Pickleball Exhibition and Clinics Featuring the Elliotts

Jodi Elliott coaches Keowee Key owners, courtside

The Pickleball Program at Keowee Key held its 3rd annual Pickleball Exhibition, Friday May 19th, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. on the courts. The legendary Elliott Family from the Villages, Florida, were featured at the exhibition. All three generations of the Elliotts demonstrated their expertise in doubles, mixed doubles and singles play. The Elliotts also led extensive training clinics, Saturday, May 20th with Keowee Key Pickleball Club members.
Introduced to the sport 9 years ago by Jodi’s Parents, Glenda and Bob Supino, the Elliotts are rising stars in this fast-growing sport, and prominent in the USAPA Nationals. Jodi’s brother Bill has also joined in the family sport.

        Pictured L - R: Josh, Jodi, Robert, Rachel, Bob, Glenda, Bill                    Jodi Elliott coaches John Walker


Tiger Tennis Day at Keowee Key

 
The Tennis Program at Keowee Key held Tiger Tennis Day on Saturday, September 3, 2016, the day of the away Clemson vs. Auburn football game. Both men and women Clemson Varsity tennis teams played 

Tiger-px02.jpgat Keowee Key. Keowee Key women tennis players partnered with the Clemson Varsity men and Keowee Key men tennis players partnered with the Clemson Varsity women.

This exciting Mixed Doubles event culminated in a final match between The White team and the Paws' team represented by Igor Smelyansk i/ Cindy Eleftheriou (White) who beat Alex Favrot/Karen Penoncello (Paws).  Afterwards, the Clemson men’s and women’s Varsity teams paired off into four mixed doubles teams to play a quick shoot out exhibition, enjoyed by all!

 

 

 
The Tennis Program at Keowee Key held Tiger Tennis Day on Saturday, September 3, 2016, the day of the away Clemson vs. Auburn football game. Both men and women Clemson Varsity tennis teams played 
Tiger-px02.jpgat Keowee Key. Keowee Key women tennis players partnered with the Clemson Varsity men and Keowee Key men tennis players partnered with the Clemson Varsity women.
This exciting Mixed Doubles event culminated in a final match between The White team and the Paws' team represented by Igor Smelyansk i/ Cindy Eleftheriou (White) who beat Alex Favrot/Karen Penoncello (Paws).  Afterwards, the Clemson men’s and women’s Varsity teams paired off into four mixed doubles teams to play a quick shoot out exhibition, enjoyed by all!

Keowee Key Couples’ Invitational Golf Tournament, October 16 – 18, 2016

 
Our third annual Couples’ Invitational was a great success!  This is a two-day Member/Guest Golf tournament, with 23 teams of four (0ne Keowee Key Couple paired with their guest couple). Guest couples from all over the United States competed in five flights based on team handicaps.  Scoring was two best balls of the foursome. Prizes were awarded for low net in each flight, and one low gross and one low net overall.  Additional prizes were awarded to 8 Closest-to-the-Pin winners and to the winner of the Putting Contest.
The event featured a Welcome Reception including heavy appetizers on Sunday evening October 16th, and a Dinner/Dance Awards Celebration on Tuesday night, October 18th, at the Club at Keowee Key.  Our Title Sponsor for the event is Scarlett & Tom—RE/MAX. 

 


Keowee Key Collegiate Tennis Tournament November 18-20, 2016

 
The Keowee Key Collegiate Tennis Tournament featured Clemson’s top 4 Tennis players and Furman’s top 4 tennis players in a 3-day event that was truly exciting and inspiring to watch. The event represented a true international field with players from USA, Canada, England, Spain, and France included in the mix. 
The event began with a clinic on Friday, allowing 40 of our members to work directly with Collegiate talent. The Singles and Doubles play were culminated in finals on Sunday. Furman’s Adam Steryous (USA) won the singles event against Clemson’s finalist Alex Favrot (France). Clemson’s Alex Favrot (France) and Sam Edwards (USA) won the doubles event against Furman’s Adam Steryous (USA) and Jake Mums (England). Both tennis teams made a great impression with their professional attitudes and skill levels. This was easily the best tennis that has ever been played at our club!