Belton Tennis Association - Palmetto Championships

Palmetto Championships

The Information Below Includes

  • Introduction & tentative tournament locations
  • General information
  • Entry fees and deadline
  • Link to enter
  • Tournament staff
  • Tournament Committee
  • Appeals Committee
  • Physical addresses of different sites
  • Key contact information
  • Sponsors
  • New Sportsmanship Initiative - Good Chase Sportsmanship Race

Introduction & Tentative Locations

The Palmetto Championships, presented by Chick-fil-A of Anderson,is a Level 5 Closed USTA tournament which has been played in Belton, S. C. since 1957.  The tournament offers singles draws of 64 players and doubles draws of 32 teams for boys and girls in 4 age divisions, 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U.  Multiple draws of 16 singles players and 16 doubles team are offered in the 10U divisions.  The 2023 Palmetto is scheduled for July 1-3.  See below for information or click on one of the 7 categories across the top of the page for more details. Some information is subject to change based on the number of entries received in each division.  Due to larger draws, court availability and rest periods required between singles matches, tentative plans call for this year's matches to be played at the following locations:

  • 18U-Belton/Anderson University
  • 16U Belton/Anderson University
  • 14U-Clemson University
  • 12U-Clemson University
  • 10U-Brookstone Meadows (Anderson)

General Information

2023 Palmetto Championships-Belton, South Carolina

July 1-3, 2023
Since 1957….Our 66th Year 

3-Time South Carolina Junior Tournament of the Year

3-Time Southern Junior Tournament of the Year

National Level 5 South Carolina Closed Tournament.  12U, 14U, 16U & 18U (64 singles draws and 32 doubles draws) Open to players 18 years old and younger who live in South Carolina. Open to all 10U players who live in one of the USTA Southern Section states.

Entry Fee (Includes online service fees) & Deadline

  • 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U singles only - $85.00

  • 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U both singles and doubles - $85.00
  • 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U doubles only - $45.00
  • 10U singles and doubles - $47.15 

Entry Deadline: 5:59 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Click to enter

Tournament Staff:

Tournament Chairman: Rex Maynard

Tournament Director: Assistant Tournament Director: Jonathan Rice

Referee: Kelly Hesketh 

Chief Umpire: Ernie James - Clemson

Tournament Committee:

  • Rex Maynard, Chairman
  • Jean Anne Maynard, BTA President
  • Jamie Ouzts, BTA Vice-President
  • Caroline Price, BTA Immediate Past President
  • Jonathan Rice, BTA Director of Tennis
  • Matt Mundy, Staff & Volunteer Support
  • Maxine LeCroy, Staff & Volunteer Support
  • Whitney Ellis, Player Services
  • Kelly Hesketh, Tournament Referee
  • Appeals Committee: 
  • Rex Maynard
  • Jonathan Rice
  • Caroline Price

Physical Addresses for Facilities

  • Belton Tennis Center (16U & 18U) 104 Brown Ave, Belton, SC 29627
  • BHP High School 11000 Belton Honea Path Hwy, Honea Path, SC 29654

  • Leda Poore Park 14367 SC-20, Belton, SC 29627

  • Anderson University Tennis Parking 1120 State Hwy 331, Anderson, SC 29621. Additional parking @ 433 Williamston Rd, Anderson, SC 29621

  • Duckworth Family Tennis Facility, Clemson University (12U & 14U)  170 Old Greenville Hwy, Clemson, SC 29631

  • Brookstone Meadows (10U) 107 River Club Dr, Anderson, SC 29621 

  • Note: Headquarters sites listed in bold and are tentative and subject to change pending the number of entries received in each age division.

Key Contact Information:

  • Referee-Kelly Hesketh:; 864-630-7974 
  • Tournament Chairman and Tournament Director-Rex Maynard:; 864-314-9451
  • Assistant Tournament Director-Jonathan Rice: 864-328-8097


Title Sponsor:  Chick-fil-A of Anderson

Presenting Sponsors:

  • Dunlop
  • Pepsi Beverages Company
  • Smith Stearns Tennis Academy
  • Waste Connections 

Gold Sponsors:

  • Belton Industries
  • Maynard's Home Furnishings
  • Rex Maynard
  • Southern Burglar & Fire Alarm

Silver Sponsors:

  • Argo & Associates
  • Clinkscales Drugs
  • Cox Funeral Home
  • Dillard's Trophy Shoppe
  • Palmetto Insurance/Keys Agency
  • Subway of Belton
  • The Commercial Bank

Municipal Sponsors:

  • Anderson County
  • City of Anderson
  • City of Belton


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