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Tennis Family of the Year

Family that has done the most to promote tennis in South Carolina through playing, coaching, officiating, volunteering, administrative work, etc. 

The Smit Family 

Anthony, Annette, Suzette, Jeanette, JP and Jacques Smit are the 2018 Tennis Family of the Year.

The entire family is engaged in the game of tennis. Anthony and Annette have not only taught their children how to play great tennis, but have also taught them how to be good sports on the court.

Suzette, 16, is #16 in 16 and Under in South Carolina and the recipient of last year’s Sportsmanship award. Jeanette, 13, is #16 in South Carolina 14s, JP (11) is #3 in South Carolina 12s. He won Belton in his age group and received the sportsmanship award. The youngest, Jacques, (9) is #11 in South Carolina 10 and Under. 

The Smit family are members at the Rock Hill Tennis Center and are active in keeping community courts in tip-top condition and helping community players develop their game.


Past Winners

2018 The Smit Family
2017 The Giannelli Family
2016 Smith family
2015 Prince family
2014 Scheper family
2013 The Floyd Family
2012 The Zetrouer Family
2010 The Kusmider Family
2009 The Miller Family
2008 The Gildermeister Family
2007 The Ferrell Family
2006 The Jeff Young Family
2005 Burt and Carol Fowles/ The Britt Family
2004 Marc Williams
2003 William Richmond
2002 Douglas Appleby
2001 Joe Moyer
2000 Frank Lee
1999 Rod Cantey
1998 Jeff Young
1997 Gene Simmons
1996 Steve Zalinski Family
1995 Stan Smith Family
1994 Rivers Lynch Family
1993 Bill Porter Family
1992 Tim Dargan Family
1991 Robert Martin Family
1990 Emile Rasheed Family
1989 Rex Maynard Family
1988 Michael Runey Family
1986 Charles Hodgin Family
1985 Burton Case Family
1984 John Menkhaus Family
1983 Carroll Player Family