Palmetto Dunes Named One of Top 10 Tennis Resorts in the World
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.Â â€“ An annual ranking of the best tennis resorts in the world has once again named Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort to its Top 10 List. The Hilton Head tennis resort was ranked No. 9 in the world by guests on TennisResortsOnline.comâ€™s 2013 list of Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps. The resort also ranked No. 4 in the world for Best Junior Tennis Programs.
To determine the rankings, TennisResortsOnline.com asks tennis vacationers to score tennis resorts on amenities and services â€“ both on court and off â€“ quality of lodging, restaurants, childrenâ€™s experiences and value. To qualify, each resort must have a minimum 25 reviews to be considered for the Top 10 and must have a minimum 6 tennis courts. Palmetto Dunes has 25 courts, six of which are lighted for night play.
â€śWe have some 30,000 people come through the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center each year, so itâ€™s incredibly gratifying to hear that those people had a great experience,â€ť says John Kerr, director of tennis at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. â€śWith our broad range of instructional programs, tennis tournaments, weekly events, quality pro shop and amazing resort accommodations and amenities, we agree this is one of the best places to play tennis in the world!â€ť
The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center is a world-class tennis facility that has been hosting players since 1975. Its staff, all tennis professionals and aficionados, leads more than 40 adult instructional programs and more than 25 junior tennis programs each week during the summer season, along with popular daily round robin tournaments. From March to October, the Tennis Center adds a weekly exhibition, happy hour and free demonstration day. The Hilton Head Tennis Center is also home to a 1600-square-foot tennis pro shop, featuring the latest equipment, apparel and accessories by Nike, Prince, Wilson, Head, Fila, Bolle and K Swiss. Tennis Magazine has also ranked Palmetto Dunes the No. 1 tennis resort in the Carolinas and one of the top 10 in the nation.
About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 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, and Hilton Head Outfitters for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. The Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour deep-water marina, located right across from Palmetto Dunes, features waterfront shopping and dining and a wide variety of charters, including nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. For information about activities or reservations, please call 877-567-6513Â 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, Greenwoodâ€™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.