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 2018 LUNCHEON ****

Our season-end luncheon in May is a much-anticipated
event each year.
  All CALTA members were invited
to our
2018 celebration on May 8 ... 550 attended!  

Awards were presented to the winning teams in each division ...

Division 1 - 1st: Mt. Pleasant Rec, 2nd: L-T-P 1, 3rd: L-T-P 2

Division 2 - 1st: Seabrook, 2nd: Snee Farm, 3rd: Farmfield 1

Division 3 - 1st: Family Circle, 2nd: Doty Park, 3rd: Daniel Island

Division 4 - 1st: Daniel Island, 2nd: Wild Dunes, 3rd: Seabrook

Division 5 - 1st: Snee Farm 2, 2nd: Snee Farm 1, 3rd: Farmfield 1

... and a fundraiser was again held in support of
CALTA's Junior Recognition Program.
As in the past, our members were very generous.
The raffle held at the luncheon raised $11,300 towards
our 2018 awards to junior girls in the Charleston area!

Through 2017 the program has awarded over $146,000.
Click here for information on the Junior Recognition Program
and the names of the 2017 recipients.


If you have a team photo you would like to add,
please send to gvglvg@msn.com

**** TEAM REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019 ****

For teams currently playing
in CALTA 2017-2018 ..........  

Click here for the Team Registration Form
for 2018-2019.

The deadline to submit this form is May 30.
The only information required
is 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!)

The CALTA Board is planning to meet on June 4
to determi
ne the 2018-2019 calendar and division structure.
The sections below will be updated during the summer.

It is expected that match play will start on August 22.

Team rosters and player dues will be requested in August.

58 teams (1,020 players) from 19 tennis centers
participated in our 2017-2018 season.

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

2017-2018 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