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Hilton Head Tennis News at a Glance

New 3.5 Player on our Find a Game Page

John Tutterow is looking to play more tennis in Hilton Head.  Find his information on our Find a Game page!

What Happened to the Tennis E-News This Week?

Your Editor in Chief is out of town this week participating in the annual technical conference and Board meetings for  IGSHPA, a geothermal heat pump trade organization.  Look for us to be back to full strength next Tuesday, October 13th!

New 3.0 Player on our Find a Game Page

Carole Donile is looking to play more tennis! Find her contact information at our Find A Game page.

Newsletter Correction!

We totally missed reporting on one of our area teams that did well at sectionals last weekend!  Monty Koffman’s Take Two 3.0 team ended up with a 3-1 record.  Their only loss was at the hands of the eventual winners from Arkansas.  Thanks to Joe O’Brian for letting us know!

hilton head tennis- Men's 3.0 team at sectionals

Here’s a picture of Take Two at the State Championships- photo from Joe O’Brian

Wexford-Seapines Doubles Championships Final Results

Click HERE to see the final results!

Wexford-Seapines Doubles Championships Day 2 Results

Thanks to Teri Rohan for sending these.  To see the day 2 results, click HERE.

Wexford-Seapines Doubles Championships Day 1 Results

To see the results of the first day of play, click HERE.

USTA Mixed Doubles State Championships Results

Hilton Head Tennis- 2015 SC Adult Mixed Doubles State Tennis Championships  2015 Adult Mixed State Championships- Final Results_Page_2


Don’t Miss the Wexford- Sea Pines Doubles Championships!

Hilton Head Tennis- Wexford Sea Pines Tennis Tournament

For more tournament information, click HERE.

To register online, click HERE.

Kids- Have a Ball Playing Tennis at TLC Rose Hill This Saturday!


Have a ball playing tennis at Tennis Club of the Lowcountry

Player Looking for Tennis

There is a 3.5 player from Bluffton looking for more tennis.  Look for Doug Mayer’s information at our FIND A GAME page.

Visiting 3.5 Woman Looking for Tennis Next Week

Lydia Costa, 3.5 tennis  player, is looking for tennis starting 8/15.  Find her information at our FIND A GAME page.

Help a Wheelchair Athlete Attend  the PTR Championships!

Hilton Head Tennis- Emmy Kaiser has been playing in the PTR Wheelchair Championships since 2005

Help more wheelchair athletes make the trip to Hilton Head this year!

Here is an opportunity to help a wheelchair tennis player make the trip to Hilton Head in October to play in our great tournament.  The PTR has received some requests from players who would like to attend but need financial assistance. The PTR Foundation, contributes $ 9,000- $ 10,000 every year just to put on the Wheelchair Tournament.  Scholarships for the athletes are needed from outside donations.

Participating in the tournament with others who are in the same situation in life is a very uplifting experience for these athletes.  Please consider making a donation to help out!

Please click HERE to read more about this opportunity which was sent to us by tournament director Julie Jilly.

7/20/2015- 4.0 Player Looking for Tennis

There is a 4.0 woman moving to the area who is looking to play tennis.  Visit our Find a Game page to find her information.

7/18/2015-4.5 Player Looking for Tennis

We have a new 4.5 level subscriber looking to play more tennis in Hilton Head.  Check for “Corey” at our Find a Game page for his contact information.

7/05/2015- 4.0 Visitor and New Local Player Looking for Tennis!

Visitor Adam Martin and new local player, Carlos Mora, are looking for Hilton Head tennis.  Find their information at our Find a Game page!

07/02/2015- Visiting Players are Looking for a Game!

We have visitors to Hilton Head trying to line up tennis while they are in town.  Be sure to check the Find a Game page of this website if you are looking for someone to fill out your court!



40 & Over States Results! Send Us Pictures!

hilton head tennis- USTA 40 & Over states results

40 & Over State Tennis Championships

There are over 900 participants in the 40 & over State Championships in Aiken, SC this weekend.  To link to current results, please click HERE.

We will have a recap of the final results in the Tennis E-News on Tuesday.

2nd Kirk Cup Memorial Tennis Tournament Attracts National Field

The Jerry Kirk Cup Memorial Tennis Tournament will play its second championship May 19-21 at Port Royal Racquet Club, featuring top national 60s and older men from throughout the country in a team format. The event is open free to spectators.
A Hilton Head Island team, captained by Dave Partington and Rick Richenbach, will be host and will compete against teams from Myrtle Beach, Clearwater FL and USTA Section teams from Eastern, Northern, Middle Atlantic, Southern and New England.  Each team match will consist of three doubles matches. First rounds will begin Tuesday the 19th at 8:30 a.m. and play through the day. The same schedule will follow Wednesday and Thursday with finals the last afternoon.
Kirk was a nationally ranked senior who played out of Bitsy Grant Tennis Center in Atlanta. He died several years ago shortly after his 9.0 senior team won the Southern Section Championship.
For additional information, call Port Royal Racquet Club at 686-8803.

Going to the 40 & Over States in Aiken?

The USTA has started to post some of the draws at http://www.southcarolina.usta.com/adult_seniors/40__over_state_championships/.

Need a Partner for the Sun City Tournament?

The tournament has a Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/368023243391240/.

Remember, deadline to sign up is May 14th!

Final 55’s and 70’s South Carolina States Results

With the exception of two of the 55’s levels that haven’t been posted yet, here are the final results.

South Carolina USTA States Final Results

Lowcountry Teams in State 55’s Finals

Men’s and Women’s 9.0 teams from HHI and CCTA plus two in the Men’s 3.0 flight have advanced to theMonday morning finals of the USTA League South Carolina 55s State Championships.
In Men’s 4.0, three of the four semifinalists are HHI and CCTA teams, while the Women’s 3.5 team from CCTA and the 4.0 team from HHI advanced to early Monday semifinals.

Thanks Dennis Malick for keeping us up to date!

South Carolina USTA State Tennis TournamentSouth Carolina USTA state tennis tournament results

Saturday SC State Championships Results

Hilton Head Tennis- Saturday results from the USTA SC State Championships

Friday a Big Day for Tennis in Hilton Head!

Somehow Dennis Malick managed to both play in the 70’s State Championships this week, and keep us up to date on the standings! Here are the Day Two results from Friday’s matches.

Hilton Head Tennis- Day 2 Results from the 2015 USTA 70's StatesHilton Head’s 3.0 women from Sea Pines and Long Cove’s 4.0 men went undefeated in their respective round robins to win their flights!

This morning the 50’s competition starts.  To see the schedule of play, please visit our last Tennis E-News HERE.

Just as the States competition was winding up for the day, the second installment of this year’s Pro League was kicking into high gear at Seapines.  Hundreds turned out for a beautiful night packed with great matches, and of course delicious food. To see the scores, go to the Pro League Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HHIPTL.


Hilton Head Tennis- Pro League Week 2 at Seapines

Garrett Leal, Matt Wuller, Glen Sheaffer, Royce Silvan, and Lee Holyoak at Seapines CC

South Carolina States-70’s Day One Results

Here are the first day results from the 70’s USTA State Championships that are being held in Hilton Head this week. Many thanks to Dennis Malick for compiling this.

Hilton Head Tennis- State Championships- Day One Results

South Carolina States This Week in Hilton Head

We have the match schedule at this week’s Tennis E-News.

Second Pro League Match, This Friday (May 1), at Seapines Country Club

Come out and watch some of the areas best tennis players face off this Friday at 6:00 pm at Seapines Country Club.  Can’t get there at 6:00? The second matches start approximately 7:30 pm.  There will be food and beverages on sale.  Admission is FREE!

Hilton Head Tennis- Garrett Leal

Garrett Leal, head pro at South Beach, plays for Merrill Lynch in the Pro League.

Hilton Head Tennis- 2015 Hilton Head Pro League

Mike Sutcliffe, head pro at Palmetto Bluff, serves for Island Family Dental at Friday’s Pro League.

New Players Added to “Find a Game”

We added two new 4.0 rated players to the Find a Game list on the website this week.  Here’s a hint for using this page, since the list is getting longer.  Instead of scrolling down through all the names, enter what you are looking for in the “Search” box at the top of the list.  For example, if you are looking for 4.0 players, enter 4.0 in the box and it will sort for only the 4.0’s.  Bookmark this page and check back periodically to find a game!

Let Us Help You Promote Your Hilton Head Tennis Fundraisers!

The greater Hilton Head area has many tennis events every year that combine fun with raising money and awareness for great causes.  We can help you get the word out- FREE!  We publish the Tennis E-News every Tuesday morning.  Just email us your information by the Sunday before and we will make sure it gets noticed.

Hilton Head Tennis- Relay for Life

Relay for Life participants were treated to a pro exhibition after the tournament at Spring Lake last Saturday.


Venus Williams at Player’s World of Sports!

Fans who visited the Venus Williams “EleVen” promotion at Player’s World last night were treated to an opportunity to visit with another tennis legend.  Stan Smith stopped by also!

Hilton Head Tennis- Venus Williams and Stan Smith

Venus Williams and Stan Smith at Player’s World of Sports- Photo from the Player’s World Facebook site.

Don’t Miss This Week’s Tennis E-News!

We try to post our weekly Tennis E-News email newsletter every Tuesday morning- at 6:05 am to be exact! Why exactly 6:05?  Why not!  We are particularly excited about this week’s issue because it is going to be packed with interesting lowcountry tennis news.  This Tuesday we will have the first look at the 2015 Hilton Head Pro League team rosters, information on the newest Hilton Head tournament, and hopefully pictures of us with Venus Williams from the Monday night Player’s World event.  All this in addition to the usual news, flyers, and USTA links!  If you are not a subscriber, please consider subscribing to the FREE Tennis E-News.  The subscription form is found on the right side of our website pages.  To see past issues of the Tennis E-News, please visit www.hiltonheadlovestennis.com/blog/.

2015 USTA SC State Championships Schedule

As the season winds down, some of you lucky…..er, skilled, players will be needing this!

Hilton Head Tennis- State Championship Schedule

Hilton Head 9.5 Women’s Combo Team Wins Southern Section Championship!

Hilton Head Tennis- 9.5 Combo Southern Section Champions

The Indigo Run- Three’s a Charm Women’s 18’s 9.5 Combo Team

Read more about it and see the final standings in the March 24 Tennis E-News this Tuesday!

Hilton Head Tennis News Flash- Shipyard Team 2nd at Nationals

No sooner did we send out this week’s Tennis E-News than we received word that a Hilton Head tennis team placed 2nd at USTA Nationals last weekend in Surprise, Arizona!  The Shipyard Retro Racquets, captained by Barb Steiger and Linda Pastore, competed in the Women’s 65’s 4.0 flight.  Great job Retro Racquets! Thanks to Marty Arnette for the news and the pictures!

HIlton Head Tennis- Shipyard Team finishes 2nd at Nationals

The Shipyard Retro Racquets. From Left to Right: Linda Laiken, Jeanie Freeman, Barb Steiger, Lin Pastore, Mag Smith, Judy Barons, Marty Arnett, Carolyn Bagley, Judy Bastain

The 32nd annual "Luck of the Irish" dbles tournament will be held at Palmetto Dunes

Players in the Luck of the Irish Tournament at Palmetto Dunes enjoyed the warm Saturday afternoon weather.

2015 Palmetto Dunes Luck of the Irish Results

To see the results, click HERE.

Indigo Run String Courtets- Number One in…Apres Tennis!

Gourmet table for Après Tennis - we are known for providing the best snacks and wine variety. Win or lose we want all teams to enjoy tennis fellowship!!!

Gourmet table for Après Tennis – we are known for providing the best snacks and wine variety. Win or lose we want all teams to enjoy tennis fellowship!!!

Thanks to Leslie Adlam for sharing this photo!

March 5, 2015- Spring TennisFest Time Again!

Spring TennisFest Logo

It’s March. March on Hilton Head means college tennis.  Hundreds of collegiate tennis players from dozens of teams will be descending on Hilton Head once again this year to sharpen their skills against the best from across the country.

The PTR coordinates this every year, in conjunction with area tennis venues and many volunteers.  Come out and watch the latest tennis  generation from your alma mater enjoy the thrill of competition here in our beautiful island paradise!

For a match schedule, visit the PTR site HERE.

32nd Annual “Luck of the Irish” Deadline to Register Today!(March 1)

Hilton Head Tennis- Luck of the Irish TournamentThe 32nd Annual “Luck of the Irish” doubles tournament will be held at Palmetto Dunes March 6-8.  This popular tournament has Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Combo Mixed Doubles for levels 2.5 through Open.

To see the tournament flyer, click  HERE.

See the results from last year’s tournament HERE.

2/24/2015- Check Out Issue 13 of the Tennis E-News

The latest Tennis E-News is packed with stats, flyers and entry forms, and the latest lowcountry tennis news.  Find it HERE.

Family Affair Tennis at Palmetto Dunes Feb 28th

TAHHI and USTA South Carolina are offering a youth/parent tennis at Palmetto Dunes Saturday, Feb 28th.

It’s open to local kids (ages 5-10) and their parents. Each participating child will get a free racquet ordered for them after the program.

See the flyer HERE.


2/20/2015- USTA Roster Deadline

Hilton Head Tennis- Hilton Head Loves Tennis has weekly USTA ResultsCaptains and players, remember that March 15th is the deadline to join a Spring team, or add players to your team in our area!

2/18/2015- PTR Symposium Underway at the Sonesta

Hilton Head Tennis- 2015 PTR Symposium Week in Hilton Head

Mini Tennis Court in the Lobby of the Sonesta- Photo courtesy of Julie Jilly

To celebrate the kick off of the Intl. Tennis Symposium – there is a Sport Court tennis court in the Sonesta Lobby. The Sport Court company is exhibiting the portable indoor/outdoor tennis court at the Tennis Trade Show on Friday. The courts are used over asphalt, on grass, and just about anywhere to have a temporary or semi-permanent tennis court.

Come to the Sonesta and try it out!

2/16/2015-Volunteers Needed this Week at the PTR Symposium

Volunteers are needed to help out as “court monitors” this Thursday through Sunday (Feb 19-22) .  If you are able to help out for even a couple hours one of those days, please contact Herb Crispell at (518) 524-0888.  The Symposium is being held at the Sonesta in Shipyard.  There will be industry professionals from all over the world at this great tennis conference.

2/11/2015- Hilton Head Tennis- USTA Results Updated

We updated this week’s standings today at the Tennis E-News page.  The new results are shown as “Feb 10”.

2/9/2015-Indigo Run Men’s 55’s 3.5 Team Needs Players

If you are interested in playing on this team, please contact captain Pete Archibald at pete.archibald@hargray.com.

2014-2015 Adult Team Tennis Champions- PD Y Knots!

Hilton Head Tennis- 2014-2015 Adult Team Tennis Champions

2014-2015 Adult Team Tennis Champions- The PD Y Knots- photo courtesy of Gary Sabbatino

Send us your tennis pictures!

Adult Team Tennis Correction

A couple of our subscribers to the Tennis E-News have mentioned that the final standings for this league have changed leaving the PD Y Knots the leaders.  We will post the final standings when they are corrected on the USTA site.

Gamechanger Tennis Seminar Well Attended

Hilton Head Tennis- Denise Agee is the Tennis Director at South Carolina Yacht ClubLast Thursday evening, Denise Agee presented a seminar on her Gamechanger tennis system to a full-house at the South Carolina Yacht Club.  Gamechangers helps players understand how to adjust their games, during a match, based on how they, and their opponents are playing.  Denise boils this down into an easy to remember,  color-coded system of player styles and characteristics, that takes the guesswork out of adjusting your game mid-match.  Denise will be presenting to this year’s PTR Symposium in February.  To find out more about Gamechangers, visit their WEBSITE.

Hilton Head Tennis Leagues

We will be posting current league standings each week on the Tennis E-News page at this LINK.

We will post tournament results as soon as they are available at this LINK.

We think this is less confusing than having the same information in multiple places.  Let us know what you think.

Find a 2015 Hilton Head Tennis Tournament

Hilton Head Tennis- Nutty Buddy Tennis Tournament

The Nutty Buddy Tennis Classic is held at Palmetto Dunes in the Fall.

See our Tournament page for a complete list and details.

Hilton Head Tennis- Hilton Head Loves Tennis now publishes the E NewsAre you a Hilton Head Loves Tennis Subscriber?

We are now publishing the HHLT Tennis E-News. See it on our Blog & E-News page.  If you subscribe to this site you will receive a weekly email when we post new information. Don’t forget- subscribers qualify for our monthly prize drawings!

Send Us Tennis Pictures!

We are always looking for tennis pictures from our readers.  Email us pic’s of your teammates, favorite courts, awards, events, tournaments- anything tennis related, even your Lab retrieving a ball on Port Royal Sound- as long as it’s a tennis ball! Email your pictures to john@hiltonheadlovestennis.com.

Find a Tennis Game- Visiting Players are Looking for Tennis!

Are you planning to visit the  lowcountry soon and would like to line up tennis while you are here? Are you a local tennis player looking for a group- or maybe trying to find a sub?  Try out  our new “find a game” electronic bulletin board.

It’s like having your name on every bulletin board  in the area! It’s easy to use.  Simply fill out the online form and submit it.  We will post your information so others can find you.  When you want your information taken off the list, submit your name again and tell us to take it down.  We update the list daily.  Check it out at the “Find a Game” menu tab above, or click HERE.

Hilton Head Loves Tennis Needs Your Feedback!

Our dream for this site is it will become a true tennis community resource.  We are getting many compliments for what we have done so far, but we know there is much more we can do.  Your feedback, using the “Contact Us” page, would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for visiting! John and Janet

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  • David Weser February 9, 2015, 10:39 pm

    Hi John,

    Minor correction: Ultimate Tennis Spring Singles registration deadline has been extended to Tuesday, 2/10. Schedules online on 2/12.



    • John February 10, 2015, 5:33 am

      Thanks David- I will make the change.

  • Judy Larkin November 23, 2014, 1:37 pm

    I love having all the tennis info I need to know about in one place. Bucks for Bikes is happening soon! We have six spots left!

    • John November 23, 2014, 1:52 pm

      Thanks Judy! We updated the post on the home page to let people know you need six more. Good luck!

  • Toni Valenstein November 15, 2014, 7:25 am

    Good Luck with your new website. Are you going to include CCTA with this?

    • John November 15, 2014, 7:14 pm

      Yes- our intention is to include HHI, CCTA, Sun City, and Beaufort to start with and hopefully expand as our subscribers let us know what they would like to see.

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