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Hilton Head Island Pickleball Courts, Clinics, & Tournaments

Experience the fastest growing sport in America, lowcountry style

Put tennis, badminton and ping pong in a cocktail shaker, and you’ve got Pickleball. And no one serves up this unique and fun sport like Palmetto Dunes. Created in 1965, Pickleball is played with oversized paddles and a softball-sized plastic ball that travels substantially slower than a tennis ball. The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center features 24 dedicated Pickleball courts, all lighted for night play, and one of the most comprehensive instructional programs on the east coast. It is a fun and simple game to pick up at any age, but can take a lifetime to master.

Regular Tennis & Pickleball Center Pro Shop Hours:
Sun - Sat: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Select courts are lighted for night play through 10 p.m.

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From the blog

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How did pickleball get its name? Depends on who you ask

There have been a couple of different stories told through the years about the origins of how pickleball got its name.

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Learn pickleball from a master

Sarah Ansboury, a top 10 world pickleball pro, is the Pickleball Touring Professional. At the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center, Sarah provides daily instruction based on availability, as well as leads the popular Ansboury Pickleball Academy, offered seasonally.

Pickleball Happenings

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Sun Apr 14

Early Bird Pickleball Round Robin

7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Sun Apr 14

Sunday Pickleball Lessons & Clinics

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun Apr 14

Morning Pickleball Round Robin

10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Sun Apr 14

Afternoon Pickleball Round Robin

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon Apr 15

Early Bird Pickleball Round Robin

7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Mon Apr 15

Monday Pickleball Lessons & Clinics

9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Gear up at the pro shop

The pro shop at the Tennis and Pickleball Center is the largest racquet sports shop on Hilton Head Island. Shop all the latest equipment and clothing styles so you feel and look like a pro. Choose from popular brands including Nike, Prince, Babolat, Wilson and more.

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Stay and play at Palmetto Dunes

Book your vacation rental through Palmetto Dunes and get two free hours of court time when available for every night you stay. And don’t miss our exclusive vacation packages designed specifically for pickleball players. Guests also receive up to 15% off golf, resort dining, bike rentals and more!

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Pickleball Rates

Pickleball courts are available at hourly rates. Interested in a custom pickleball quote? Our vacation planners will work with you to create the perfect pickleball package.