Tennis Apprentice Adult Beginner Program
The six week program, formerly known as Tennis 101, is becoming part of a nationwide US Tennis Association sponsored program for adults called Tennis Apprentice. Tennis Apprentice will begin at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Tennis Center in Florence on at 7:00 PM Friday evening, April 8, with a free introductory adult Tennis Play Night, where participants will be able to sign up for the six week program, which will also be held on Friday nights, beginning on April 22. The instruction will be provided by certified teaching pro Ron James and is designed for beginning and inexperienced players. Interested adults can call the Floyd Center at 843-665-3106 to sign up in advance.
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2016 FTA Membership
The FTA membership year begins January 1st. Go to the membership page to learn more about the discounts offered to FTA members by local business's. Your support allows the FTA to provide beginner clinics for children and adults at discounted pricing to get more people involved in tennis. Sign up now.
2016 Pee Dee Mixed Doubles League
The 2016 Mixed Doubles Season is right around the corner. Important upcoming dates are as follows:
- Team Registration Begins: April 1, 2016
- Team Registration Ends: April 24, 2016 - You must have the minimum number of players signed up by this date to be a legal team. Teams must have three legal pairs registered by this date.
When you create your team please name them as follows:
P - Pee Dee League
18 - Enter your age level (18, 40, 55, etc)
E - First Initial of captains first name
S - First Initial of captains last name
FTC - Home courts - Use the following:
- FTC - Florence Tennis Center
- EBE - Ebenezer Tennis Courts
- FCC - Florence Country Club
- HCC - Hartsville Country Club
- BYP - Byerly Park
- PTC - Palmetto Tennis Center
- CCSC - Country Club of South Caolina
SC Play Tennis License Plates Available
South Carolina finally has a license plate for tennis players and fans! The $30 fee to purchase the Play Tennis! license plate goes to the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation, a charity organization providing grants to kids-at-risk programs, need-based grants to junior players, and academic scholarships. The Foundation also administers the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, located in Belton SC. The easiest way to obtain the plate is to do it online.
Go to www.scdmvonline.com and click on "Order License Plates Online" that appears just above the displayed license plate. On the next page, in the box on the right under "Vehicle Services", click on "Exchange a Plate for a New Plate Design". With your current registration card in front of you, fill out the required information. Note: the vehicle number requested is not your VIN number! The number required is the one that appears at the top right on your registration card. You will be asked what plate you are applying for. Choose the Play Tennis! plate that appears in the gallery of specialty plates. Fees that are owed will be shown. Pay with a credit card. That should do it! An alternative path is to find the plate in the DMV's gallery of specialty plates and click where it says "buy this plate".
The old-fashioned way to obtain the plate is to download the DMV form MV-95 from the DMV website, fill it out and send it in. The Play Tennis! plate is not yet listed on this form, but the fee for the plate is $30 in addition to any registration fees that may be due.The DMV will mail you the plate with a new registration and stickers. If you have any problems or questions, the DMV encourages you to call their help line at 803-896-5000.