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

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 May 27-29.  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
  • 16U Boys-Belton
  • 16U Girls-Anderson University or TL Hanna High School in Anderson
  • 14U-Clemson Univeresity12U-Clemson University or Anderson Univeresity
  • 10U-Brookstone Meadows (Anderson)

Locations cannot be finalized until final entries are received on May 17.

General Information

2023 Palmetto Championships-Belton, South Carolina

May 27-29, 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, May 17, 2023

Click to enter

Tournament Staff:

Tournament Chairman: Rex Maynard

Tournament Director: Mark Smith; Assistant Tournament Director: Jonathan Rice

Referee: Kelly Hesketh 

Deputy Referees: Mary Burgess, Maxine LeCroy, Gary Link, Linda Sandusky

Chief Umpire: Jonathan Hogue

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
  • Mark Smith, Tournament Director
  • Kelly Hesketh and Maxine LeCroy 

Appeals Committee: 

  • Rex Maynard
  • Jonathan Rice
  • Caroline Price

Physical Addresses for Multiple Court Facilities

  • Belton Tennis Center (16U Boys & 18U)-5 courts: 104 Brown AVE, Belton, SC 29627
  • BHP High School-6 courts: 11000 BHP HWY, Honea Path, SC 29654

  • Leda Poore Park-6 courts: North Main ST (HWY 20), Belton, SC 29627

  • Anderson University (16U Girls)-8 courts: 433 Williamston Rd, Anderson, SC 29621

  • Cardinal Racquet Club-3 courts:  808 Reed RD, Anderson, SC 29627

  • TL Hanna High School-6 courts:  2600 HWY 81, Anderson, SC 29621

  • Brookstone Meadows (10U)-8 clay courts and 2 hard courts: 107 River Club DR, Anderson, SC 29621 

  • Duckworth Family Tennis Facility, Clemson University (12U & 14U)-18 courts:  Old Greenville HWY (HWY 93), Clemson, SC 29631

  • 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 Director-Mark Smith:; 864-448-6156
  • Tournament Chairman-Rex Maynard:; 864-314-9451


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