Inaugural “Ansboury Academy” scheduled September 24-27 at the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort’s Tennis and Pickleball Center. Participants will enjoy a week of Pickleball with Sarah and Linh Ansboury. Sarah Ansboury is Palmetto Dunes’ Pickleball Touring Professional and Director of Pickleball Instruction. Week of instruction leads up to The Island Rec Center Pickleball tournament being hosted at Palmetto Dunes September 29-30.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (August 2018) — For Pickleball players or those interested in learning more about this fast-growing sport, the first Ansboury Academy will be held September 24-27 at the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort’s Tennis and Pickleball Center.
Participants will enjoy a week of Pickleball — 15 hours of instruction — with Sarah and Linh Ansboury. Each day will focus on techniques and tactics for every player to improve on the court. There will also be time to book private lesson time with Sarah. The cost is $595 per person for the 15 hours. You can sign up online here.
This week of instruction leads up to The Island Rec Center Pickleball tournament being hosted at Palmetto Dunes September 29-30.
Palmetto Dunes hired Sarah Ansboury as its Pickleball Touring Professional and Director of Pickleball Instruction in June.
“Palmetto Dunes is excited to announce our first Ansboury Academy,” said Palmetto Dunes’ Director of Tennis & Pickleball John Kerr. “This academy will be the first of many for Palmetto Dunes that will allow pickleball players to learn from one of the very best instructors in the game.”
A nationally ranked tennis player, Ansboury discovered Pickleball in 2014 and was instantly hooked. She entered her first national Pickleball tournaments in 2015 and earned Gold and Silver at the September 2015 Tournament of Champions. In November, she medaled four times at the USAPA National Tournament including winning Gold in the Women’s Doubles Open with her friend, Gigi LeMaster.
One of America’s fastest growing sports in terms of popularity, Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and Ping-Pong. Pickleball can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and with a slightly modified tennis net and can be played as doubles or singles.
All ages and skill levels can play the game. The rules are simple and Pickleball is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
The award-winning Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center boasts 23 clay tennis courts including six lighted for night play, eight Pickleball courts and a beautifully well-stocked, 1,800-square-foot tennis pro shop — Hilton Head Island's largest. The Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center has been named the top tennis resort in the Carolinas by Tennis Magazine.