Pickleball POWER

Photo courtesy of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Enjoy the opportunity to play pickleball outdoors on Hilton Head Island. 

Recently, one of the participants in our intermediate pickleball round robin commented on how nice it was to play pickleball outdoors. This comment surprised me.

Since I started playing pickleball four years ago, I have only played indoors once, and that was while visiting my sister in the Washington, D.C. area. After hearing the comment from the round robin participant, I thought about how lucky I am to be playing outdoors. The lighting is better, it’s less noisy and the wind and sun add texture to the game.

Photo courtesy of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Here on Hilton Head Island, there are no indoor pickleball courts, and Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is the only resort on the Island with dedicated pickleball courts. I suspect this will change as other resorts and communities begin to appreciate the fact that pickleball is becoming an amenity that both guests and residents are looking for when choosing accommodations. In the meantime, we at Palmetto Dunes are happy to extend our programming to anyone interested in learning or playing pickleball.

Our programming includes clinics for both the beginner, as well as the intermediate player. The goal for our beginner clinic is to teach the basics, while the intermediate clinic is designed to address the needs of active players who want to elevate their game.

We encourage clinic participants to play in our round robins, which follow the clinics. Our round robins are supervised by professional staff who organize games by skill level and challenge players to improve their shot selection and court positioning.

Pickleball is easy to learn, but challenging to master. Want to be a better pickleball player? Come join the fun of playing pickleball outdoors at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center.

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Check out the Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center’s reviews on TripAdvisor. For more information, visit PalmettoDunes.com/Activities or call 866-242-3169.