The STA runs programs and events over the course of the entire year for its' 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.
Seattle Classic - This annual tournament is open to anyone and is the flagship tournament of the club. The tournament is a sanctioned GLTA tournament and 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 of the event. When: June 28-30, 2019.
Herb Millro Classic 2019 - 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.
When: Friday February 22nd, 2019 (Tournament Kickoff Party begins at 6:30-9:30pm (RSVP by February 15th, 2019). Tournament play begins on February 23rd, 2019 at 11:00am, and ends on February 24th, 2019 (end time is dependent on matches).
Where: Indoor Tennis Courts at the Redmond Tennis Club – where we will have EXCLUSIVE access!
10600 231st Way NE, Redmond, WA 98053
Phone: (425) 285-9891
Cost: One event: $65, Two events: $80
Our host, the Redmond Tennis Club (RTC) boasts six indoor courts in a heated facility, a gym, a pickle-ball court, sauna, steam room, showers, towels, locker rooms, massage therapists, observation deck/lounge, restaurant, a pro-shop and more!
In addition, the RTC is home to Marcos Ondruska. Prior to his coaching career, Marcos traveled on the ATP tour, where he reached a career-high singles ranking of #27 in the world and #34 in the world in doubles.
Tournament Brackets and Players
If you are not an STA member yet, please sign up prior to registering for this tournament.
Entry Deadline: Entries must be received by Sunday, February 10, 2019 at midnight. No telephone or fax entries will be accepted. Doubles teams are not entered into the draw until completed applications and fees are received from both players. No refunds will be given after Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
Payment for the tournament can be made at the holiday party or online.
Format: This tournament will be played in a round robin format, giving plenty of tennis for everyone to play. Sign up using your current GLTA/USTA ranking & we will make sure you are in the right division. For Event Entry, please sign up for the doubles level that combines your level with your partners (i.e. 3.0 & 3.5 = 6.5). If you are confused, please just sign up, get it close & we'll adjust later!
Draws: If a division has less than five entrants, participants will have the choice of moving to another division or receiving a refund.
Wait Lists: For each draw, a wait list will be maintained if more entries are received than can be accommodated.
Entry Classification: The tournament has the right to reclassify a player to a higher division in accordance with GLTA Rules and Regulations.
GLTA rules and the USTA Rules and Code of Ethics will apply. The tournament director will interpret and enforce all rules as needed. Rulings will be final.
Scoring: All round robin matches will be six game pro-sets. A 7-point tiebreaker will be played at 6-6. Scoring formats may be modified depending on number of entries and scheduling.
Scoring disputes: If players cannot agree on the score, they must resume at the last point at which both players agree.
Line Disputes: If you have disputes regarding line calls, you may request a line judge from the desk, but there is no guarantee a judge will be provided. The judge will rule only if a line call is appealed to the judge.
Attire: Proper tennis attire is required on court. Specifically, you must wear a shirt. Court shoes are required.
Check-in: Check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your match time.
Warm-up: An 8-minute warm-up time for all matches will be strictly enforced.
Default: The default times below begin from the scheduled match time:
· 5:00 minutes or less – loss of toss and game
· 5:01 to 10:00 minutes – loss of toss and 2 games
· 10:01 to 15:00 minutes – loss of toss and 3 games
· more than 15 minutes – default
· No break during the first changeover in each set
· 60-second break during each remaining changeover in each set
· 2-minute break between each set
· One 3-minute bathroom break per player
Substitutions: No substitutions will be allowed except through the Tournament Director’s discretion.
Injuries: You will be allowed a 3-minute period to assess your injury, after which you may elect to play or retire.
In conjunction with my participation in Herb Millro 2019 and related activities and events, I agree to waive all rights and claims for bodily injury or emotional injury to my reputation or any other damage or harms that I might suffer or any other claims of any nature I or my legal representatives may have against The Herb Millro 2019, the Seattle Tennis Alliance, Redmond Tennis Club and other tournament sites, tournament sponsors, or any organization, facility, or individual associated with this tournament and the related activities and events. I also understand that there may be unforeseen hazards, objects, and other matter on the playing surface and I will be participating at my own risk and the above organizations, facilities and individuals will not be responsible for any harm, injury, or damage, that I may suffer. I also release and waive any and all rights to claim damages or remuneration which may arise as a result of reference to photographs, images, or likenesses of me which may appear in any publication or other media coverage. I understand this tournament will be governing the discipline of players and enforcing USTA/GLTA rules and regulations.
6.0 Doubles (Women's 3.0+3.0=6.0)
6.5 Doubles (Men's, Women's & Mixed)
7.0 Doubles (Men's, Women's & Mixed)
7.5 Doubles (Men's & Mixed)
8.0 Doubles (Men's & Mixed)
8.5 doubles (Men's)
9.0 doubles (Men's)
STA Team Tennis - STA Team Tennis is a members only event where teams of 4 players compete against each other over the course of a summer/fall. Players that enter the event are divided between the teams so that the skill level of each team is as even as possible. Each team plays every other team once in 4 singles and 2 doubles matches. The theme of the season may vary from representing international countries to your favorite sitcom, but is is NEVER a dull time!
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 - This is a team tennis event competing against 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 3.0 or lower (GLTA C 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.
Social Tennis Events
Saturday & Sunday Fall/Winter 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. This is a members only event. This event will start on December 1st, 2018 at Tennis Center Sand Point (TCSP). Unlike Summer social doubles, during the Fall/Winter (Indoor) season, we have to "wait in line" like everyone else, for courts to become available, and so we will not know the exact court time(s) until just prior to the event. Information will be updated quickly on our website, or you can check us out on our Facebook page as well for updates as well. Fall/Winter Social Doubles will end on March 2nd, 2019. Summer Social Doubles will begin in May 2019 at Lower Woodland Tennis Courts (Green Lake). We would love to see as many new faces as possible, and returning ones too of course, so SIGN UP NOW AND GET OUT THERE.
Summer Social Doubles - Summer Social doubles is a great way to introduce new players to our organization and play tennis with other members! This event begins in May and runs through the summer. The event is open to anyone. Join the STA for summer social doubles every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Lower Woodland Park Tennis Courts near Green Lake!
Doubles Roulette - This event is known as a Calcutta-style tournament and is for members only. Members who enter the event are assigned their doubles partner based on a random drawing. When your skill levels are added together, a handicap system will be used to level the playing field. It's always been a lot of fun...
USTA Team Sign Up
Adult 40 and over teams must submit a roster by Dec. 4th, 2018 for matches beginning Jan. 4th, 2019 and ending after the playoffs at the end of March 2019. Summer USTA Adult 40 and over leagues will resume in May 2019 with team registration forms due no later than May 15th. 2019.
Adult 18 and over teams must submit a roster by December 4th, 2019 for matches beginning January 4th, 2019. Adult 18 and over Summer league play will begin on June 14th, 2019 and registration deadline to submit your team roster must be received by May 15th, 2019.
- If you are looking for a 3.0 team, STA member, Jim Thompson, is recruiting for his team.
- If you are looking for other teams to join, we can help in your search. Email us for more info!