GAME SET MATCH
Tennis, like golf, is a year-round activity on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. One of the top 50 tennis destinations in the United States, the Lowcountry has the courts and the competition to satisfy the most discriminating player. Oh, and Stan Smith calls this home. The area’s 20-plus tennis clubs offer more than 300 courts. All three Grand Slam courts can be found here: Clay, grass and a variety of hard surfaces. Players may access facilities on private plantations if they make arrangements. Ask for details when reserving your court time.
Where to Play?
We’ll help you find that perfect court.
PALMETTO DUNES TENNIS CENTER
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, 843-785-1152; 26 (six courts are lighted for night play) clay tennis courts, 5 of which are junior/ POP Tennis specific and 8 picklebal l courts.
PORT ROYAL RACQUET CLUB
Port Royal Plantation, 843-686-8803; Racquet club, pro shop, 10 clay, 4 hard, 2 grass courts, 4 lighted.
SEA PINES RACQUET CLUB
Sea Pines Resort, 843-363-4495; Tennis facility located in Harbour Town in Sea Pines. It offers a complete pro shop and instruction. 24 Har-Tru, 5 hard courts, 5 lighted.
SHIPYARD RACQUET CLUB
Shipyard Plantation, 843-686-8804; Adjacent to Sonesta Resort. Full complement of facilities and instruction. Call about their free weekly pro exhibitions much of the year. 14 clay, 6 hard courts, 8 lighted.
SOUTH BEACH RACQUET CLUB
Club Sea Pines Resort, 843-671-2215; Located near South Beach Village. 11 clay courts, 2 lighted.
VAN DER MEER TENNIS CENTER
19 DeAllyon Road, 843-785-8388; Hilton Head’s largest facility. Full complement of facilities, instruction. 21 hard, 11 clay courts, 8 l ighted.
The Island Recreation Association maintains the Town of Hilton Head’s public tennis courts. Play is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no fee. In the event that courts are being used for team play and/ or lessons, signs are posted directing players to other locations. Call 843-681-7273 for more information.
- Chaplin Community Park, Singleton Beach Road 4 courts, lighted
- Cordillo Courts, Cordillo Parkway: 4 courts, lighted.
- Fairfield Square, Adrianna Lane: 2 courts
- Hilton Head High School, School Road: 6 courts
- Hilton Head Middle School, Wilborn Road: 4 courts
Bobcat Public Tennis Center
The Bobcat Public Tennis Center is located at 12 McCracken Circle in Bluffton. It has four outdoor courts that are not lighted.
Bluffton Recreation Center
The Bluffton Recreation Center is located at 61 Ulmer Road in Bluffton. There are two hard surface courts that are located in the park. For more information, call 843-757-1503.
Tennisclub of the Lowcountry
Conveniently located in the heart of Bluffton, Tennisclub of the Low Country at Rose Hill provides the latest in tennis instruction, as well as tennis programs with a personal touch you just won’t find anywhere else. 843 271-6401.