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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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.


 

SCRATCH PLAY TENNIS THURSDAYS

From 6:00 to 7:30 at Lake Mayer - $5 per player
Looking for NON-LEAGUE players, both men and women – hoping to give them the interest and enthusiasm to join a SATA league.
Laura TuchsCherer (SATA Coordinator) will be on hand to direct play and participation.
START DAY: October 2
 

Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you want to be put on the notification list for this new SATA program.


 

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.

SATACakeView more photos on Facebook

 


 

 

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

SATA's Fall 2015 Leagues are Currently Playing!

The 2015 Championship Year starts with our Fall Play. The August NTRP Early Start Ratings have been published and are currently available on this site under the Resources Menu in the left-hand column.

SATA current leagues are:

Men's 18&Over (with 40&Over to follow),
Men's 55&Over,
Men's 65&Over,
Women's 18&Over,
Women's 40&Over,
Women's 65&Over,
Mixed 40&Over.
 
 
League Dates Coordinator
M18&Over Min Roster: Mark Carver
Capt Mtg:
Play Starts:
M55&65 Min Roster Due:  Rob Briscoe
Capt Mtg:
Play Starts:
W18&Over Min Roster: 8/25 Hannah Burtnik
Capt Mtg: 8/26
      Time: 5:30
Play Starts: 9/06
W40&Over Min Roster: 8/26  Val Calamari
Capt Mtg: 8/27
       Time: 4:00
Play Starts: 9/05
W65&Over Min Roster: 8/19 Kenna Kinsey
Capt Mtg: 8/19
       Time: 4:00
Play Starts: 9/05
Mxd 40&Over
Play Starts
  early Sept
Beth Occiano

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