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 tournament is open to anyone and is the flagship tournament of the club hosted each year around the 4th of July holiday. 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.
Herb Millro Classic - The Herb Millro Classic is a members only tournament that is held each year around the winter holiday season. While the format changes from year to year based on participation and available court time, the tournament includes singles and doubles events for the open, A, B, C, and D levels. The current day Herb Millro Classic is a combination of two former STA events (The Doubles Classic and the Herb Millro singles tournament). The tournament is a memorial to Herb "Herbie" Millro who was very instrumental in the success of the Seattle Tennis Alliance.
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
Sunday Doubles & Brunch - It's not quite breakfast at Wimbledon, Sunday doubles & brunch 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 typically starts in November and continues through the end of April. After each event, many participants often go to brunch as a group to the restaurant of their choosing.
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...