The League Committee has met to evaluate player feedback, participation numbers, our Rules and Regulations and formats for play for 2017.
This group of volunteer ambassadors includes Joseph Allen, Ronnie Boggs, Kellie Borders, Lisa Bowen, Teresa Davis, Marc Gallant and Becky Terns. Additionally, Grievance Committee Chair Trina Cyterski has worked with the committee. Each member has lent their expertise, time and energy throughout the year to address questions in regard to the rules, and to thoroughly vet all items under examination.
Please check the day and time of league matches as some have changed compared to prior seasons. The biggest changes are listed below:
18 & Over Men (Fall/Spring) – Wednesday 7 PM
40 & Over Men (Fall/Spring) – Sunday 2 PM
65 & Over (Fall) – Tuesday 9:30 AM
55 & Over Men (Spring) – Friday 7 PM
18 & Over 8.0 Mixed (Winter/Summer) – Tuesday 7 PM
40 & Over Combo Business (Summer) – Wed 7 PM
18 & Over Combo Men (Summer) – Wed 7 PM
In order to facilitate play at both a transitional and advanced level, COTA will waive the 60/40 percentage for 18 & Over Low 4.0 men (3/2) and women (4/1) as well as for 4.5 for men (3/2) and 4.5 women (4/1). Formats listed in parenthesis.
Initial registration for most fall leagues opens up on 8-9-2016 and closes on 8-19-2016, but will reopen once schedules are published until the respective roster addition deadline of each flight.
Touch base with your captain now regarding fall tennis, or if you're looking for a team, let us know. Another way to get the word out is our players forum on the COTA webpage.
Congrats to Zoe on her Volunteer of the Month award through USTA Georgia!!
This past weekend 105 teams representing over 1,100 tennis players from across the state converged on Savannah to compete in the USTA Georgia League Tennis Adult 55/65 and Over State Championship.
The Clarke-Oconee Tennis Association sent 6 local league champions to compete for one of 12 different state titles.
We would like to congratulate the following teams on their outstanding play:
COTA/Zeba Najak Women’s 55+ 3.0 - State Finalist
COTA/Kathy Rojek Women’s 65+ 3.5 - State Champion
COTA/HD Cannington Men’s 55+ 3.5 - State Champion
COTA/Tal Hutto Men’s 55+ 4.0 - State Champion
COTA would also like to recognize the COTA/Linda Pickler women’s 55+ 3.5 team and the COTA/Sharon Reed 65+ 3.0 team for great play in their divisions.
USTA Georgia Announces Annual Awards
HONOREES RECEIVED AWARDS IN JANUARY
ATLANTA –January 30, 2016– United States Tennis Association (USTA) Georgia has announced its recipients for its 2015 awards given for outstanding achievements in tennis both on and off the court. Twenty-seven categories of winners were recognized during the USTA Georgia Community Tennis Development Workshop at the Atlanta Perimeter Marriott Hotel on January 30, 2016.
Selected winners were nominated as candidates by players and volunteers. The winners were then selected from among the nominees by volunteer members of the Awards Committee.
Three awards were presented to the Clarke-Oconee Tennis Association (COTA).
COTA received the Dr. Robert Bunnen Community Tennis Association (CTA) of the Year award. This award is presented to the CTA that has shown outstanding performance in the areas of: increase in participation, member service, and the promotion of tennis in their community.
Heather Chadwick received the Junior Team Tennis Coordinator of the Year award. This award is presented to the individual who has demonstrated excellent volunteerism, leadership, management and growth of league play at the local level.
David Ragsdale received the Adult Local League Coordinator of the Year award. This award is presented to the individual who has demonstrated excellent volunteerism, leadership, management and growth of local USTA League in Georgia.
Pictured L to R: William Lynch, David Ragsdale, Heather
Chadwick, Robin Stevens, Karen Klingel-Yu, Kirstin Luffler
Jacelyn McCall, Lori Settlemeyer
Pictured L to R: Heather Chadwick, David Ragsdale