Daniel Island, Charleston, South Carolina will be the home of this exciting project. Read below to find out why we chose this location to extend the history of Court Tennis in America.

Daniel Island Club

Daniel Island Club

Daniel Island Club

Daniel Island Club


Why build a court tennis court in Charleston, SC?

  • Charleston has for three consecutive years been voted #1 best destination city in the world by Conde Nast readers. It was also voted the most “Tennis Friendly” city in America by Tennis Magazine.
  • The Aiken Tennis Club is only 2 + hours to the west making Charleston the ideal location for a sister club to Aiken.
  • Charleston has an active squash club that could funnel members to the court tennis program.
  • Charleston has two colleges (College of Charleston & The Citadel) that will be logical recruiting sites.

Why have we chosen Daniel Island?

  • Formerly the private plantation of the Guggenheim Family, Daniel Island is located in the City of Charleston.
  • It is an award-winning, established master planned community in the heart of beautiful Charleston. The community features a nationally-regarded private club with top-ranked golf, swim, tennis and fitness in a lush resort-style setting.
  • Daniel Island is home to the Family Circle Cup Tennis Tournament and associated complex that has 15 tennis courts.
  • Daniel Island has a young population comprised primarily of professionals with families. There are also a number of wealthy second home owners from out of state.
  • Daniel Island is only a 12-15 minute drive from downtown Charleston.

Why have we chosen the Daniel Island Club?

  • The Daniel Island Club has 2 golf courses, 10 har-tru tennis courts, 1 grass tennis court, two swimming pools, gym, a beautiful main club house and many other amenities
  • The main clubhouse has banquet facilities for large parties and balls.
  • Three newly constructed “club cottages” will be available to house visiting players during tournaments or just vacations in Charleston.
  • The Club has the only lawn tennis professional in Charleston who is also a 12 handicap court tennis player at Aiken Tennis Club, Ben Cook. Ben will be constantly recruiting lawn tennis players to learn court tennis.
  • The Club is amenable to hiring a court tennis professional once the program gets traction.

Is the Daniel Island Club on sound financial footing?

  • Yes, the Daniel Island Club has been operating and continues to operate on a positive net cash flow basis.
  • Financial statements of Daniel Island Club will be available to “Winning Gallery” Level donors and above (see Levels of Giving).

Support Charleston

There is no doubt in my mind that Daniel Island Club and the Charleston area would create an environment where the game of court tennis would thrive. Our club and city will appeal to many players world wide. Visit us for either an active or a relaxing holiday.

Ben Cook

USCTA member and Director of Tennis Daniel Island Club