33rd ANNUAL CAROLINAS’ CUP
FATHER/SON TENNIS INVITATIONAL
June 14-16, 2019
Now in its second year at the Greenville Country Club, the 33rd Annual Carolinas’ Cup Father-Son Tennis Tournament will be held Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 16th, 2019. Additionally, for the first time in the long history of the event, the tournament is officially being sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association as a Category 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. The 2019 event will be the 33rd Annual Carolinas’ Cup!