The Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center features 24 asphalt courts, 6 Har-Tru 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 Avenue, 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. All instructional opportunities may be purchased through the Pro Shop. The City of Florence has once again been awarded a USTA Women’s Pro-Circuit event scheduled for October 2016. The event is a $25K event and will feature some of the up and coming talent in the professional tennis arena.
CLAY COURT INFORMATION
Clay court use is 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. Note that 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.
CLAY COURT FEE SCHEDULE
- Annual Membership Fee (no per use charge) $ 300.00
- Annual Family Membership Fee (no per use charge) $ 500.00
- Court Rental (per use charge for 1.5 hours – per person) $ 5.00
For information on lessons, clinics, and tournaments, please contact the Director of Tennis, Rob Hill at (843) 665-3106.