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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's 2013-2014 season started on August 27, 2013,
and ended on May 13, 2014, with a luncheon
attended by 530 of our 986 members!
At the luncheon, awards were presented to the winning teams in each division
(see list at bottom of this page)
and the fundraiser was a great success! 
Fundraiser tickets totaling $9,400 were purchased at the luncheon --
ALL of which goes to CALTA's Junior Recognition Program
Thank you to everyone who donated items (there were over 120 to choose from!)
and who purchased tickets at the luncheon. 

With the additional $2,000 budgeted annually from membership dues,
CALTA's 2014 Junior Program was able to
once again recognize many young ladies in the Charleston Area.

Click here to see the photo album of our 2014 luncheon.


And it's now time to plan for our 2015 luncheon!

All players are invited to attend CALTA's
seas0n-end celebration on May 12, 2015.
Click here for a link to the invitation.

Captains, click here for the RSVP Form.

 spinning tennis ballCALTA Charter

 spinning tennis ballCALTA Rules

        Board of Directors         
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       spinning tennis ballCaptains' Responsibilities          spinning tennis ballCoordinators' Responsibilities

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spinning tennis ballFinancial Report
(if you're curious how your annual dues are used!)


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2014-2015 SEASON spinning tennis ballspinning tennis ballspinning tennis ball

55 teams (940 players!) from 21 tennis centers in the Charleston Area
 are playing in CALTA's 2014-2015 season.
Match play started on August 19 for Division 1 and
on August 26 for Divisions 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Participating Tennis Centers 2014-2015 (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

2014-2015 Match Schedules

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


Captains / Co-captains 2014-2015

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Team Rosters 2014-2015

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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
2) mail a dues check for the new member immediately to the CALTA Treasurer
with a note clearly indicating the player's name, division/team and captain name.

To make a change to a roster, send an e-mail to gvglvg@msn.com.

The annual dues for 2014-2015 are $35.
The member dues of $35 do not include the cost of attending the season-end luncheon -- currently $20.
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.



2014-2015 Score Sheets

These have also been e-mailed to all captains and co-captains
in PDF format since these may not print on one page from some browsers.

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2014-2015 Division Results
As indicated in the "Captains' Responsibilities" page in the CALTA website ...
Immediately after a match, the home captain (or her designated representative)
 should e-mail to her coordinator the Total Points (0 through 4)
for both teams -- and she should also immediately send to her coordinator
 a copy of the score sheet, using one of the methods
indicated on the division's score sheet
The total points earned by each team will be posted on
these Division Results pages as soon as received.

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


2014 Junior Recognition Program

The deadline for nominations to be submitted
for the 2014 program was October 31.
The Board met on November 17 to determine the recipients of the awards.

Click here for information on the program.

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 winning teams:

Division 1
1st - St. Andrews (STA) - captain: Keaton Mims
2nd - Live-To-Play 1 (LTP1) - captain: Donna Shoaf
3rd - Mt. Pleasant Rec (MPR) - Zal Maharaj

Division 2

1st - Citadel (CIT) - captain: Kat Phillips
2nd - Snee Farm (SNF) - captain: Penny Kiggans
3rd - St. Andrews (STA) - Diana Cignavitch
Honorable Mention - Seabrook (SBK) - captain: Linda Sivert

Division 3
1st - Maybank (MAY) - captain: Sandy Andrews
2nd - Citadel (CIT) - captain: Judy Dosher
3rd - Kiawah (KWH) - captain: Carole Davie

Division 4
1st - Maybank (MAY) - captain: April Stokes
2nd - St. Andrews (STA) - captain: Ann Rodgers
3rd - Legend Oaks (LEG) - captain: Lisa Diedrick

Division 5
1st - Farmfield 1 (CTC1) - captain: Janet Rose
2nd - Farmfield 2 (CTC2) - captain: Janet Mendola
3rd - Pine Forest (PNF) - captain: Mary Lund



Annual Captains' Meetings
Since e-mail and this website fully cover Board communication with captains throughout the season,
the Board has decided that it is 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 CALTA luncheon.

Useful Links