Visitors to Hilton Head “love” Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, at least according to the 2011 world rankings from Tennis Resorts Online. 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.
The website compiles rankings by visitors to resorts across the globe about their tennis facilities to create the annual report.
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.
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.
About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a more than 2,000-acre resort destination located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C., bounded by 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. The resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, an 11-mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, the Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour deep-water marina with shopping and dining, and an outdoor adventure center for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. The marina is also home to a wide variety of charters, including nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. For information about activities or reservations, please call 877-567-6513 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.
About Greenwood Communities & Resorts
Based in Greenwood, S.C., Greenwood Communities & Resorts has been a leader in the creation and management of award-winning residential and resort communities in the southeastern United States since 1978. Beginning with the award-winning Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., and now including communities like The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Big Canoe near Atlanta and The Ponds in Charleston, Greenwood’s mission has always been to create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit www.greenwoodcr.com.