The Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center features 24 asphalt courts, 6 Hydro-Grid clay courts and a 5,000 sq. ft. activity center with outdoor decking. The activity center includes a lounge area, student study area, restrooms, locker rooms with showers, meeting and office space, and a stocked pro shop. The Tennis Center is located at 1300 Jennie O’Bryan Parkway, off of 1060 N. Cashua Drive. The location of the facility is ideally situated for easy access and participation by all members of the Florence community. The complex currently hosts USTA league play, open/free play, personalized instruction sessions, and developmental clinics. In partnership with the Florence Tennis Association, the City also offers an after-school educational/tennis outreach program for city youth.
Since the opening of the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center in July 2011, the City of Florence Recreation Department has been productive in promoting and marketing the new center through several programs and events. Weekly scheduled programs include a youth academy, 2-4 person Clinics, Adult Beginners Classes and individual lessons. The City of Florence has once again been awarded a USTA Women’s Pro-Circuit event scheduled for October 2015. The event is a $25K event and will feature some of the up and coming talent in the professional tennis arena, such as the 2014 winner CiCi Bellis. For our full calendar of events please look below.
2015 Tournament Calendar includes, but not limited to:
|March 6-8 ||FTA Boys High School Tournament |
|March 13-15 ||Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Round Up |
|March 27-29 ||South Carolina Hard Court Championships |
|April 24-26 ||Peachbelt Conference Championships |
|June 22-25 ||FTC Summer Camp I |
|July 17-19 ||South Carolina Junior Team Tennis State Championships |
|July 20-23 ||FTC Summer Camp II |
|August 3-6 ||FTC Summer Camp III |
|August 15-16 ||Pepsi Junior Open |
|August 21-23 ||FTA Girls High School Tournament |
|September 10-14 ||USTA SC Mixed Doubles State |
|September 19-20 ||Florence Open Wildcard Tournament |
|October 2-4 ||Greater Florence Tennis Championships |
|October 4-5 ||USTA Pro Tournament Wildcard Event |
|October 11-18 ||McLeod for Health Florence Open Professional Tournament |
|November 21 ||Polar Bear Round Robin |
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
Courts Open: 8:30am – 9:30pm
Pro Shop Hours: 8:30am – 11:30am, 4:30pm – 9:30pm
Courts Open: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Pro Shop Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Courts Open: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Pro Shop Hours: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Clay Court Fees:
|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 |
|* There is no charge for use of hard courts || |
The clay courts can be reserved on a 1.5 hour basis by clay court members. 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. The center also has a ball machine for rental.
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 Rob Hill at (843) 665-3106 for information on lessons, clinics, and tournaments.
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