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.

END-OF-SEASON 2019-2020
Our luncheon scheduled for May 5, which was to be
a celebration of CALTA's 20th season, was cancelled.
In 2021 we will belatedly celebrate our 20th!

Each captain has received a package

containing the gifts that would
have been on the team's luncheon table:

a glitzy silver bag (the table centerpiece!) --
inside, a box with a tennis watch
for the captain ...


for each member a
CALTA 20th-anniversary towel
in a silver gift bag ...

and award tags for the members of
the "top three" teams in each division ...  

Due to this year's unusual end-of-season circumstances,

the top three teams in each division are recognized
alphabetically (rather than 1st, 2nd, 3rd).
Congratulations to the winning teams:

Div. 1: LTPM, MAY, MPR

Div. 2:  DNW, SNF, STA

Div. 3:  DAN, MPR, WLD

Div. 4: ION, MAY2, MPR

Div. 5:  CTC3, LEG, SNF

Our members have always been very generous
at our luncheon fundraisers for the benefit of
CALTA's Junior Recognition Program --
with a total of
$176,350 awarded to date in the local community.
The Board is pleased to inform our members
and the pros who nominate the junior girls
that we are able to fully fund our 2020 program.
As indicated in our Financial Report (link below),
each member's annual dues includes a significant amount
to subsidize luncheon expenses.   With the luncheon cancelled,
those funds from dues have been redirected to the 2020 program.

Click here for information on the Junior Recognition Program.
The nomination form for the 2020
Junior Recognition Program
will be posted here in September.


   Preparing for 2020-2021 ...

Dues for 2020-2021 remain at $40. 

          For a returning team ...

Team rosters and member dues for teams that played
in 2019-2020 are not requested until August. 
To register a returning team, please submit this form by May 31: 
Registration Form for returning team

       For a new team ....
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.
The deadline to apply for a new team in 2020-2021 has passed, but there may
be space available in one or two of the divisions ... if interested,
please send an email to gvglvg@msn.com.

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 following sections will remain here for reference
until updated for the 2020-2021 season in August.


54 teams from 20 tennis centers participated in our 2019-2020 season.

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

Dues for 2019-2020 are $40.
Dues are not pro-rated if a player joins after the start of the season.

Division 1      Division 2       Division 3       Division 4      Division 5

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.


Team Rosters 2019-2020

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.
After the season starts, a player can transfer only once.

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.

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.

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.


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