Welcome to the Home Page of the
Charleston Area Ladies' Tennis Association

CALTA is a nonprofit 501(c)(7) volunteer-run organization.

CALTA was formed in 2000 -- and is the successor to Charleston City League,
which had its unofficial start in 1973. 

Click on CALTA Charter for CALTA's history.

CALTA's mission is to: 1) promote women's tennis in the Charleston Area;
2) provide a venue for fair play, good sportsmanship and
competitive doubles tennis at different levels of ability;
3) identify junior women's tennis needs in the Charleston Area and apply
CALTA's available resources in support of them (CALTA Charter, art. IV).

As stated in Section II of the CALTA Charter,
an individual participates in CALTA through membership on a team --
and is registered as a member by her team captain. 
An individual interested in joining should inquire with her local tennis center. 
A member can play on only one team.
CALTA plays four courts of doubles on Tuesday mornings. 
All matches start at 9:30.
The season starts in August after the start of the Charleston County
Public Schools 
and continues through the first week of May.


All members are invited to our season-end luncheon in May

Note: The annual dues ($40) do not include the cost to attend the luncheon ($25).

Click here for the photo album of our 2017 luncheon.

At the luncheon held at the end of our 2016-2017 season,
awards were presented to the winning teams in each division
and a fundraiser was held in support of
CALTA's Junior Recognition Program --
raising a record $12,025. 
With an additional $3,000 donated from member dues, the
JRP fund will have an additional $15,000 --
bringing the total available for awards to junior girls
in the Charleston Area (since the inception of the program in 2002) to over $148,000.

Click here for information on the Junior Recognition Program.
The recipients of the 2017 program will be announced in early December.

    

CALTA Rules
CALTA's Rules state that, when a specific on-court situation
is not covered by CALTA Rules, USTA Rules/Code will apply. 
As a social league, CALTA has some rules and expectations
that are different from USTA -- and captains are asked to make sure
that their players are familiar with them ...
click here
for an explanation of the differences.

  

      Board of Directors     Division Coordinators

  Captains' Responsibilities     Coordinators' Responsibilities

      Rules  & Grievance Committee 

  Financial Report
(if you're curious how your annual dues are used!)


  2017-2018 
58 teams from 19 tennis centers are participating in our 2017-2018 season.
CALTA currently has 990
members.
Players can be added, by the captain, throughout the season
using the "addition form" (link in Team Rosters section below).


Participating Tennis Centers (includes driving directions)

This link also contains information on the type of courts (hard or clay) and whether water is provided.
Captains: Please check that the information for your tennis center is up-to-date;
send any changes to gvglvg@msn.com



Match Schedules

 Division 1         Division 2        Division 3        Division 4       Division 5


 

 

 

Captains / Co-captains 2017-2018

 Division 1       Division 2    Division 3  Division 4 Division 5  


 


Team Rosters 2017-2018

 
Division 1         Division 2          Division 3         Division 4        Division 5   

Members can be added to a team roster by the team captain at any time during the season.

Captains ... To add a member:
Step 1 --
Submit an addition form or send an e-mail to gvglvg@msn.com
and
Step 2 -- Mail a $40 dues check (payable to CALTA) for the new member immediately 
to the CALTA treasurer with a note clearly indicating the player's name, division/team and captain name.

If you make a change or addition to your roster and do not see it in the website the following day,
you may need to "refresh"  your page. 
If it's still not there, send an e-mail to gvglvg@msn.com


Captains: Click here for the form to transfer in/out a player or remove a player.

Dues are nonrefundable, are not pro-rated if a player joins after the start of the season,
and are not transferable from one player to another --
but, if a player transfers to another team,  she does not have to pay dues again.
For the rule governing transfer of players between teams, see
Rule II.

Captains, when you submit a request to add to your team a player who is transferring from another team,
please indicate the team the player is transferring FROM.

 


Score Sheets
If the score sheet does not print on one page on your system, try printing it at 75%.
Division 1         Division 2          Division 3          Division 4         Division 5

Some browsers may not print the score sheet properly.
If you would like your division's score sheet sent to you in PDF format,
send a request to gvglvg@msn.com.

If you have any questions about how to fill out the score sheet,
click here for a photo of how to complete.


  
2017-2018 MATCH RESULTS
Immediately after a match, the home team captain should
send the Total Points on the score sheet to her coordinator
and follow the instructions on the division's score sheet
for transfer of a copy of the score sheet to the coordinator. 


Division 1      Division 2         Division 3         Division 4         Division 5



 


Annual Captains' Meetings
Since e-mail and this website fully cover Board communication with captains throughout the season (and given the low team attendance at the annual meeting in 2013), in 2014 the Board decided that it was no longer necessary to hold an annual captains' meeting.
The minutes of CALTA's annual meetings from 2001 through 2013 are available here.

    
CALTA Watch Instructions . . . .                                                                            
At the end of our 2009-2010 season, every member received a CALTA clip-on digital watch.
(No need to wear your good watch to the court or to turn on your phone to check the time!)
In response to requests from members, here's a link to the watch instructions (including battery change) that were attached to the box.
click here
Complimentary replacement batteries are available at the welcome tables at the annual luncheon.



Useful Links