Courts: 21 (outdoor clay)

Situated along five miles of pristine beaches on charming Hilton Head Island, SC, The Sea Pines Resort is well known for its incredible amenities, world-class accommodations and countless recreational activities.

The famed Lowcountry retreat has established itself as a leading destination for tennis enthusiasts by providing an idyllic landscape and some of the nation’s best tennis programs for players to refine their skills.

Under the direction of U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith, the Sea Pines Racquet Club is a premier resource for recreational players and competitors alike. With its wide selection of instructional programs, it’s easy to see why TENNIS Magazine ranked this world-class tennis resort as one of America’s top destinations.


Boasting 21 clay courts, the Sea Pines Racquet Club also features a full-service pro shop and a flexible daily schedule of round robins, mixers and open court times.

While at The Sea Pines Resort, you will have the opportunity to learn from the best. The USPTA and PTR-certified professionals will help players of all ages and skill sets elevate their game through a world-class learning program crafted by Smith himself over his four decades as the resort’s touring professional.

Smith has also partnered with renowned coaches Billy and BJ Stearns to direct the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy. The Academy is uniquely designed for individual junior player development and helps prepare young athletes for the highest level of competition possible in both collegiate and professional tennis. The Smith Stearns approach speaks for itself as it has developed numerous sectional, national, and international champions over the years, as well as having one of the strongest college placement programs in the country.

The Smith Stearns team includes a committed staff of coaches, fitness trainers, support staff, and house parents that are all passionate about developing great tennis players as well as strong individuals—both on and off the tennis court. The family-style atmosphere that Smith Stearns has created is what sets the academy apart and truly gives each and every student a valuable experience.

Weekend Getaway:
Sea Pines Resort,
South Carolina

Weekend Getaway: Sea Pines Resort, South Carolina

In addition to the full-time academy program, the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy offers holiday, spring break, and summer camps to provide students the opportunity to train with world-class coaches and fellow students in a fun, goal-oriented environment. Because Smith Stearns understands the busy schedules of players and families, they offer customizable camp schedules that can be adapted to each individual player, ensuring an optimal experience.

But it’s not all work and no play for academy attendees; in addition to a full housing program, the academy offers fun activities like beach trips, bowling, paddleboarding, and movie nights.

Although it is home to a renowned academy, award-winning coaching staff and incredible facilities, The Sea Pines Resort provides more than just an amazing tennis experience.

The property features more than 400 homes and villas, as well as the luxurious Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond Inn at Harbour Town that is conveniently located steps away from the Sea Pines Racquet Club.

The resort offers more than 20 miles of nature trails and bike paths, first-class dining, a new world-class Sea Pines Beach Club and three championship golf courses, including Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. Guests of The Sea Pines Resort will find endless opportunities to stay active and enjoy the natural beauty of Hilton Head Island.

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