20 for one event, $25 for two events
- The tournament is only open to SATA players.
- T-Shirts, awards for 1st and 2nd place
To register for the tournament, email
by August 20th.
SATA YOUTH SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE – 2014
SUMMER CAMPS: 1 week - 5 days, 2 hour clinics, $55 for the week
(for children ages 5 to about 14) If you do not have a racquet, program racquets to keep are $13. If weather is a problem, cancellations are made by e-mail. These programs are fun filled and include basic instruction, beginner games, prizes and beverages. Participants are divided up according to age and ability. The camp will end with hit-for-prizes and awards.
BACON PARK SUMMER CAMP: May 26- May 30, 9:00 to 11:00
LAKE MAYER PARK SUMMER CAMP: June 2 – 6, 9:00 to 11:00
DAFFIN PARK SUMMER CAMP: June 9 – 13, 9:00 to 11:00,
RINCON SUMMER CAMP: June 9 – 13, 9:00 to 11:00
TOM TRIPLETT SUMMER CAMP: June 16-20, 9:00 to 11:00
WILMINGTON ISLAND SUMMER CAMP: June 16-20, 9:00 to 11:00
LAKE MAYER EVENING CAMP: June 23-27, 5:00 to 7:00
To register or for more information contact
GA 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.
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.