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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

 spinning tennis ballCALTA Charter

 spinning tennis ballCALTA Rules

Board of Directors         
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       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!)

CALTA's 2014-2015 season ended on May 12, 2015,
with a luncheon attended by 540 of our members ...

Click here for the photo album of our 2015 luncheon!

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

 and a fundraiser was once again held 
in support of
CALTA's Junior Recognition Program.  
Click here for information on the 2015 Junior Program.
Thanks to the generosity of our members,
the fundraiser at the luncheon was the most successful in CALTA's history.
Sixty (60!) young ladies received financial grants in our 2015 program!

2016 Luncheon

An e-mail with the invitation to CALTA's Springtime Celebration (Tuesday, May 10)
has been sent to all captains and co-captains. 
Each captain has been asked to ensure that each of her players receives the invitation.

Here's a link to the invitation: http://www.caltatennis.net/2016Invitation.htm

Captains: Here is a link to the RSVP form: http://www.caltatennis.net/RSVP2016.html



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

57 teams (currently 1,013 members!) from 20 tennis centers
are participating in CALTA's 2015-2016 season.
Match play began on August 25.

2015-2016 Calendar

The annual dues for 2015-2016 are $35.
The annual dues do not include the cost of attending the season-end luncheon (currently $20).

Click here for the 2015-2016 division structure.
CALTA has six divisions in 2015-2016.
Click here for comments about the division structure (from June 4 e-mail sent to captains). 

Click here for the Roster Input Form.

2015-2016 Match Schedules

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Captains / Co-captains 2015-2016
Captains:  If you have changes to your own and/or your co-captain information,
please use the
Roster Input Form to update or send an e-mail 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


Team Rosters 2015-2016

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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 (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


2015-2016 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 are added to
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        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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