Facility & Programming Info

Oakland Tennis Center

Physical Address: 1448 First Street

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 538

Newberry, SC 29108

phone: (803) 321-3890

e-mail: tennis@cityofnewberry.com


Director of Tennis: Mark Gardiner


The Oakland Tennis Center is managed by the City of Newberry Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department and is home to City of Newberry Tennis Programs and Newberry College Wolves Tennis. The facility features 9 Musco LED lighted courts (6 asphalt hard courts and 3 hybrid ClayTech tennis courts) as well as restrooms and a pro shop. The facility is located in the historic Oakland neighborhood.  Envisioned in 2012, the Groundbreaking for the Oakland Tennis Center took place on March 6, 2017 and the facility was open to the public in October 2017.


Architects: Woolpert, Charlotte, NC

General Contractor: W.E. Baker & Sons, Whitmire, SC

Court Builders: Howard B. Jones & Sons, Mt. Pleasant, SC

City of Newberry Tennis Programs

USTA Affiliation

The Oakland Tennis Center is a member organization of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and works closely with the USTA in offering sanctioned tournaments, leagues and other USTA sponsored programs.  


In The Community

The mission of the Oakland Tennis Center is not to have a tennis center, but to build a tennis program. We want everyone to learn, participate and enjoy the lifelong sport of tennis!


Newberry College Wolves Tennis

The Oakland Tennis Center is home to the Newberry College Men's and Women's Tennis Teams. The Wolves welcome the community to be a part of Wolves Tennis!  The community is welcome to drop by for a practice and get to know the team AND come out to matches and cheer the Wolves on! 

Newberry College Men's Tennis: http://www.newberrywolves.com/mt/

Newberry College Women's Tennis: http://www.newberrywolves.com/wt/

Tennis Programming

YOUTH
Aces Ages 3-6 

Using the guidelines for 10 and under tennis from USTA, we playfully teach your child good balance, throwing, catching, hand-eye coordination and footwork. We use many different games to keep it interesting to your child.    

Futures Ages 6-10

Beginner lessons to teach forehands, backhands, serve and volley, preparing for match play. The low compression balls will be used for teaching on the shorter court. We’ll be using the work/play concept of concentrating on a skill, then playing fun games to put the skill into play situations.    


Challengers I Ages 6-10

Intermediate players that can rally, serve and keep score. These players are ready for match play. The focus is on improving strokes footwork, strategy and hitting the ball faster with more consistency.    


Challengers II Ages 10+

Intermediate players that can rally, serve and keep score. These players are ready for match play. The focus is on improving strokes footwork, strategy and hitting the ball faster with more consistency.   


Grand Slams Ages 10-18

Advanced players with consistent strokes and serves. Concentration on improving their state ranking or position on the team with live ball drills, match play and expert coaching.    


Junior Team Tennis

USTA Jr. Team Tennis offers the opportunity to juniors of ages 6-18 to learn and play tennis while competing on a team. 

YOUTH & ADULTS

Youth & Adult Ladders

Tennis ladder is a variation of a tennis league, where players are ranked and challenge each other to obtain higher rankings.  When a lower ranked person wins against a higher ranked person, the winner of the match takes the high ranked person on the ladder, and everyone below that ranking is bumped down one spot.


Youth & Adult Lessons Private lessons and Semi-Private lessons will be available for youth & adults.  Lessons can be one-on-one or group lessons. You can also get your own group together for a group lesson.    


Summer Camps

Tennis camps are a fantastic way for youth to stay active and learn new skills during the summer months. Typically, participants are grouped by skill level and can choose how often they prefer to attend. 


Youth & Adult Special Events and Socials

Weekly round robins as well as seasonal special events also will be offered. 


Youth & Adult Tournaments

A variety of local and USTA sanctioned tournaments will be planned throughout the year.  Oakland Tennis Center also plans to host yearly Junior/High School Tournaments.  

ADULTS

Drills & Skills

Intermediate to Advanced level players- Divided at skill level-There will be fed ball and rally type drills to help develop your strokes and strategy along with your hitting skills.    


Stroke of the Week

Focus on just one stroke for each week. Work on variations of the same stroke to add to your game.    


Rookies Through the USTA's Tennis Apprentice Program, the goal of this program is to introduce adults to the basic strokes and strategies of singles and doubles. The focus will be on correct technique, movement to the ball, and consistency.


Advanced Drills

Rating 3.5+ clinics. Fast paced, ball machine fed ball drills, rally type drills, fitness drills and point play.


Ladies Match Play Program for women who look to play points and improve their strategy through friendly match play. We will offer a weekly morning and evening session.


Men’s Match Play Program for men who look to play points and improve their strategy through friendly match play. We will offer weekly morning and evening session.


Seniors Doubles Open Quad Play

Seniors Open play offered to seniors 50 & older. 

For a complete schedule of City of Newberry Tennis Programs, come by the Oakland Tennis Center Pro Shop.

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USTA Affiliation

 The Oakland Tennis Center is a member rganization of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and works closely with the USTA in offering sanctioned tournaments, leagues and other USTA sponsored programs.