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Southern Section Has Strong Representation In Tennis Magazine’s “The 50 Best U.S. Tennis Resorts”

September 15, 2006 09:36 AM

The Southern Section boasted eight of Tennis magazine’s top 50 tennis resorts in the United States. South Carolina led the charge with six resorts, placing three in the top ten. Georgia and North Carolina also contributed to the list.

Leading the Southern Section at #2 was Kiawah Island Resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The article noted the tennis director’s (Roy Barth) 3-day Adult Doubles Mini-Camp. Also mentioned was the single-size court with a ball machine operating at the rate of 1,200 balls per hour.

The Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina ranked sixth on the list. This resort is home to the Stan Smith Tennis Academy. Tennis stated the Thanksgiving Academy, where Smith coaches and invites participants to his house for dinner as a highlight of Sea Pines Resort.

Rounding out the top ten, at number ten, was Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The resort ambitiously offers 40 clinics every week, including six for players from 4 to 17 years old. Wild Dunes Resort also offers a new sport- beach tennis.

Five other resorts also represented the Southern Section on the top 50 list. In alphabetical order, they are:

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort- Litchfield Beach, SC
Palmetto Dunes Resort- Hilton Head Island, SC
Pinehurst Resort- Pinehurst, NC
Sea Island Resort- Sea Island, GA
Shipyard Plantation- Hilton Head Island, SC




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