Tiger Tennis Day at Keowee Key 2017

Tiger Tennis Day was on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Keowee Key Fitness and Racquet Center in Salem, SC. The Men’s Clemson Varsity Tennis team started the day with their formal practice session for view by our members. It was exciting to watch this 2-hour practice of 10 Clemson players and two coaches right here on our courts. After the practice session, two of the Tigers’ best doubles teams played a 10-point breaker as an exhibition in front the crowd.

A total of 20 Keowee Key Tennis Club members then participated in a Round Robin friendly competition that included the Men’s Clemson team, their 2 coaches and our Keowee Key Pros. Two teams were formed and designated as either the Paws or the Claws! After 3 rounds, the Paws won the event. Each member of the winning team received Official Clemson Tiger Paw branded tennis balls donated by the Clemson team. Our event sponsor, Ingles in Seneca, provided drinks for this event.   

Carrie Ingersoll, Hal Blanchette, Roger Keranen, & Wendy Jakszta

Orange & White Tennis Tournament 2017

The Keowee Key Orange & White Tennis Classic was held June 24th, 2017, at Keowee Key Fitness and Racquet Center in Salem, SC. Proudly wearing the colors of our beloved neighbor and National Football Champions, Clemson University, Orange and White were worn by 32 teams that competed against each other on our 8 Hartru courts.

The competition began at 8:30 AM in the morning and played each hour until the playoff was held to determine the winning team. For the second year in a row, the Orange team defeated the White team. The competition ended with a very exciting mixed doubles match featuring our two tennis professionals, Brad Huff and Ward Snyder. Brad partnered with our Senior U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist, Jane Gabe, for the White team and Ward played with Katy Keranen for Orange. The Orange prevailed.

The theme this year was “Motown” and teams played to fun music from the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, and the Jackson 5. In the inclusive spirit of Keowee Key, all levels from beginners to advanced were welcome, and never forgot what is most important, “having fun.” The 64 participants took a happy memory home with them

            Prem Murugiah & Dan Murray                                    Paul Ingersoll and Lynn Carlson                              Suzette Cross

Men’s Member Guest Golf Tournament 2017

The Keowee Key Men’s 18-Hole Member Guest Tournament was held June 15 – 17, 2017. Sixty members of the KKMGA and their guests came together from all over the United States for three days of competition and camaraderie in the 33rd edition of this premier golf and social event at Keowee Key. Golf-Winers.jpgThe tournament itself pits 60 two-man teams in ten flights in head to head competition over five Nine-hole matches, culminating in a three hole shoot out among the 10 flight winners on Saturday afternoon. This year’s winner was the team of Clif and Gene Smith who prevailed in a thrilling alternate shot competition that was witnessed by over 100 spectators lining the fairways on each of the three playoff holes.

While golf is certainly the center piece of this three-day event, it also featured a fabulous opening cocktail party at the Club in grand style. Daily events for the spouses and companions of the players provided a look at local attractions as well as competition for those who wanted to get into the game. This year a cooking demonstration at The Healthy Olive on Thursday, a brunch, fashion show and putting contest/ fun golf tournament on Friday were all on the agenda for the ladies. Finally, the Awards Dinner Dance at the Club, closed out the event with an amazing meal and many stories of what might have been and wait until next year! This event is always special and this year was no exception. A time to meet new friends, renew old acquaintances, and celebrate the great place we live in with our guests from all over the country, is really what Keowee Key living is all about. 

Clif Smith from the sand                                    Final Shootout Hole # 9

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Additional Keowee Key Events


Man hitting ball on golf court
Keowee Key in Salem, SC hosts over 15 major tournaments per year for men and women golfers including 4 league championships.  Over 600 resident golfers play in 9 and 18-hole leagues through the year.
14–16 Men’s 18 Member Guest Tournament
20 Honoring Their Service Golf Clinic
10–11 Ladies’ 18 Member-Member Partner Pick Event
13 Men’s 18 Junior/ Senior Golf Tournament
24–25 Husband / Wife Tournament
26 Ladies’ 9 Member-Guest 
7 & 10 Men’s 18 Member/ Member
14 Men’s Interclub Tournament (3 guest clubs)
21/25   Ladies’ 18 Solhime Cup (Europe vs. USA)


Women Playing tennis at Keowee Key
Generous facilities include 8 clay courts, 4 synthetic grass courts and 2 US Open hard courts. Resident teams have claimed 27 USTA League titles, seven State titles, and a National Championship.
24 Orange & White Tournament and Social
16 Tiger Tennis Day


People playing pickleball
Keowee Key residents play Pickleball on four lighted state of the art courts. Pickleball is a very social sport that has caught on with over 300 enthusiastic residents.
7 Pickleball Event with John Cesserich of WYFF-TV broadcasting live
14 Ladies’ Social
22 Mixed Doubles Championship 
25 End of Summer Potluck and Pickleball
13 & 14 Keowee 4th Annual Pickleball Classic
18 Fall Pickleball Club Championship 

The Club at Keowee Key

Keowee Key Clubhouse entrance

Choose from casual to formal dining, a bistro or our sports bar -- The Club has it all. With a stunning view of the golf course, facilities are available to support resident events such as wedding parties, birthdays and graduations.
14-17 - Member Guest
18 - Father's Day Brunch
20 - KKLGA-18 Luncheon
21-22 - Honoring Their Service
23 - Fourth Friday Bridge
24 - Happy Hour Social
24 - KKTA Dinner
25 - Jazz Brunch
28 - KKLGA-9 Luncheon
28 - KKBA Dinner
2 - Murder Mystery Dinner
4 - All American Buffer, Dinner Around the World
6 - Lunch and Learn, Premier Wellness Care Clemson
8 - A Night in Italy, Booze and Beyond Event
8 - Nightclub, "The Flashbacks"
11 - KKLGA-18
16-22 - Key Kids Summer Camps
20 - Wine Club
23 - Trivia
25 - Husband and Wife Golf Tournament
26 - KKLGA-9
27 - Lunch and Learn, Personal Nutrition
28 - Fourth Friday Bridge
30 - Jazz Brunch 
8 - KKLGA-18
8 - Sportsman Club
9 - KKMGA-9
9 - Scottish Cuisine, Dinner Around the World
12 - Ultra Premium Wine Dinner, Booze and Beyond Event
14 - Interclub Tournament
16 - Alzheimer's Golf
17 - Wine Club
18 - KKBA Poker Run
22 - KKLGA-18
23 - KKLGA-9
25 - Fourth Friday Bridge
27 - Jazz Brunch
30 - Key Rollers