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If tennis is your game, our seven clay tennis courts are ready to serve you. Because tennis is a lifetime sport, our tennis program includes special events and programs for players of all ages, and all ability levels.

All I’On Club teaching professionals are USPTA or PTR certified and offer private and group instruction. The club enters teams in local and USTA leagues for beginning through advanced-level players.

The I’On Club tennis program is a recipient of the prestigious United States Tennis Association Tennis Facility of the Year Award.


To register for the online court reservation system, please contact Tennis Director

Tennis Professionals

Chris Kiesel
I’On Tennis Director | Senior Teaching Professional and Director of Junior Tennis Advanced Academy

Chris Kiesel is originally from Louisville, KY. He spent ten years at Family Circle, and during five of those years he served as Director of the Advanced Junior Program for tournament players between the ages of 8-18. Most recently, Chris was the Assistant Coach of the Charleston Southern University Women’s Tennis Team.

Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the College of Charleston and a Master’s in Business Administration from The Citadel. He lives with his wife, Katherine, and their two daughters, Nora and Hadley. Besides tennis, Chris enjoys fishing and cycling. Email Chris Kiesel

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James Elliget

Teaching Professional

As a Charleston native, James Elliget attended Pinewood Preparatory school where he was a 3x SCISA 3A individual state tennis champion as well as a 1x team champion. He spent one year at Spartanburg Methodist where he was ranked as high as #5 in the nation in doubles. During his time at Spartanburg Methodist, the team also finished seventh in the nation which made them the highest ranked team ever in the school’s history. James then went on to attend The University of Florida where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management.

He spent the last 5 years at Creekside Tennis & Swim Club in Mt. Pleasant where he ran the adult programs and assisted with the JL Tennis Academy. Currently, he plays competitively and is ranked #1 on the Charleston singles tennis ladder. Rated as a 5.0 by the USTA, he currently offers both private and group instruction for all age groups/levels at the I’on Tennis Club. James brings great energy on the court and is determined to help improve your game ensuring that your goals are met.

Private Lessons are available with one of our award winning tennis professionals.
To schedule a private tennis lesson, please call the I’On Club front desk at (843) 971-7834.