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John Newcomb Tennis Pro of the Year

The tennis teaching pro who has greatly contributed to South Carolina tennis through USTA South Carolina and his or her community.

Kevin Jackson

“KJ” is the USPTA South Carolina President, Board Liaison to Junior Team Tennis and Adult Competition, and a committee member of Junior Competition, 10 and under pathway appeals committee and a USPTA Southern Board Member. He is also a national tester for USPTA and gives 5-6 tennis pro certification tests around the south each year.

KJ has supported and grown tennis in South Carolina, and specifically in Camden for many years. His Camden Junior Team Tennis players have reached the Southern Finals 4 times in the past 3 years.

His players from Camden Country Club have won 2 Belton State Championship Titles in 2016 and 2017, and numerous sportsmanship awards.

KJ and his players have created a huge love of tennis within their community, so much so that the City of Camden recently built and opened a new 16 court tennis facility.

Past Winners
2018 Kevin Jackson
2017 Anibal Braga
2016 Jonathan Barth
2015 Bryan Minton
2014 Carlos Lozano
2013 Toni Young
2012 Dewey Caulder
2011 Sophie Woorons-Johnston
2010 Carl Hocker
2009 Jimmy Mendieta
2008 Joey Eskridge
2007 Rodney McAlister
2006 Joe Capobianco
2005 Cornelius Jordan
2004 Charly Rasheed
2003 Mark Smith
2002 David Holly
2001 Jim Hinson
2000 Gary Agardy
1999 Joe Mattingly
1998 Bernie McGuire