Tennis

Hilton Head is a tennis players dream come true. There are hundreds of courts all over the island, and several clubs rated in Tennis Magazine's top 50 clubs.

Our favorite is where we are members, The South Beach Racquet Club, (SBRC), 843-671-2215 . If you are staying with Hilton Head Hideaways, you get one hour per day of free tennis at our Club on the Hartru Courts. SBRC offers:

- Full-service pro shop
- Stroke of the Day, Daily Drills, Daily Double, and Grand Slam clinics
- Back to Basics, Weekend Workout packages
- Little Tennis, for ages 4 to 7, including such programs as Tiny Tots and Big Shots
- Round-Robin Tournaments
- Junior Instructional Programs and Packages
- Private and Semi-Private Lessons

South Beach Racquet Club, 14 clay courts, 2 lighted, 843-671-2215

Harbour Town Racquet; 23 clay, 8 lighted, 843-363-4789

Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center; 23 clay, 2 hard, 8 lighted

Shipyard Racquet Club (Van Der Meer), 13 HarTru, 4 hard, 3 indoor 843-686-8804

Hilton Head is also home to two famous tennis pros: Dennis Van der Meer is at 2 locations, mid-island and the Van Der Meer Tennis University and adult programs at Van Der Meer Tennis Center in Shipyard Plantation. Stan Smith is a former Wimbledon and US Open winner and has his Smith/Stearns Tennis Academy at Harbour Town Racquet Club in Sea Pines - former home to the Family Circle Tennis Championships. Adult round robins and tennis programs are available there, including the 23-court Sea Pines Racquet Club, ranked the #1 resort in the nation for tennis programs by TENNIS Magazine.

Need a tennis lesson? What about taking one from a US Open and Wimbledon Champion? Call Stan Smith-Sterns Academy in Harbour Town at #363-4789.

If you are staying at one of our 5 houses in Sea Pines, you have free use the tennis court in Greenwood Forest. We own #9 Fern Court there and can grant you privileges under our participation with the neighborhood association. Use the sign-up sheets posted on the fence at the tennis court to reserve your time. It is a must to reserve the tennis courts. The tennis courts require a pass code to open the locked gate.

As mentioned, you have tennis privileges at the South Beach Racquet Club for 1 hour of free tennis per day on the clay courts. Just call ahead, #671-2215, to book a court and tell them you are in the villa rental program with us.

The Van Der Meer Tennis University is world renown for teaching both amateurs and professionals at the Shipyard location. Pros and aspiring pros work out of the Tennis University on Deallyon Road.

Van Der Meer has daily adult programs and round robins at Shipyard.

There are 10 public tennis courts on Hilton Head Island under the supervision of the Island Recreation Center and with the cooperation of Public Tennis, Inc. All are lighted for night play.

Six are at the Chaplin Public Tennis Center in the Chaplin Community Park and four more are at the Cordillo Public Tennis Center on Cordillo Road between DeAllyon Ave. and Pope Ave. These courts are intended for use by Islanders, but if they are empty, feel free to play.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day fees are charged for the use of these courts. They are open from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM unless reserved for lessons or USTA use. For more information call Cameron Everett at 843-681-7273.

Two courts are available at the Fairfield Station County park on the north end, where Mi Tierra restaurant is. They are under the supervision of the Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services.

If you are staying with Hilton Head Hideaways at one of our Ocean Breeze Villas, then there is one hard surfaced tennis court on site and is run on a first-come, first serve basis. Please observe the one-hour rule if there is someone waiting; if no one is there, you can play all day.

If you want to play after daylight or need a court to play on now, just walk, bike or drive to the courts at Cordillo Public Tennis Center on Cordillo Road between DeAllyon Ave. and Pope Ave, only 3 blocks away from our Ocean Breeze Villas. The light switch is opposite the only gate entrance.

Hilton Head High School has six courts and Hilton Head Middle School four more which are available weekend and evenings when school is in session and anytime in the summer. These courts have no user fees.

Add to that a mild climate that makes the season almost year around , the availability of all three Grand Slam playing surfaces and accessibility of lighted courts for night play and you have a tennis paradise.

Rainey Day Advice; If it looks like rain and you want to play indoors, try to get in the afternoon round robin at Shipyard Racquet Club (Van Der Meer), 3 indoor courts, 843-686-8804. They only take the first 12.

Also, there are 4 outdoor, but covered courts at the Van Der Meer Tennis University; call 843-785-8388 or 800-845-6138 for availability.


Rainy Day Advice; If it looks like rain and you want to play indoors, try to get in the afternoon round robin atShipyard Racquet Club (Van Der Meer), 3 indoor courts, 843-686-8804. They only take the first 12.

Also, there are 4 outdoor, but covered courts at the Van Der Meer Tennis University; call 843-785-8388 or 800-845-6138 for availability.

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