Greenville Rec offers Tennis lessons, programs, camps, and tournaments at the Pavilion Recreation Complex. Learn to play or hone your skills with our skilled instructors. Racquet services including stringing, sales, grips, and over grips are offered at the Pavilion, as well as, ball machine rentals. Call Tim or Scott at 864-322-7529 for more information. .
Tim Driscoll: Director of Tennis
Tim began playing tennis at the age of 10 with his father and immediately loved the game. By the age of 17 he was ranked #3 in Tennessee and 21st in the south. Attending college at Virginia Intermont College on a full scholarship, Tim was awarded the NAIA Division VII Player of the Year in his senior year and reached the semi finals of the National Doubles Collegiate Tournament. Immediately after graduating from college with a BS in Sports Management, he was certified by the USPTR. After teaching at the Bristol Racquet and Fitness Club, he became the head teaching pro at Bristol Country Club. After moving to Greenville, Tim became the head tennis pro at the Thornblade Club. After six years, Tim came to Greenville Rec to build a tennis program and has developed a great junior program with over 800 kids participating in the program and USTA sanctioned tournaments. With over sixteen years of experience as a full time tennis professional with both USPTA and USPTR certification, Tim feels blessed to be able to do what he does each day.
Scott Monahan: Tennis Pro for Greenville Rec
Scott has been the Head Tennis Pro for Greenville Rec since January 2008. He obtained his USPTR certification in Charlotte. Scott works with all levels of junior development and adult instruction both private and group settings. He was the coach of five USTA Junior Team Tennis teams based out of the Pavilion for the Spring 2009 season. One of the teams (Under 12 Intermediate Flight) advanced to the state playoffs in Sumter. He holds a degree in International Relations from Syracuse. Upon graduating from SU in 1999 Scott lived in New York City and worked in the “corporate world” for eight years. For the past couple of years Scott has been very fortunate to be employed in the tennis industry where he has the opportunity to express and share his passion for the game of tennis.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”-Arthur Ashe
This quote summarizes Christine’s philosophy of the developmental game of tennis for her students, as well as her personal tennis career. She began playing tennis at the age of 16, after making her high school (Dorman High School) team. She fell in love with the game after one high school season, and began lessons and junior tournaments. Christine earned full scholarship through athletics/academics to attend Spartanburg Methodist College where she played both collegiate tennis and soccer for the College. Christine played the #1 seed in singles and doubles for two seasons with the Pioneers, earning MVP honors and defeating a Bolleteri student in singles match while at SMC, under Coach Jim Greene. Christine continued her tennis career by earning full athletic/academic scholarship to Columbia College. While at Columbia College Christine played numbers 1-3 in singles and #1-2 in doubles. In her two seasons at Columbia College under Coach James Morrison, she maintained a winning singles record, named most developed player and captained tennis team. Christine also interned at Northwoods Golf Club while at Columbia College, aside from tennis/academic activities. She continued her education earning her Master of Arts plus 30 hours degree from Converse College in Special/Elementary Education.
Christine resumed her tennis career by completing her PTR certification and accepting the Varsity Head Coach of the Boys Tennis Program (in addition to full-time position as Special Educator serving students with Learning Disabilities) at Airport High School in West Columbia, SC. She organized and managed a golf tournament fundraiser within two months of accepting the Head Coach position. Through local player and community support Christine established a budget to fund her tennis program, and vision; to develop and support successful student-athletes through the game of tennis. In her first season at AHS she negotiated and held the program’s home matches at a community tennis complex, (due to condition of High School’s tennis facility), established a USTA No-Cut team and finished third in region. In her second year as Head Coach she researched and wrote a USTA Facilities Assistance Grant and joined the SC After School Alliance, in order to build more after school tennis programs in West Columbia, SC at the Airport High School Tennis Facility. She also took her team to play against non-region defending state champions, Dorman High School and coached her number one player at the 2012 Boys Singles SCHSL singles tournament.
Christine developed and ran junior/adult camps/clinics at the Eastside YMCA in the Summer and Fall of 2012, through the Greenville County Recreation District Tennis Program. She is currently a full-time Resource Teacher at Mauldin High School and an Associate Pro at the Pavilion. Her career goal is to help players of all levels develop and succeed, while growing the game of her strongest passion; tennis.
Just want to play… no problem. You can reserve tennis courts at:
- Pavilion Recreation Complex
- Butler Springs Park
- Southside Park
- Northside Park
. Greenville Rec Tennis Court Reservation Policy:
- Groups requiring two or more courts must make a reservation.
- Leagues and schools must make a reservation.
- Reservations must be made at least 90 minutes in advance.
- All Greenville Rec courts cost $6 per hour per court.
Please call Greenville Rec’s administrative office at 864-288-6470 for reservations.
Greenville Rec offers Racquet services and ball machine rentals at the Pavilion. Now carrying Babolat racquets, bags, strings, and overgrips, along with the recently released line of Dunlop racquets, and a wider selection of Gamma and Dunlop strings and grips.
We provide the string and labor: $24 – $32 per racquet depending upon the type of string Customer provides the string: $16 per racquet for labor
Racquets for Sale
Dunlop and Babolat junior and adult racquets at competitive rates
Grips and Over-grips
We provide and apply new grips: $8 per grip We provide and apply a new over-grip: $8 for a pack of 3
Rental for $12/hour (call for rental times) Call Tim or Scott at 322-7529 ext. 207 for more information.