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
For a printable version of this flyer, please click HERE.
Help a Wheelchair Athlete Attend the PTR Championships!
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.
Tips from the Pros
The lowcountry area has an incredible group of teaching pro’s and programs. Many still play competitive tennis and have a love for the sport that inspires players to improve- both young and old. We will be featuring their tips and thoughts on tennis here at the Tennis E-News. Our first tip was provided by Royce Silvan, Tennis Director at Indigo Run.
WHY DO I LOVE THIS SPORT?
1. It’s a sport I can play all my life, from childhood until 90 yrs old.
2. I have met my best friends in life on the tennis court.
3. It keeps me physically active, stronger and younger.
4. It keeps me mentally active, sharper and stimulated.
5. It gets me out of the house and gives me something to do.
6. It’s a great way to release stress; physical and emotional.
7. It teaches me life-learning lessons; winning and losing.
Learn how to be a humble winner and a gracious loser.
8. To accept and conquer the challenges that each match presents.
Dealing with many scenarios beyond my control.
9. I can play with my friends, my spouse, my children, my grandchildren, my parents, a business partner.
10. I am able to have FUN with others, laugh together
and even at my self by not being so serious.
11. No matter what level I am today, I can always learn a new shot
and/ or improve a little more my overall game.
12. I just can’t think of a better sport.
Tennis is Life and Life is Tennis!
I hope tennis has brought you as many blessings as it has brought me. Royce
Royce Silvan, Tennis Director at Indigo Run & PTR Tester.
Thanks Royce! And good luck today! (Royce is becoming a father for the third time today)
Upcoming Tennis Deadlines
Here are a couple not to miss: :
Captain Woody’s Fall Tennis Classic Registration Deadline- August 30
Ultimate Tennis Singles League- Registration Deadline September 11
Beaufort Jasper Active Adult Challenge- Registration Deadline- September 18th
65 & Over USTA League Signups
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.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)
USTA Summer Combo Tennis Standings
Here’s the leaderboard as of yesterday morning:
For the most current Combo results, here are the “quick links” to the USTA Tennislink standings:
Ultimate Tennis Fall Singles Signups
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
These ladders are playing their last regular season matches. Playoffs for the top eight in each division will start in a week or so.
Here is the LINK to the website where all three ladders can be found.
Video- When to Poach
We hope to be bringing you videos from some of our local pro’s very soon. Stay tuned!
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 at Palmetto Dunes
For the entry form, click HERE.
WEXFORD/SEAPINES DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS-NEW DATE
* Men’s & Women’s Doubles
* Combined Mixed Doubles
For more information, please click HERE.
To Register, please click HERE.
FRIPP ISLAND FALL CLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
- 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
PALMETTO DUNES BANANA OPEN
Check out our tournament page for other upcoming tournaments!
Tennis Pictures from Friends
Sheri Linscott sent us this picture of the new “Hawk Eye” at the Country Club of Hilton Head tennis courts. Thanks Sheri!
Did you miss our first Monthly Feature?
Last Friday we posted our first Tennis E-Interview- a short talk with South Carolina Yacht Club Director of Tennis, Denise Agee. If you missed it, you can see it HERE.
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.
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