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Guide to local tennis courts, racquet clubs and tennis facilities on Hilton Head Island, SC.



Hilton Head Island boasts more than 300 tennis courts - more than any other resort destination in the country. Hilton Head is also home to 4 of the "50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts" by Tennis Magazine - Sea Pines (rated #2 in the nation), Van Der Meer Tennis Center, and Westin/Port Royal.

Hilton Head's Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort was named No. 2 in the world for Best Instruction and Programs and ranked 8th in the world for Top Tennis Resorts. And the infamous Van Der Meer Tennis Center ranks as one of the top tennis acadmies and instructional programs in the country, with top-notch instructors and facilities as well as programs for kids and beginners.

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Hilton Head Tennis Courts & Racquet Clubs

Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center

6 Trent Jones Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.593.9106

Ranked among "The 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts" since 1975 by Tennis Magazine, Palmetto Dunes was also recently ranked #3 in the "World's Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps" by Tennis Resorts Online. Palmetto Dunes offers outstanding tennis for players of any ability.

The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center features 23 clay courts and two Nova ProBounce courts, eight lighted for night play. The staff, all tennis professionals and aficionados, leads a wide range of weekly programs including clinics, drill sessions and daily round robin tournaments. From March to October, the tennis center adds a weekly exhibition, happy hour and free demonstration day. The Tennis Center is also home to a Tennis Pro Shop, featuring the latest equipment, apparel and accessories by Nike, Prince, Wilson, Head, Fila, Bolle and K Swiss.

The oceanfront resort was the only resort in Hilton Head ranked in the top 5 for instruction, junior programs and children's programs and in the top 10 for overall resorts. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort was named No. 2 in the world for Best Instruction and Programs and ranked 8th in the world for Top Tennis Resorts.

Visitors also gave high marks to the Center for its juniors and children's programs, ranking it third in the world for Best Overall Children's programs and fourth in the world for Best Junior Tennis programs. The resort recently completed a shortening of the tennis courts for players 10 and younger per new regulations from the U.S. Tennis Association and was the first in Hilton Head to do so.

Van Der Meer Tennis at Shipyard Resort

116 Shipyard Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.686.8804

For over 40 years, Van Der Meer Tennis has been teaching thousands of tennis players of all ability levels. Named as one of Tennis Magazine's top 50 US tennis resorts, the Shipyard Tennis Resort's championship courts are nestled among magnificent oaks and beautifully landscaped grounds. The Resort offers 20 courts (13 Har-Tru & 7 Hard). Eight are lighted of which 3 are indoor/lighted. Most clinics are held on clay courts.

The Van Der Meer Shipyard Resort offers many adult clinics and daily programs and hosts numerous tournaments and events throughout the year. The Resort also offers many junior clinics and summer camps as well.well.

Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort

40 Folly Field Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
800.475.2631

The Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort tennis center, along with a team of experienced PTR Certified Tennis Professionals and PPR Certified Pickleball Coaches, great year‐round weather, the largest pool on the island and superior villa accommodations in a beachside location, make Hilton Head Beach & Tennis the perfect vacation destination to cater to the true tennis fanatic.

Play tennis like the pros at the Hilton Head Beach & Tennis USTA‐certified tennis facility. We offer a unique tennis experience with 8 meticulously maintained tennis courts and 4 new permanent pickleball courts set amidst beautiful resort landscape along the Atlantic Ocean. When you're off the court, Hilton Head Beach & Tennis is also home to CocoNutz Sports Bar and Jamaica Joez Beach Bar (seasonal) – both serving up casual menu of burgers, sandwiches and a light bar fare along with your favorite tropical beverages.

Sea Pines Racquet Club

5 Lighthouse Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.363.4495

Under the direction of former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith, The Sea Pines Racquet Club is a premier resource for tennis enthusiasts.

With a selection of teaching clinics, instructional programs and tennis vacation packages, hone your serve-and-volley game under the watchful eye of USPTA-certified professionals, or on your own with a clay court reservation.

As a registered guest of The Sea Pines Resort, your first two hours of court time each day are complimentary.

South Beach Racquet Club

230 South Sea Pines Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.671.2215

The South Beach Racquet Club is a long-time favorite of island tennis players. Located next to the South Beach Marina in the Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island, the South Beach Racquet Club is renowned for its friendly staff and intimate low-country atmosphere. South Beach Racquet Club offers year-round tennis programs for adult and junior players of all ages and playing levels. We also offer pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in America, played here on a Har-Tru surface.

Port Royal Racquet Club

15 Wimbledon Ct
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.686.8803

The newly constructed Port Royal Racquet Club features 8 Har-Tru Clay courts and 2 Pickleball courts, set amid the natural landscapes of the Island. From its opening in 1985, Port Royal Racquet Club has been host to the games of legends and superstars, such as Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Tony Trabert and Stan Smith. The Club hosts approximately 50 groups a year, ranging in size from as few as 4 to as many as 80. Guests can stay nearby at the 412-room, beachfront premier, Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.

Tennis Resorts Online released their annual list of "Top 75 Tennis Resorts in the World" and Port Royal Racquet Club was chosen as a Gold Medal Resort. This means the club is in the top 25 Resorts in the world. The Port Royal Racquet Club has been ranked as one of the "Top 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts" by Tennis Magazine and has received the coveted five stars by World Tennis for its award-winning tennis complex.

Smith Stearns Tennis Academy

1 Lighthouse Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.363.4789

Led by Stan Smith, former number-one player in the world and B.J. Stearns, former top nationally and internationally ranked player and Academy Director, the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy is uniquely designed for individual junior player development. The Academy is within one of the top-rated resorts in the country, The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

The academy was founded in 2002 to help prepare junior athletes for the highest level of competition possible in both collegiate and professional tennis. We promote a family atmosphere of intense training, camaraderie, and fun. The Smith Stearns approach speaks for itself as we have developed numerous state, sectional, national, and international champions over the years, as well as having one of the strongest college placement programs in the country.

Under Stan and BJ's leadership, a staff of highly qualified coaches specifically trained in the Smith Stearns approach work one-on-one with committed young people to help them reach their full potential as players.

Supervised housing and an excellent college preparatory school curriculum help the students develop further – as scholars, as citizens and as young adults.

Island Club of Hilton Head

85 Folly Field Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.785.8012

The teaching staff includes Director of Tennis, Jim Flory and Head Pro, Emile Dumas, who oversees the Junior Program.

Long Cove Club

399 Long Cove Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.686.1076

Call it love at first sight. Or first serve. From the moment you slip through the thick ridge of shade trees and natural shrubbery and step into the lushly landscaped "Secret Garden" that houses the Long Cove Club Tennis & Pickleball Club it's easy to see that this is a special place with a special staff dedicated to providing its members an unparalleled and yet decidedly unpretentious private tennis & pickleball club experience.

The club's physical features include 8 immaculately tended Har-Tru courts, 4 of which are lighted for evening play; a lovely match-viewing and post match refreshment terrace; and a beautifully decorated, warm and welcoming, and well-stocked pro shop.

A state-of-the-art pickleball center was added in 2018. Members can enjoy four courts and a match-viewing pergola.

The best pros on the island offer private and group instruction; and make fabulous hitting partners for those advanced players who are looking for a real workout. Long Cove also offers great team events and regularly scheduled, well-organized competitions to accommodate every singles, doubles, and mixed casual play and competition format.

Country Club of Hilton Head

70 Skull Creek Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.681.2582

Tennis enthusiasts and those with a desire to learn find a world-class tennis program at our Club. With six soft-surface tennis courts, plus educational and competitive activities, events and leagues for youth and adults, our reputation stands on its own.

Spring Lake Racquet Club

231 Seabrook Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.681.3626

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