Jan. 2, 2018
Tennis Facilities On Hilton Head Island
If you are looking for world class tennis facilities, look no further than Hilton Head Island. With more than 500 public and private courts, you won’t have to look very far to find somewhere to play. Five of the top tennis facilities on the island include Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center, Port Royal Racquet Club, Sea Pines Racquet Club, Van Der Meer Shipyard Tennis Resort, and Van Der Meer Tennis Academy.
Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center
Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center is located right across the street from the Palmetto Dunes General Store and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Here you will find 26 clay tennis courts including six lighted courts for play at night. You also have the option to play pickleball on the eight clay pickleball courts. Make sure you stop by the tennis pro shop before you leave. The pro shop features brands like Nike, Babolat, Prince, Wilson, Head, Fila, Bolle, & K Swiss.
Port Royal Racquet Club
Port Royal Racquet Club is located towards the north end of Hilton Head Island. Since opening in 1985, it has played host to numerous matches featuring superstars such as Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graff, Tony Trabert, & Stan Smith. The racquet club features fourteen tennis courts. Ten of the courts are Har-Tru clay courts and four are Nova hard courts. Stadium seating and lights for night matches make it very nice for tournaments and guest watching you play.
Sea Pines Racquet Club
Sea Pines Racquet Club is located on the south end of Hilton Head Island in Sea Pines Plantation. Offering twenty-one clay courts, including four lit courts and an eighteen hundred seat stadium court, Sea Pines Racquet Club has earned TENNIS Magazine’s “#1 ranking for tennis programs.” You can play on your own by making a clay court reservation. For those still learning the game you can choose from one of the many USPTA-certified professional teaching clinics or instructional programs.
Van Der Meer Shipyard Resort & Van Der Meer Tennis Center
Van Der Meer Shipyard Resort is located next to the Sonesta Resort in Shipyard Plantation. The resort features twenty tennis courts. Thirteen of the courts are clay and seven are hard courts. Eight of the courts are lighted with three courts being indoors. Named as one of Tennis Magazine’s top 50 US tennis resorts, Van Der Meer Shipyard Resort features numerous adult clinics, daily programs, tournaments, events, junior clinics, and summer camps.
Van Der Meer Tennis Center is located in Forest Beach on the south end of Hilton Head Island. The tennis center features seventeen hard courts including four covered and lit courts. Van Der Meer Tennis Academy provides short and long-term training for state, sectional, national, ITF, WTA, and ATP players. The tennis center also offers adult and junior clinics, numerous tournaments, and summer camps.
Hilton Head Island also offers other public tennis courts including Chaplin Park, Hilton Head High School, and Hilton Head Middle School courts.
Written By: Andy Thompson