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.


CALTA Rules
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!)


LUNCHEON 2019 - PHOTO ALBUM

At our annual luncheon, a fundraiser is held in support of
CALTA's Junior Recognition Program.
Our members are always very generous.
Through 2018 the program had awarded $162,000.

The "raffle" at our 2019 luncheon
raised an additional $11,500 for this year's program!
Click here for information on CALTA's Junior Recognition Program.
The nomination form for the 2019 program will be available here September 15.
The deadline to submit JRP nomination forms will be October 30.
Click here for the names of the 2018 recipients.


  2019-2020 
54 teams from 21 tennis centers are participating in our 2019-2020 season.

2019-2020 Division Structure

Participating Tennis Centers 2019-2020
(includes driving directions)

This link contains information on the type of courts (hard or clay)
and whether water is provided on the courts. 
Captains: Please check that the information and driving directions
for your tennis center are correct and up-to-date.
Please send any changes to gvglvg@msn.com


"Summer Contacts" will receive an e-mail
when the Roster Submission Form is available here in late July.
The form will request Captain/Co-captain
contact information and
the initial team roster.  
Players can be added throughout the season.

Annual dues remain at $40.
The captain is requested to collect dues from the players
on the initial team roster and
prepare to mail one dues check (payable to CALTA)
to the CALTA treasurer by August 15.
Checks should not be mailed until requested.

MATCH SCHEDULES 2019-2020
(all divisions revised June 24, 2019)
Division 1      Division 2       Division 3       Division 4      Division 5



 


Score Sheets 2019-2020
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

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


The Team Rosters section below will be updated for 2019-2020 in August.
Captain/Co-captain lists will be published when all information has been received.



Team Rosters 2018-2019

 
Division 1     Division 2      Division 3      Division 4     Division 5     Division 6

Members can be added to a team roster by the team captain at any time during the season.

Captains ... To add a member after the season has started:
Step 1 --
Submit an addition form or send an e-mail to gvglvg@msn.com
and
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.

Note: Annual dues ($40) do not include
the cost of attending the season-end luncheon.


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.



  
2018-2019 MATCH RESULTS
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      Division 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.

    


Useful Links


Charleston weather
accuweather.com (hourly for current day)

Volvo Car Open


USTA TennisLink

USTA Home Page

 

USTA "Friend at Court"

LCTA Web Site