Eric Wammock, USPTA Elite Professional and PTR Professional, has been in the tennis industry for over 35 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.
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.
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.
Ike Kiro is the leader of our redesigned morning junior development program. Originally from Cape Town, Ike holds a rating of Professional from the Professional Tennis Registry, helped run the World Class junior development program at Van Der Meer and most recently coached at the University of Detroit, where he also earned his M.B.A.
Ike is a 5.5 NTRP level player who excelled in college at NJIT and later at the University of the District of Columbia, where he was First team All-Conference.
MC Liberatore-Walker is USPTA certified. She was nationally ranked as a junior and a Prince All-American in high school. MC played Division 1 tennis at Virginia Tech and finished at Marshall University. She has taught tennis for 30 years in Charleston, WV, prior to joining the Palmetto Dunes Staff.
MC was also an assistant coach at University of Charleston-WV, where she was awarded Regional Assistant Coach of the Year. Recently she was captain and player of a 4.5 women’s 18 & over team that placed 3rd at nationals.
Mike Kernodle played college tennis at UNC and played several years on the professional circuit. He was also the head men's and women's varsity tennis coach at Appalachian State University and is a USPTA Master Professional, USPTA Southern Division College Coach of the Year and Southern Division Professional of the Year.
Kernodle has a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with an emphasis on Motor Learning and Biomechanics. He was a Professor at Appalachian State University and taught undergraduate classes in Motor Learning, Motor Development, Sport Sociology and Sports Psychology and is a member of the USTA National Sports Science Committee, the ITA National Sports Science Committee, the USPTA National Education Committee, and the Chair and Head Judge for the USPTA National Seminar Contest.
Lessons and tennis clinics
The pros at Palmetto Dunes are here to take your game to the next level with a variety of camps, lessons and clinics for both adults and juniors. Our award-winning Tennis Center features weekly adult clinics throughout the year, as well as seasonal junior clinics.