Tennis in Hilton Head


Tennis in Hilton Head Island is second to none. Enjoy the many places and resorts to play tennis, learn tennis, and buy tennis supplies.

Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort
40 Folly Field Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

The Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort tennis center hosts experienced PTR Certified Tennis Professionals and PPR Certified Pickleball Coaches. Great year‐round weather, a giant pool on the Island, and superior villa accommodations in a beachside location make Hilton Head Beach & Tennis the perfect vacation destination to cater to the tennis fanatic.

Play tennis like the pros at the Hilton Head Beach & Tennis USTA‐certified tennis facility. The unique tennis experience includes eight meticulously managed tennis courts and four permanent pickleball courts set amidst beautiful resort landscapes along the Atlantic Ocean. Hilton Head Beach & Tennis is also home to CocoNutz Sports Bar and Jamaica Joez Beach Bar (seasonal) when you’re off the court – both serving up a casual menu of burgers, sandwiches, and a light bar fare along with your favorite tropical beverages.

Long Cove Club
399 Long Cove Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

From the moment you slip through the thick ridge of shade trees and natural shrubbery and step into the lushly landscaped “Secret Garden” that houses the Long Cove Club Tennis & Pickleball Club, it’s easy to see that this is a special place with an outstanding staff dedicated to providing its members an unparalleled private tennis & pickleball club experience.

The Club’s physical features include 8 immaculately tended Har-Tru courts, four of which are lighted for evening play; a lovely match-viewing and post-match refreshment terrace; and a beautifully decorated, warm, and well-stocked pro shop.

The best pros on the Island offer private and group instruction. They make fantastic hitting partners for those advanced players who are looking for a real workout. Long Cove also offers excellent team events and regularly scheduled, well-organized competitions to accommodate every singles, doubles, and mixed casual and competition format.

Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center
6 Trent Jones Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Observed among “The 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts” since 1975 by Tennis Magazine, Palmetto Dunes recently ranked #3 in the “World’s Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps” by Tennis Resorts Online. Palmetto Dunes offers exceptional tennis for players of all abilities.

The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center features twenty-three clay courts and two Nova ProBounce courts, eight lighted for night play. The staff, tennis specialists and aficionados, leads an expanded array of weekly programs, including clinics, drill sessions, and daily round-robin tournaments. Enjoy weekly exhibitions, happy hours, and free demonstrations during your stay. 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.

The oceanfront resort was the only Resort in Hilton Head ranked in the top five for instruction, junior programs, and children’s programs. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort was named No. 2 globally for “Best Instruction and Programs” and ranked 8th in “Top Tennis Resorts.”

Visitors give high marks to the Center for its juniors and children’s programs, ranking it third globally for “Best Overall Children’s Programs” and fourth in the world for “Best Junior Tennis programs.” A shortening of tennis courts is available for players 10 and younger per new regulations from the U.S. Tennis Association.

Port Royal Racquet Club
15 Wimbledon Ct
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Port Royal Racquet Club features eight Har-Tru Clay courts and two Pickleball courts, set among natural landscapes. From its opening in 1985, Port Royal Racquet Club has been host to the games of legends and superstars, such as Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Tony Trabert, and Stan Smith. The Club hosts approximately fifty groups a year, ranging in size from as few as 4 to as many as 80. Guests can stay nearby at the 412-room, beachfront premier, Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.

Tennis Resorts Online released their annual list of “Top 75 Tennis Resorts in the World,” and Port Royal Racquet Club was elected as a Gold Medal Resort, recognized as a “Top 25 Resort” globally. The Port Royal Racquet Club has been ranked as one of the “Top 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts” by Tennis Magazine and earned the coveted five stars by World Tennis for its award-winning tennis complex.

Sea Pines Racquet Club
5 Lighthouse Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Under the administration of former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith, The Sea Pines Racquet Club is a premier resource for tennis enthusiasts.

With a selection of teaching clinics, instructional programs, and tennis vacation packages, hone your serve-and-volley game under the watchful eye of USPTA-certified professionals or on your own with a clay court reservation. Registered guests of The Sea Pines Resort receive a complimentary two hours of court time each day.

Smith Stearns Tennis Academy
1 Lighthouse Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Led by Stan Smith, the former international number-one player, and B.J. Stearns, a former top nationally and internationally ranked player and Academy Director, the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy is uniquely designed for individual junior player development. The Academy is within one of the top-rated resorts in the country, The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

The Academy was founded in 2002 to help prepare junior athletes for the highest level of competition possible in both collegiate and professional tennis. We promote a family atmosphere of intense training, camaraderie, and fun. The Smith Stearns approach speaks for itself, developing numerous state, sectional, national, and international champions over the years and has one of the country’s most robust college placement programs.

South Beach Racquet Club
230 South Sea Pines Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

The South Beach Racquet Club is a long-time darling of island tennis athletes. Located next to the South Beach Marina in the Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island, the South Beach Racquet Club is renowned for its friendly staff and intimate low-country atmosphere. South Beach Racquet Club offers year-round tennis programs for adult and junior players of all ages and playing levels. They also provide pickleball, one of the fastest-growing sports in America, played a Har-Tru surface.

Van Der Meer Tennis at Shipyard Resort
116 Shipyard Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

For more than forty years, Van Der Meer Tennis has been teaching thousands of tennis players of all ability levels. Named as one of Tennis Magazine’s top 50 U.S. tennis resorts, the Shipyard Tennis Resort’s championship courts are snuggled among majestic oaks and gorgeously landscaped terrains. The Resort offers 20 courts (13 Har-Tru & 7 Hard). Eight are lighted, three of them indoor. Most clinics are held on clay courts.

The Van Der Meer Shipyard Resort offers many adult clinics and daily programs and hosts many tournaments and events throughout the year. The Resort offers many junior clinics and summer camps as well.