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2024 USTA SC College Showcase

Calling all rising South Carolina high school juniors and seniors! If you are interested in playing college tennis, this showcase is for you! We are gathering coaches from all over the region to come watch you play! 2024 USTA South Carolina College Showcase Flyer Date: Saturday, June 29th, 2024 Location: Lexington County Tennis Complex425 Oak Drive, … Read more

Thank you, Kevin Light and Mike Ward

Two South Carolina volunteers are rolling off as CTA President. Thank you, Kevin, for your longtime service as the CTA president to the Florence Tennis Association. The FTA is a critical partner with USTA South Carolina, and we appreciate all you have done for the Florence area and the state. Thank you, Mike, for your … Read more

Roy Barth’s book, Point of Impact

Roy Barth, former touring international touring tennis professional, Director of Tennis at Kiawah Island Resort, and former President of the South Carolina Tennis Association, has written his ‘Life’s Journey in Tennis’, Point of Impact. It is Roy Barth’s personal story woven through the history of tennis Lessons. Part One is the Lessons of Tennis and … Read more

Lucy Garvin Celebrates Induction of Van der Meer at ITHOF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIWmnrqJscQ As was reported in the June edition of Our Family Newsletter, former USTA, USTA Southern and USTA South Carolina President Lucy Garvin celebrated the induction of South Carolina’s Dennis Van der Meer into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 17. Lucy’s seven-minute speech was telecast on the Tennis Channel. She recognized his … Read more

Charles Hodgin Passed Away on Friday, April 2, 2021

We are mourning the loss of Charles Hodgin, who passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021. Mr. Hodgin was inducted into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame in 2019.   Charles settled in Sumter in 1957. His competitive spirit, sportsmanship, honesty and integrity, along with his instruction and leadership skills were instrumental in building … Read more

For Dr. Carol B. Alan, Tennis Roots Run Deep

Many know Dr. Carol B. Alan as an avid tennis player, USTA South Carolina board member and head of the Sumter Tennis Club. What you may not know is that she comes from a family of tennis pioneers. Carolyn Archie, Dr. Alan’s mother, won the American Tennis Association, Inc. (ATA) National Tennis Tournament (12-15 year bracket) … Read more

Pillar of Black Tennis: Domino Boulware

Today we celebrate a pillar of tennis in South Carolina. Domino Boulware is a husband, father, mentor, certified teaching professional and South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame inductee. For more than 35 years, he has grown grassroots tennis for all ages, abilities and economic circumstances. Domino and his wife Jackie have created a tennis oasis … Read more