The City of Florence held the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the newly constructed Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. The Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center features 24 asphalt courts, 6 Har-Tru clay courts and a tennis activity center with outdoor decking.  The activity center also includes a lounge area, student study area, restrooms, locker rooms, meeting and office space and a pro shop. The Tennis Center is located at 1060 North Cashua Drive. The location of the facility is ideally situated for easy access and participation by all members of the Florence community. This complex will host league play, open/free play, special instruction, and developmental tennis clinics.  In partnership with the Florence Tennis Association, the City also plans to develop an after-school educational/tennis outreach program for city youth.

Since the opening of the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center in July, the City of Florence Parks and Beautification Department has been productive in promoting and marketing the new center through several programs and events.  Weekly scheduled programs include various adult and youth related clinics and lessons such as Cardio Tennis, Adult Academy, Fahrenheit High Performance Academy (youth), and Junior Team Tennis.  Individual and Group Lessons are able to be purchased through the Tennis Director. 
Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
Courts Open: 8:30am – 9:30pm
Pro Shop Hours: 8:30am – 11:30am, 4:30pm – 9:30pm

Saturday
Courts Open: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Pro Shop Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm

Sunday
Courts Open: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Pro Shop Hours: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Clay Court Information:
Clay court use will be through a reservation system.  The courts can be reserved on a 1.5 hour basis.  Payment can be made on an annual basis or paid by time of use.

Annual Membership Fee $300.00 per person
Annual Family Membership Fee $500.00 per family
Court Rental Fee (per 1.5 hours) $5.00 per person

During the various league seasons, four (4) clay courts will be designated for league play and two (2) clay courts will remain open for public play. On the same note, during league season, fifteen (15) hard courts will be designated for league play and nine (9) hard courts will remain open for public play.

2012 Tournament Calendar includes, but not limited to:

March 1-3 FTA Boys High School Tournament
March 16 Rising Stars at the Dr Eddie Floyd Tennis Center
April 20-22 Pepsi Junior Open (Timrod and FTC needed)
May 17-19 FTA Junior Challenger
July 26-28 JTT State Championships
August 16-18 FTA Girls High School Tournament
September 14-16 USTA SC Mixed Doubles State Championships
October 4-6 Wells Fargo Greater Florence Tennis Championships
October Florence Open, a USTA Pro-Circuit Event

We look forward to expanding tennis in the Florence Community and surrounding areas through the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center! It is essential that we strive to develop diverse programs and recruit quality tournaments in order to create a world-class atmosphere for everyone who visits the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center in Florence, South Carolina.

Please call Brian Parkkonen at (843) 665-3106 for information on lessons, clinics, and tournaments.

For general information regarding the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center, please contact Adam Swindler at (843) 665-3253. 

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