Welcome to Issue 43 of the Hilton Head Loves Tennis E-News- Thanks for visiting!- John and Janet
Local Teams Play Well at Southern 55’s Sectionals
The Men’s and Women’s 9.0 teams did particularly well. John Brittis’s– Brittis 9.0 team won and will be advancing. The PD Together Again 9.0 team, co-captained by Cindy Vanderberg and Lori Bergmann came in second to a strong team from Alabama. This was a repeat of their second place finish from last year, and the third year in a row this team has made the sectionals!
Other teams from the area that competed included Bob Baity’s 3.0 Belfair team, Tom Kendall’s 4.0 Hampton Lakers, and Monty Koffman’s 3.0 team, Take Two, whose only loss was to the eventual division champions from Arkansas.
Congratulations to all who made it! And good luck to the 9.0 Men as they advance!
For detailed results for all the divisions, click HERE.
Here are the Champions and Finalists for all of the divisions:
Wexford/ Sea Pines Doubles Championships Results
About 120 people competed in the 2015 Wexford Sea Pines Doubles Championships this weekend. The reports we are getting is that the tournament was a lot of fun. Here are the results from the Finals:
To see the results from all three days, click HERE.
SC State Closed Clay Championships Results
The South Carolina Clay Court Championships for ranked players were held last weekend on Pawleys Island. Congratulations to local players Keith Whitlow and Eddie Goodson who made it to the finals of the Men’s 60 Doubles division.
To see all the final results, click HERE.
To see match details, click HERE.
65’s and 75’s USTA Standings
Here are the leaders as of yesterday morning:
For the most current 65’s and 75’s results, here are the “quick links” to the USTA Tennislink standings:
3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 Summer Singles Ladders- Champions
The summer singles ladders concluded last Wednesday night at Shipyard with three hotly contested matches. In this ladder format there is no third set tie-breaker in the playoffs. Two of the three finals went to a third set.
Congratulations to the 2015 winners:
4.5 winner – Ondrej Sekanina
4.0 winner – Jonathan Watkins
3.5 winner – Lenin Lezcano
Sam Cavanaugh will be starting another ladder this Fall.
Here is the LINK to the website where all three ladders can be found.
Playing in the Banana this Year?
Check out Who Won Last Year!
To see last year’s Banana Open results, click HERE.
To see our archived results of other tournaments, click HERE.
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 email@example.com.
The PTR Needs Volunteers for the Wheelchair Tournament- Next Week!
-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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
For more information, please click HERE.
And please don’t miss the Opening Ceremony and Exhibition on Thursday night, October 15th, 6:30 PM at Shipyard. Royce Silvan will be the host/chair for this fun evening.
End of the Season Blowout at Player’s World of Sports!
Brands like Nike, Adidas, Lucky in Love, Bolle, Tail, EleVen, Wilson, JoFit and more!
Ultimate Tennis Fall Doubles Deadline- This Friday
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
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
ALAN FLEMING SENIOR OPEN CLAY COURT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
For more information, please click HERE.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NATIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Check out our tournament page for other upcoming tournaments!
The Pickleball Drop Shot
Are you hitting your drop shots too deep and getting “drilled” by your opponents? Here’s a video that shows you how to drop the ball right into the “kitchen” every time!
Volvo Cars Open Tickets on Sale
Remember a few weeks ago we told you about the new sponsor for the Family Circle Cup? It’s not too soon to think about buying seats for this great event. Visit their website at www.volvocarsopen.com.
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.
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