Tennis fans are in for a treat at the brand-new Family Circle Tennis Center (161 Seven Farms Dr., 800/677-2293, www.familycirclecup.com, Mon.–Thurs. 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., $15/hr.) on Daniel Island. This multimillion-dollar facility is owned by the city of Charleston, and was built in 2001 specifically to host the annual Family Circle Cup women’s competition, which was previously held in Hilton Head for many years. But it’s also open to the public year-round (except when the Cup is on) with 17 courts.
The best resort tennis activity is at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort (12 Kiawah Beach Dr., 800/654-2924, www.kiawahgolf.com), with a total of 28 courts.
There are four free, public, city-funded facilities on the peninsula: Moultrie Playground (Broad St. and Ashley Ave., 843/769-8258, www.charlestoncity.info, six lighted hard courts), Jack Adams Tennis Center (290 Congress St., six lighted hard courts), Hazel Parker Playground (70 East Bay St. on the Cooper River, one hard court), and Corrine Jones Playground (Marlowe and Peachtree Sts., two hard courts).
© Jim Morekis from Moon Charleston & Savannah, 4th Edition