Public Tennis on Hilton Head



Game, Set, Match

Tennis, like golf, is a year-round activity on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. One of the top 50 tennis destinations in the United States, Hilton Head has the facilities and the competition to satisfy the most discriminating player. Our 20-plus tennis clubs offer more than 300 courts. Some residential developments have their own courts, which may be used by guests staying in those developments. Players may access facilities on private plantations if they make arrangements to play. Ask for details when reserving your court time.

Where to Play?

We’ll help you find that perfect court.


The following racquet clubs and tennis centers are open to the public.

Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center
Palmetto Dunes Resort, 843-785-1152    
Attractive courts, pro shop, full facilities
23 Clay Courts, 2 Nova ProBounce • 6 Lighted

Port Royal Racquet Club
Port Royal Plantation, 843-686-8803    
Racquet club. Clay, hard or grass courts. Pro shop.
10 Clay Courts, 4 Hard Courts, 2 Grass Courts • 4 Lighted

Sea Pines Racquet Club
Sea Pines Resort, 843-363-4495    
Tennis facility located in Harbour Town in Sea Pines. It offers a complete pro shop and instruction.
24 Har-Tru, 5 Hard Courts • 5 Lighted

Shipyard Racquet Club
Shipyard Plantation, 843-686-8804    
Adjacent to Sonesta Resort. Full complement of facilities and instruction.
Call about their free weekly pro exhibitions much of the year.
14 Clay Courts, 6 Hard Courts • 8 Lighted

South Beach Racquet Club
Sea Pines Resort, 843-671-2215    
Located near South Beach Village.
11 Clay Courts • 2 Lighted

Van Der Meer Tennis Center
DeAllyon Road, 843-785-8388    
Play Hilton Head Island’s largest tennis facility. Full complement of facilities, instruction.
21 Hard Courts, 11 Clay Courts • 8 Lighted



The Island Recreation Association maintains the Town of Hilton Head’s public tennis courts. Play is on a firstcome, first-serve basis. There is no fee. In the event that courts are being used for team play and/or lessons, signs are posted directing players to other locations. Call 843-681-7273 for more information.

Court Locations:

Chaplin Community Park, Singleton Beach Road, 4 courts, lighted Cordillo Courts, Cordillo Parkway, 4 courts, lighted.

Fairfield Square, Adrianna Lane, 2 courts

Hilton Head High School, School Road, 6 courts

Hilton Head Middle School, Wilborn Road, 4 courts


Bobcat Public Tennis Center
The Bobcat Public Tennis Center is located at 12 McCracken Circle in Bluffton. It has four outdoor courts that are not lighted.

Bluffton Recreation Center
The Bluffton Recreation Center is located at 61 Ulmer Road in Bluffton. There are two hard surface courts that are located in the park. For more information, call 843-757-1503.

Tennis Club of the Lowcountry
Conveniently located in the heart of Bluffton, Tennisclub of the Low Country at Rose Hill provides the latest in tennis instruction, as well as tennis programs with a personal touch you just won’t find anywhere else. 843 271-6401



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Average Temperatures

  Low High Ocean
Jan–March 44 64 58
April–June 63 81 75
July–Sept 72 87 82
Oct–Dec 51 70 63

Tennis Lessons


Hilton Head offers a wide variety of tennis camps, programs and lessons for adults and juniors for different ages and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or perfecting your competitive tournament skills, you'll be able to find a tennis program to fit your needs. Below are some of the places offering lessons.

Hilton Head Island Tennis
Call (843) 301-2113
Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Call (843) 785-1152
Port Royal Racquet Club
Call (843) 686-8803
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR)
Call (843) 785-7244
Sea Pines Racquet Club
Call (843) 363-4495
Smith Stearns Tennis Academy
Call (843) 363-4789
Van Der Meer Shipyard Tennis Resort
Call (843) 686-8804
Van Der Meer Tennis
Call (843) 785-8388