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Tennis Programs for Adults

Instruction for All Skill Levels

The Sea Pines Resort hosts a variety of adult tennis clinics and programs designed for players ages 17 and older of all skill levels, from novice players seeking to learn the basics of tennis or pickleball to advanced tennis players NTRP 4.0+.

Adult Programs

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Adult Tennis 101

Introduction to Tennis

This program welcomes adult players to the game of tennis. Low-compression balls are used to help the student learn to play quickly while still maintaining proper fundamentals for long-term success. It’s recommended you register for all five sessions as the themes progress through the week.

  • Monday: Groundstrokes 101 — Intro to grips, stances and swings
  • Tuesday: Groundstrokes 102 — Learning to rally
  • Wednesday: Serves and Volleys — Intro to grips, stances and technique
  • Thursday: Learning to score and match play in singles with stroke review
  • Friday: Learning to score and match play in doubles with stroke review

Pickleball 101

Build a Solid Foundation

Learn the basics of pickleball, including rules, scoring, court positioning and basic strategies. This program is recommended for new players or those who have started playing but lack formal instruction. Paddles will be provided.

Pickleball 102

Advance Your Pickleball Game

This program is recommended for intermediate to advanced players looking to further develop their game. Learn under the direction of our pickleball pro on our dedicated pickleball courts.

Pickleball Morning Round Robin

Start the Day With Social Play

Add social play, and maybe even bragging rights, to your time at The Sea Pines Resort with weekday pickleball events where all skill levels are welcome. Guests registered in Pickleball 101 or Pickleball 102 may add the round robin at a discounted day rate. 

Weekend Workout

Improve Your Doubles Game

Intended for intermediate to advanced players, this two-day instructional program — offered year-round — is designed to strengthen strokes and tactics in your doubles game. Players are grouped by level and enjoy a maximum student-to-pro ratio of 6:1.

  • Saturday: Instruction and drills on the vital strokes needed for good doubles play — serve, return, volley, overhead, serve and volley, lobs and lob retrieval
  • Sunday: Doubles strategy, including live ball drilling with an emphasis on court positioning, communication, shot selection and poaching

Advanced Adults 4.0+

Fast-Paced Drills for Advanced Players 

This weeklong program combines advanced shot-making instruction with fast-paced drills designed for advanced players. Participants enjoy specialized attention from our certified pros, with a maximum player-to-pro ratio of 4:1.

  • Monday: Consistency drills for groundstrokes, passing shots, put-away shots and groundstroke games
  • Tuesday: Volley and overhead drills with emphasis on footwork; serve, serve and volley, and match play drills
  • Wednesday: Shot selection and positioning for defensive, neutral and attacking situations in singles
  • Thursday: Return practice — shot selection and positioning drills for doubles
  • Friday: Best drills of the week

Stroke & Drills

Tennis Drills for Groups

This program is all about learning solid tennis fundamentals. Each stroke is broken down into simple steps, including grip, footwork, preparation, contact and finish. Practice drills help players make the newly acquired skills their own while learning from professionals, with a maximum 6:1 student-to-pro ratio.

  • Monday: Volley
  • Tuesday: Forehand
  • Wednesday: Backhand
  • Thursday: Serve, return of serve and serve-and-volley drills
  • Friday: Overhead, lobs and angle volleys

The Sea Pines Resort Round Robin

Fun and Social Play

Add social play to your time at The Sea Pines Resort with tennis events three days a week. Our evening round robins are designed for players looking for a fun challenge. Includes Gatorade during the competition and, prizes for the winners.

Competitive Round Robin

Friendly Competition 

Embrace your competitive side at The Sea Pines Resort with tennis exhibition play. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, advanced players take to the courts for a serious round robin competition with Gatorade and prizes for the winners.

Private Lessons

Attention to Details

Improve your play with an hour or half hour tennis lesson from a member of the Sea Pines Racquet Club staff. These flexible private and semi-private lessons are ideal for players seeking personal attention and professional instruction.

Lesson Options

  • Private Hour: $84 with a staff pro; $97 with the tennis director/head pro
  • Private Half Hour: $49 with a staff pro; $55 with the tennis director/head pro
  • Semi-Private Hour: $94 with a staff pro; $110 with the tennis director/head pro
  • Semi-Private Half Hour: $53 with a staff pro; $61 with the tennis director/head pro

Private Lessons Series

Improve With One-on-One Instruction

Interested in a series of private tennis training lessons? Benefit from the sustained instruction of five lessons with a staff pro, tennis director or head pro.

Series Options

  • Five one-hour private: $395 with staff pro; $460 with tennis director/head pro
  • Five one-hour semi-private: $445 with staff pro; $525 with tennis director/head pro
  • Five half-hour private: $225 with staff pro; $250 with tennis director/head pro
  • Five half-hour semi-private: $245 with staff pro; $280 with tennis director/head pro