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Summer 18 & Over Mixed League Results

Beth Occiano reports the results of SATA's Summer Mixed 18 & Over Season. 

The Champs are:

6.0 level- Ashli Kestner/Deb Swanson -Bacon Park - 'Mix Masters'
7.0- Denise Zhou - Bacon Park 
8.0 - Melissa Olszewski- Bacon Park



The following winning teams will be representing SATA & competing @ the State tournament in Augusta 8/14-17th:

6.0 Bacon Park -18 & over ( Winter) -Jenny McNamara team
6.0 Bacon Park- 18 & over (Summer) Kestner/ Swanson team

7.0 Bacon Park -Denise Zhou - 18 & over (Winter)
7.0 Wilmington Island Club-Sarah Arkins/Deden Rukmana - 18 & over (Summer)
7.0 - Wilmington Island Club -Deden Rukmana/Sarah Arkins 40 & over (Fall)
7.0 - Southbridge Racquet Club  - Romy Laygo- 40& over ( Spring)

8.0 Melissa Olszewski- 18 & over (Summer)
8.0 Southbridge Racquet Club - Ed Pearson - 40& over (Spring)
8.0 Denise Zhou - 18 & over (Summer)

Good luck to all the teams!!



Summer Southern Combo - Register Now!

Combo league registration is open.

View Flyer HERE.




SATA Seeks to Fill Board Positions

The Savannah Area Tennis Association is currently taking applications for the following board positions. 

  • Vice-President
  • Men's League Coordinator - 55 & over, 65 & over

Interested persons can apply online by completing the application HERE.  More information about these positions can be found in the SATA Bylaws, under the "Organization" menu item on this website. 



Congratulations to Christa Green's 18&Over 3.0 Team

Christa Green's 18&over 3.0 women's team turned in a great performance at the Georgia State tournament in Augusta. They came in second in their flight. 
Congratulation Ladies!

Christa Green, Margaret Cribbs, Holly Wilkerson, Ann Walsh, Kathy Ortiz, Jennifer Grayson, Nicole Purdy, Amanda Armstrong, Amanda Schwarz, Leslie McConnell, Brandyn Reagan






fireworksState Championships for 18 & over Men's & Women's

Representing SATA this year in Rome, Athens, and Augusta are
Team Shields, Team Steinhauser, Team Green, Team Hill, and Team Roberts 
Go SATA and good luck players!





Congratulations to Derek White, Leslie Shields and Karen Lucas. Derek, a senior partner with the White Law Group, has recently been elected to serve on the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Southern Board of Directors as Executive Vice President. Derek has served on Southern’s Board for several years and will help lead tennis development in the nine participating Southern states.

This past weekend Leslie Shields was elected to the USTA Georgia Board of Directors to serve on the Board as Vice President and Karen Lucas will be on the Advisory Council as the District 8 Representative. Savannah is part of District 8.

Congratulations to these SATA members who bring grass roots experience to the higher levels of the United States Tennis Association.


Time To Purchase Pass your 2015 Annual Tennis Pass

$200.09 City of Savannah Residents or $214.00 for Non-City Residents

Annual Pass includes the following:

· Court Usage @ both Daffin – 6 Clay Courts & Bacon Park – 16 hard court facilities. Reservations required, booked 1 week out. League matches presiding over new reservations.

· Covers all individual city league fees for the entire 2015 calendar year.

· Only 1 Waiver to sign & 1 payment to make for the 2015 calendar year!

· Be sure to contact & the Savannah Tennis League to inquire about joining the Savannah area leagues.

· Color coded membership cards to all members.

· All payments centralized @ the Bacon Park Complex starting Jan. 1, 2015.

For more information, please contact Bacon Park Complex @ 912-351-3850

No pro rating on fees so be sure to purchase your Annual Pass early!!


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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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 website was showcased at the workshop.   You can also find out more about the national awards presented at  (Pictured are back row l to r: Leslie Shields, Angie Jenkins, JoAnn Anderson; front row l to r: Allen Harwood, Donna Bryant, Kenna Kinsey).


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



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


  • 18 & Over Mixed Doubles - Season begins May 24 and ends early July. Contact Beth Occiano at
  • Summer Flex - Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles.  Register by May 25th.  3.0,3.5,4.0,4.5 Levels.  Contact Darin Brewster at   View flyer Here.
  • Women's Tri-Level -  Thursday mornings starting June 11th. Matches consist of 3 slots of different levels (3.0,3.5,4.0).  Contact Leslie Shields at View Flyer Here.
  • Summer Combo - Men's & Women's combo starts the beginning of July. Get your teams together! Contact Lisa Bailey at

Be a captain! Put together the dream team or just a fun group of friends! Our coordinators will walk you through all you need to know.

Upcoming Tournaments

Fri Aug 14

State Championship Dates

Fri Aug 14
2015 Mixed 18&Over, 40&Over - Augusta
Fri Aug 21 @ 8:00AM -
Southern Tri-Level State Championship
Fri Sep 18 @ 8:00AM -
Southern Combo 55&Over State Championship
Fri Oct 23 @ 8:00AM -
Southern Combo 18s/40s - Bainbridge
Fri Nov 06 @ 8:00AM -
Southern Combo 18s/40s - Dalton


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