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Hilton Head Loves Tennis E-News- September 15, 2015

Hilton Head Tennis- Tennis E-News Issue 42

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!

65’s and 75’s USTA Results

USTA has started for the 65’s and 75’s.  Here are the results as of yesterday morning:

Hilton Head Tennis- USTA 75's results 091415Hilton Head Tennis- USTA Fall 65's league standingsFor 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

Tennis Tips from the Pros

Thanks to Royce Silvan, Director of Tennis at Indigo Run for providing this tip on doubles strategy!

Communication with your partner playing Doubles

So many times, a ball comes through the middle of the court and it’s unclear who should get this ball. Or a lob, or a drop shot that seems like perhaps you could get it but you could also say “yours” to your partner. These types of shots require a very quick verbal call from both players.
The sooner you say “yours” or ” mine”, the better for you and your partner.
In the event you say “yours”, your partner should switch sides if you are covering his/her side. As the play is happening, if your partner is not switching, you must tell them to “switch”.

Men are from Mars & Women are from Venus……. so true in doubles.
The way men communicate with each other in doubles is very direct, to the point and don’t worry about hurting each other’s feelings.
While women are much more sensitive and may feel offended if the communication is not soft, positive, encouraging and diplomatic.
For example: A man can tell another man: “hey dude, why didn’t you call the shot earlier?” or “since I’m faster than you, I’ll cover that shot next time”. or when he misses an easy shot: “dude, I set you up and you missed it, come on man”.
A woman can tell another woman: “that lob was so tough to get, if you need my help let me know and I’ll try to help you with that shot” or ” if you feel like you want me to run down the drop shot on your side, just let me know”. or when she misses an easy shot: “nice try, you where there girl”.

Three things to remember:
1. Use the words “yours”, “mine”, “switch” quickly.
2. Cover the court together correctly.
3. Communicate in a positive and direct manner.

Have fun playing doubles and try to be nice to your partner!

Royce Silvan, Tennis Director at Indigo Run & PTR Tester.
cell: 843-597-2351

Fripp Island Clay Court Championships Registration Deadline

This Saturday is the last day to register for the tournament.

For more information, click HERE.

To register, click HERE.

3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 Summer Singles Ladders- Finals Wednesday

The summer singles ladders will conclude this Wednesday night (tomorrow) at Shipyard at 6:30 pm.  Come out and watch some great tennis!  Thanks to Sam Cavanaugh and Greg Goldberg for running the league this summer!

Hilton Head Tennis- 3.5 Singles ladder results 091415Hilton Head Tennis- 4.0 Singles Ladder results 091415Hilton Head Tennis- 4.5 Singles Ladder Results 091415

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

 Learn to Teach Wheelchair Tennis

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will conduct an Instructing Wheelchair Tennis Workshop on Sunday, October 4 from 10am until 3pm at Chaplin Park Tennis Center on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

This course is for tennis teachers and coaches to augment their existing certification with a certificate to teach wheelchair tennis, and will provide them with the skills required to teach wheelchair players. Workshop participants actually use wheelchairs in order to understand the special skills required to maneuver the wheelchair and to hit from a modified elevation. Mobility, stroke production and general wheelchair basics are all covered in the curriculum. Attendees will understand the components of chair construction, as well as learn that the degree of disability will vary with each wheelchair athlete. The course is also valuable for rehab workers and physical therapy specialists who want to offer tennis as a rehabilitation tool.

The hands on course will be taught by Harlon Matthews, a PTR Clinician of the Year, Top 20 National Wheelchair Player, and recipient of the USTA Brad Parks Award. All attendees receive the course manual and additional resources for teaching wheelchair tennis. Merit Achievement Program (MAP) and Continuing Education Hours will be awarded. The workshop is $75 and includes lunch. Scholarships may be available.

To register, call PTR at 843-785-7244 or email ptr@ptrtennis.org


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 for the Wheelchair Tournament!

-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.

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Ultimate Tennis Fall Doubles Deadlines

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


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!

A Drill for Pickleball Players!


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
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November 27, 2017 November 28, 2017 November 29, 2017 November 30, 2017 December 1, 2017 December 2, 2017 December 3, 2017
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About the author: John and his wife, Janet, publish the Tennis E-News every Tuesday morning.

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