May 26, 2015
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South Carolina 18 & Over 4.0-5.0 USTA States
The South Carolina 18 & Over USTA States for 4.0 thru 5.0 were held this past weekend in Aiken, SC. The final matches were held on Memorial Day. The 4.0 levels had a playoff and the 4.5 and 5.0 levels played a round robin format. These are the “unofficial” results as of late yesterday:
For detailed results by level, please click HERE.
18 & Over 3.0-3.5 SC States are This Weekend
The 18 & Over 2.5-3.5 will be in Greenville this weekend.
To see the draws, 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. Here is the current leaderboard:
Here are the links to detailed results:
Wimbledon on Hilton Head!
Keith Ferda has been the head pro at the Spring Lake Racquet Club in Hilton Head Plantation for 35 years. Every May he stages his popular Wimbledon event. This one day club tournament features doubles and mixed doubles matches between four teams, with lunch afterwards featuring strawberries and whipped cream. The “French Kissers”, captained by Deeann Carlson won this year.
The Wimbledon teams are formed at a draw party the Wednesday evening before. There is a pro exhibition afterwards. This year four of the Pro League stars played a competitive set which went to a tie-break. Thanks are in order to Keith for all the hard work he puts into this event!
Pro League Tennis at Moss Creek
Last Friday evening, Tom Ruth (Director of Tennis) and Moss Creek hosted the fifth installment of the popular Pro League Tennis series. It was a perfect evening with pleasant temperatures, great seating, delicious food, and of course, spectacular tennis.
Player’s World of Sports staged a tennis fashion show between matches that featured the latest in youth and adult tennis apparel.
For the first time all year, there was a match that did not go to a 2-1 result. This happened when the Island Family Dental team swept first place Spinnaker in the late matches. This was by no means an easy task. The final match came down to a nail-biting tie-breaker on court 2.
In the early matches, Player’s World beat Merrill Lynch 2-1 with the help of Van Der Meer pro, Marcos Andruska, who has been filling in for Eric Wammock.
In the standings, Spinnaker and Island Family Dental traded places. There is one more week of the regular season before the finals at Long Cove on June 5th. For more information on the Hilton Head Pro League, 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.
Pro League Video Clip- The Toms play the Mikes
This Friday’s Pro League event is at Moss Creek. Matches start at 6:00 pm.
Faces in the Pro League Tennis Crowd
A Very Special Pro League Extra at Wexford this Friday
-From Peggy Edwards and Julie Jilly at the PTR
Hilton Head Island, SC – – The Pro League is excited to announce a free wheelchair tennis exhibition match will be held Friday, May 29, at Wexford Tennis Center. It’s a ‘up down’ exhibition where each doubles team has a wheelchair and an able bodied player. Wheelchair tennis is the only sport where able bodied players and wheelchair players can compete together. Three of the country’s top players will be coming from Charlotte to participate.
The Pro League and the exhibition start at 6 pm at the Wexford Plantation Tennis Center. Tell the guard gate you are going to the tennis matches. The up down exhibition will take place between Pro League matches 1 and 2, and there will be a finale exhibition. The evening will be a lot of fun for everyone and we hope to see you there!
To see a flyer for this special event, please click HERE.
The PTR is looking for restaurant Gift Certificates to give the players who will be driving down from Charlotte to play. If you want to make a donation please contact contact the PTR at (843) 785-7244.
Janet wrote about Hilton Head’s PTR Wheelchair Championships last year on this website. See it HERE. The PTR Wheelchair Championships will be held this year October 1-4.
3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 Summer Singles Ladders
Here are the current top ten players in each of the levels:
Here is the LINK to the website where links to all three ladders can be found.
Eric Wammock Fundraiser
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 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. The Mellow Mushroom is having a fund-raiser for Eric and his family this Sunday, May 31st.
Also, 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
Buy a Wilson Racquet- Win a Roger Federer Autographed Backpack!
Player’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!
Hilton Head Combo Information
League Coordinator, Sue Cook, asked us to post the following information:
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:
If you have any questions, please contact Sue at (843) 785-2332 or email her at email@example.com.
Relay for Life- Still a Few Spots for Ladie’s Event at Indigo Run- June 13th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paws and Balls Team Tennis- Final Results
The Paws and Balls team tennis tournament, which was held two weekends ago at Palmetto Dunes, raised over $ 4,000 for the Hilton Head Humane Association!
To see the final team results, please click HERE.
Remember, we archive tennis results at www.hiltonheadlovestennis.com/hilton-head-tennis-tournment-results/.
Sun City Hilton Head Senior Doubles Results
Over 150 players participated in this senior doubles tournament that concluded last Sunday. To see the final results, please click HERE.
Upcoming Hilton Head Area Tennis Tournaments
36th ANNUAL PALMETTO DUNES BANANA OPEN
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.
WEXFORD/LONG COVE OPEN- JUNIORS
- Level 3 Boys’ & Girls’ Singles & Doubles: 78′ Yellow Ball 12-18 (FMLC)
- Level 3 Boys’ & Girls’ 10 and Under Singles & Doubles: 60′ Orange Ball 10 (FMLC)
For more information, please click HERE.
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.
DAUFUSKIE ISLAND ADULT CHAMPIONSHIPS
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.
Video of the Week- Drive the Serve With Your Legs
Not getting enough power on your serves? Here are some pointers on using your legs to “launch” your serve. Remember, we archive all our old videos at our INSTRUCTION VIDEOS tab.
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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