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Whether you’re a novice player or a seasoned pro, a game of tennis on Hilton Head Island is an excellent way to soak up the sun and enjoy the Lowcountry’s beautiful weather. Read on to learn more about the island’s award-winning tennis facilities. Afterward, browse our handpicked collection of vacation homes and villas! Many of our properties offer complimentary tennis at Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes. 

The Best Tennis on Hilton Head Island

Tennis on the island is a year-round activity for guests of all ages and skill levels. The following racquet clubs and tennis centers are open to the public for a small fee.

The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center

The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center has won countless awards, including recognition by Tennis Magazine as one of the top 50 tennis resorts in the United States. Here, players can enjoy:

  • 21 clay tennis courts and four lighted courts.
  • 16 pickleball courts, all lighted.
  • Daily round robins.
  • Private and semi-private lessons.
  • A full-service pro shop.
  • Telephone: (843) 785-1152

The Port Royal Racquet Club

The Port Royal Racquet Club is another one of Hilton Head Island’s award-winning tennis resorts. In 2016, Tennis Resorts Online named the facility a Gold Medal Resort. Visitors of the Port Royal Racquet Club can look forward to:

  • Eight Har-Tru clay courts.
  • Two pickleball courts, one lighted.
  • Private and semi-private lessons.
  • Telephone: (843) 686-8803

Van Der Meer Tennis Center

Van Der Meer Tennis has two locations on Hilton Head Island, at the Tennis Center and at Shipyard. For decades, these facilities have been loved by both locals and visitors alike. Among their awards is the recognition as one of the top 50 tennis resorts by Tennis Magazine. Some of the Tennis Center amenities include:

  • 17 hard courts.
  • Four lighted and covered courts.

Van Der Meer Tennis at Shipyard

At the Van Der Meer Tennis Shipyard, you will find:

  • 13 Har-Tru clay courts.
  • Seven hard courts.
  • Eight lighted courts, three of which are indoor.
  • Complimentary training events throughout the year.
  • Daily programs and weekly round robins.
  • Telephone: (843) 686-8804

The Sea Pines Racquet Club

The Sea Pines Racquet Club is consistently rated one of the nation’s best resorts for tennis programs and instruction by Tennis Magazine. Here, players can enjoy:

  • 20 clay courts.
  • Four lighted courts.
  • A full-service pro shop.
  • Telephone: (843) 363-4495

South Beach Racquet Club

South Beach Racquet Club is one of the island’s premier destinations for tennis. Here, you can look forward to a variety of resort-style amenities, including:

  • 13 clay tennis courts.
  • Two lighted courts.
  • Pickleball courts.
  • A full-service pro shop.
  • A clubhouse with dressing rooms, lockers, and a shower.
  • A refreshment center.
  • Telephone: (843) 671-2215

If you are ready to plan your next tennis trip on Hilton Head Island, take a look at our homes and villas that offer free tennis in Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes