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Pickleball instruction at Palmetto Dunes

The award-winning Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center in Hilton Head offers a wide variety of pickleball lessons and clinics for players of all skill levels. Our team has built an exceptional program to help advance our students’ abilities, as well as the sport itself.

Please note that our pickleball courts will be unavailable for reservations from September 12 to September 15, 2024 as Palmetto Dunes will be hosting the National Pickleball League Tournament during these dates.

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Clinics and round robins

Want to learn more about Pickleball or just better your game? We have a number of pickleball clinics and lessons to choose from. Or start playing other guests in a Round Robin. Pickleball Round Robins provide a casual but competitive tournament environment for pickleball players.

Pickleball 101 (paddles provided)

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Learn the basics: rules, scoring, court positioning, and basic strategies. Recommended for new players or players who have started playing but lack formal instruction.

Pickleball 102 (Paddles provided)

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Skill development on techniques and strategies as well as drills to help improve every area on the court.

Custom Clinics

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A one-hour clinic/play session recommended for families or groups of various skill levels and/or ages to learn and improve pickleball skills.

Competitive Play Night

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Players will be paired according to skill level and play in a Round Robin. No beginners. Monday & Thursday: come with a partner and play with them the entire time.

Daily Dose

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Get your daily dose of pickleball instruction! Skill Development on techniques and strategies as well as drills to help improve every area of the court. Previous experience with shots, strokes and scoring knowledge.

Round Robin for 3.4 and Below

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A nighttime event for those from beginner skill to intermediate level. Play and meet others on the pickleball journey. Separated by skill levels using a ladder format.

Round Robin

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A pro-supervised session with players progressing up the ladder, depending on play results. Meet new players in a social, fun environment.

Open Play

Walk-in, pay court monitor, drop-in games.

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Private and semi-private lessons

Recommended for players, couples or partners looking for individual instruction. Lessons will concentrate on stroke mechanics, rules and basic strategies, or areas dictated by the player.

Lesson fees

Private Lesson*

$71/hr, $46/half hr

Semi-Private Lesson

$89/hr, $51/half hr

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Meet our pickleball pros

Palmetto Dunes has been celebrating the advancement of pickleball into the mainstream for years, and our resident professionals are an integral component to making sure this sport’s popularity continues to grow.

Sarah Ansboury

Pickleball Tips on YouTube

Learn from Pickleball Pro, Sarah Ansboury, with three fun video tips to help you improve your game.