O. Perry Earle, Jr. Tennis Center &
Donald C. Bunch Courts

 


 

 

Named for O. Perry Earle, Jr., a 1936 Citadel graduate and former varsity tennis player, the Earle Tennis Center is the headquarters of the Bulldog tennis program. Finished in the spring of 1990, the center houses two locker rooms, a coach’s office, an equipment room and meeting room.

The Don C. Bunch Courts, named after a long-time Citadel administrator and tennis coach of 30 years, received a major facelift in the fall of 1995 with Laykold resurfacing, new windscreens and new fencing. In addition, the entire facility was landscaped to blend with the campus. Lights were added to three courts in the fall of 1998. In the fall of 2008, the tennis courts received more updates including The Citadel’s block C in the flooring of the tennis office and tinted sun resistant windows.

The tennis center has been a frequent home of the Southern Conference Tennis Tournament. This is the first time in six years that The Citadel will not host the tournament.

 

DIRECTIONS TO EARLE TENNIS CENTER
Follow Hagood Avenue past the football stadium and enter The Citadel through the Hagood Gate or if the Hagood Gate is closed, turn right onto Huger Street, turn left after one block onto Elmwood Street, then turn left after one block and enter The Citadel through Lesesne Gate.

From I-26 East:
Take Rutledge Avenue exit (219-A). Follow Rutledge Avenue 1.2 miles, then turn right on Moultrie Street. Follow Moultrie Street until it ends at Lesesne Gate, the main  entrance to The Citadel.

From US 17 South:
After crossing the Ravenel Bridge, continue along U.S. 17
South, then turn right onto Hagood Avenue at McDonald’s. Follow Hagood Avenue past the football Stadium and enter The Citadel through the Hagood Gate or if the gate is closed, turn right onto Huger Street, turn left after one block onto Elmwood  Street, then turn left after one block and enter The Citadel through the Lesesne Gate.

From US 17 North: 
Immediately after passing the round Holiday Inn and crossing the  Ashley River Bridge, exit US 17 toward the right, but stay in the exit ramp’s left-hand lane until you reach the traffic light. Turn left onto Lockwood Drive, continue .5 miles and turn right onto Fishburne Street just before the baseball park. Go .3 miles, then turn left at the stop light onto Hagood Avenue. Follow Hagood Avenue past the football stadium and enter The Citadel through the Hagood Gate or if the Hagood Gate is  closed, turn right onto Huger Street, turn left after one block onto Elmwood Street, then turn left after one block and enter The Citadel  through Lesesne Gate.

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