Whether you are a "newbie" or a seasoned player fine tuning your game, our professional instructors can help you achieve your goals. From strategy to footwork, slice serve to volly, take advantage of learning from some of the island's most accomplished tennis professionals.
Eric Wammock, USPTA Elite Professional, has been in the tennis industry for 33 years. As a player, Wammock was a college All-American at Florida State College and later All-Conference at Virginia Commonwealth University, winning the conference doubles title over the 11th ranked team in the country. Eric played professionally in 1990-1991 before moving to Sea Pines. The former USPTA SC Pro of the Year has played tournaments, exhibitions and practiced with many top players including Stan Smith, Bjorn Borg, Monica Seles, Conchita Martinez, Johan Kriek and Mikael Pernfors. Eric is also a specialist in on-court video analysis and leads our top programs.
A retired bank executive from Maryland, Mark is a confirmed tennisholic and pickleball convert. Mark has been on the staff of the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center since 2013 and was recently hired full time as the Head Pickleball Professional to oversee the development and promotion of pickleball as an integral part of the Center’s programmed offerings for resort guests and island residents and visitors. Injuries have sidelined Mark’s competitive pickleball aspirations but teaching is his first love. He has taught more than 3,500 people beginner and intermediate pickleball in the last 3 years. In addition to Mark’s pickleball activities he also coordinates all of the senior men’s league tennis for the USTA on the Hilton Head.
Formerly from Long Island, N.Y., Hank Iannuzzi did his undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, then entered the Georgetown Dental University graduate school. He has been in the top 5 in South Carolina in both singles and doubles competition for the past twelve years. Hank has been teaching at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center for twelve years.
Keith Whitlow is a PTR-certified teaching professional who attended Furman University. He was formerly ranked #1 in the Southern region in both singles and doubles, and is currently ranked #1 in singles in South Carolina. Keith has 23 years of tennis teaching experience in Georgia and South Carolina. He has been teaching at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center for seven years.
Scott Clements earned a degree in Tennis Management at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Scott was ranked #1 in USTA (Mid-States Region) and is a PTR-certified Professional. He attended the Van der Meer World Class Academy to enhance his playing and teaching skills and has been teaching at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center for fifteen years.
A former WTA coach for all four Grand Slams, Tapi Hayrinen is has teaching and playing experience in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. Tapi's teaching certifications include PTR professional, USPTA P-1, OTV Austria, STL Finland, Wheelchair Tennis Teacher, Cardio Tennis Teacher and Nordic Walking teacher. He attended Wake Forest University, where he played on the tennis team, before earning a degree in Business Administration. He has been teaching at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center for eight years.
Glenn is from Richmond, Virginia and has been at Palmetto Dunes for the past 3 years. He has over 30 years of teaching experience and Island Packet's pro of the year for the past 2 years.