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June 10, 2009 02:27 AM

From Walterboro Tennis Association President William Snead:

I have updated the Calendar on our web site. I believe that all the Mixed Doubles home matches are now included.  In addition, I have added all of the practice dates and times that I am aware of. To add information to the calendar, send it to For more on the Calendar feature, click HERE.
The tennis has been very good at the home matches so far. Come out and support the WTA teams. They love it when you do.
William Snead

From Lowcountry Tennis Association President Bob Peiffer:

June 2, 2009

Dear Captain,

Please share this email with your teammates.

It seems as if we have just started mixed doubles (and we have) yet it is already time to be thinking about combo doubles.   To that end, teams can begin registering, via TennisLink, for the LCTA Combo Doubles League, Senior Combo Doubles League, and Super Senior Combo Doubles League starting on Wednesday, June 3. Once the captain has lcreated? the team in TennisLink, he/she should provide the teamas players with the team number so that they can register for the team.  The registration fee continues to be $9 plus the TennisLink fee of $3, for a total of $12.

In order to play in any of the Combo Doubles leagues, the team must be signed up in TennisLink by midnight on Wednesday, July 1.  Furthermore, there must be at least enough players on the roster in order to field a complete team for a match (i.e. three eligible partnerships).

What is an eligible partnership? Except for the 5.0 flight, it is two players whose combined rating is no higher than the level of the flight. For the 5.0 flight, an eligible partnership consists of two players, each with a 2.0 or 2.5 rating. Additional players can be added to the team after July 1 (until the start of the last scheduled match for that level), but that is the minimum number of players for a team to be included in the 2009 Combo Doubles leagues schedules.

Finally, the South Carolina rules require approvals to play in South Carolina for those people who have addresses with USTA that are in another state.  It is the responsibility of the captain to make sure that everyone on the roster has a SC address.  If someone does not, there are two options. If the person has moved to SC and not changed their address with USTA, they should send an email to and ask them to correct the address in the USTA Membership Database.  If the player truly lives in another state, and is here on a part-time basis, but wants to play Combo Doubles in our league, then the player or captain needs to contact me or Nancy Pitcairn as soon as possible in order to get a form to request the approval.  These requests require the approval of two people; so you may not get an approval in time if you submit the request only a day or two before the player is scheduled to play a match.  The one exception to this requirement is that if the person has had approval in the past to play in SC at the same level they are going to play, and they played at that level in the LCTA last year, then they do not need to seek another approval.

If you have questions, please donat hesitate to contact me or Nancy Pitcairn (LCTA Combo Doubles Coordinator), Steve Wilson (LCTA Adult Combo Doubles Womenas Coordinator), or Lee Larrew (LCTA Adult Combo Doubles Menas Coordinator).  Our phone numbers and email addresses are available on the LCTA web site under About/Contact Us.

We are looking forward to a great combo doubles season, and hope that you and your teammates will be playing.

Bob Peiffer