Aiken, South Carolina's Premier Tennis Experience

Woodside Country Club offers some of the best tennis in the area. Our goal is to grow the game of tennis in a family-oriented and friendly atmosphere. We strive to provide a unique experience for our members and their guests by offering social events, leagues, tournaments, doubles, singles, and junior events. Players of all skill levels are welcome here!! In addition, our tennis shop offers racquet stringing, ball machine rental and racket selection.

Our tennis complex features:

  • Eight lighted Clay Tennis Courts
  • Lighted multi-use hard surface courts: 2 Tennis/4 Pickleball
  • Full-service Tennis Shop
  • Courtside Café

Pickleball at Woodside

New Pickleball Instructor – Ben Lacy

Woodside welcomes Ben Lacy as our new Pickleball Instructor. He will be the main person doing clinics and lessons for all skill levels!! He will also help us with the Pickleball mixers and the Pickleball Demo Days to introduce Pickleball to the Woodside Membership!! But do not worry we will still play Latin music by request or hear Ben play, who is also an accomplished guitar player!! 

A Little Bio about Ben:

Before Pickleball captivated him, he worked as a nuclear engineer at the SRS!! He is also a certified Pickleball Instructor and Referee. But since he had too much time on his hands traveling in his Airstream with his wife Jill and his pups. 

Schedule an appointment by directly calling or texting at 803-221-8869.   

Lessons

Private              1 player          $45/hour 

Semi-Private   2 players        $25/hour per player 

                        3 players         $20/hour per player 

Clinics

4 - 6 Players | $60 (Four 1-hour Clinics)
Clinics require a 4week commitment. Make-ups will be provided for rain dates. 

Lessons & Clinics

Lessons

The professional staff offers a variety of adult and junior lesson programs from the beginner to championship levels.

  • Private lessons: $55-$60 
  • Non-Members: $5 more
Adult Clinic rates are $20 for 1.5 clinics. Minimum 4 players, maximum 8 players
 
Adult clinics
 
Monday 6:30- 8 pm
Cardio 2.5/3.0 
 
Tuesday 10-11:30 am
B Team clinic
 
Wednesday 8:30-10 am
Ladies 3.5 clinic
 
Wednesday 10-11:30 am
C Team clinic
 
Wednesday 6:30-8 pm
Cardio 3.5+
 
Thursday 6:30-8 pm 
Cardio 2.5/3.0

Beginner/Intermediate

5 - 8 years old (use foam balls)
Tuesday & Thursday | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

8 - 11 years old (use orange balls)
Tuesday & Thursday | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

11 - 17 years old (use green dot/yellow balls)
Monday & Wednesday | 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Intermediate/Advanced

11 - 17 years old (use regular yellow balls)
Tuesday & Thursday | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

In order for your child to maximize his/her improvement, he/she must come at least TWICE per week in a consistent manner. Five and six-year-olds can opt to come only once a week. A private lesson prior to the first time is highly encouraged, especially for the children ages 5 - 8. 

Leagues

Enjoy competitive league play by representing WCC at the regional level. WCC participates in the A, B, and C divisions of the CSRA Ladies League. This league is played during the weekdays in two seasons: Fall and Spring. The skill levels range from 2.5-4.5 players.

B Team

Clinic | Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11 AM
Matches | Thursday 9:30 AM
Skill Level | 3.0-3.5 Rating

C Team

Clinic | Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11 AM
Matches | Friday 9:30 AM
Skill Level | 2.5 – 3.0 Rating 

Adult Members enjoy competitive local league play representing WCC with potential for regional and national championship playoffs. Players MUST have a valid USTA membership to participate.

Spring

Age Groups: Adult 18+, 40+, 55+, and 65+

18+ & 40+ teams play 2 lines of singles and 3 lines of double. Eight players must be registered by the stated deadline.

55+ & 65+ teams play 3 lines of doubles. Six players must be registered by the stated deadline.

Ratings: 2.5-4.5 (Women/Men)

Season Starts: Late January

The local league winner advances to state competition in late May.

Summer

Age Groups: Adult 18+, 40+, 55+, and 65+

Singles Season: Men and Women teams 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0

Mixed Doubles: Co-ed teams with a combined rating of 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0. Team matches consist of three lines of doubles. A doubles partnership cannot have a rating differential greater than 1.0, and the sum of the players’ rating cannot exceed the level in which they are playing.

Combo Doubles: Co-ed teams with players of different levels and a combined rating of 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, and 8.5.  Team matches consist of three lines of doubles.

Season Starts: Early Summer

The local league winner advances to state competition in early fall.

Fall

Age Groups: Adult 18+, 40+, 55+, and 65+

Fall for Fun: Men and Women doubles teams with a combined rating of 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 or 8.0. Team matches consist of three lines of doubles.

Season Starts: Late January 

The winner of the local league does NOT advance to state competition. However, all fall participants have FREE entry in the “fun Freeze Tournament”. This tournament usually takes place in late January.

League player needs to be at least 18 years old the year they participate. In the event the player is 17 years old, he/she must turn 18 in the year of league he/she is playing in.

To obtain/renew your membership, call 1-800-990-8782 or visit the USTA website at www.usta.com.

Registration is determined by the local league. A team must have the MINIMUM number of players required for the team to be valid.  More players can be added as long as the team is NOT full or it’s prior to the last TWO scheduled matches.

To establish your rating or for more information, contact Arturo Costa. Director of Tennis at 803.641.7974.

The Club offers a full and exciting calendar of special events consisting of a variety of social and competitive tournaments and mixers.

Social events are typically run in round-robin and clinic formats and are offered in doubles and mixed doubles. They are often accompanied by a Member get-together such as a luncheon or cocktail hour and are a most enjoyable way for Members to meet one another and to build long-lasting and valuable relationships while playing their favorite sport.

Our competitive events include:

  • Annual Club Championships for Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, & Juniors
  • Monthly Quads
  • USTA Sanctioned Events
  • Seasonal Mixers

The competition is fun, but fierce and rewarding, and is available for players at NTRP levels 2.5 and up.