Melvin Park Tennis

Melvin Park is home to a newly developed ten court tennis complex located at 370 Eptings Camp Road in Chapin. The complex features:

  • Eight (8) hard surface lighted courts
  • Restrooms and office
  • A covered outdoor pavillon for gatherings

The courts can be reserved in 1.5 hour intervals during normal hours of operation. A variety of Annual Tennis Passes are also available for purchase.

Tennis Lessons & Classes

Lessons for beginner, intermediate, or advanced players are taught by Alex Arkin, our Tennis Pro. Payment must be made at park front desk prior to lessons.  Private Group Clinics are also available by request with appointment. Fees vary by group size. 


Lesson/Class TypeCost Per Person
Private Lessons


$20/30 min.

Semi-Private Lessons$21/hour
Group Lessons

$46/month (4 lessons)

$85/month (8 lessons)

Cardio Tennis


Alex Arkin, Melvin Park 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. 


Melvin Park Tennis Center Hours of Operation

Splash Season Hours (May-Sept.)Non-Splash Season (Oct-Apr.)
  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Court Fees

Singles Play: $4/person

Doubles Play: $3/person

Players can reserve courts up to 24 hours in advance.
*1.5 Hours of court time per rental

Melvin Park Annual Tennis Passes

  • Includes court fee for pass holder
  • Court reservations may be made 48 hours in advance

Family Tennis Pass

  • $355
  • Two adults and two children (18 years old or younger)
  • Each additional child: $50

Adult Tennis Pass (per person)

  • $255

Senior Tennis Pass (55 and up)

  • $155
  • Add spouse (55 and up): $100

Youth Tennis Pass (18 or younger)

  • $105
  • Add sibling: $50

League Play

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