Family Circle Tennis Center is an award-winning public facility that encompasses 17 championship tennis courts—13 clay and 4 hard courts, all lighted for night play—including the 10,200-seat Family Circle Stadium. Surrounded by a lush landscape and ancient oak trees, the 32-acre facility charms its guests with a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse and pro shop, which include luxury locker-room facilities and a bevy of tennis services. The grounds host tennis camps, one-on-one instruction, and special events such as the historic Family Circle Cup, a tournament that invites some of the world's top tennis players to compete.
A teacher certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association, J.J. Bogusewski assists racket-armed athletes of all ages and skill sets in enriching their tennis techniques. J.J. helps individuals target and improve weaknesses during personalized private lessons, such as strengthening backhands or controlling panic attacks caused by a crippling fear of lethargic ball boys. Customizable semiprivate sessions create opportunities for J.J. to observe doubles scrimmages and instruct each player as necessary.
2011 marks Family Circle Cup's 11th year at the award-winning Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island, and its 39th consecutive year on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour. Family Circle's "Game, Set, Rock! Tennis. Amplified." event treats ears to a buffet of pulse-pumping music as eyes feast upon an evening's worth of singles and mixed-doubles matches by four tennis titans. Watch eight-time Family Circle Cup singles champion Chris Evert pair up with Todd Martin to take on four-time singles champion Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe. All the athletes will be wearing microphones so that attendees can hear every grunt, gasp, and witty one liner that emanates from players' vocal chords. Groupon buyers may also choose to attend the Family Circle Cup finale, the final round of play during the tournament wherein the 2011 Family Circle Cup winner will be crowned.
The Charleston JCC creates an inclusive atmosphere where neighbors can learn about area arts projects, workout in a state-of-the-art facility, and take part in sports programs. Families can swim together at the pool and kids can make friends at the summer camp. There are also a variety of programs for seniors including fitness and scrapbooking classes and weekly mahjong games.
Tom Koziol’s experience as a competitive tennis player informs the private, one-on-one lessons he teaches. As a USPTA/PTR-certified coach, he teaches lessons customized toward students’ playing styles & weaknesses. Tom demonstrates a deep understanding of the game through constant communication with his students, helping to sharpen the swings of basic, intermediate, and advanced players, from the beginner to college level. Each lesson plan is meticulously crafted to address the individual’s techniques and weaknesses. By switching up drills during every session, Tom keeps feet and wrists ready for the demands of the court. He also restrings rackets with custom-tuned tension settings, which helps players seamlessly sneak into parading jazz ensembles.