Other Activities & Information

Some other suggestions
  • Ocean Dune Lane (1st street over from N Forest Beach Dr)

  • Sea Pines (south on beach until pass guardhouse, enter at public beach access # 46)

  • Bike Paths (Over 80 miles of trails)

  • Nature Trail (½ mile on right after Cross Island Bridge)

  • Gregg Russell at Sea Pines

  • Harbor Town in Sea Pines (Fee to enter Sea Pines)

  • Coligny Plaza

  • Celebration Park at Coligny Plaza

  • Hilton Head Zip Line

  • Tour Pass for Savannah

  • Mighty Eight Museum In Savannah

  • Coastal Discovery Museum

  • Parris Island Museum

  • Daufuskie Island Tour

  • Jarvis Creek Park

  • Bluffton’s Downtown Art District-on Calhoun St

  • Beaufort’s Historic Downtown Area

  • Shannon Tanner at Shelter Cove – in season

  • Day trip to Savannah – use trolley tour

  • Tuesday fireworks at Shelter Cove – in season

  • Thrift Shopping – Church Mouse is my favorite

  • Pick up a “Things To Do” booklet at area stands

  • Speed strictly enforced especially Cross Island Pky This is a source of revenue for HHI Summer traffic can be very busy on Saturdays from 2pm until 6pm. Early arrivals can use the parking lot to access the pool and beach but do not disrupt the cleaners in the condo


Hilton Head is a tennis players dream come true. There are hundreds of courts all over the island, and several clubs rated in Tennis Magazine's top 50 clubs. Hilton Head is also home to two famous tennis pros: Dennis Van der Meer and Stan Smith. The Van der Meer tennis university is world renown for teaching both amateurs and professionals. Add to that a mild climate that makes the season almost year around, the availability of all three Grand Slam playing surfaces and accessibility of lighted courts for night play and you have a tennis paradise.

Some residential developments have their own courts, which may be used by guests staying in those developments. Most players go to one of the public courts listed below. Click on the green ones to go to their web site.

Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center 23 clay, 2 hard 8 lighted 843-785-1152
Port Royal Racquet Club 10 clay, 2 grass, 4 hard. 6 lighted 843-686-8803
Sea Pines Racquet Club 24 clay, 5 lighted 843-363-4495
Shipyard Racquet Club (Van der Meer) 13 Har-Tru, 4 hard, 3 indoor 843-686-8804
South Beach Racquet Club 11 clay, 2 lighted. 843-671-2215
Van der Meer Tennis Center 17 hard, 4 covered 800-845-6138

Van der Meer has daily adult programs and round robins at Shipyard.

There are 8 public tennis courts on Hilton Head Island under the supervision of the Island Recreation Center and with the cooperation of Public Tennis, Inc. All are lighted for night play.

Six are at the Chaplin Public Tennis Center in the Chaplin Community Park and four more are at the Cordillo Public Tennis Center on Cordillo Road between DeAllyon Ave. and Pope Ave.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day fees are charged for the use of these courts (contrary to the belief of some real estate agents). They are open from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM unless reserved for lessons or USTA use. For more information call Cameron Everett at 843-681-7273.

Two courts are available at the Fairfield Station County Park on the north end, where Mi Tierra restaurant is. They are under the supervision of the Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services.

Hilton Head High School has six courts and Hilton Head Middle School four more that are available weekend and evenings when school is in session and anytime in the summer. These courts have no user fees.