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
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 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.
2014 Tournament Calendar includes, but not limited to:
|March 7-9 ||FTA Boys High School Tournament |
|March 7-10 ||Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Round Up |
|March 28-30 ||South Carolina Hard Court Championships |
|April 17-19 ||Peachbelt Conference Championships |
|May 16-18 ||Junior Challenger |
|July 18-20 ||South Carolina Junior Team Tennis State Championships |
|August 16-17 ||Pepsi Junior Open |
|August 22-24 ||FTA Girls High School Tournament |
|September 12-15 ||Mixed Doubles State |
|October 3-5 ||Greater Florence Tennis Championships |
|October 4-5 ||USTA Pro Tournament Wildcard Event |
|October 13-19 ||McLeod for Health Florence Open Professional Tournament |
|November 22 ||Polar Bear Round Robin |
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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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