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Hilton Head Loves Tennis E-News- May 19, 2015

Hilton Head Tennis- Tennis E-News Issue 25

May 19, 2015

Welcome to the Tennis E-News at Hilton Head Loves Tennis. Thanks for visiting!- John & Janet

South Carolina 40 & Over USTA States

The South Carolina 40 & Over USTA States were held this past weekend in Aiken, SC.  According to the USTA, there were over 900 participants.  Congratulations to all the CCTA and Hilton Head teams that played!

After the dust cleared from the Finals matches on Monday, two CCTA teams had won their divisions- the Men’s 4.5 and the Women’s 4.5!  The TLC- 40 is the Next 20, captained by Michelle Clark and Julie Child, and the TLC-BT Express, captained by Michael O’Regan and Bob Tillison will be advancing to sectionals.   Another CCTA team, the Men’s 4.0 TLC Bobcats were finalists in their draw.  Nice job!

Here are the final results for all divisions:

hilton head tennis- USTA 40 & Over states results

For detailed results by level, please click HERE.

South Carolina 18 & Over States are Next!

The 18 & Over 4.0-5.0+ States will be held this weekend in Aiken. The  18 & Over 2.5-3.5 will be in Greenville the following weekend.

To see the draws for the 4.0-5.0+, please click HERE.

For general information for the 2.5-3.5 States, please click HERE.

USTA Mixed Combo Results

The summer USTA Mixed season is underway.  So far, the 55’s are the only age group that has played matches.   We have the easy links to the standings here!

Adult 55’s Mixed Standings- CCTA
Adult 55’s Mixed Standings- TAHHI

Eric Wammock

Hilton Head Pro League Tennis

Eric Wammock and Thomas Richter celebrate a winner at the Seapines Pro League match. Photo courtesy of Rachelle Jeffery

As many of you know, Eric Wammock, popular Pro League star and Director of Tennis at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis, had a traumatic health incident two Fridays ago which put him in the hospital.  From what we hear, he is expected to make a full recovery,  but will miss work in the meantime.  Julie Jilly, Vice President at the PTR, asked us to help spread the message about a very important way you can help Eric and his family weather the financial burden of his recuperation.

The Wammock Family Fund has been set up at Coastal States Bank to assist Eric and his family. You can drop off a donation at any Coastal States Bank location at 5 Bow Circle beside the post office or on Thurmond Way beside the Bluffton Post Office.

Or you can mail a donation to Coastal States Bank, PO Box 4800, HHI, SC 29938.

Make checks payable to: Wammock Family Fund

Eric’s fellow pro’s and friends wish him a speedy recovery in this video:

Pro League Tennis at Palmetto Dunes

The fourth 2015 Pro League tennis match was held last Friday night at Palmetto Dunes.  An estimated four hundred people turned out to see amazing tennis.  The event supported the Hilton Head Humane Association through donations and food and beverage purchases.  Many in attendance also picked up a deposit slip to support the Wammock Family Foundation (see above).

The players dedicated the night to Eric Wammock, and all wore his name on the backs of their shirts in support.

In the standings, Spinnaker narrowly held onto their lead for the third straight week.   In the first matches Merrill Lynch beat Island Family Dental 2-1. Later, Player’s World prevailed over Spinnaker 2-1. To see the individual match scores, visit the Pro League Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/HHIPTL. To  see the schedule for the whole season, please click HERE and for a team roster, click HERE.

This is the kind of action you see at Pro League!

Hilton Head Pro League- Week 4 Results

This Friday’s Pro League event is at Moss Creek.  Matches start at 6:00 pm.

pro league tennis benefits the Hilton Head Humane Association

The Palmetto Dunes Pro League supported the Hilton Head Humane Association

Faces in the Pro League Tennis Crowd


pro league tennis at Palmetto Dunes

Anneliza Iktor, from Hilton Head Plastic Surgery, served up great food and music!

pro league tennis

Larry and Sue LeGrand enjoyed the beautiful weather and great tennis!

pro league tennis- week 4

John Kiley, teaching pro at Palmetto Dunes, and friend!

pro league tennis

Pro League MC Julie Jilly and Merrill Lynch captain Royce Silvan

3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 Summer Singles Ladders

Here are the current top ten players in each of the levels:

hilton head tennis- summer singles ladders

You can still sign up for the Summer singles ladders.  There is no deadline, but the longer you wait, the harder it will be to accumulate the points you need for the end of the season tournament.

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

2nd Kirk Tennis Championship Attracts National Field

-from Dennis Malick

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.

Buy a Wilson Racquet- Win a Roger Federer Autographed Backpack!

Player's World of SportsPlayer’s World of Sports has a promotion this month in which the first 10 people who purchase a Wilson Racket win a FREE Roger Federer autographed backpack bag to go along with the racket ($60 value). Don’t miss out!

Player’s World is located at 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 130, Hilton Head in the new Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Visit them online at www.playersworld.com and on Facebook.

Hilton Head Combo Information

League Coordinator, Sue Cook, asked us to post the following information:

Hilton Head Tennis- Summer USTA Combo InformationThe deadline to return your registration forms to Sue is June 14, 2015.

For an 18 and Over Registration Form (Word Format) that can be emailed back to Sue, please click HERE.

For a 40 and Over Registration Form (Word Format), please click HERE.

If these links don’t work for you, here are two printable pdf’s you can try:

18 & Over

40 & Over

If you have any questions, please contact Sue at (843) 785-2332 or email her at hhicombo@aol.com.

CCTA Tennis- Combo Information

USTA Spring season is winding down, the mixed season is cranking up & Combo 2015 will be in full swing in the not too distant future.

Please let me know if you are interested in Captaining a team or are looking for a team.

The age groups for both men & women are 18+, 40+, 55+ & 65+.
Please note for the 65+ age bracket there is no championship beyond states.

League levels: 5.5 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.5 10.5

Call or Email me if you have questions or if you are looking for a team!

Sandy Foster, CCTA Combo Coordinator
Home: 843.522.9395
Cell: 843.263.8424

First Paws and Balls Tournament a Success

Tournament Director, Jackie Reynecke was pleased with the turnout for the first annual Paws and Balls Team Tennis Tournament held at Palmetto Dunes last weekend.  There were six ten-member teams that competed in a format that included singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.  Hilton Head Plastic Surgery sponsored the event which benefited the Hilton Head Humane Association.  In addition to the entry fees, money was raised for the HHHA through a silent auction, beverage donations,  and by the players who could improve their chances in the tournament by purchasing extra serves, substitutions, and even, toward the end- players from other teams!

hilton head tennis- paws and balls

Mark White and Anneliza Iktor played for the HH Plastic Surgery Team

hilton head tennis

Lisa Bailey’s team from Savannah won the 2015 Paws and Balls

Relay for Life- Still a Few Spots for Ladie’s Event at Indigo Run- June 13th

Hilton Head Tennis- There are three Relay for Life events this Spring in Hilton Head

Joyce Hollis said there are still a couple of spots open for the afternoon session (1:30- 3:30 pm) at Indigo Run.  If you are interested in playing, please contact Joyce at joycehollis@hotmail.com.

Upcoming Hilton Head Area Tennis Tournaments


Hilton Head Tennis- Palmetto DunesJune 5th – 7th

Men’s/Women’s Singles/Doubles: 2.5 thru 5.0
Open and Combo Mixed Doubles: 5.0 thru 10.0

New 55+ Age group for Doubles/Combo Mixed

For a link to the entry form, please click Banana Open.


June 19-21

USTA Sanctioned- Level 3

  • Level 3 NTRP Men’s & NTRP Women’s Singles & Doubles: Open,2.5-4.5 (SE)
  • Level 3 NTRP Mixed Doubles: Open (SE)
  • Level 3 NTRP Combined Mixed Doubles: 5.0,6.0,7.0,8.0,9.0 (SE)

For more information, please click HERE.


Hilton Head Tennis Courts- Haig Point

The Daufuskie Adult Championships will be played at beautiful Haig Point

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.

Check out our tournament and calendar pages for other upcoming events!

Summer Ultimate Tennis Singles Registration

Men’s & Women’s Singles
Starts May 30
Deadline: May 21 – Register at Ultimate Tennis
• Men’s Singles
• Women’s Singles

Video of the Week- Return of Serve Tip

This video suggests how to adjust your split step for a better return of serve.

Looking for a Game? Find One Here!

Are you new to the area and looking for players with similar skills and interests? Are you an established lowcountry tennis player always on the lookout for new recruits for your team?  Maybe you will be visiting  the area and would like to get your name on a list  to line up great tennis when you get here. Try out our new electronic bulletin board at the “Find a Game” menu tab of our website.

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