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Hilton Head Loves Tennis E-News- September 8, 2015

Hilton Head Tennis- Tennis E-News Issue 41

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

Player's World of SportsNow in Stock:

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:

Hilton Head Tennis- USTA Combo Results 090715

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


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.


September 18-20

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

For more information, please click HERE.

To Register, please click HERE.


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.


October 1-4


October 2-4

Registration Deadline is September 13th!

For an entry form, click HERE.


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.


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

About the author: John and his wife, Janet, publish the Tennis E-News every Tuesday morning.

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