Five Southern Facilities Honored
Five tennis facilities in USTA Southern received 2021 USTA Outsanding Facility Awards:
Public Courts: Large Tennis Centers (11 or more courts)
Rock Hill Tennis Center (Rock Hill, SC)
Tennis Center of Camden (Camden, SC)
Matrix Racquet Club (Lowell, AR)
Raleigh Racquet Club (Raleigh, NC)
Top Seed Tennis Club (Nicholasville, KY)
Here are descriptions of the facilities:
At Rock Hill Tennis Center one will find a strong commitment to the person, player, and the community. With a combined 28 years of experience from the tennis supervisor and head pro, members can be assured that the focus is on them and the facility stays player-driven. The 11 tennis courts, which are resurfaced every 3-5 years, makes certain that participants from all ages and skill levels are playing on high quality courts. Rock Hill also has a wide variety of programs, including wheelchair tennis programs and competitive team programs. In fact, in 2019 a team from Rock Hill won the first national title for 40+ 3.0 women.
Tennis Center of Camden is a large and well-maintained facility boasting 14 regulation tennis courts, two stadium tennis courts, and 12 pickleball courts all of which are lighted. Its central location in Camden’s downtown district makes it easily accessible for everyone in the community. With numerous courts and high quality facilities, they are able to host many tournaments and a wide variety of clinics and social-play events.
Matrix Racquet Club is home to 33 racquet sport courts (Tennis, Pickleball, and Padel), three boutique fitness studios, and a healthy cafe. A wide range of programming, from beginner yellow ball clinics to high performance clinics meant to support and develop players to the highest levels, ensures every individual has the ability to enjoy and learn the game at their own pace. In addition, numerous tournaments are held at the facility, such as the ITA/UTR College Circuit, USTA Junior Circuit, and UTR Open Play among many others.
Through monthly social events, an extensive database of members looking to play, and active members themselves, the Raleigh Racquet Club has built a strong and inter-connected community. Members are able to enjoy both the 10 indoor and 21 outdoor tennis courts, with the indoor courts being air conditioned and heated. The Club plays host to over 100 USTA and RTA leagues, showing their commitment to the game of tennis, and has a full calendar of tennis programming for members of all ages and skill.
Top Seed Tennis Club is one of the premier tennis facilities in the state of Kentucky, having previously won the USTA Kentucky Facility of the Year. They are incredibly active when it comes to tournaments and events. They hosted the WTA Tournament coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, among many others. Top Seed Tennis Club actively engages with their community, sponsoring multiple charity events each year to benefit organizations and causes such as the Humane Society and Breast Cancer Awareness.