18 & Over Women 6.5, 7.5 - June 1st
18 & Over Men 7.5, 8.5 - June 8th
18 & Over Women Business 6.5, 7.5 - June 15th
40 & Over Women Day, 7.5 - June 15th
40 & Over Women Business, 6.5, 7.5 - June 8th
18 & Over Mixed (Thursdays) 7.0, 8.0 - June 1st
40 & Over Mixed (Mondays) 7.0 - May 29th
40 & Over Mixed (Fridays) 8.0 - June 1st
Happy Spring COTA members!
My name is Lisa Bowen and beginning this Summer Mixed season, I have volunteered to be your new Mixed Coordinator. Several of you may already know me, but for those of you who don't please know that my goal is not only to maintain the league, but also grow it. I will do my best to help create new flights and teams, level number of teams per flight, assist new captains and gather feedback to improve our league. Of course, I will need your help, too. I can not do it alone. Mixed doubles is personally my favorite league. So let's have some SUMMER FUN!!!
Registration begins - MONDAY, APRIL 13
Registration ends - FRIDAY, APRIL 24 **Summer State Championships-see below
Play begins - Week of MAY 4
Play ends - Week of JULY 20 (approximately; date is based on number of teams per flight)
We have two Mixed Leagues:
18 & Over - Thursday evenings
Winter Recap - 7.0 -six teams
8.0 -two teams *Goal to increase to 4 teams
40 & Over - Friday evenings
Winter Recap - 8.0 -two teams *Goal to increase to 4 teams
Team matches consist of THREE doubles lines. Teams MUST have a minimum of 6 players (3 men & 3 women) by the close of registration. Captains with less than the required number of players will face a formal grievance.
Please fill out the court request form found here.
**Summer State Championships: Any team involved in a USTA League State, Sectional, or National match, regardless of the league, must notify their coordinator if requesting from their opponent consideration in rescheduling their USTA Local League match prior to the original scheduled day of the match. A team with this concern must notify their coordinator and the affected opponents at least two weeks prior to the scheduled match to reschedule individual matches. Opposing teams are required to cooperate fully in these circumstances. Only positions involving players attending said championship need be rescheduled.
Let me know upon registering your team if you are seeking consideration, as the State Championships begin immediately after registration closes.
I am looking to grow two flights, as noted above. If you have any players looking for teams and/or captain recommendations, please send them my way. Currently, the word is there will be 4 teams in the 18 & Over- 8.0 flight (Turner, Ingham, Reeves, McDonald). I feel confident this will happen. I am aware of a new 40 & Over team out of JMCC and to create an even flight without byes, it would be great to have one more team. Increasing our Summer flights will ensure additional State berths. Spread the word for SUMMER FUN!!!
Always be sure to visit the COTA website for additional helpful information.
Lastly, please feel free to forward this email. We need to spread the word to grow our league, not just for this Championship Year, but CY 2016 too!
Happy Spring, Everyone!!!
I'm Teresa Davis, your COTA Combo Coordinator and I wanted to reach out. Now that the regular season is about to come to an end and the weather is just getting warm, it is time to think about Combo Season! Below are the registration and season dates for our 2015 Summer Combo Season:
18 & over/40 & over Women's and Men's Leagues:
Registration opens: Monday, April 13, 2015
Registration ends: Friday, April 24, 2015
Season: Begins week of May 4, 2015 and may end July 20, 2015**
**ending date will depend on the number of teams registered and final dates will be posted in TennisLink.
The above information is also located on the COTA website: www.cotatennis.net/
Please register promptly. Many captains and potential captains often indicate they are interested in forming a team, but wait for another team or teams to sign up for their flight. The desire to wait and see can certainly become appealing; however, securing a facility can often become more difficult later in the registration process and the waiting game leads to some flights not making at all.
It is the captain's duty to ensure his/her team meets the minimum player requirement prior to the registration deadline. You must meet the minimum number of players to field a match line up at the close of registration; captains who do not will face a formal Grievance.
For 18 & Over Combo (Men and Women) and 40 & Over Combo (Men and Women), that number is six (6).
Once registration closes, decisions on play offs between leagues/flights will be made. Dates and times for play-offs will be communicated to captains and then made available online.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you all and hope everyone has a great, fun season!
COTA will offer 55 & Over Women's tennis on Friday mornings @ 9:30 am for all levels and 55 & Over Men’s tennis on Sundays @ 2 PM for all levels.
This league plays three (3) lines of doubles. The seasons will run from March 13 until the first week of May. Based on participation numbers, play offs may apply.
We had a handful of teams this fall, but with more than 200 eligible players for the league and prime times for play, it would appear this offering could grow tremendously.
New COTA Board of Directors
COTA welcomes Angela Alexander, John Campbell, Sam Coon and Emily Evilsizor as new members of the Board of Directors. The new members will join President Robin Stevens, Vice President William Lynch, Secretary Karen Klingel-Yu, Treasurer Lucy Rainey, in addition to Board Members Christine Kozlosky and Lori Settlemyer. Non-voting members JTT Coordinator Heather Chadwick and LLC David Ragsdale round out the Board of Directors.
Members serve two-year terms and may continue to serve for three terms. COTA also wishes to thank Walt Williams and Shari Messer for their years of service to the Board of Directors.
Information on USTA Georgia's state championship tournaments will be updated within the coming weeks.
Forty & Over information can be found here - http://www.ustageorgia.com/lsc/adult40/
18 & Over information can be found here - http://www.ustageorgia.com/lsc/adult18/
55 & Over information can be found here - http://www.ustageorgia.com/lsc/adult55and65/
These photos commemorate the role COTA played in securing a $35,000 grant from USTA to assist with the construction of the Athens Tennis Center, and an original painting of the ATC commissioned and donated by COTA to honor Walt Williams, who played a key role in making the ATC a reality.
L-R: Karen Klingel Yu (COTA Secretary); Robin Stevens (COTA President); Pam Reidy (ACC Leisure Services Department Director; and Walt Williams (COTA Board Member). Children in the photo are participants of COTA's Junior Team Tennis league.
L-R: Robin Stevens (COTA President), Walt Williams (COTA Board Member), and Pam Reidy (ACC Leisure Services Department Director).