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 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 up-to-date.
Please send any changes to gvglvg@msn.com

Team Registration for 2017-2018

For teams playing in the current 2016-2017 season,
the deadline to register for participation in
CALTA's 2017-2018 season is May 31. 

Click here for the registration form.

Player names and dues ($40 for the season) are not requested until August.  The "summer contact" requested on the registration form will receive an e-mail when player names and dues are due.

For NEW teams, see below. 

To start a new team ....
Participation in CALTA is available to any team from a tennis center in the Charleston Area as defined in Section III of the CALTA Charter -- provided that the tennis center has adequate court availability, seating adjacent to the courts, and restrooms available and open at 9AM on playdays.
For every two teams in CALTA, a tennis center must have available four courts for CALTA match play.
If a tennis center has space available to add a team, applications are considered in order of receipt.
The deadline to apply to start a new team is May 31.
Click here for the New Team Application for 2017-2018.

 CALTA Charter

 CALTA Rules
  (Rules were updated March 5, 2017)

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 of our 1,000 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.
Thanks to the generosity of our members, the fundraiser at our 2016 luncheon was the most successful in CALTA's history!
To date, CALTA's Junior Recognition Program has disbursed 549 grants totaling $133,000. Of that total, $30,000 has been allocated from members' dues ($2,000 each year since the inception of the program); $103,000 has been from the fundraisers at our annual season-end luncheons, where ALL the proceeds from tickets purchased by our members go to the program.

2016 Junior Recognition Program

Congratulations to the 66 junior girls who were nominated this year.
All received awards -- thanks to the generosity of our members
at our May 2016 luncheon!
Click here for the names of the 2016 recipients.

Click here for information on the program.



2016-2017 Season

CALTA currently has 1,024 members.
Members can be added at any time during the season.
(See Team Rosters section below for information on adding members during the 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 started on August 23 and will end on May 2.
The 2017 season-end luncheon, to which all members are invited, will be on May 9.
The annual dues are currently $35.
The annual dues do not include the cost of attending the season-end luncheon (currently $20).

Click here for the invitation to the 2017 Luncheon.

Captains, click here for the RSVP Form.

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 --
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