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South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame
Belton, SC

The South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, located in the newly renovated (2007) and air-conditioned historic Belton Depot on Main Street in Belton, is one of the finest sports museums in the country.  Opened in 1984, the Hall of Fame honors the state's top players (both professional and amateur) and tennis officials.  Trophies, racquets and other tennis memorabilia from the past are on display.  The Hall of Fame is operated by South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation.  Through 2008 the Hall of Fame has 47 inductees, including 5 inductees from Belton...Janie Haynie Hentz, Fluffy Rice, Jim Russell, Rex Maynard and Max Grubbs.  New inductees are elected each June by the Board of the Patrons Foundation and are inducted during the Hall of Fame Banquet held in December.

The focal point of the Hall is the inductees' portrait gallery.  Every portrait was painted by Wayland Moore, a Belton native.  Each new portrait is unveiled and placed in the Hall during special ceremonies at The Palmetto Fling, held the week of the Wachovia Palmetto Championships each June.  Old Racquets, books, trophies, pictures and many other tennis artifacts are on display.  These include a memento from each of the inductees tennis career.

South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation

Hall of Fame Inductees Information

The Tennis Hall of Fame is available to the public during the hours of operation for the Belton Museums in the Belton Depot.  Those times are as follows:

Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Contact

Museum Curator/Depot Director
100 North Main Street
PO Box 335
Belton, SC  29627
Phone:  338-7400
beltonmuseum@bellsouth.net

 

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