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Hilton Head Tennis- The Tennis E-News Issue 44


Welcome to Issue 44 of the Hilton Head Loves Tennis E-News-  Thanks for visiting!- John and Janet

Fripp Island Fall Clay Court Championships Results

There were about 85 participants in the Fripp Island tournament last weekend.

To see the results, click HERE.

For more details, click HERE.

To see all our archived tournament results, click HERE.

Area Juniors Play Well at the Citadel!

We missed this one last week. Thanks to David Ruckno for sending us the information!

Almost 300 Juniors participated in the South Carolina State Open Championships at the Citadel.  David Ruckno’s daughter, Emily Ruckno, and her partner, Mattie Dermody, won the Girls 12’s doubles, and she was in the playoff between semi-finalists in the 12’s singles! There were a number of other winners from the area.

I did a quick comparison  of the player roster to the results and highlighted names from Hilton Head, Bluffton, and Beaufort in the following table.  My apologies for any I missed!

To see the results, click HERE.

For the USTA link to the tournament information, click HERE.

We would love to do a better job of covering our excellent area youth tennis.  Please let us know how we can help you highlight your program!

PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships This Week!

The PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships will be played this week in Hilton Head.  Matches will be played at Chaplin Park and at the Motorcoach RV Resort Thursday through Sunday. Come out and support these amazing athletes!

To see the schedule of events, click HERE.

For more information, visit the PTR website at www.ptrtennis.org.

To volunteer, please Contact Paige Payne at Paige@ptrtennis.org or 843-785-7244

65’s and 75’s USTA Standings

Here are the leaders as of yesterday morning:

hilton head tennis- Fall USTA 65's results and standings 092915Hilton head tennis- USTA 75's results 092915

 

For the most current 65’s and 75’s results, here are the “quick links” to the USTA Tennislink standings:

Fall 75’s USTA- CCTA
Fall 75’s USTA- TAHHI
Fall 65’s USTA- CCTA
Fall 65’s USTA- TAHHI

  2015 Special Olympics National Tennis Championships

The Special Olympics Tennis Championships need volunteers!  This year the tournament will be held October 15-18 at Shipyard.  If you able to help out, please contact Elyse and Myron Meister at elyse35@roadrunner.com or myron35@roadrunner.com .

For more information, please click HERE.

And please don’t miss the Opening Ceremony and Exhibition on Thursday night, October 15th, 6:30 PM at Shipyard.  Royce Silvan will be the host/chair for this fun evening.

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Palmetto Dunes to Host USTA Tennis on Campus Invitational

Hilton Head Tennis- Palmetto DunesThe USTA Tennis On Campus Invitational will be held at Palmetto Dunes October 9-11.  Tennis on Campus is a USTA league made up of intramural and club teams from colleges and universities across the country.  Coed teams compete in a World TeamTennis format.  PD is expecting about 48 teams to take part this year.  The winners and finalists automatically get an invitation to compete at the USTA Nationals for this league next April.

Upcoming Hilton Head Area Tennis Tournaments

PTR WHEELCHAIR CHAMPIONSHIPS

October 1-4

PALMETTO DUNES BANANA OPEN

October 2-4

ALAN FLEMING SENIOR OPEN CLAY COURT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

October 7-11

  • Ranked Men’s & Women’s Singles: 35-80 (FMLC)
  • Ranked Men’s & Women’s Doubles: 35-80 (SE)
  • Ranked Mixed Doubles: 40,50,60,70 (SE)

For more information, please click HERE.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NATIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

October 14-18

Check out our tournament page for other upcoming tournaments!

Promote Your Charitable Events at Tennis E-News

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, or submit it through the “Contact Us” and “Comment” forms found at the website, and we will make sure it gets noticed.

Disclaimer: Hilton Head Loves Tennis is dedicated to promoting tennis players, clubs, programs, businesses, charities, etc. in the Lowcountry.  We receive a small commission from some of our advertisers.   Your patronage of our advertisers is appreciated and helps us continue to improve this site. Thank you!

Hilton Head Tennis- The Tennis E-News Issue 43


Welcome to Issue 43 of the Hilton Head Loves Tennis E-News-  Thanks for visiting!- John and Janet

Local Teams Play Well at Southern 55’s Sectionals

Hilton Head Tennis- Hilton Head Loves Tennis has weekly USTA ResultsThe Southern USTA Sectionals for the 55 and over divisions were held in Asheville, South Carolina last weekend.  There were five teams from our area that competed.

The Men’s and Women’s 9.0 teams did particularly well. John Brittis’s– Brittis 9.0 team won and will be advancing.  The PD Together Again 9.0 team, co-captained by Cindy Vanderberg and Lori Bergmann came in second to a strong team from Alabama.  This was a repeat of their second place finish from last year, and the third year in a row this team has made the sectionals!

Other teams from the area that competed included Bob Baity’s 3.0 Belfair team, Tom Kendall’s 4.0 Hampton Lakers, and Monty Koffman’s 3.0 team, Take Two, whose only loss was to the eventual division champions from Arkansas.

Congratulations to all who made it! And good luck to the 9.0 Men as they advance!

For detailed results for all the divisions, click HERE.

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The 9.0 Men’s 55’s Team from the CCTA won the Southern Sectionals

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Welcome to Issue 42 of the Hilton Head Loves Tennis E-News-  Thanks for visiting!- John and Janet

Mixed State Championships Results

Hilton Head Tennis- Hilton Head Loves Tennis has weekly USTA ResultsThe South Carolina State Championships for mixed doubles were held in Florence this past weekend for the 18’s, 40’s, and 55’s levels.  Sixteen teams from the CCTA and TAHHI leagues competed.  Two teams made it into the finals

Jackie Reynecke’s team from Palmetto Dunes, the Shooters, brought home the championship trophy in the 55’s 8.0 division. Richard Leegray’s team from Rose Hill, the Rose Hill 9.0, took second in the 18’s 9.0 division.

Congratulations to all the area teams that made the trip! Here are the division finalists for all the levels:

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

2015 Adult Mixed State Championships- Final Results_Page_2

For detailed results, see these links:

Mixed 18’s
Mixed 40’s
Mixed 55’s

Jackie Reynecke's mixed 55's team won the 8.0 state championships in Florence, SC

Jackie Reynecke’s 55’s 8.0 team won States!

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Welcome to Issue 41 of the Hilton Head Loves Tennis-Tennis E-News.  Fall tennis is kicking into high gear in the lowcountry.  Don’t forget to send us your pictures! Thanks for visiting!- John and Janet

Great Tennis and Fun at the Captain Woody’s Fall Tennis Classic

Hilton Head Tennis- Captain Woody's Fall Tennis ClassicThe late afternoon showers on Saturday delayed a few matches, but it did not put a damper on the fun and tennis at the first Captain Woody’s Fall Classic at Palmetto Dunes.  There was also a party for the players Saturday night at Captain Woody’s with rockin’ entertainment provided by Jenifer Witmer and the Chiggers.

2015 Captain Woody's Fall Classic- Winners_Page_1For detailed match results, click HERE.

Hilton Head Tennis- Captain Woody's Fall Tennis Classic

A monsoon ended play at the Captain Woody’s tournament about 5 pm Saturday, but it stopped in time for the party featuring the Chiggers that night!

Adult Mixed Tennis States This Weekend

The adult mixed tennis USTA States will take place in Florence, SC this weekend.  USTA South Carolina expects nearly 1,500 players to compete, representing 131 teams from across the state.

Here are the CCTA and TAHHI teams that will be competing:

Hilton Head Tennis- Adult Mixed Doubles South Carolina states

To see the draws, click HERE.

Send pictures of your team to john@hiltonheadlovestennis.com!

Register for the Wexford/Seapines Doubles Championships by Friday!

Hilton Head Tennis- The Wexford/Sea Pines Doubles Championships

The Wexford/Sea Pines Doubles Championships

The registration deadline is Friday, September 11th.  Don’t miss this great tournament!

For more information, please click HERE.

To register, click HERE.

To see the tournament flyer, click HERE.

Moss Creek Wins USTA Facility Award

Hilton Head Tennis- Tom Ruth Accepts USTA Facility award

Tom Ruth accepts USTA Facility Award in NYC last weekend

Congratulations to Moss Creek Tennis Center and its Director of Tennis, Tom Ruth, for being one of 13 winners of a USTA Facility Award last Sunday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City at the USTA semi-annual meeting.  Of the 13 recipients, Moss Creek is one of only six private tennis centers to win.

This award recognizes Moss Creek for its outstanding courts and court amenities, including its $ 120,000 2015 expansion.  Other factors included Moss Creek’s participation in USTA Leagues, tournaments, and its charitable events and causes.  Moss Creek and its members host the Special Olympics Pro-Am, which has raised over $ 20,000 for Special Olympics Area 8.  They also raise about $30,000 each year through a tennis and golf event that supports “Marines in Harms Way.”

Hilton Head Tennis- Moss Creek Tennis Center

3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 Summer Singles Ladders Tournament Standings

The only match result recorded this week was in the 4.5 division.  Players have until this Friday to finish second round matches.  Here are the standings as of yesterday morning:

Hilton Head Tennis- Ladder Tournament Week 2 ResultsHilton Head Tennis- Singles Ladder Results Week 2Hilton Head Tennis- 2015 Summer singles ladder results

Here is the LINK to the website where all three ladders can be found.

Kids- Have a Ball Playing Tennis at TLC!

Have a ball playing tennis at Tennis Club of the Lowcountry

USTA Tri-Level is Back This Fall

Tri-Level, USTA’s newest league, is back for its second season this Fall.  This socially competitive league is a great way to enjoy the camaraderie of friends in the ultimate team experience.  In Tri-Level a match consists of three courts of doubles of three different levels.  For example,  in the adult 40 & Over flight, a match will consist of a 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 court.

Are you looking for a way to play on a team with your friends? Or did you have trouble getting enough people together for a USTA team last Spring?  Tri- Level may be just the league for you!

In our area, the league will be coordinated out of the CCTA by Jonathan Watkins.

For a team registration form, please click HERE.

For more information on the rules and guidelines, please click HERE.

If you have questions, please contact Jonathon at jwatkinsx47@gmail.com.

The PTR Needs Volunteers in October!

-From Paige Payne at the PTR

Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Oct. 1-4, 2015

Primary Site: Chaplin Park Tennis Center

Need Ball Persons: Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday
Shifts are 8:15 – 11:30 11:30- 2:30pm 2:30 – 5pm

PTR is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and certifying tennis teachers and coaches around the world. Alongside our key mission of continual education and personal growth, we are involved in other various aspects of the tennis industry, including Special Olympics and Wheelchair tennis. All efforts by our organization increase the availability of tennis to all backgrounds and demographics in communities everywhere.

On October 1-4th, PTR will be hosting our annual Wheelchair Championships, where wheelchair players from all over the country and world will travel to compete against their peers. Throughout the day, PTR provides lunch, snacks and water to help players stay energized and hydrated.

We need your help to with this awesome event!! We need adults, especially during the days. And we need students too. They can receive Community Service Hours too.

o Volunteer as a Ball Person or Player Services
o Volunteer as a Lunch Server Between 11-2 PM
• Donate an Appetizer, Salad or Dessert for the Players

Please volunteer to help. You will be glad that you did!! Contact Paige Payne at Paige@ptrtennis.org or 843-785-7244

If you want to help by donating any Sports Drinks, Energy Bars, Bottled Water, Tennis Towels, Hats or other items for these awesome players, please contact Julie Jilly at 785-7244.

  2015 Special Olympics National Tennis Championships

The Special Olympics Tennis Championships need volunteers!  This year the tournament will be held October 15-18 at Shipyard.  If you able to help out, please contact Elyse and Myron Meister at elyse35@roadrunner.com or myron35@roadrunner.com .

For more information, please click HERE.

Don’t Miss US Open Super Saturday at TLC September 12th!

Hilton Head Tennis- US Open Super Saturday at TLC

 

New Rackets at Player’s World of Sports

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The Wilson Ultra XP series–only sold in stores!

The New Babolat Pure Aero series-replacing the Babolat Aero Pro series!

Come try them out and be the first on the court with these new frames!

Babolat Spin Machine

USTA Summer Combo Tennis Standings

There were no changes to the flights since last week, partly due to rained out matches.  Here’s the leaderboard as of yesterday morning:

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For the most current  Combo results, here are the “quick links” to the USTA Tennislink standings:

Adult 18’s Combo- CCTA
Adult 18’s Combo- TAHHI
Adult 40’s Combo- CCTA
Adult 40’s Combo- TAHHI
Adult 55’s Combo- CCTA
Adult 55’s Combo- TAHHI

Remember, the State Championships for combo doubles will be held in Hilton Head October 15-19 at Palmetto Dunes.

Ultimate Tennis Fall Singles Deadlines

Men’s & Women’s Singles
Deadline: Sept 11 – Register at Ultimate Tennis
Play begins: Sept 19 – Nov 15
• Men’s Singles
• Women’s Singles

Doubles & Mixed
Deadline: Sept 25 – Register at Ultimate Tennis
Play begins: Oct 3 – Nov 15
• Men’s & Women’s Doubles
• Mixed Doubles

Upcoming Hilton Head Area Tennis Tournaments

SC STATE CLOSED CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS

September 17-20

  • Ranked Men’s Singles: 35-85 (FMLC)
  • Ranked Women’s Singles: 35-80 (FMLC)
  • Ranked Men’s Doubles: 35-85 (SE)
  • Ranked Women’s Doubles: 35-80 (SE)
  • Ranked Mixed Doubles: 35,45,55,65 (SE)
  • Ranked Father-Son Doubles: 0 (SE)
  • Ranked Mother-Daughter Doubles: 0 (SE)
  • Ranked Husband-Wife Doubles: Open (SE)

For more information, please click HERE.

WEXFORD/SEAPINES DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS-NEW DATE

September 18-20

* Men’s & Women’s Doubles
* Combined Mixed Doubles

For more information, please click HERE.

To Register, please click HERE.

FRIPP ISLAND FALL CLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

September 25-27

  • Ranked Men’s & Women’s Doubles
  • Ranked Mixed Doubles
  • Ranked NTRP Men’s & NTRP Women’s Doubles
  • Ranked NTRP Combined Mixed Doubles

For more information, click HERE.

PTR WHEELCHAIR CHAMPIONSHIPS

October 1-4

PALMETTO DUNES BANANA OPEN

October 2-4

Registration Deadline is September 13th!

For an entry form, click HERE.

ALAN FLEMING SENIOR OPEN CLAY COURT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

October 7-11

  • Ranked Men’s & Women’s Singles: 35-80 (FMLC)
  • Ranked Men’s & Women’s Doubles: 35-80 (SE)
  • Ranked Mixed Doubles: 40,50,60,70 (SE)

For more information, please click HERE.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NATIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

October 14-18

Check out our tournament page for other upcoming tournaments!

 

Lowcountry Tennis Calendar for September

Send us your information and we will put it on our calendar! You can click on the event calendar dates for event details.

Month Week Day
May 2017
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
May 1, 2017 May 2, 2017 May 3, 2017 May 4, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6, 2017 May 7, 2017
May 8, 2017 May 9, 2017 May 10, 2017 May 11, 2017 May 12, 2017 May 13, 2017 May 14, 2017
May 15, 2017 May 16, 2017 May 17, 2017 May 18, 2017 May 19, 2017 May 20, 2017 May 21, 2017
May 22, 2017 May 23, 2017 May 24, 2017 May 25, 2017 May 26, 2017 May 27, 2017 May 28, 2017
May 29, 2017 May 30, 2017 May 31, 2017 June 1, 2017 June 2, 2017 June 3, 2017 June 4, 2017

Tips for Using Our Website

Last year we started archiving the tournament results of our local tournaments.  When you register to play in a tournament, check out your competition from last year by going to the Tournament Results menu tab at the website which is right under the Tournaments tab.

It looks like this:

Hilton Head Tennis- Tournament Results Menu Tab

Promote Your Charitable Events at Tennis E-News

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, or submit it through the “Contact Us” and “Comment” forms found at the website, and we will make sure it gets noticed.

Disclaimer: Hilton Head Loves Tennis is dedicated to promoting tennis players, clubs, programs, businesses, charities, etc. in the Lowcountry.  We receive a small commission from some of our advertisers.   Your patronage of our advertisers is appreciated and helps us continue to improve this site. Thank you!

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Welcome to Issue 40 of the Hilton Head Loves Tennis-Tennis E-News.  Thanks for visiting!- John and Janet

USTA Tri-Level is Back This Fall

Tri-Level, USTA’s newest league, is back for its second season this Fall.  This socially competitive league is a great way to enjoy the camaraderie of friends in the ultimate team experience.  In Tri-Level a match consists of three courts of doubles of three different levels.  For example,  in the adult 40 & Over flight, a match will consist of a 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 court.

Are you looking for a way to play on a team with your friends? Or did you have trouble getting enough people together for a USTA team last Spring?  Tri- Level may be just the league for you!

In our area, the league will be coordinated out of the CCTA by Jonathan Watkins.

For a team registration form, please click HERE.

For more information on the rules and guidelines, please click HERE.

If you have questions, please contact Jonathon at jwatkinsx47@gmail.com.

Players with Local Ties Playing in the US Open

Jessica Pegula, who trained for seven years at Smith-Stearns as a Junior, defeated Melanie Oudin in the qualifying rounds to secure a spot in the main draw.  Yesterday she won her first round match against Alison Van Uytvanck 7-5,6-3.  She will face Dominika Cibulkova in round 2.  Cibulkova stunned number 7 seed, Ana Ivanavic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in her opening round match.

Allison Riske, a former Van Der Meer student,  also played in the main draw.  Yesterday afternoon she lost to  Eugenie Bouchard (25) in the first round 4-6, 3-6.

To see all the women’s draws, click HERE.

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Welcome to Issue 39 of the Hilton Head Loves Tennis-Tennis E-News.  Thanks for visiting!- John and Janet

Old Guard Still in Charge in Cincinnati!

Hilton Head Tennis- Serena Wins 2015 W & S OpenDid you catch any of the Western & Southern tournament this past weekend?  Roger Federer’s route to his 7th Cincinnati title took him through Andy Murray and then Novak Djokovic. Federer added a new twist to his serve and volley game- a return of serve and volley tactic that seemed to throw Novak off at key moments.  In the women’s finals, Serena Williams showed that she is still on track for her “calendar slam”, which will happen if she can pull off a win in New York at the U.S. Open in September.  Serena beat Simona Halep in a second set tie break to become the first women to successfully defend her title at this great tournament.

Area Teams Play Well at Southern JTT Sectionals

Hilton Head Tennis- Landsharks

Eric Wammock and the Landsharks

Two teams from Hilton Head competed in the Junior Team Tennis Sectionals last weekend.  The Landsharks, coached by area pro, Eric Wammock, finished 2nd in the 18U Intermediate flight last weekend in Cayce, SC.  The Van Der Meer 12U Intermediate team, coached by Reggie Sanderson also made the trip and ended up winning 50% of their matches.  Congratulations to both teams!

To find all the JTT sectional flight results, please click HERE.

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Welcome to Issue 38 of the Hilton Head Loves Tennis-Tennis E-News.  Thanks for visiting!- John and Janet

 How to Volunteer at the PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships

The PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships will be held October 1-4 at Chaplin Park and the Motorcoach Resort.  Volunteers are needed for everything from being “ball people” during the matches, to donating food and helping to serve lunch.    Tournament Director Julie Jilly sent us this information on how you can help out this year.

Please click HERE to see the flyer about volunteering this year.

Hilton Head Tennis- PTR Wheelchair Championships

There is a “run-roll” event the evening before the wheelchair tournament starts

 Ice Cream Social and Tennis Carnival at Rose Hill

Hilton Head Tennis- TLC Ice Cream Social and Tennis Carnival

 

2015 BJAAC Tennis Information

Hilton Head tennis- The Beaufort Jasper Active Adult ChallengeFor a printable version of this flyer, please click HERE.

USTA Combo League States in Hilton Head

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Welcome to Issue 37 of the Hilton Head Loves Tennis-Tennis E-News.  Thanks for visiting!- John and Janet

CCTA 4.5 Teams Compete at Southern Sectionals

Two 40 & Over 4.5 teams from the CCTA competed at the Southern Section Championships this past weekend.  The TLC 40 is the new 20 team captained by Michelle Clark and Julie Child represented South Carolina for the Women.  In the Men’s division, the TLC BT Express  team captained by Michael O’Regan and Bob Tilison played for South Carolina in Flight II.

Both teams ended up with 2-2 records against some very tough competition. Congratulations to these teams for great seasons!

To see the complete Women’s results, please click HERE.

To see the complete Men’s results, please click HERE.

2015 BJAAC Tennis Information

Hilton Head tennis- The Beaufort Jasper Active Adult ChallengeFor a printable version of this flyer, please click HERE. [click to continue…]

Tennis E-Interview- Denise Agee

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We are pleased to bring you our first Tennis E-Interview- a short email chat with Denise Agee, Director of Tennis at the South Carolina Yacht Club.  If you play tennis in Hilton Head you have probably run into Denise.  She moved to Hilton Head in 1980 and has been a part of the island tennis “scene” for many years.  She is a well-respected tennis instructor and player, with an analytical approach to the sport.  Denise is the Director of Tennis at the South Carolina Yacht Club, originated the “Game Changers” teaching approach, and plays on several local USTA teams.

Hilton Head Tennis- Denise Agee is the Tennis Director at South Carolina Yacht Club

Denise Agee grew up in  Richmond, VA.   She began playing tennis at age  12 and her first instructors were her brother, who captained  the University of Richmond tennis team, and her father, an avid fan and player.   Her father tried to get her into tennis when she was younger, but it was not until she saw the professionals play in the Virginia Slims tournament that she began to get “excited” about the sport.

Denise played high school tennis and won three Virginia state doubles titles with her partner and best friend.  She played tennis at Clemson for a couple years and then took some time off from tennis to take up long distance running.  Fast forward, when her children were old enough for full-day school, she got certified as a tennis instructor and began her  professional teaching career.

Denise is now the Director of Tennis at the South Carolina Yacht Club.  SCYC is a private club located in Windmill Harbour in Hilton Head. She describes the club as an active, athletic community where  many of the members balance their time between tennis and sailing.   Like many clubs in the area, SCYC members participate in the year-round USTA team opportunities. That, along with social play, keeps their courts busy. The tennis program’s aim is to improve member’s games and enjoyment of the game with regular offerings like “Power Hour”- fast paced drills, “Get Fit”- fitness and conditioning, and complimentary team practices and weekly “Doubles Drills”.

Hilton Head Tennis- Game Changer Tennis is taught at South Carolina Yacht ClubDenise is also the creator of the Game Changer Tennis™ approach to tennis strategy.  Her seminars are designed to compliment the fundamental stroke and ball- hitting instruction players receive from their local pro’s, by teaching how to recognize and adjust to different styles and patterns of play.  Her system simplifies this process by color-coding different playing scenarios.  Her participants learn to make mid-match strategy adjustments that lead to more wins.

Hilton Head Tennis- 9.5 Combo Southern Section Champions

The Hilton Head Women’s 18’s 9.5 Combo Team (Denise pictured third from left)

Denise feels that competing on USTA teams is a good way to be reminded of the difference between practicing and playing for fun- and playing when it counts.  Denise still plays USTA and has been on several successful teams this past year. In March she played on a team that won the 9.5 Combo Southern Sectionals and this past Spring was on a 4.5 40 & Over women’s team that won the district championships.

We asked Denise what common mistakes she sees club tennis players making most often-

“The most common mistake I see players make with their tennis is not taking into account the nature of the “incoming ball”. We must play the ball we are given.  Recognizing it can be the difference between success and failure on the court. Misreading, or misunderstanding the ball you are playing leads to many poor decisions…which as we all know leads to frequent errors.”

We concluded our E-interview with Denise by asking her for some tips on injury prevention-

“For injury prevention I would say – take your warm up time seriously- to warm you up physically, and to warm up your strokes. Secondly, respect that tennis is a taxing sport and do some form of cross training to get in shape or stay in shape. The movement for a tennis player is dynamic; with frequent, quick and sudden bursts of speed- easy to get injured and removed to the sidelines…where no tennis player wants to be!”

We want to thank Denise for taking the time to be our first Tennis E- Interviewee!  You can find out more about Denise and Game Changer Tennis™ at www.gamechangertennis.com.

 

Hilton Head Tennis- The South Carolina Yacht Club at Windmill Harbour

The South Carolina Yacht Club is located in beautiful Windmill Harbour

Hilton Head Loves Tennis will be bringing you monthly (E) interviews with the people who represent the professional instructors, business people, players, and volunteers that, together, make up our lowcountry tennis scene. 

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Welcome to Issue 36 of the Hilton Head Loves Tennis-Tennis E-News.  Thanks for visiting!- John and Janet

Meghan Witherly at the Los Angeles World Games!

Hilton Head Tennis- Special Olympics

Meghan Witherly is a Hilton Head District 8 Special Olympics athlete

Local Special Olympics tennis player, Meghan Witherly, represented the USA and Hilton Head District 8 at the Special Olympics World Games last week in Los Angeles, CA.  There were over 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches from 165 countries participating in sports including tennis, track & field, swimming, weight lifting, golf and much more.  Over 30,000 volunteers help with this event.  It is expected to draw more than 500,000 spectators.

Hilton Head Tennis- Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles

Meghan Witherly and her partner Laura Thompson

If you caught any of the ESPN coverage you couldn’t help but be touched by the joy for life, competition, and camaraderie these truly special athletes share with each other.

Meghan and her partner, Laura Thompson,who is from Pennsylvania, won gold medals in the doubles tennis event.  Meghan also won bronze in singles.

Hilton Head Tennis- Meghan Witherly

Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries. With the support of more than 1.3 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 94,000 games and competitions throughout the year.

Thanks to Tennis E-News subscriber Lenore Gleason for keeping us posted throughout the event! Lenore is a Hilton Head District 8 Special Olympics tennis coach.  She can be reached at lenoregleason@yahoo.com.

Remember, the Special Olympics North America Tennis Championships will be hosted in Hilton Head this year October 15-18.

Hilton Head Tennis- Special Olympics World Games

Meghan receives her gold medal in doubles at the World Games

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.

Upcoming Tennis Deadlines

Here are a couple not to miss: :

Daufuskie Island Doubles Tournament Registration Deadline- August 10

Captain Woody’s Fall Tennis Classic Registration Deadline- August 30

Beaufort Jasper Active Adult Challenge- Registration Deadline- September 18th

65 & Over USTA League Signups

Hilton Head Tennis- Hilton Head Loves Tennis has weekly USTA ResultsHilton Head USTA coordinator Mark Anders asked us to post the following information:

Team Pre-Registration information is being circulated for USTA leagues in the 65 & Over and 75 & Over age divisions. If you are a captain of a 2014 team you should have received information directly from your USTA local level coordinator. If you are interested in forming a team or playing on a team in either of these age brackets, please email the appropriate level coordinator:

Mary Ellen Arboe – tennisbeachbums@aol.com
Women’s Local Level Coordinator for 65 & Over Leagus (NTRP3.0, 3.5, 4.0 level) and 75 & Over Leagues (NTRP 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 level)

Mark Anders – leaguetennishhi@gmail.com
Men’s Local Level Coordinator for 65 & Over Leagues (NTRP 3.0, 3.5, 4.0) and 75 & Over Leagues (NTRP 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0)

The Palmetto Dunes Fall Tennis Classic Has a New Name- Captain Woody’s

Hilton Head Tennis- Captain Woody's Fall Tennis ClassicThe Captain Woody’s Fall Classic will be played at Palmetto Dunes September 4-6.  The format will the same as in year’s past with Men’s/Women’s/Mixed Doubles categories.  There will be age divisions.  Registration deadline is August 30th at 6:00 PM.  To see the tournament flyer, please click HERE.

 Player’s World Subscriber Contest Winner!

Player’s World of Sports donated a free racquet stringing to the person who referred the most new subscribers to the Tennis E-News in July.  We are pleased to announce that local South Beach tennis player, Char Woodall is our winner.  Thanks Char!  And thank you Player’s World!

4th Annual PTR Directors of Tennis Conference

Hilton Head Tennis- The Professional Tennis Registry is located in Hilton Head

The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will hold their fourth annual Directors of Tennis Conference October 20-22, 2015 at the Shipyard Beach Club in Hilton Head.  There will be a wide range of presentations by consultants and other Directors of Tennis, as well as opportunities for peer to peer round table discussions where industry best-practices can be shared.  Attendance is limited to the first 75 Tennis Directors who sign up.  To see the full press release, please click HERE.

USTA Summer Combo Tennis Standings

Here’s the leaderboard as of yesterday morning:

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For the most current  Combo results, here are the “quick links” to the USTA Tennislink standings:

Adult 18’s Combo- CCTA
Adult 18’s Combo- TAHHI
Adult 40’s Combo- CCTA
Adult 40’s Combo- TAHHI
Adult 55’s Combo- CCTA
Adult 55’s Combo- TAHHI

Tax Free Weekend is August 7th-9th

Player's World of SportsThat includes all apparel and footwear in the store at Player’s World of Sports.  Stop by and see them at:

38 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 130
Hilton Head, SC  29928
(843) 842-5100

Monday thru Saturday 10-7, Sunday 12-6

Ultimate Tennis Fall Singles Signups

Hilton Head Tennis- Ultimate Tennis offers tennis flex leagues in Hilton Head

Men’s & Women’s Singles
Deadline: Sept 11 – Register at Ultimate Tennis
Play begins: Sept 19 – Nov 15
• Men’s Singles
• Women’s Singles

Register at www.ultimatetennis.com

3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 Summer Singles Ladders Standings

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Here is the LINK to the website where all three ladders can be found.

Video-Power, Spin & Accuracy Secret

Tennis Quotes

“Most people think I’m a shoe!”- Stan Smith

Upcoming Hilton Head Area Tennis Tournaments

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND ADULT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries close August 10th!

The Daufuskie Adult Championships will be held August 13-16 at scenic Haig Point.

To visit the website, please click HERE.

To register, please click HERE.

CAPTAIN WOODY’S FALL CLASSIC

September 4-6

For more information, click HERE.

WEXFORD/SEAPINES DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS-NEW DATE

September 18-20

* Men’s & Women’s Doubles
* Combined Mixed Doubles

For more information, please click HERE.

To Register, please click HERE.

FRIPP ISLAND FALL CLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

September 25-27

  • Ranked Men’s & Women’s Doubles
  • Ranked Mixed Doubles
  • Ranked NTRP Men’s & NTRP Women’s Doubles
  • Ranked NTRP Combined Mixed Doubles

For more information, click HERE.

PTR WHEELCHAIR CHAMPIONSHIPS

October 1-4

PALMETTO DUNES BANANA OPEN

October 2-4

Check out our tournament page for other upcoming tournaments!

Special Tennis E-News Edition this Friday!

This Friday we will post our first edition of the Monthly Tennis E-News.  This monthly feature will indulge our love of blogging about Hilton Head tennis.  We will highlight the local players, professionals, businesses, and volunteers that make up our very special lowcountry tennis scene.  We hope you enjoy it!

Lowcountry Tennis Calendar for August

We are starting to fill in important lowcountry tennis dates.  Send us your information and we will put it on our calendar! You can click on the event calendar dates for event details.

Month Week Day
June 2017
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
May 29, 2017 May 30, 2017 May 31, 2017 June 1, 2017 June 2, 2017 June 3, 2017 June 4, 2017
June 5, 2017 June 6, 2017 June 7, 2017 June 8, 2017 June 9, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 11, 2017
June 12, 2017 June 13, 2017 June 14, 2017 June 15, 2017 June 16, 2017 June 17, 2017 June 18, 2017
June 19, 2017 June 20, 2017 June 21, 2017 June 22, 2017 June 23, 2017 June 24, 2017 June 25, 2017
June 26, 2017 June 27, 2017 June 28, 2017 June 29, 2017 June 30, 2017 July 1, 2017 July 2, 2017

Promote Your Charitable Events at Tennis E-News

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, or submit it through the “Contact Us” and “Comment” forms found at the website, and we will make sure it gets noticed.

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