Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association

» Main

Welcome to the CLNTA website.

We have updated the website. There are new links in the left sidebar.  Be sure to read the news and updates, as well as check out Wilson Smith's blog, Between The Lines!


The Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association's last year (2017) of promoting and building league teams through the Greenwood Area Tennis Association (GATA) was a very good one! We had 10 CLNTA teams in the GATA League this past year (including three new 18+ Men's teams. All three of these new 18+ teams won and went to State.) Of those 10 CLNTA teams, six qualified to advance to State (and one to Sectionals, where they came in Second Place)! (See the following list.)



1) 3.0 55+ (Captain: Martha Wilder)
2) 3.5 55+ (Captain: Teresa Abrams)


3) 3.0 55+ (Captain: Dan Wilder) > State
4) 3.5 55+ (Captain: Ricky Rumfelt) > State
5) 3.0 18+ (Captain: Dan) > State (new team)


6) 6.0 55+ (Captain: Martha) > State & Sectionals
7) 7.0 55+ (Captain: Teresa)
8) 7.0 40+ (Captain: Teresa) (new team)


9) 6.5 18+ (Captain: Ricky) > State (new team)


10) 3.5 18+ (Captain: Ben Little) > State (new team)


We are looking forward to another strong year in 2018 with many more adults expressing interest in being a part of the action.

Let us know what information you need, which teams you'd like to be a part of, and how we can make your tennis experience better.

See you on the courts!



The CLNTA also sponsors two week-long tennis youth camps every summer, one in Newberry and one in Clinton. 33 youths in-between ages of 7 and 17 participated this past summer.

The CLNTA is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

If you have any questions about the CLNTA, please contact Martha at, 864-340-1888.

The CLNTA website is and its FaceBook page can be found under Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association.





Junior Team Tennis Program News

Sunday October 21, 2018. The Clinton-Laurens-Newberry-Tennis-Association (CLNTA) began its first ever Junior Team Tennis (JTT) program this fall. The program consisted of two divisions, Under-12 and Under-10 years old. This 8 week program included team practices and weekend match play. Read More

Annual Mixed Doubles Round Robin Tournament

The Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association will hold its annual Mixed Doubles Round Robin Tournament Saturday, August 25th, at Laurens City Park from 9:00 to 12:00. Each player will play three sets with a different mixed doubles partner, against different mixed doubles competition. Read More

CLNTA's first free Youth Tennis Clinic will be Saturday, August 4th

CLNTA's first free Youth Tennis Clinic will be Saturday, August 4th at 10:00 am at the Laurens City Courts! Come join the fun and practice for our Junior Tennis Teams coming soon! Read More

Upcoming Events!

* Fun Day, Saturday morning, July 28th. * Youth Camps: Clinton: July 30 through August 2. (See below), Newberry: August 13 through August 16.The Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, will hold its annual eight-hour, week-long youth tennis camps in July and August. Click through for more details! Read More

Mac Harrison Round Robin 2018

The Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association will hold its 7th annual Mac Harrison Memorial Round Robin Doubles Tournament, Sunday, June 3rd, st the brand-new Oakland Tennis Center (1448 First St, Newberry) from 2 p.m. To 5 p.m. Read More
 »Between The Lines

They said something – can I claim the point?

The only time you should talk is when the ball is approaching your court. So after the ball leaves the opponents’ racket you can communicate with your partner, “yours”, “mine” “bounce it” (please don’t say “out” until the ball has bounced or they can claim you changed your call, if the ball lands in, and claim the point), etc. Read More

Lions and Tigers and Foot Faults, Oh my!

So someone called a foot fault and you are all angry with them for calling it. Because obviously: 1) I only stepped on the line a little, 2) I didn’t really gain an advantage, 3) I didn’t mean to, 4) It’s just a friendly game – what a jerk for sticking to the rules. Read More

Throwing in the Towel

In April and May we might have glistened, but in July and August we sweat. If your grippin’ is slippin’ your shots will be out of control. We need a towel to dry our hands and our grip. But where can I put it? Read More

When in doubt call it out - NOT!

I’ve heard people quote the mythical Hacker’s Handbook, “When In doubt call it out”. Unfortunately, I don’t think they were kidding. Without getting into too many acronyms and governing bodies, suffice it to say that there are two things players should be familiar with, 1) The Rules of Tennis, and 2) The Code. Read More