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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 resident Director of Pickleball Instruction, Sarah Ansboury, has built an exceptional program to help advance her students’ abilities, as well as the sport itself.

Sarah Ansboury hitting pickleball with serious face

Pickleball is her passion

Sarah Ansboury, our Pickleball Touring Professional and Director of Pickleball Instruction, is also the head of the Ansboury Academy. The Academy is held several times a year as a deep dive into the sport of pickleball. Participants of the academy will enjoy a week of Pickleball at Palmetto Dunes — 15 hours of instruction — with each day focusing on techniques and tactics.

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)

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

Daily Dose

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.

Custom Clinics

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

Combo Clinic/Ladder Round Robin

Combine the clinic & ladder round robin for maximum improvement and great savings. If your goal is to learn how to play pickleball, we highly recommend you take one of our clinics and play in one or more of our supervised round robins. Our round robins will help you retain what you have learned in our clinics.

Ladder Round Robin

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

Junior 101 Programs

Beginning juniors can learn basic pickleball skills: serving, volleys, dinking, rules and scoring or improve these basic skills.

Skills & Drills

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

For more information or for registration call the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center at (888) 926-8784

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*

$69/hr, $44/half hr

Semi-Private Lesson

$85/hr, $49/half hr

Please call us to reserve your lesson (888) 926-8784
Sarah Ansboury hitting pickleball with serious face

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.