CHECK OUT THE NEWLY RESURFACED COURTS: The courts at Satterfield have been resurfaced and look great! These courts were a popular playing spot at one time but not in the last few years as the surface and fencing deteriorated. But no more – they are in excellent shape just waiting on players!
Keep these courts in mind when scheduling pick up or league matches. By the way, these courts have lights that stay on until 10:00 PM – a plus!
One change to note is that Satterfield is now a dual-use facility, being shared with Pickleball. Tennis will take priority, but there will be allocated time for Pickleball and those times will be posted.
Satterfield courts are back on line – go enjoy them!!
Winter schedules have been published; registration has re-opened and will terminate at the midpoint date, which is listed below and also posted online and within TennisLink.
Roster Addition Deadlines
40 and Over Mixed
7.0 - 11/27 and 8.0 - 11/28
18 and Over Mixed
7.0 - 12/5 and 8.0 - 12/5
Scores must be posted within 48 hours of a match’s completion by the winning captain. While rain and scheduling make up matches can be arduous, scores must be recorded in a timely fashion.
Early matches must be articulated to the Local League Coordinator.
Matches rescheduled due to inclement weather must be articulated to the respective league coordinator.
Home team captains must contact their opponents three (3) days in advance regarding the upcoming match.
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.
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.