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More than 400 players expected for 65 & Over, 75 & Over League State Championships on Hilton Head Island

November 6, 2015 07:05 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. – (NOVEMBER 6, 2015) – More than 400 tennis players will take part in the 2015 USTA South Carolina 65 & Over and 75 & Over League State Championships this weekend on Hilton Head Island.

More than 400 teams, similar to last year's state league champion above, will participate in this weekend's 65 & Over and 75 & Over League State Championships. (USTA SC photo)

This year’s event, which starts Saturday and finishes Monday, has drawn the top 45 teams from across the state, including teams from Hilton Head Island, Spartanburg, Aiken, Greenville and Columbia. The players will compete in dozens of tennis matches while they’re on Hilton Head Island. They’ll also explore the area, eat at local restaurants and stay in neighboring hotels.

The teams, which represent various clubs, parks, recreational departments and organizations, made it to Hilton Head Island because they finished at the top of their local leagues. The 65 & Over teams are now vying for chances to represent South Carolina at the USTA League 65 & Over Southern Sectional Championships on Dec. 4-6 in Dothan, Alabama, where teams from nine states could compete for regional bragging rights.

In all, seven league state championships in the two age divisions will be won at this weekend’s championships.

The championships will be played at four area facilities, including Port Royal Plantation, Sea Pines Country Club, Centre Court at Palmetto Dunes and the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, the official host site of the championships.

Established in 1980, the USTA League program has grown from 13,000 participants competing regionally to more than 865,000 participants playing across the country, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.

For more information about this weekend’s championships, click here. For a schedule of the 65 & Over championships, click here; for the 75 & Over, click here.