Charleston Named One of Three Finalists Vying for 'Top Tennis Town'!

July 22, 2010

UPDATE: Charleston, SC has been chosen as one of the Top 3 Finalists for the Top Tennis Town! The Grand Prize winner will be named the “2010 Best Tennis Town” and will receive $100,000 to be used for tennis programming and facility enhancements. The announcement will be made at this year’s US Open (August 30 – September 12).

There’s never been any doubt that Charleston is an active, sports-loving city. Residents have easy access to golfing, water sports, professional sports teams and more. And now Charleston is being recognized as one of the top tennis destinations in the country!

The USTA has selected Charleston as a finalist in the “2010 Best Tennis Town” competition, and now it’s up to residents, visitors and friends of the ‘Holy City’ to help win the title!

The winner will be determined by a nationwide online vote at that will be active until July 26th at 11:59 a.m. The Grand Prize, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced at this year’s US Open. The winning city will be awarded $100,000 to be used for tennis programming or facility enhancements community wide.

Daniel Island’s own Family Circle Tennis Center has played a large role in creating Charleston’s strong tennis reputation. Ten years ago, the Family Circle Cup made the move from Hilton Head Island to Daniel Island, bringing with it a staff of professional instructors, a new top-notch tennis facility and an annual professional women’s tournament that has brought the world’s top players and tennis fanatics to Charleston each spring.