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

CALTA is a nonprofit 501(c)(7) volunteer-run social tennis league.

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 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 should inquire with her local tennis center. 
A member can play on only one team.
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 Charleston County
Public Schools
and continues through the first week of May.

Our season-end luncheon in May is a much-anticipated event each year.
All CALTA members have been invited
550 will be attending this year!  
The captains will receive an email shortly -- to forward
to those attending -- with information on the timing of the event's activities,
fundraiser ticket purchase, parking, etc.
Awards will be presented to the winning teams in each division
and a fundraiser will again be held in support of
CALTA's Junior Recognition Program.
Our 2017 luncheon raised a record $12,025 for the program.
Since its inception in 2002, the program has disbursed
605 grants (totaling over $146,000) to junior girls in the Charleston area.

Click here for the photo album of our 2017 luncheon.
Click here for information on the Junior Recognition Program
and the names of the 2017 recipients.

**** PLANNING AHEAD FOR 2018-2019 ****

For teams NOT currently playing in CALTA 2017-2018 ..........
As stated in the CALTA Charter, participation in CALTA is available
to any team from a tennis center in the Charleston Area as defined in Section III --

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 on every scheduled CALTA date --
including on official make-up days.
An application to form a new team must list 8 player names
and include $40 dues (nonrefundable) for each player listed (total $320).

The deadline to submit the New Team Application is May 15.
Click here for the NEW TEAM application.

For teams currently playing in CALTA 2017-2018 ..........    
The  "New Team Application" (link above) should NOT be used for a "returning" team.
For teams currently playing in CALTA, the 2018-2019 Registration Form
will be posted here on May 1 -- and will be due by May 30.

For a "returning" team, the only information required
will be the name of a summer contact
and the team's request for division placement.

Rosters and dues will not be requested until August.



CALTA's Rules state that when a specific on-court situation
is not covered by CALTA Rules, USTA Rules/Code will apply. 
As a social league, CALTA has some rules and expectations
that are different from USTA -- and captains are asked to make sure
that their players are familiar with them ...
click here
for an explanation of the differences.


      Board of Directors     Division Coordinators

  Captains' Responsibilities     Coordinators' Responsibilities

      Rules  & Grievance Committee 

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

58 teams from 19 tennis centers are participating in our 2017-2018 season.
CALTA currently has 1,020
Players can be added, by the captain, throughout the season
using the "addition form" (link in Team Rosters section below).

Participating Tennis Centers (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;
send any changes to gvglvg@msn.com

Match Schedules
 Division 1         Division 2        Division 3        Division 4       Division 5




Captains / Co-captains 2017-2018

 Division 1       Division 2    Division 3  Division 4 Division 5  


Team Rosters 2017-2018

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 $40 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.


Score Sheets
If the score sheet does not print on one page on your system, try printing it at 75%.
Division 1         Division 2          Division 3          Division 4         Division 5

Some browsers may not print the score sheet properly.
If you would like your division's score sheet sent to you in PDF format,
send a request to gvglvg@msn.com.

If you have any questions about how to fill out the score sheet,
click here for a photo of how to complete.

Immediately after a match, the home team captain should
send 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