Crooked Creek Park & Melvin Park Tennis

Lessons for beginner, intermediate, or advanced players are taught by Alex Arkin, our Tennis Pro. Lessons are taught primarily at Melvin Park's Tennis Center. Payment must be made at the park front desk prior to lessons. Crooked Creek Park 803-345-6181, Melvin Park 803-345-8113.


Private Lessons: $40/hour; $20/30 minutes

Semi-Private (2 people): $21/person

Group Lessons: $46/person for 4 lessons per month, $85/person for 8 lessons per month

Private Group Clinics are also available by request with appointment. Fees vary by group size.

Alex Arkin, Tennis Pro

Meet Alex Arkin! He is the ICRC tennis pro at Crooked Creek Park & Melvin Park.  He is a graduate of Chapin High School – Go Eagles!  While at CHS he was part of three State Championships for CHS.  He’s also a graduate of Coker College where he was also on the CC Tennis Team.  Alex is proud to back in his home town where he’s been working with ICRC to help both new and experienced players reach a higher level of competition, and more important have FUN.  His experience and training are beneficial for players who are struggling, because he’s been in those same situations as a player himself.  His goal as a coach is to help each player reach their maximum potential. You can reach Alex by email at to start scheduling your tennis experience today! He can also be reached by phone at 803-417-5728.


League Play

USTA league play is available year round for all levels and all divisions. For additional information on all Tennis Programs: Crooked Creek Park at 345-6181.