Hilton Head Tennis Update April 14, 2017

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Lowcountry tennis guru Bob Brockman shares all the local tennis news and league information in this weekly tennis blog.

Resuming the Tennis Update now that tennis is starting up again. We hope everyone is well and looking forward to a less eventful future.

News

  • The Pro League 2017 season will start again on Friday, Apr 21 at Shipyard. 4 doubles teams of some of the best players on the island, play for the next 7 weeks, concluding with a championship. Admission free; food and drinks available. Back to back matches start at 6pm. (www.proleaguetennis.com)
  • State championships - M55 and M70, all levels will be played April 27 to May 1. Headquarters is PD.
  • Savannah Challenger tournament (M) - April 29 to May 7 - @ Landings Club, Savannah - http://savannahchallenger.com
  • Seminar: GameChanger Tennis - Get Your Head in the Game - Friday, May 19, 4pm @ SCYC. Members $20, guests $25. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 843 681 3100. Will cover what you need in your "tennis tool box".
  • Combo teams are being organized now. Play starts early May.
  • Port Royal W65 7.5 combo team needs another 4.0. Contact Janel Goldin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • 4th Annual USA v Canada Mixes Doubles Challenge @ Port Royal - April 25 - contact Sandra Barrett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
    • Need USA team, MW, 3.0 to 4.5 players
  • Palmetto Dunes Pro Exhibition and Happy Hour - Monday's at 5:30

 

Tournaments

  • South Beach Racquet Club
    • April 21-23 - Billy Bob Century Cup Doubles - MWMixed, Combined ages, 3.5/4.0/Open. Combined ages: 80 to 140. Entry deadline: April 17
  • Palmetto Dunes
    • May 5-7 - Espresso Cup
    • May 12-14 - Paws and Balls Team Tennis Challenge
    • Jun 2-4 - 38th Annual Banana Open
    • Sep 1-3 - Tennis Fall Clasic
    • Sep 28-Oct 1 - Banana Open Challenge
    • Oct 13-15 - Bridge Bowl
    • Oct 27-29 - Nutty Buddy Tennis Classic
    • Nov 10-12 - Team Tennis and Pickleball Challenge
  • Dataw
    • Jun 16¬†weekend - Dataw Splash, level 3 S,D,Mx

Reference

- Pro Tennis League: proleaguetennis.com
- Ultimate Tennis League: www.ultimatetennis.com
- Single Ladder: www.globaltennisnetwork.com
- Savannah Challenger Tournament: http://savannahchallenger.com
- Professional Tennis Registry: ptrtennis.org
- Tennis Assoc of HHI: tahhi.org
- Palmetto Dunes: www.PalmettoDunes.com
- USTA leagues: www.USTA.com
- South Carolina USTA: www.southcarolina.usta.com
- South Beach Racquet Club: http://www.south-beach-racquet-club.com
- Van Der Meer Tennis @ SY: www.vandermeertennis.com
- Country Club of Hilton Head: http://www.cchhtennis.com
- Haig Point, Daufuskie Island: http://www.haigpoint.com

Abbreviations: PD - Palmetto Dunes, SL: Spring Lake, CCHH: Country Club of HH, SCYC: SC Yacht Club, MC: Moss Creek, SY: Shipyard
SC: Sun City, PR: Port Royal, CCTA: Coastal Carolina Tennis Assoc., WX: Wexford, PTR: Professional Tennis Registry, SB: South Beach
TAHHI: Tennis Assoc of Hilton Head Island, TLC: Tennis Club of Low Country (Rose Hill), HH: Hampton Hall, HP: Haig Point

League designation format: Mens or Womens followed by age group and USTA level. e.g.: W55 3.0 = Womens, age 55 and over, 3.0 level

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(teams needing additional players, exhibition matches, clinics, tournaments, leagues and league news)
Bob Brockman - editor