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'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)


Our luncheon in May 2020 will celebrate
CALTA's 20th season!

The invitation to our 2020 luncheon has been emailed to every captain
with a request to forward it to all her players.

If a captain would like the invitation or the RSVP link to be resent to her,
please send a request to gvglvg@msn.com.
The deadline for the captain to RSVP for her team is April 9.

At our annual luncheon, a fundraiser is held in support of

CALTA's Junior Recognition Program.

Click here for information on the program.

Our members are always very generous.
The fundraiser raffle at our May 2019 luncheon
raised $11,500 for this year's program.

With an additional amount budgeted from
current member dues in support of the program,
we were able to award $14,350 this year --
bringing the total awarded through 2019
to $176,350!

Click here for the names of the 2019 recipients.

Looking ahead to 2020-2021 ...
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.  If a new team would like to form
for our 2020-2021 season, please submit this form by May 15:

New Team Application for 2020-2021 Season


54 teams from 20 tennis centers are participating 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