Belton's Tennis History
Belton is known throughout the state of South Carolina for it's tennis heritage, which began in the early 1900's. As a result, Belton has become the home of the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, located in the historic Depot Building. Belton has produced top players for over 70 years and hosts the top juniors tennis tournament in the state. This year that tournament is the 56th annual Palmetto Tennis Championship.
The 2012 Palmetto
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A number of top tournaments are held in Belton each year. The Palmetto Tennis Championships, being the most popular, is an amateur tournament played between young competitors from South Carolina between the ages of 10 and 18. The top finishers move on to the Southern Closed Championships the following week. Belton has hosted the June tournament since 1957. We consider ourselves the smallest town hosting the largest junior tennis tournament in the United States.
2012 Belton Tennis Tournament Calendar
The Belton Tennis Center
The Belton Tennis Center Serves as the Center of Operation during the Palmetto Tennis Tournament. It is a public facility funded by private dollars. We invite you to play at our five court complex. It is open for public play from sun up until sun down, except on Sunday when there is no play until noon. There is no charge for the use of the Belton Tennis Center.
The Belton Tennis Center is staffed by a part-time professional, Jonathan Rice of Belton. He is available most days for group or private lessons and can be reached at his home (864-369-7933) or by calling the Belton Tennis Association (864-338-9087).
Lessons and Clinics are available by calling (864)-338-9087.
For tennis related questions, please e-mail Rex Maynard.