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Tennis... Sport for Life


A Hidden Treasure for Sumter... The Palmetto Tennis Center!

The growing town of Sumter, South Carolina has hidden away somewhat of an island of pleasure in the tennis world. Inside the Palmetto Park behind the baseball fields sits The Palmetto Tennis Center. This place is the central focus of all the tennis enthusiasts from the local and surrounding area. On a busy afternoon in gorgeous South Carolina weather all 24 courts may be filled and the tennis buzz fills the air. With its open space and clean facilities it is hard not to feel lucky that such a growing community could already behold such a haven for a tennis player.

The Palmetto Tennis Center was constructed in 2003 and was open with the start of hosting the Conference Carolinas Championship April 14, 2004. At the time of opening, the tennis center had 12 lighted hard courts and the main building including offices, restrooms and a pro shop. Shortly afterwards in 2005 another 6 courts were added to take the facility to 18 courts. The tennis center has progressed in many ways since its opening in 2004. From hiring more teaching professionals to hosting more events and starting a performance training center for the youth.  The tennis center has truly grown in stature and status. The Tennis Center like nothing else started from ground up and has with great skills, team goals and strong initiative worked its way up the tennis ladder. The initial host experience was to smaller USTA level three events such as the Palmetto Junior Championships.

After smoothly running numerous tournaments from Local, State to Regional ITA, the tennis center started to expand to higher level tennis events. These include National Small College Championship events and higher level USTA events to include the Women's Pro Circuit 10K, 25K, and now 60K events. In 2017 the Palmetto Tennis Center was able to celebrate their ten year anniversary as host to the USTA Women's Pro Circuit Event.


  • Payment Policy: Prepayment is required for all tennis instruction.  
  • Number of Players: A maximum of 4 players may be on a court at any given time, except for team warm-up courts, in which the limit is 6 players.
  • Attire: All players on the courts must wear tennis shoes and be in proper attire.
  • Coaching: Private lessons and drilling by coaches other than PTC Tennis Pros is prohibited.

PTC's Inclement Weather Policy: 

  • There is a lightning detection system in place at the facility for notification of lightning within the area.
  • PTC encourages players to call the center for the latest information, especially early morning classes.
  • If conditions cause the facility to close while operating: advanced reservations will be notified via email.
  • If clinics are canceled, roster players will be notified via email or SMS message.
Pro Shop

The Palmetto Tennis Center's Pro Shop is an exclusive Wilson racquet dealer. The pro shop carries strings, wraps, balls, bags, towels and more! Full service racquet stringing available!

PTC Main Office


5 On-Site Tennis Professionals

  • General Manager
  • Tennis Development Professional
  • Tennis Training Professional
  • Tennis Performance Professional

Other Amenities and Features Include:

  • 24 Deco-turf hard tennis and 4 pickleball courts of which are lighted for night play.
  • A Pro Shop with racquets, balls, grips, accessories, etc. as well as stringing and restringing services.
  • Two ball machines
  • Tournament Building, Locker rooms with showers and restrooms.
  • & More...

Palmetto Tennis Center Rules:

  • All players must sign in at the Pro Shop prior to going to assigned courts
  • Tennis shoes must be worn to play
  • Shirts must be worn at all times
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please keep our facility free of litter, loud noise, pets, unrelated recreational & sporting equipment, smoking, alcohol & profanity