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Message from El Jefe: News and Events

March 5, 2009 05:06 AM
The Walterboro Tennis Association web site is up and running.  Little Snead (Micah Brent) is building/filling it out as we go.  We will be looking for ideas and suggestions that will allow it to serve as a tool for local players as well as introduce our tennis community to Lowcountry residents who might be looking to begin playing in this area.
The calendar will be one of the most useful features.  We are loading it with all known matches and practice schedules.  Ms. Christy Martin will be the editor once we get the site completely loaded.  If you have any ideas for site content, please let either Christy or me know.
The WTA site can be accessed through or
In addition, the Colleton Recreation web site has a tennis section with good stuff and will also have a link to our site.
For USTA captains and players, I would like for you to access TennisLink through the WTA site as we will be posting local notices and tennis stuff as it develops.
On Saturday, March 7th, the Dataw Island Racquet Club is hosting the annual Dataw / Walterboro Challenge. Eight female and eight male players from Colleton County will compete with a like group from Dawtaw in a very friendly competition. At the end of the competition, Dataw will provide lunch for all participants.
Saturday, March 21st has become the WTA version of Gridlock!  So, like all good mercenaries, we are going to take full advantage of it.  All three senior teams have home matches Saturday morning (two matches at 9:00 AM and one match at 11:00 AM).  As soon as the early matches conclude, Christy Martin and Trent Cannon will kick off their annual March of Dimes benefit tennis tournamentThe WTA business meeting scheduled for the Coastal Outback building at 6:00 PM that evening has been moved to the Forest Hills Tennis Courts.  This should allow most of the reputable local tennis folks to be in the vicinity of Forest Hills for the tournament.  The March of Dimes is a great cause and of far more importance than anything we will ever do through tennis.  In the event of bad weather, we will reschedule the business meeting for a later date.
The County has requested bids to resurface the Forest Hills Tennis Courts.  It appears they are willing to use Parks and Recreation Grant money with Colleton County matching funds to complete the resurfacing. The intent is to try to extend the life of the Forest Hills Courts for five to seven years until a new complex can be developed at the Recreation Center.  Buddy Creech and I met with the Recreation Director to share our concerns that standard resurfacing on the two rear courts will not extend the life of those two courts for the desired timeframe.  I hope the WTA Courts and Grounds Committee will be able to meet with the County Facility Supervisor in the very near future to make him aware of those same concerns.
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