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Inside Palmetto Dunes: Meet Brian Kiggans, Head Tennis Professional

Brian Kiggins, Hilton Head TennisBefore you head out to visit us this summer or fall, we want you to get to know our fantastic staff that you’ll be seeing around the resort. If you like to spend a good bit of your Hilton Head vacation hitting the tennis ball, then you definitely need to meet Brian Kiggans, our head tennis professional at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center

As part of this ongoing series, we’ll ask our staff to tell us about themselves and their favorite things about the resort. Here’s what Brian had to say: 

What are your responsibilities at Palmetto Dunes?

“I’m responsible for running the daily operations of our tennis clinics, private lessons, round robins, stringing, demo days and exhibitions. I make sure everything is covered for all the other lessons and clinics by the other staff professionals. I teach, too.”

What’s the best part of your job?

“I love teaching and meeting different people every week and building great relationships with people from all over the world.”

How did you come to work at Palmetto Dunes?

“I spent 15 years at another local resort and applied for job when it was vacant. I took over eight years ago.” 

What’s the best thing about Hilton Head Island that most tourists don't know?

“It’s a year round resort even in the winter. The weather is great and you can still do all outdoor activities.”

What's your favorite spot on Hilton Head?

The Dunes House on the ocean, only 500 yards from the tennis center. It’s just a hop, skip and jump after work. It’s right on the ocean, has a great view and it’s relaxing.”

What are the two most-played songs on your iPod?

“Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road’ and ‘Jungle Land.’”

So look for Brian the next time you stop by the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center and tell him Bruce Springsteen said “hi” J. Stay tuned for interviews with more Palmetto Dunes staff in upcoming posts.

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