The STA runs programs and events over the course of the entire year for prospective members and a few that are only available to current members. These include tournaments, team tennis, a singles challenge ladder, and other more social events. Below is an overview of these events. Some events are open to anyone while others are members only. If you are interested in any of the below and are a member, login to see the members only site contents.
This annual tournament is open to anyone, and is the flagship tournament of the club. Sanctioned by the GLTA, players earn points toward their GTLA ranking. The tournament includes singles and doubles events for the open, A, B, C, and D levels and includes a banquet on the second evening.
Herb Millro Classic
The Herb Millro Classic is an annual, STA members only, tournament and is named in memory of Herb "Herbie" Millro, who was very instrumental in the success of the STA. As one of the original founding members, Herbie could always be found on the Broadway Playfield courts where the STA was born back in 1984. Herbie’s passion for the game was contagious and he was always willing to develop the skills of the younger players. His presence on the STA Board of Directors shaped many of the activities members today enjoy. Herbie's tireless energy and sparkling personality shined brightly until his passing in 2013. His spirit lives within many of us who knew him well and he will forever be remembered as a driving force of the Seattle Tennis Alliance.
USTA Team Tennis - Many STA members are involved in USTA team tennis. You do not need to be an STA member to play on an STA organized USTA team. Depending on your level of play, practices start in the winter and matches begin in late winter/spring continuing into early summer. USTA teams are independently run by members of the STA who volunteer their time to play team manager.
Northwest Cup - The Northwest Cup is an annual competitive team tennis event featuring the top players from the Seattle Tennis Alliance, Team Portland Tennis Association and the Vancouver Tennis association. This is a members only event. The host city rotates among the participating teams providing a different venue for the event each year.
PAC Cup - Every year, a team comprised of the best intermediate players from the Seattle Tennis Alliance represents our club in weekend singles and doubles competition against the west coast GLTA tennis clubs from Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Los Angeles and San Diego. This is a members only event. The host city rotates each year among the participating cities providing a different venue for the event each year. Players with an NTRP rating of 3.5 or lower (GLTA B or lower) are able to sign up and compete for a spot on the Seattle team. There is no cost to participate in practice and try out for the team.
West Coast Cup - For the second consecutive year, a team comprised of the best STA members with an NTRP rating of 3.0 or lower (GLTA C or lower), combined with members of the Vancouver Tennis Alliance in weekend single and doubles competition against other GLTA clubs including the host city for 2019 San Diego, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and San Francisco.
Social Tennis Events
Social Doubles - Join the STA for mixed social doubles every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Lower Woodland Park Tennis Courts near Green Lake from mid-May through early October.
The event is open to anyone. First timers may play for free and all must pre-register and pay online.
Saturday & Sunday Fall/Winter Mixed Social Doubles - It's not quite breakfast at Wimbledon; however, Saturday & Sunday Social Doubles is a great way to socialize and network with fellow STA members who you may not already know.
USTA Team Sign Up - If you are looking for a team to join, we can help in your search. Email us for more info!