Youth Tennis


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.  

Facility Information

2023-summer-tennis-cover Opens in new windowMount 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

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Court Reservations

Tennis courts at the Mount Pleasant Tennis Complex only are available for reservation. Reservations can be made up to 48 hours in advance and are for 90 minutes of play. You must have a current membership or pay a court fee to play. 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 Complex are first come, first served outside of office hours unless otherwise noted.

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Junior Tennis

Winter/Spring 2024 Registration will open December 4 @ 8 am!

Fall Tennis Clinics
August 21 - December 7, 2023
*No clinics the week of Thanksgiving
MPRD tennis professionals and instructors focus on fundamental stroke development and introduction of rules and scoring while strongly emphasizing sportsmanship. With this foundation, our junior players experience match play quickly. As players progress, competition and strategy is stressed, preparing players for USTA tournaments and scholastic teams. 

Red Ball - Ages 4-7
Low compression red balls, 19/23" racquets, 36' courts and 33" nets are utilized to allow players to rally quick, creating the optimal teaching environment.

Orange Ball - Ages 8 - 10
Low compression orange balls, 23/25" racquets, 60' courts and 36" nets allow for proper stroke development.

Green Ball - Ages 10-16
Low compression green balls, regulation racquets, courts dimensions and nets are utilized to enable players to sustain rallies. 

Yellow Ball - Ages 10 - 16
This group consists of Green and Yellow. Both groups meet for 90 minutes. Fitness, drilling and match play are emphasized. 

Junior Davis Cup League
October 4 - November 1
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Ages 8 - 15
Activity #211JDC001-01

This popular tennis league returns for it's 24th season. Players are divided into teams representing countries and compete in a Davis Cup format. Emphasis is placed on learning to compete with sportsmanship. Participants receive a t-shirt and awards. *Must have played orange ball level in some camps and clinics and know how to serve, keep score and basic rules of tennis. 

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, and Park West Recreation Complex.

Please ensure you have talked with a Pro before purchasing any private 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 Team Clinics

Contact a Mount Pleasant Recreation Tennis Professional to lead your group or USTA Team in a clinic or lesson of drills, strategy, and match play. Get the competitive advantage!

60 minutes with 1 Pro = $70
60 minutes with 2 Pros = $65/each

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 oversees all of our MPRD junior and adult clinic and camp 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 or group lessons. Go Tennis!

Bradley Drummond, USPTA Professional

Staff Tennis Professional Chris Waters

Chris Waters is a 25 year USPTR Pro level 1 instructor. He was a college tennis coach at Limestone College for 8 year and most recently the Junior Tennis Coordinator at Daniel Island Club. Chris is happy to be a part of the MPRD team again and looks forward to helping you grow or start you tennis game. Contact him for private, semi-private or group lessons today!

Chris Waters, USPTR Professional

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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