35th ANNUAL CAROLINAS’ CUP
FATHER/SON TENNIS INVITATIONAL
June 18-20, 2021
After a one year hiatus due to COVID, the 35th Annual Carolinas’ Cup is set to resume in 2021! Now in its fourth year at the Greenville Country Club, in beautiful Greenville, SC, the tournament will be held Friday, June 18th through Sunday, June 20th, 2021. The tournament is officially sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association as a Level III National Father and Son Tournament!
Father and Son Tennis has its own unique history. Through the years, the results from Longwood and Cincinnati reads like a who’s who of tennis. Two of the other more notable Father and Son events have been held at the Agawam Hunt Club in Rhode Island and the Charlotte Country Club. Together, these two events provide over 100 years of tennis memories. In 2018, the Charlotte tournament decided it was time to pass the responsibilities of running the tournament to a new venue. Long time Father & Son participants and USIC members, Jim and Drew Parker, accepted the challenge. With the help of Drew’s home club, the Greenville Country Club (SC) the Charlotte tradition lives on.
An unexpected problem that Jim and Drew struggled with was how to give the Charlotte tournament the tribute it deserved. This was solved by a great suggestion that came from USIC members and veteran Father & son participants, Les and John Nicholson. With the blessing of the Tournament Committee, the Charlotte/Greenville Father and Son tournament was officially renamed the Carolinas’ Cup Father and Son Clay Court Championships. The name change pays homage to the tournament’s roots at Charlotte Country Club and its 32 year tradition at that venue.