Belton Tennis Association - Miscellaneous


This page includes information about:

  • Warm up/Practice Courts
  • Player Packets
  • Tournament Rules and Athletic Trainers
  • Doubles Only
  • Awards
  • Dress Code
  • Hospitality
  • Hotels

Warm up/practice courts: 

  • All courts in Belton are used for tournament play and are available for warm up or practice before play begins daily or after play concludes.
  • The courts at Anderson University may not be used without tournament staff present.
  • Eight hard courts at the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center, Jim Ed Rice BLVD, Anderson, SC 29621 are available at any time, including after dark.
  • Courts at the 2 private clubs, Brookstone Meadows (2 hard courts and 8 clay courts) and Cardinal Racket Club (4 hard courts) must be reserved with the tennis professional. Cardinal's clay courts may not be used without special permission and will incur a charge. Contacts are below:
    • Brookstone Meadows: Sophie Woffons 202-1917 or 224-1917; email
    • Cardinal (hardcourts available at no charge; clay courts available for court fee): Matt McKenzie 803-920-5374 or 225-1193; email

Player Packets

  • May be picked up at the site of the player's first singles match

  • Player packets must be picked up no later than 5:00 Saturday


Tournament Rules 

  • A 5-minute warm up is allowed for every match. 
  • USTA Rules and The Code will govern play....refer to Friend At Court.  The USTA Point Penalty System will be in effect and enforced.  All infractions will be reported and result in suspension points.
  • Players who start the tournament are expected to complete all scheduled matches (including consolation and playoffs) unless they are injured, ill or have a family emergency or a school conflict. Failure to complete the tournament will result in South Carolina and Southern suspension points.
  • Players may enter doubles only.
  • No coaching or interference from parents, coaches or spectators will be allowed.  Misbehavior or the demonstration of poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification. 
  • USTA certified referees will be at every headquarters site, and USTA certified officials will be at every court location.
  • Athletic trainers from Playsafe will be at the Belton Tennis Center, Anderson University and Clemson University.  Trainers may be called to satelite sites if needed.
  • Please respect our facilities. Place trash in containers and return chairs, etc. to their original location. If you see a problem with any facility (courts, restrooms, grounds, etc.) please report it to the official at the site. 

Doubles Only

  • Players may enter 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U doubles only with a partner for a $40 entry fee.


  • Singles-Awards will be given to champions, finalist and "Top 8" finishers.  Singles champions will received a Palmetto Championships wrist watch.  Singles champions and finalist will received a Chick-fil-A Palmetto Championships cap.
  • Doubles-Awards and a Chick-fil-A Palmetto Championships cap will be give to champions and finalists.
  • Sportsmanship-One overall tournament award will be presented and 2 awards will be presented to players competing in the 12U.

Dress Code

  • Proper (modest) tennis attire is required. 

Cell Phones 

  • Players' cell phones must be turned off prior to warm up. Talking on cell phone is not allowed on court except during breaks between the 2nd and 3rd sets. The ringer on cell phones belonging to parents, coaches or spectators must be turned off when in close proximity to the courts.  Please move away from the court when talking on a cell phone to avoid distracting the players or other spectators.


  • Chick-fil-A sandwiches and chips will be served to all players at their headquarters site for Saturday lunch
  • Players will receive a Dri-fit t-shirt and tournament gift from Chick-fil-A.
  • Players will be provided Chick-fil-A coupons which may be used for a meal Saturday or Monday.

Hotels-Anderson is hosting a fishing tournament on Lake Hartwell that ends on May 27, which will have an affect on the availability of hotel rooms on Friday night.  Always ask for the special Palmetto Championships rate!

  • Standpipe Inn, On the Square, Belton, SC 29627.  Features guest suites for families of 4 to 11 people.  Downtown Belton, less than a 5 minutes walk to the Belton Tennis Center.,  Email for rates and more information.  Website:  
  • EXIT 27 OFF I-85:
  • Holiday Inn Express, Exit 27 off I-85 (HWY 81), 410 Alliance Parkway, Anderson, SC 29621.  Call 864-231-0231.  Best rate!
  • Hampton Inn North ($119), Exit 27 off I-85 (HWY 81), 411 Alliance Parkway, Anderson, SC 29621.  Call 864-760-1000
  • EXIT 19 OFF I-85 (Closest to Clemson and restaurants)
  • Hampton Inn ($129), Exit 19 off I-85 (HWY 76), 120 Interstate BLVD, Anderson, SC 29621.  Call 864-375-1999.
  • Marriott Residence Inn ($149), 109 Insterstate BLVD, Anderson, SC 29621.  Call 864-225-1212.
  • Comfort Suites ($119), 118 Insterstate BLVD, Anderson, SC 29621.  Call 864-622-1200.
  • Hilton Garden Inn ($145). 115 Destination DR, Andeerson, SC 29621.  Call 864-328-0196.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites ($109),  107 Interstate BLVD, Anderson, SC 29621.  Call 603-400-6680.
  • Holiday Inn ($129), 3509 Clemson BLVD, Anderson, SC 29621.  Call 864-226-1000.
  • Home2 Suites ($159), 315 South Main ST, Anderson, SC 29621.  Call 864-540-0930.
  • The Bleckley Inn ($160).  151 East Church ST, Anderson, SC 29621.  Call 864-225-7203
  • Tru by Hilton ($139), 1350 Clemson BLVD, Seneca, SC 29678.  Call 864-280-8800