Mount Pleasant Recreation Tennis
The Mount Pleasant Recreation Tennis Program hosts a variety of tennis programs for all ages and experience levels from group clinics, summer camps and private lessons to competitive tournaments and league play.
CONGRATULATIONS to our USTA Spring South Carolina State Champions & Finalists:
Spring 23 Finalists:
18 & Over 4.0 Women - Jane Eckhardt
40 & Over 4.5 Men - Will Shelley
55 & Over 4.0 Men - Frank Pettersen
70 & Over 4.0 Women - Jane Fluet
Spring 23 Champions:
70 & Over 3.5 Men - Dick Nemes
Interested in joining a team? Click Here!
Mount Pleasant Tennis Complex
889 Whipple Road
12 hard courts, 4 clay courts, playground for ages 5 - 12 and baseball/multi-purpose field
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 9 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 12 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Julian Weston Tennis Courts (Royall Avenue)
330 Royall Avenue
3 lighted courts
Park West Tennis Courts
1251 Park West Boulevard
2 lighted courts
Tennis courts at the Mount Pleasant Tennis Complex only are available for reservations. Reservations can be made up to 48 hours in advance and are for 90 minutes of play. You must make a reservation to play on a court during operating hours and either have a current membership or pay a court fee. Please call 843-856-2162 or stop by the clubhouse to reserve a court!
**Courts at the Royall Avenue and Park West Facilities are available on a first come, first served basis outside of MPRD Programming.
**Courts at the Mount Pleasant Tennis Center are first come, first served outside of office hours unless otherwise noted.
Upcoming Closures (courts first come, first served):
Special Olympics Tournament - September 2, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm - limited courts
Labor Day Weekend - September 2 - 4
Veteran's Day - November 10
Thanksgiving - November 23 - 26
Christmas - December 25 - 26
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Senior Men's & Women's Tennis Program
This long-running program is open to all seniors. Senior men and women play at the Mount Pleasant Tennis Complex three morning a week. This program provides senior players the opportunity to play regularly for recreation, exercise and fellowship. An Annual Tennis Membership is required.
Senior Men - Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8 am - 10 am
Senior Women - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8 am - 930 am
Ball Machine Rental
30 minutes = $10
60 minutes = $15
Call 843-856-2162 to reserve today!
Adult Tennis Clinics
Fall 2023: August 21 - December 7
Our Adult Tennis Clinics are a great place for both beginners and seasoned players to fine-tune their strokes and get exercise in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. Participants often find that this is a great place to meet other players who become hitting partners and USTA teammates.
**If you have not played before we recommend starting with a few private lessons before joining the clinics!
$15/clinic, resident $30/clinic, non-resident
Players Package: 7 clinics = $90, resident $120, non-resident
*Players Package applies to Drill and Play Clinic only
Fall 2023 Session Players Packages expire December 12 - any left over clinics do not rollover
Drill & Play Tennis Clinic
Fine-tune your stokes an exercise in a fun atmosphere. Led by Mount Pleasant Tennis Professionals, this clinic takes small groups through drills and situational match play.
Mount Pleasant Tennis Complex
Tuesday/Thursday 6 - 7 PM
Please call, 856-2162, to reserve your spot each week!
Cardio Tennis Clinic
60-minute conditioning class that will help you take your game to the next level. Enjoy heart-pumping music while hitting a ton of balls!
Mount Pleasant Tennis Complex
Monday/Wednesday 6 - 7 PM
Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Contact Bradley Drummond, 913-827-6274, if interested in Cardio Tennis!
The Mount Pleasant Tennis Complex hosts teams in the following USTA sponsored leagues: Fall, Spring, Senior, Mixed Doubles, Combo, and Singles. If interested in joining a team please fill out the form linked below or contact the office at 843-856-2162. All USTA players out of MPRD must have a current yearly or seasonal membership to play.
Visit the LCTA Website for registration dates and more information.
Fall League Begins September 18
Flex League Registration - July 9 - August 31 with play beginning September 9
The Charleston Area Ladies Tennis Association sponsors leagues on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at 4 levels of play. The all-doubles leagues play at various clubs and centers throughout the Charleston area. All CALTA players at MPRD must have a current yearly membership to play.
Private Tennis Lessons
Private Lessons are available at the player’s convenience with MPRD Tennis Professionals. See below for pricing, Tennis Professional bios and contact information. Lessons are available at Mount Pleasant Tennis Complex, Royall Avenue Tennis Courts (Old Village), and Park West Recreation Complex.
Please ensure you have spoken with a Pro before purchasing any lessons!
30 minutes = $30 resident / $45 non-resident
45 minutes = $45 resident / $60 non-resident
60 minutes = $60 resident / $90 non-resident
Series of 4:
30 minutes = $110 resident / $140 non-resident
45 minutes = $165 resident / $195 non-resident
60 minutes = $220 resident / $250 non-resident
Series of 8:
60 minutes = $400 resident / $430 non-resident
Semi-Private, 2 People:
45 minutes = $50 resident / $80 non-resident
60 minutes = $65 resident / $95 non-resident
Semi-Private, 2 People, Series of 4:
45 minutes = $185 resident / $215 non-resident
60 minutes = $240 resident / $270 non-resident
Group or USTA League Team Clinics
Contact a Mount Pleasant Recreation Tennis Professional to lead your group or USTA Team in a clinic of drills, strategy, and match play. Get the competitive advantage!
60 minutes with 1 Pro = $70
60 minutes with 2 Pros = $65/each
MPRD Tennis Professionals
Head Tennis Professional Clay Maynor
MPRD teaching pros are led by Clay Maynor. Clay has been a USPTA P-1 teaching professional since 1989 and head pro at MPRD since 1999. Clay was previously at Highland Country Club in Fayetteville, NC and Mountain Gate Country Club in Los Angeles, California. Clay also served as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Campbell University. Throughout his career Clay has worked with every level of player from the beginning adult and junior to nationally ranked players. He is available for private lessons and oversees MPRD's junior and adult clinic programs.
Clay Maynor, USPTA Professional
Staff Tennis Professional Tim Kealy
Timothy Kealy is a 20+ year USPTA P- 1 teaching professional. His father was a tennis professional as well, so Tim was practically born with a racquet in his hand and has been playing his whole life. In his 20 years of teaching, he finds he enjoys teaching all levels and all ages, with an extra passion for coaching doubles and playing on league teams. Tim is happy to be a part of the MPRD team and looks forward to helping you grow passionate about tennis through junior clinics, adult clinics as well as private and group lessons.
Tim Kealy, USPTA Professional
Staff Tennis Professional Bradley Drummond
Bradley Drummond comes to us from Kansas City where he was the Director of Tennis at Oakwood Country Club and Head Tennis Coach for Notre Dame de Sion High School. Bradley is a USPTA Elite Tennis Professional, certified Cardio Tennis Instructor and is a USRSA racquet stringer. He is an avid USTA league player, Captain and Coach. He is comfortable teaching all ages and skill levels and prides himself on keeping his students “sweating and smiling.” Please contact him for private, semi-private, group lessons. Go Tennis!
Bradley Drummond, USPTA Professional
Staff Tennis Professional Chris Waters
Staff Tennis Professional Richard Shy
Richard Shy comes to us with over 40 years of coaching experience as a Head Pro and is a certified USPTA Elite Pro. He also has certifications with USPTR, Vic Braden's USTA and Stanford Dick Gould's Tennis. Richard lived mostly in Saipan as a kid, went to high school in Chicago, college in California and finally landed in South Carolina. He played the pro circuit in Europe at a young age , competing mainly in Germany, England, France and Belgium. His hobbies include SCUBA diving, skydiving, windsurfing, surfing, mountain biking, black belt in karate, kendo and has made it to nationals in Triathlons…he has all the injuries to prove it. He has coached players from 5 years old to top collegiate, national and ATP players. Contact him today to set up private, semi-private or group lessons!
Richard Shy, USPTA Professional
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