Placing... First Place [as the USTA "Best Tennis Town in America"] has been a major victory in itself, bringing national attention and immense pride to Charleston.
Johns Island, SC (PRWEB) September 30, 2010
Seabrook Island, S.C., annually hosts the Alan Fleming Sr. Open Clay Court State Championship Tournament at Seabrook Island Racquet Club. The event was recently voted "South Carolina Adult Tournament of the Year." The Tournament is a South Carolina Level 1 State Championship event, as well as a Southern 200 point tournament with 44 events, including singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Age categories for both men and women range from 40 to 80 years old.
Seabrook Island is a private 2,200-acre resort community located just 21 miles from historic Charleston. Completion of the island's three-year, $31 million Horizon Plan renovation project means that visitors to this year's Alan Fleming Tournament will not only have the opportunity to test their tennis skills against some of the best players around, they'll enjoy brand-new, top-notch amenities and facilities.
ResortQuest, a leading management company for vacation rentals in Seabrook, donates each year to the Alan Fleming Championship benefitting the Hospice of Charleston Foundation. ResortQuest and other donors' commitments will allow the Hospice of Charleston to continue in their mission of:
- Financially assisting low-income hospice patients through their Patient Assistance Grants Program (PAGP),
- Raising awareness about Hospice Care through a number of educational initiatives, and
- Supporting bereaved families through Shannon's Hope camp for children and Candlelight Memorial Ceremonies.
Online registration opened August 15, with the deadline for registration on Thursday, September 30, 2010. Participants also must sign up for any Social Events they would like to attend before the deadline of Saturday, October 2, 2010.
Charleston, S.C. Now "Best Tennis Town in America"!
Charlestonians and Island residents and guests that love the Lowcountry are excited about the USTA announcement that Charleston, S.C., placed first in the "Best Tennis Town in America" contest. Charleston captured the title and $100,000 for community tennis programming as part of USTA's second nationwide search. Representatives from the Lowcountry tennis community are thrilled with this honor and were present at the public unveiling of the "Best Tennis Town" winner at the US Open. In total, 82 cities entered the contest. Representatives from the top three vote-getting communities in contention for "Best Tennis Town" -- Charleston, Atlanta, Ga., and Richmond, Va. -- were all in attendance.
"I want to congratulate all of the local tennis entities who collaborated in the effort to bring this accolade to the Lowcountry," said Joseph P. Riley, mayor of the city of Charleston. "Placing in the Top 10, and then the Top 3, and now First Place has been a major victory in itself, bringing national attention and immense pride to Charleston."
In honor of this notable achievement, ResortQuest is offering a Seabrook Tennis Package. The package, which includes a lodging discount, discount on Pro Shop purchases, a private tennis lesson and unlimited court time, is available on the company's Web site or by calling 866-257-1860 and mentioning Promo Code "2ACE".
ResortQuest offers visitors who are looking for Seabrook Island vacation rentals many effective ways to save while staying in fully equipped private homes, villas and cottages. Seabrook Island, just 21 miles from Historic Charleston, is a private security-gated resort community offering three miles of pristine beach, fabulous new amenities from the $31 million Horizon Plan completion, championship golf, tennis, biking, nature tours, shopping, dining and water-related activities. The company's ResortQuest Privileges amenity program offers special rates and discounts from area venues. Guests should call 1-866-503-4269 to find out about special lodging discounts on Seabrook Island.
ResortQuest, one of the nation's leading vacation rental and resort real estate companies, provides a one-stop resource for North America's premier resort destinations. ResortQuest is the oldest and largest independent vacation rental company serving Charleston and the beach resort islands of Kiawah, Seabrook, Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes and Sullivan's Island with offices located on Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island and Isle of Palms, S.C.
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