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 more on 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 CALTA
should inquire with her local tennis center. 
A member can play on only one team in CALTA.
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 Public Schools 
and continues through the first week of May.

Participating Tennis Centers 2017-2018(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.
Please send any changes to gvglvg@msn.com

     CALTA Charter  
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!)
Dues for 2017-2018 will be $40 --
an increase of $5  from 2016-2017.


2016-2017 Season 

58 teams (1,024 players) from 20 tennis centers
in the Charleston Area participated in
CALTA's 2016-2017 season.
Match play started on August 23 and ended on May 2.

Congratulations to the winning teams in 2016-2017:
Div. 1 - LTP1, STA1, MPR
Div. 2 - LEG, SNF, CIT1
Div. 3 - PKW1, MPR, DNW1
Div. 4 - LTP, DAN, WLD2
    Div. 5 - FCC1, CCC, SNF

All CALTA members were invited
to our season-end celebration luncheon on May 9.
640 attended!

Click here for the photo album of our 2017 luncheon.

At the luncheon, awards were presented to the winning teams
and a fundraiser was again held in support of
CALTA's Junior Recognition Program --
raising $12,025 (a record!) for the 2017 program.
Click here for information on the program.
With $3,000 to be allocated from 2017-2018 member dues,
the 2017 program will be able to donate over $15,000 --
the highest to date, bringing the total donated
to junior girls in the Charleston Area
since the inception of the program in 2002 to over $148,000.

  2017-2018 Season 

58 teams from 19 tennis centers
are registered for CALTA's 2017-2018 season.
Match play will start on August 22.

Click here for the 2017-2018 division structure.

Team rosters can now be submitted. 

Roster Submission Form for 2017-2018

 An e-mail (with information on roster submission,
payment of dues, and captain/co-captain lists)
has been sent to all "summer contacts.

The captain should send ONE team check, payable to CALTA,
to the Treasurer before match play starts on August 22.
Member dues for 2017-2018 are $40.
Members can be added at any time throughout the season.

2017-2018 Match Schedules

 Division 1       Division 2     Division 3     Division 4     Division 5

The sections below will be updated for the new season in August.


Captains / Co-captains 2016-2017

 Division 1 Division 2    Division 3  Division 4 Division 5  


Team Rosters 2016-2017

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
Step 2 -- Mail a 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.


2016-2017 Score Sheets
Division 1         Division 2          Division 3          Division 4         Division 5

If the score sheet does not print on one page on your system, try printing it at 75%.
They are also available in PDF format (sent to captains/co-captains on August 21).  
If you need a score sheet in PDF format during the season,
send an e-mail request to gvglvg@msn.com


Immediately after a match, the home team captain should
e-mail 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