The Athletic Department provides sports and athletic opportunities to youth and adults through competitive leagues, tournaments and sports instruction, which includes coaching, classes and clinics.

Athletic Department Staff

Name Title Phone Email
B.J. Belville Recreation Superintendent (803) 741-7272 ex. 102
Jess Sowell Athletic Supervisor (803) 605-0374
Sheri Barnes Administrative Coordinator (803) 741-7272 ex. 114


RCRC offers instructional and recreational youth athletic programs beginning at age 3. In addition to living an active lifestyle, these programs give children an opportunity to learn lessons that can last a lifetime. The importance of teamwork, celebrating others, friendship and the value of practice are all lessons that can be found within each program the children participate in.

If you work hard, you can play hard too! Just because you are an adult doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while being active and healthy. Kickball, softball and basketball leagues are available to adults who want to rewind the clock and stay fit. Being physically fit also increases your self-confidence, body image, energy level and helps to reduce stress.

Youth & Adult Athletics

Name Title Phone Email
Spencer Jasper District 1 & 2 Athletic Coordinator (803) 605-0382
Ballentine Community Center, Crane Creek, Friarsgate Park, Meadowlake Park, St. Andrew’s Park, & Trenholm Park
Freddy Hoskins District 3 Athletic Coordinator (803) 587-3682
Blythewood Park, Kelly Mill Sports Complex, North Spring Park
James Mercado, II District 3 Athletic Coordinator (803) 413-0611
Kelly Mill Sports Complex, Killian Park, Polo Road Park
Alex Wright District 4 Athletic Coordinator (803) 760-3898
Bluff Road Park, Caughman Road Park, Crossroads Community Center, Eastover Park, Gadsden Park Community Center, Garners Ferry Sports Complex, Hopkins Park, Perrin-Thomas Park Community Center


Enjoy quality facilities, lighted courts and friendly, professional service year-round at both of our twelve court tennis centers. Our tennis professionals offer clinics, league and tournament play for all ages. They will also help participants to appreciate the healthy benefits of playing tennis along with instruction on how to play safely. Playing tennis on a regular basis can help maintain or improve balance, mobility, agility, strength and fitness. Individual and group lessons are also available.

Name Title Phone Email
Shauna Williams Tennis Professional (803) 788-3001
Kandice Hunter Administrative Coordinator (803) 788-3001


Stay cool in the pool this summer! The pool memberships are free for your entire family, so come join the cool fun at one of the RCRC pools!  We can’t wait to have another great summer serving you! Pool hours are subject to change based on staffing availability.

Name Title Phone Email
Kareem Evans Aquatics Manager (803) 608-0682

LinRick Golf Course

Combine championship quality, beauty, and affordability and you get LinRick Golf Course – 257 acres of picturesque terrain, eight ponds, and rolling hills. This Russell Breeden design provides a challenging game at 6,795 yards, par 73, 18-hole course and is excellent for players of all ages and abilities. Enjoy friendly, professional service from our PGA staff who are on hand to assist you in the pro shop.


Name Title Phone Email
John “E” Rutherford General Manager (803) 754-6331

Parks with Adult/Youth Sports & Athletics

Here are a few of  our 37 Featured Parks