Meet our World Class Staff

Here at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center we realize you have choices in your tennis training needs!  And because of this, we have assembled four recognizable and respected names in the South Carolina tennis community – Robert Hill, Alex Moncayo, Ron James, Austin Grantham, and Graysen Elms as our Director of Tennis, Head Professional, and Staff Teaching Professionals.  Yes, we are growing tennis in Florence, South Carolina, and we invite you to come be a part of this exciting growth.   A division of the Recreation Department of the City of Florence, the facility will celebrate its Sixth birthday in 2017 by continuing to build on it’s reputation for providing a high level of quality instruction to meet the increasing needs of the tennis community.

Director of Tennis – Robert Hill

  • Head Coach – Wilson High School Women’s Tennis Team 2005
  • Named Regional High School Tennis Coach of the Year – 2005
  • Played college tennis as a member of the Francis Marion Men’s Tennis Team 2001-2005
  • USPTA certified teaching Professional since 2008
  • Former Director of Tennis and Recreation – The Country Club of South Carolina 2008-2013
  • Earned Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Mathematics from Francis Marion University

Head Tennis Professional — Alex Moncayo Samperio

  • Former Assistant Tennis Professional at the Country Club of South Carolina
  • Played college tennis at Colorado State University-Pueblo 2012 – 2015
  • Former instructor at Joel Ross Tennis Camp
  • Current 5.0 NTRP Rating
  • Boys 18’s Doubles Mexican National Champion in 2009
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology from Francis Marion University in 2017

Staff Tennis Professional — Ron James

  • PTR Professional Teaching Certification
  • Coach of Wilson High School Varsity Girls and Boys Tennis Teams
  • Fifteen Years Experience Teaching both Adults and Juniors
  • Master’s Degree in Physical Education, Heath and Recreation
  • Recreation Director for 22 Years

Staff Tennis Professional — Austin Grantham

  • USPTA Certified Professional
  • Current 5.0 NTRP Rating
  • Graduate of Van Der Meer Total Tennis University

Junior Staff Professional — Graysen Elms

  • PTR 10 and Under Certified
  • PTR 11 to 17 Certified
  • Former College Player at North Greenville


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