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SATA MEMBERS ELECTED TO STATE/SECTIONAL BOARD POSITIONS

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.


 

Register Your 40&Over Mixed Doubles Team Now!

The spring season for the 40&Over Mixed League will start mid-March.  Minimum rosters of 6 are due by the Captain's Meeting on March 4th.

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Women's 55&Over Spring League

Register now for your Women's 55&Over team. This will be the only women's league on Friday mornings for spring. The captain's meeting will be on Tuesday, January 20, 4 pm at Bacon Park. Play will begin on January 30 (or later, depending on the number of teams in each level) and finish by May 8. The state championship for 55&Over and 65&Over is again here in Savannah June 5-8.  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


 

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 Savannahtennis.com & 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 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).


 

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


 

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 SPRING LEAGUES

Winter Leagues are now wrapping up, and spring leagues are starting soon.
There is still time to join one of these spring leagues:
  • Women 55&Over - starts Jan 30, Friday mornings, coordinator Kenna Kinsey.
  • Women 18&Over - starts Jan 31, Saturday mornings, coordinator Hannah Burtnik.
  • Men 55&Over - starts Feb 7, Saturday mornings, coordinator Rob Briscoe. (Registration opens Jan 5)
  • Men 18&Over - starts Feb 1, weekday evenings depending on level, coordinator Mark Carver.
  • Mixed 40&Over - starts Feb 22, Sunday afternoons, coordinator Beth Occiano. (Registration opens Jan 5)

 

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Thu Apr 09
Savannah Banana Open - Adults
Fri Aug 14
SATA JR SUMMER CLASSIC CHPS

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