As the summer comes to a close and we move into September, now is a great time to cherish special moments with family and loved ones. From swimming in the ocean to playing a game of Pickleball and Tennis, Hilton Head has so much to offer. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced participant, Hilton Head is home to many courts for Pickleball and Tennis players, making it a game that anyone can enjoy!
So what is pickleball? Pickleball combines elements of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton into one game. Players use their paddles to serve the ball towards their opponent’s side. While the ball is in play, it must stay in bounds where there is one bounce per side of the court. The ball is served at the baseline, and a ball cannot land in the “no-volley” zone (the zone used to prevent spiking the ball). Lastly, the game is won at 11 or 15 points!
Places like Palmetto Dunes or the Island Recreation Center (which partners with Hilton Head Island Pickleball Club) are fan favorites for enjoying a round of pickleball.
Like pickleball, tennis is also played using a rectangular court and net. In tennis, players use their racket to strike a rubber ball at their opponent’s side of the court. The player attempts to maneuver the ball in each move, so their opponent cannot hit or return it. The match is won after a player accumulates 4 points.
From family excursions to one-on-one games, clubs like The Sea Pines Resort or the South Beach Racquet Club host a variety of courts for tennis players.
Make your time at Hilton Head a fun one. Contact us for information on bike rentals while you’re here. Get an exhilarating ride in on your way to play pickleball or tennis!