Tennis Apprentice, part 2

Are you thinking of playing league tennis, but not quite sure how to go about it? TA2 is just the right program to help!


  • Tennis Apprentice participants
  • Beginner players that have never played league tennis (think of those individuals who have reached out through USTA Find a Team forms! 2.5 & 3.0 players)
  • Individuals who know how to play tennis, but haven’t picked up a racquet in many years!


  • Demystifying TennisLink
  • Coman Tie-break, what’s that?
  • Tennis Ettiquette 101
  • How do league matches work?
  • Mimic League play weekly!


  • Join USTA
  • Individuals Register via TennisLink (Call Nan Smith @ 803 240 4694 for instructions.)
  • Show up for the first class!


  • Same day, time, and location each week.
    • Saturday mornings, 9:00-11:00 AM

Here’s how it works:

Individuals will register for TA2 via TennisLink. (Call Nan Smith @ 803 240 4694 for instructions.)

We will divide you into teams and meet for matches in one location each week!

When: Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, May 25 – June 29, 2019

Where: Richland County Tennis Center, 7500 Parklane Road

Cost: $20 plus $10 court fees (court fees will be paid directly to facility)

A little bit about TA2:

Session 1:

  • Understanding TennisLink
    • Create a Team
    • Register for a team
    • Print a Scorecard
    • Entering scores
    • Navigating TennisLink
  • Tennis Etiquette
  • Coman Tie-Break Demonstration followed by Practice on court

Session 2-6: Players will practice playing sets and tie-breaks each week. There will be a Tennis Navigator (volunteer) there each week to help get play started, answer questions, etc.

The Columbia Tennis League welcomes all people who play, watch, support or enjoy the game of tennis into our events, programs, membership and leadership and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, sex, race, ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation, color, physical condition or national origin.  Moreover, we believe that the growth of tennis hinges on effective outreach to groups that have not traditionally been heavily involved in the sport and we will actively solicit and support the participation of such groups.