If there’s one thing tourists know about Hilton Head Island SC besides its wealth of gorgeous beaches, it’s the island’s plethora of world-class tennis facilities. Unfortunately, though, because of how hugely popular tennis has become in the area, many lesser-quality tennis facilities have popped up in an attempt to cash in.
Thats why I’m here.
Using the knowledge I’ve gained over my many years of living in Hilton Head (along with the insights I’ve gleaned by talking with local tennis players), I will lay out in detail the Tennis Courts you absolutely must check out the next time you’re in Hilton Head Island SC.
Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center
The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center is an award-winning tennis facility complete with 23 clay and 2 Nova ProBounce courts. Six of these are lighted for all you nightbird tennis fanatics. The center prides itself on its outstanding instructional programs, which have perfect options for every skill level.
If for no other reason, you should book your next tennis vacation at Palmetto Dunes based on their exceptional accolades. To name a few, they were:
- • Ranked among the “50 Greatest US Tennis Resorts” by Tennis Magazine
- • #2 in the word for events and instruction programs
- • #3 in the world for kids tennis programs
- • #5 in the world overall by Tennis Resorts Online
6 Trent Jones Ln
Van Der Meer Tennis Center
Van Der Meer is a popular oceanfront tennis center offering 17 hard courts. Four of these are covered and lit, making them perfect for playing at night or in less-than-perfect weather (as rare as that is). Like Palmetto Dunes, Van Der Meer also offers daily instruction for all skill levels.
One interesting selling point for Van Der Meer Tennis Center is the fact that they have the only indoor and covered courts on Hilton Head Island. Legendary tennis coach Dennis Van Der Meer, from whom this facility gets its name, also designed their instructional programs. So make sure to stop here on your next trip to Hilton Head and experience some truly world-class tennis instruction.
19 De Allyon Ave
Hilton Head Island Tennis
HHI Tennis is a beach and tennis resort that’s been in business for over 60 years and shows no signs of slowing down. It offers programs and lessons for every skill level and all ages.
Whether you’re just hitting the ball around while on vacation or are coming to Hilton Head specifically to feed your tennis passions, you can’t go wrong visiting this facility.
If you’re not already sold, here are a few more reasons to visit:
- • Hilton Head Island Tennis was ranked in the “Top 50 US Tennis Resorts” by Tennis Magazine.
- • Ranked in the “Top 5 Tennis Resorts In The Carolinas”.
40 Folly Field Rd #10S
Sea Pines Racquet Club
The Sea Pines Racquet Club is one of the US’ most highly respected tennis resorts. It features state-of-the-art facilities and instruction from world-class tennis champions.
In terms of amenities, they offer 21 clay courts (4 of which are lit for playing at night), a 1,800-seat stadium, and a full-service pro shop.
The classes at Sea Pines are taught under the careful direction of Stan Smith, a former US Open and Wimbledon champion – how’s that for accolades?
5 Lighthouse Ln
Smith Stearns Tennis Academy
The Smith Stearns Academy is another tennis instruction facility led by the world-famous tennis champion Stan Smith.
It was originally created to help younger athletes prepare for advanced levels of competition (both collegiate and professional). But don’t let that scare you away, because the academy offers programs for every skill and age level.
If you’re serious about improving your tennis game while on vacation, there’s simply no better choice than Smith Stearns. You’ll be learning from the most prestigious and skilled coaches the tennis world has to offer, and all from the gorgeous location of Hilton Head Island SC.
1 Lighthouse Rd
So now that you’ve got a good idea of the top tennis courts on Hilton Head Island, the only thing left is to check them out on your next vacation!