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Welcome to the Home Page of the
Charleston  Area  Ladies'  Tennis  Association
CALTA is a nonprofit 501(c)(7) volunteer-run organization.


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).

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.)

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 lines of doubles on Tuesday mornings.
The CALTA season starts in late August and ends the first week of May.

Participating Tennis Centers 2015-2016 (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 correct and up-to-date.
Please send any changes to
gvglvg@msn.com

 
 spinning tennis ballCALTA Charter

 spinning tennis ballCALTA Rules

       
Board of Directors         
spinning tennis ballDivision Coordinators

       spinning tennis ballCaptains' Responsibilities          spinning tennis ballCoordinators' Responsibilities

spinning tennis ballRules  & Grievance Committee
 

spinning tennis ballFinancial Report
2014-2015 report and 2015-2016 budget
(if you're curious how your annual dues are used!)
    

 


spinning tennis ballspinning tennis ballspinning tennis ball  2015-2016 SEASON  spinning tennis ballspinning tennis ballspinning tennis ball

57 teams (1,014 members!) from 20 tennis centers
participated in CALTA's 2015-2016 season.

CALTA had six divisions in 2015-2016.
2015-2016 Division Structure     2015-2016 Calendar

Match play began on August 25, 2015 and continued through
April 26, 2016. 
Make-ups were played the following week to determine final standings.
The end of the CALTA 2015-2016 season was celebrated on May 10
at a luncheon attended by 560 members.

Click here for the photo album of our 2016 luncheon

At the luncheon, awards were presented to the winning teams in each division

 and a fundraiser was again held in support of

CALTA's Junior Recognition Program
.  
Click here for information on the Junior Program.

Thanks to the generosity of our members,
the fundraiser at our 2016 luncheon
 was the most successful in CALTA's history!


Congratulations to the 2015-2016 winning teams!!

Division 1:  1st - St. Andrews, 2nd - Live-To-Play 1, 3rd - Mt. Pleasant Rec
Division 2: 1st - Legend Oaks, 2nd - St. Andrews, 3rd - Snee Farm
Division 3: 1st - Maybank, 2nd - Live-To-Play, 3rd - Farmfield
Division 4: 1st - Park West 1, 2nd - Country Club, 3rd - Mt. Pleasant Rec
Division 5: 1st - Farmfield 1, 2nd - Family Circle 2, 3rd - I'On
Division 6:
1st - Maybank, 2nd - Mt. Pleasant Rec, tied for 3rd - Farmfield & Family Circle

 


Team Registration for 2016-2017

Registration for CALTA's 2016-2017 season is now open.
The deadline to register a team is May 31.
If you currently have a team and want to return next season,
please use this form:
Registration Form for a returning team

If you want to create a new team, please use this form:
New Team Application

Please note that, for a new team, the application requires that 8 player names
and dues of $35 for each player (total $280, nonrefundable) be received
by CALTA by May 31.

The annual dues for 2016-2017 will remain at $35.
The annual dues do not include the cost of attending the season-end luncheon (currently $20).

The 2016-2017 calendar and division structure will be determined by the Board
during the first week of June after all the team registrations
have been received (deadline May 31) -- and will be posted here by the end of June.


 The match schedules for 2016-2017 will be posted here in July.

The Roster Input Form will be available the first week of August. 
Captains and summer contacts will be notified by e-mail when it is activated.
The Captain/Co-captain lists and Team Rosters for the new season
will be updated in August
as the Roster Input Forms are received.

It is expected that match play will begin on August 23, 2016.



 The sections below will be updated for 2016-2017 in August.


Captains / Co-captains 2015-2016

spinning tennis ballDivision 1          spinning tennis ballDivision 2         spinning tennis ballDivision 3          spinning tennis ballDivision 4            spinning tennis ballDivision 5          spinning tennis ballDivision 6

 


Team Rosters 2015-2016

 
spinning tennis ballDivision 1        spinning tennis ballDivision 2           spinning tennis ballDivision 3           spinning tennis ballDivision 4        spinning tennis ballDivision 5      spinning tennis ballDivision 6

Members can be added to a team roster by the team captain at any time during the season.
To add a member:
1) submit a Roster Input Form or send an e-mail to
gvglvg@msn.com

 and

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.

Captains: 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

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.

 

 


2015-2016 Score Sheets

These were also e-mailed to the captains in PDF format
since the website form may not print on one page in some browsers.
Captains: If you need the PDF for your division, send a request to gvglvg@msn.com.

 spinning tennis ballDivision 1        spinning tennis ballDivision 2         spinning tennis ballDivision 3        spinning tennis ballDivision 4        spinning tennis ballDivision 5      spinning tennis ballDivision 6

  

 


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 LR41 replacement batteries are available at the welcome tables at the annual CALTA luncheon.


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