2013 Year-End Ratings Published
The 2013 Year-End NTRP Ratings were all published today by 9:30 am. The 2013 Year-End Ratings include matches played between 11/1/12 and 10/27/13 in the Adult 18 & Over, Adult 40 & Over and/or Adult 55 & Over Leagues (Mixed 18 & Over ONLY players will have a Mixed Exclusive (M) rating).
USTA Georgia will be generating lists for all of the state's local leagues this week and when we get these, they will be published on this site. Until then, any player can look up their rating in Tennislink.
SCAD 1st Annual Doubles Challenge and Kid's Clinic
When: Saturday, January 18, 2014, play starts at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Bacon Park Tennis Center
Format: The events are 8.0 combinations of Men’s doubles, Women’s doubles, & Miixed doubles pairings with a minimum rating of 3.0 and max rating of 4.5.
Registration Fees: Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Doubles Team without sponsorship: $40 per team
NOTE: If you plan to compete in two events, the cost will be: $50 total
Kids Day Clinic: $20 or FREE for tournament particpants
What’s Included with Registration
• Kids Clinic
• Trophy for winning team
• Tennis Balls
Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits
• With your support as a sponsor, you will be contributing to the cost of travel expenses for the team, daily operation of SCAD tennis, and
equipment for our players. Benefits of sponsorship include: company name placed on 2014 SCAD Sponsors Banner, which will be hung at Bacon Park for all SCAD tennis matches, company name on t-shirts given to all participants, company name on trophy awarded to winner, lunch, and access to kids day clinic. If you do not have employees from your company that wish to participate, we will assign a non-sponsored team to represent your company. If you’re interested in sponsoring a team, please see the contact information on the registration form.
• For the mini bees : If you are not planning to participate in the tournament, but would like for your child to attend, a kids day clinic, for ages
10 - 16, will be available for $20.00. This clinic will be coached by members of the SCAD tennis team. The Kids Day Clinic will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. during the tournament lunch break.
1st Annual TsuNami Tennis Tournament
When: Saturday, January 18, 2014 • 9:00-4:00 (approx.)
Where: The Landings Club, Savannah, GA
Divisions: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 & Open • Men & Women's Doubles
How much: $45 entry fee includes lunch, silent auction and awards for division winners
All proceeds will benefit NAMI--Savannah, The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
For Flyer, click HERE
. For Registration Form, Click HERE
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.