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


This version of CALTA's website is currently in transition to a new server.

To ensure that you see updates to team roster lists and other pages,
please go to our temporary site 
www.newcaltatennis.net


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 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 2016-2017 (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

 
 CALTA Charter

 CALTA Rules

       
Board of Directors          Division Coordinators

       Captains' Responsibilities         Coordinators' Responsibilities

Rules  & Grievance Committee 

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


    The end of CALTA's 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!


2016-2017 Season

58 teams from 20 tennis centers -- structured into five divisions --
are participating in CALTA's 2016-2017 season.

2016-2017 Division Structure

Match play starts on August 23 and ends on May 2.
The 2017 season-end luncheon, to which all members are invited, will be on May 9.

The annual dues remain at $35.
The annual dues do not include the cost of attending the season-end luncheon (currently $20).
Dues for the initial roster should be received by the treasurer before a team's first match.

 


2016-2017 Match Schedules

 Division 1       Division 2     Division 3     Division 4     Division 5

 


 

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 --
Send an e-mail to
gvglvg@msn.com

 and

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 add a player who has never received a CALTA tag,
you can request a tag by sending an e-mail to cbolek@msn.com,
with the subject "CALTA bag tag".
Please clearly indicate the address to which the tag(s) should be sent.

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.



2016-2017 Score Sheets

Division 1         Division 2          Division 3          Division 4         Division 5

Since the score sheet may not print on one page on some browsers,
they are also available in PDF format (e-mail sent to all captains).  
Captains: If you need a score sheet in PDF format during the season,
send an e-mail request to gvglvg@msn.com
.

 

  
2016-2017 MATCH RESULTS

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


Useful Links