Pickleball Is On The RISE!

Visitors to Hilton Head Island enjoy trying their hand at this fun sport.

During the first week of November, the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center hosted the only pickleball program offered by the Road Scholar program. The Road Scholar program is an internationally recognized and acclaimed not-for-profit organization (formerly known as Elderhostel) whose mission is to open minds to new ideas, people and cultures and to engage people for whom learning is a journey of a lifetime.

The Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center provided more than 18 hours of on-court instruction and playtime to 21 participants, most of whom were newcomers to the game of pickleball. A team of four instructors broke down the game to explain the goals and objectives of each shot and how to structure points to put you and your team in the best competitive position. The primary goal was to engage people at their level and to inspire them to become better pickleball players.

It’s not surprising, given the way pickleball has grown in our area, that most people playing the game have never had any formal instruction. The good news for Island guests is that you can receive the same level of instruction by participating in lessons and clinics at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center. You can also play in one of the round robins, which are supervised by professional staff to provide ongoing instruction to players interested in improving their game.

Come enjoy pickleball in a fun environment at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort! Also, check out our reviews on TripAdvisor at Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center. For more information and other lessons and clinic times, visit palmettodunes.com or call (866) 242-3169.