If you're looking to watch tennis played at its highest level, take advantage of the professional tennis being played in our own backyard. With events this year in Sumter, Hilton Head Island, Charleston,and nearby Atlanta, tennis fans in South Carolina have much to be excited about. Be sure to mark the following events down on your calendar:
Family Circle Cup - Daniel Island, SC
March 29 - April 6, 2014
The top women's tennis players will be back in Charleston for the Family Circle Cup in March of 2014. The Family Circle Cup was started in 1973 and has been a pioneer for women's professional tennis ever since.
Big names like Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic, Andrea Hlavackova and Liezel Huber call Charleston home during the Family Circle Cup.
Palmetto Pro Open - Sumter, SC
May 19-25, 2014
The $10,000 Palmetto Pro Open, a USTA Pro Circuit Event, will host a number
of returning players from the 2013 Pro Open. This event is a 10,000 Women’s Pro Circuit event and has players from over 20 countries with rankings as high as the low 100’s in the world. Many of the players that play in this size event go on to become tour players. This is a great opportunity to see professional tennis up close. The Palmetto Pro Open is unique for the Sumter area and will showcase not only the excellence in tennis play but also the Palmetto Tennis Center. Admission is FREE and open to the public. For more information you can contact the Palmetto Tennis Center at (803)774-3969 or the Swan Lake Visitors Center at 803-436-2640.
Once again the Palmetto Tennis Center will hold its annual Iris Jr. Championships from May 5-7. Each year the winner of the girl’s 18s not only wins their tournament division, but also a wild card into the main draw.
Head/First Federal Women's $10,000 - Hilton Head Island, SC
May 26 – June 1, 2014
Van Der Meer Tennis Center is pleased to announce it will host the Head/First Federal Women’s $10,000 Pro Circuit Tournament May 26—June 1. The tournament returns to Hilton Head Island for the 21st consecutive year.
Players such as Alexandra Mueller, Denise Starr, Brooke Austin and Kristy Frilling will be playing in this years tournament.
Events over the course of the week will include a free adult clinic, International Kids Day, a catered player/sponsor lunch and player party, and tournament finals, with the closing ceremony on Sunday.
BB&T Atlanta Open, July 19-27, 2014
PTR $17,500 Wheelchair Championships- Hilton Head Island, SC
September 11-14, 2014
The PTR $17,500 Wheelchair Championships is an event for men, women, quads and juniors with divisions from novice to world ranked players.
The tournament is being held at the Chaplin Park Tennis Center and the HH Motorcoach Resort on Hilton Head Island.Special tournament activities include players drill clinic, welcome cookout, run/roll event, player banquet and oceanfront beach party.
$10,000 Event - Hilton Head Island, SC
September 29 - October 5, 2014
Rock Hill Rocks Open - Rock Hill, SC
October 5-12, 2014
The Rock Hill Rocks Open is a Women's Pro Circuit Tournament that will be held in Rock Hill, S.C.
Women's Pro Circuit $25,000 Tournament- Florence, SC
October 13-19, 2014
This tournament will be held at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center, which was built in 2011. The facility has 24 hard courts and 6 clay courts. Read more about the Florence Open here