St. george TennisANNOUNCEMENTS
Players in action
Grants & Funding
We Thrive From Support
The USTA Foundation has been a supporter of our program since our first Summer camp in 2013.
- Summer Camp Funding 2012
- Summer Camp Funding 2013
The St. George Rotary Club
The St.George Roatary Club has been a supporter of our program since its inception in 2009.
- Assisted in clean up of tennis courts & facility
- Donated sports equipment
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
The Nellie Mae Foundation has been a supporter of our program since 2018, providing funds for our two week Summer Camp.
- Summer Camp Funds for Underserved Youngsters age 5-11 2018
- Summer Camp Funds 2019
- Summer Camp Funds 2020
National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL)
The National Junior Tennis & Learning has been a supporter of our program since 2018.
- NJTL Capacity Building Grant – to strengthen our organization and make us more sustainable
We’ve Been Featured
Post and Courier Feature Article
Tennis hasn’t just been revived in St. George. It’s alive and better than well.
From a broken down, over-grown dilapidated two-court facility a decade ago, St. George tennis has blossomed into a scenic complex all of its own, thanks to the hard work of many and especially New York City transplant Barbara Jones.
Today, Jones and St. George tennis delight in their Junior Team Tennis as well as the impact their program has had on tennis and kids at nearby Woodland High School, not to overlook the facility’s team entries in the adult Lowcountry Tennis Association.
The Citadel Today
My Ring Story: Humility Over Pride
Meet Cadet Tromaine Cobbs, Reevesville, South Carolina, ’21
Who or what inspired you to attend The Citadel?
I chose to attend The Citadel because my grandmother always loved seeing me in my JROTC uniform and she told me to always continue to be great. I have also been working with two men who are brothers and who are both alumni of The Citadel at a W&B Enterprises. I have known them all my life.
What was the most difficult obstacle you conquered that made you feel you earned the honor of wearing the ring?
The most difficult obstacle would be being more outgoing because I am naturally an introvert, but over these past years I began to talk more and made friendships with new brothers and sisters.
In what ways has this institution impacted your life?
This institution has continued to help me grow as a leader by introducing me into a whole new environment with countless opportunities to learn.
USTA South Carolina Southern Feature
St. George Boy’s Tennis
In St. George, Junior Team Tennis means just a little bit more to the boys who started playing only five years ago. St. George Jr. Team Tennis Coordinator Barbara Jones started an after school program where boys from the community fell in love with the sport of tennis. Jones is also the Executive Director for the St. George Youth Sports League, which was formed in 2010.
“Between 3:00 and 6:00 is when most juveniles start getting into trouble. It is important that we have our courts open to provide a safe environment for our kids through out the community,” stated Jones.
USTA South Carolina Southern Feature
Facilities across the state collected new and gently used tennis gear for the USTA South Carolina Holiday Tennis Racquet Drive.
Shout out to Peter Smith III, Woodland High student and Junior Team Tennis Player, for helping collect racquets in St. George!
The Eagle Record Feature
A grant for $164,400 was presented to the St. George Jr. Team Tennis to go towards the cost to build four new tennis courts and an expansion to the existing building. State Rep. Patsy G. Knight and Sen. John W. Matthews, Jr. attended the year end meeting of the tennis program at the Klauber Building…
The Eagle Record Feature
New Tennis Courts Dedicated
Ian Jones, Chairman of the Board of the St. George Youth Sports League led the dedication of the five new tennis courts and unveiled the St. George Mayor Anne Johnston’s Plaque at the third annual Pumpkin Match held Saturday at the new tennis complex. Attendees at the presentation included Rep. Patsy G. Knight, St. George…
Tennis Related Recognition
Dayani has been appointed to the first USTA, South Carolina Junior Players Committee. The first committee meeting will be at the USTA SC annual meeting December 6th – 8th, 2019.
Peter has been appointed to the first USTA, South Carolina Junior Players Committee. The first committee meeting will be at the USTA SC annual meeting December 6th – 8th, 2019.
Peter won the 2019 Nike Summer Tennis Camp Scholarship. He attended the camp in the Summer of 2019 at the University of South Carolina for 1 week.
Andrew was the South Carolina winner for the National Junior Tennis & Learning Essay Contest for 2019. He won a trip to the Winston-Salem Men’s Professional Tennis Tournament in North Carolina.
Kaleisha won the 2018 Nike Summer Tennis Camp Scholarship. She attended the camp in the Summer of 2018 at Charleston Tennis Center for 1 week.
Blair A. Floyd
Blair was awarded the USTA Tennis Patron Foundation Scholarship in 2018. This is a scholarship that applies to all four years of her undergraduate studies.
Kimani Green received a $1,000 tennis scholarship.
Makayla was the South Carolina winner for the National Junior Tennis & Learning Essay Contest for 2018. She won a trip to the Winston-Salem Men’s Professional Tennis Tournament in North Carolina.
Makayla Cobbs received a $1,000 tennis scholarship.
Our Veteran Players are Saying…
Blair A. Floyd
“To say that tennis impacted my life would be an understatement, it has changed my life for the better. Tennis began to change my life when I joined my local USTA junior team tennis league at the age of eight. it has helped me reach new heights and even provided a college scholarship. Most recently, the St. George Tennis Center has helped me to find and cultivate my passion for teaching. It was not just the game, for me it was the game with the community that made all the difference. “
Tennis has taught me about commitment and dedication and how to work hard to achieve your goals. A lesson I will carry with me for life.
St George Junior Tennis Team Program has influenced me tremendously. If it weren’t for St. George Tennis Program I would never have had opportunity the chance to be introduced to a sport that has given me so many memorable experiences. From playing my first tennis game in 1st grade to volunteering with that same program. I will forever remember all of my experiences that I have had through the St. George’s Junior Tennis Team Program.
St. George JTT has been a positive influence on my life by teaching me the key leadership characteristics such as honor, humility and commitment . Now that I am a cadet at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, I can now continue to honor others that are in charge of me. Humility is by far the most valuable characteristic because like in tennis, I will not be able to win every point, so accepting this fact, I have put away my arrogance and became humble. I am committed to St. George’s JTT program, that I will not turn down an offer to help the younger kids find love and passion for the game of tennis.
Children Served Annually
Children served in summer camp
FUNDED GRANTS FOR TENNIS PROGRAMS
St George Junior Team Tennis does not tolerate discrimination of anyone, regardless of race, sex, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, creed, physical handicap, etc. Furthermore, we strongly believe that the growth of the sport and our community comes from teamwork.