The San Antonio Tennis Association, Inc.

All players must sign the SATA 2020 Leagues Waiver before playing their first match. The waiver can be found here: 2020 League Waiver.

USTA has provided player tips and recommendations for playing tennis safely:

Playing Tennis Safely

Return to Play Recommendations

2020 Summer Leagues: 40+ and 18-39

The 2020 Summer Saturday schedules have been posted to tennislink. Make sure to frequently check the SATA facilities webpage for facility specific rules for this summer: https://www.satennis.com/facilities. We need to respect the rules of each facility as they want to keep everyone safe. All facilities need players to bring their own ice, water, and towels. The country clubs (Sonterra, Dominion, and Fair Oaks) would also like to remind players that it is illegal to bring alcohol to their facilities. Be prepared to bring and wear a mask at any facility requiring players to walk through a building before play (such as the JCC). Play your match and then leave as facilities do not want gatherings of spectators. 

 

In this league, the visiting team is responsible for providing one can of balls per line. If any of your players would like to have an extra can of balls for the match, that player will be responsible for providing the extra can of balls.

 

For 40+, the format for this season is one line of singles and three lines of doubles. If a match ends up tied 2-2, the tie shall be broken by the first of the following methods to do so:

a) Sets: Loser of the fewest number of sets.

b) Games: Loser of the fewest number of games.

c) Game Winning Percentage: Total games won divided by total games played

d) The team that wins line one doubles.

 

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances with teams and facilities, it's possible that the posted schedules could change. Check your schedules often and communicate with your opponents. As always, you can play lines early at different days, times or locations. Communicate with your facility if you will not be needing any of the courts that have been reserved for you.

 

Thank you for your patience and have a great season!

  • $60 per case (24 cans)

  • There are a limited number of cases for sale. Please pre-pay using this form to reserve your case.

  • Ball pickup will be coordinated: casey@satennis.com

Order Balls HERE

Registration has been extended for the 18+ Mixed League and the Women's Friday League. The 18+ Mixed League will offer a new format (for this year only). The levels will be 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5. The Women's Friday league and all other Men's and Women's leagues will count on NTRP ratings!

 

Please remember that captains need to obtain permission from their facilities before requesting a team number.
 

Women's Friday League:

  • Format is 3 lines of doubles

  • Minimum Rosters are due by 6/4/20

  • League starts 6/12/20

 

18+ Mixed League:

  • Levels: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5

  • Format is 3 lines of doubles

  • Minimum Rosters are due by 6/4/20

  • League starts 6/14/20

Request team numbers here: https://www.satennis.com/request-a-team-number

First Serve Tennis

First Serve Tennis is OPEN!

Temporary Hours:

Mon-Fri: 10am - 6pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

A Message from Your SATA President

April 20, 2020

Dear San Antonio Tennis Community:

We, the Board of Directors and staff of SATA, hope that all of you, your families and friends are safe, wearing your masks and maintaining appropriate social distance to stay healthy and COVID-19 virus free during this unprecedented pandemic. All of us unfortunately have a family member or friend who has come down with the virus and now know how physically and emotionally damaging this disease can be.

 

I wish this message was to tell you that tennis in San Antonio is restarting and our leagues, tournaments and programs will be up and running soon.  However that is not our situation and tennis activities remain banned to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus for the time being.  At the direction of the city we have also had to close our office at McFarlin.

 

This is a particularly vexing ban to us as we know that tennis is being played in areas outside of the major metropolitan areas in Texas.

 

As you all can imagine, along with what is happening in your individual lives, SATA is struggling to maintain meaningful operations and retain staff while there is no revenue generating tennis activity being allowed to take place in San Antonio.  On a positive note, SATA was successful in obtaining a Payroll Protection Plan loan to allow it to keep staff on its payroll through June 30.  Consequently all SATA staff are available through email to answer your questions about SATA’s pending and future activities through June 30.  We all hope that tennis will re-start even if in limited form or phases by early June.

 

That being said, we continue to close out, delay or cancel SATA leagues, tournament and programs as we wait for USTA and governmental clearances to re-start.  As a non-profit, we ask that players who may become eligible for refunds of league, tournament or program fees consider making the refunds a donation to SATA.

 

As we have been doing since the USTA shut down our activities,  the Board of Director and the SATA staff will continue to monitor the situation and report on our website any changes or new rules that impact future tennis play.  We will also do our best to be prepared to restart our tennis leagues, tournaments and programs as quickly and efficiently as possible in the circumstances.

 

Again the most important effort now is for all of us to protect ourselves and each other and stay safe and healthy so we can all get back out on the tennis court as soon as we can.

 

Take care and see you on the court soonest!

 

Hal Mallory

President

NJTL Fairchild's Daniel Chun wins Art Award!

Congratulations to Daniel Chun! USTA Texas has announced Daniel as this year's NJTL Art Contest Winner for the Boy's Elementary School Division! Daniel used coloring materials and his creative talent to express with art a time when he made a friend on the tennis court. Daniel will be receiving a plaque for his win and for representing the Fairchild, San Antonio NJTL Chapter. 

JTT Spring Season is Delayed

Scheduled dates for March and April will be rescheduled when USTA gives us the green light to resume match play. See you soon!

Contact Jessica Eraso with questions: jessi108@gmail.com

All SATA Programs have been canceled until further notice including Fitness in the Park, Special Olympics, Homeschool, and NJTL at Fairchild.

St. Mary's Coaches Participate in Double Down Tournament

Tourney Photos

Thank you SATA board, staff, Love to Serve Committee, players, and volunteers for a wonderful event! Can't wait for Double Down 2021!!!

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4/6/2020

SATA Office Closed due to Mayor's Declaration

If you need assistance, please contact staff via email:

Cyndi Russell (ED, Programs): crussell@satennis.com

Mary Lynn Gayler (Tournaments): tournamentdirector@satennis.com

Casey Herridge (Leagues): casey@satennis.com

6/8/2020

at Jumbo Evans Sports Park

Open to all abilities of play.

Camp includes tennis and games.

Ages 8-18

Contact Erinn at tennis@gvtc.com

6/13/2020

Tourney Canceled

Championship Major Zone

Tournament ID: 800034920

Divisions: Championships Boys' & Girls' Singles: 78' Yellow Ball 12-18 (SE)

Entries Close: Monday, June 1, 2020 11:59 PM (Central Time)

7/3/2020

at Jumbo Evans Sports Park

6pm - 10pm

Fireworks display by Pyrorific

Live music by John Christopher Way

Kids zone by Fossil Creek Polls

Food and Drinks booths

$20 per car

Benefiting Jumbo Evans Sports Park

Sponsorship/Vendor Letter

7/10/2020

Tournament ID: 800010820

Deadline: Monday, June 29 at 11:59pm

Register Here

7/18/2020

Tournament ID: 800021320

Deadline: Monday, July 6 at 11:59 pm

Register Here

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San Antonio Tennis Meetup Group:  All levels of players are welcome. No experience or racquet... to very experienced.  Come on out and play. 

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