Summer mixed doubles schedule has been published. Because our season begins the same month USTA Georgia holds championships, please review your schedule. Some matches may need to be completed early to accommodate player participation in the state championships. THIS MUST BE DONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Official COTA rule:
“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.”
Please send league coordinator the day, time and location of any lines played early.
REMEMBER: Early play is an option, but is ONLY required by the opposing team when the state player participation is affected. Only 1 player of the doubles pair must be participating at state.
Combo and Mixed Midpoint Deadlines
For Roster Additions
18 and Over Day
Women 6.5 and 7.5: 6/6
Men 7.5: 6/6
18 and Over Business
Women 6.5: 6/13
Women 7.5: 6/6
Women 6.5: 6/6
Mixed Midpoint Deadlines
18 and over (all levels): 6/6
40 and Over 7.0: 5/29
40 and Over 8.0: 6/6
Combo Playoff Dates
18 and Over
6.5 Business vs. Day: 7/23
7.5 Bus vs Day: 7/16 (Makeup 7/17)
Come out to support a local school. St. Joseph's will be conducting their annual tennis tournament May 6-7th. Deadline to register is Thursday, April 21st. Information and registration forms can be found at http://www.sjsathens.org/development/tennistournament.cfm
May 6th – Round Robin Ages 8-16 – 4-6pm
Adult Round Robin (8 games per round, 3-5 rounds):
May 6th – 7-9pm – Mixed Doubles Division A, B, and C
May 7th – 9am-12pm – Men’s Doubles
May 7th – 1-4pm – Women’s Doubles
Men’s and Women’s 18+ and 40+ Combo Leagues:
Registration opens: Monday April 11th
Registration ends: Friday April 22nd
Season: Begins week of May 2, 2016
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.
Minimum Player Requirement: It is the captain's duty to ensure his/her team meets the minimum player requirement (6 players) 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.
Womens 40+ Day league - Tuesday
Womens 18+ 6.5 and 8.5 day league - Wednesday
Womens 18+ 5.5 and 7.5 day league - Thursday
Womens 18+ business league - Saturday
Womens 40+ business league - Sunday
Mens 40+ - Saturday
Mens 18+ - Sunday
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