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Palmetto Dunes Men’s Tennis Team Wins Elite Southern Sectional Title

(PHOTO CAPTION: The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center Islanders includes Gavin Cox, Guenter Bergmann, John Brittis, Mark Sheaffer, John Kerr, Pat Child and Steve Brady (l-r). Not pictured: Job DeBoer.)

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (August 10, 2010) The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center Islanders, a recreational men’s tennis team based on Hilton Head Island, S.C., recently won the 4.5 Senior Men’s Team Southern Sectional Title, competing against players from nine states. The tournament took place July 24 - 27 in Birmingham, Ala.

The Palmetto Dunes team defeated teams from Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi in flight play, qualifying for the Sectional Finals. In the final round of competition, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center Islanders beat Alabama in a tight match 2-1. 

The win qualifies the team for the national event in Indian Wells, Calif., which will take place October 15-17.  Members of the team are Guenter Bergmann, Steve Brady, John Brittis, Pat Child, Gavin Cox, Job DeBoer, John Kerr and Mark Sheaffer.

“Winning this sectional title is a major accomplishment for our men’s team,” said John Kerr, Director of Tennis at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and a member of the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center Islanders. “We’re looking forward to competing at the national level in the fall.”

The men’s team practices regularly at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, which has been ranked as one of  the “50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts by Tennis Magazine. The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center features 23 clay courts and two Nova ProBounce courts, eight lighted for night play. The tennis center offers a full schedule of seasonal tournaments, activities, instructional programs, daily round robin tournaments and offers a range of programs for  players of all ages and all skill levels.

About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2,000+ acre vacation community ideally located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C. bounded by three miles of prime Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a beautiful 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 impressive 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 http://www.palmettodunes.com/.

About Greenwood Communities and Resorts
A recognized leader in the design, management and operation of fine resorts and communities across the Southeast, Greenwood Communities and Resorts excels at creating gracious, contemporary living environments that enrich the lives of owners and guests. Based in Greenwood, S.C., Greenwood Communities and Resorts proudly celebrates 31 years of developing properties which offer truly unique lifestyle opportunities. Each Greenwood property has been strategically designed to maximize the area’s natural beauty while steadfastly incorporating the principles of intelligent, sustainable land planning. From the rural charm of The Reserve at Lake Keowee in upstate South Carolina to the luxury beachfront resort setting at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, Greenwood’s properties are as unique as the residents who enjoy them. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit http://www.greenwoodcr.com online.

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