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The Sea Pines Resort Tennis Instructors

Tennis Intructors

At the Sea Pines Racquet Club

Stan Smith

Touring Professional

Stan Smith

Both friends and foes pay Stan Smith the ultimate compliment by referring to him as "the tennis player's tennis player," which is in recognition of the display and dedication that have helped him attain a level of greatness that many aspire to achieve.

Smith has played or coached tennis at the professional level for more than 40 years, winning the most prestigious tournaments in both singles and doubles.

Over his storied career, Smith has garnered many accomplishments:

  1. He served as a director of coaching for the USTA Player Development Program.

  2. He was the head coach of the men's U.S. Olympic team at the Sydney Olympics.

  3. He ranked No. 1 in 1969, 1971 - 1973 in the United States, and was the world's No. 1 in 1971 and 1972.

  4. He played 11 Grand Slam finals, was a member of seven winning Davis Cup teams and won a remarkable 39 pro singles and 61 doubles titles.

  5. He won the US Open in 1971 and Wimbledon in 1972.

  6. He has a 12 & 1 Davis Cup doubles record and is a four-time U.S. Open doubles winner.

  7. He and his frequent doubles partner, Bob Lutz, are the only team ever to have won the national championship on all four surfaces: grass, clay, hard court and indoors.

Smith has been a contributing editor of TENNIS Magazine since 1986, has had a syndicated tennis column with King Features since 1985, is the author of Inside Tennis, co-authored Modern Doubles and wrote Winning Doubles.

Smith has been inducted into the University of Southern California Hall of Fame, the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, the Southern Tennis Halls of Fame, the Intercollegiate Hall of Fame and the International Hall of Fame.

SEA PINES RACQUET CLUB

5 Lighthouse Lane
Hilton Head, SC

(843) 363-4495

A Legendary Golf Experience

Play all of The Sea Pines Resort's three premier courses-each with its own signature character and designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Take advantage of our unique forecaddie program, through which foursomes enjoy the dedicated attention of an experienced forecaddie, and be sure to review our selection of Hilton Head golf packages, which include luxury accommodations at Hilton Head Island's luxury hotel, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town.

For further convenience, leave your clubs at home and enjoy our top-of-the-line Titleist rental golf clubs, complete with a complimentary sleeve of golf balls.

Call to Book 1.800.732.7463

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Improve Your Game

Whether you're an experienced player or a true novice, our professional instructors at the Golf Learning Center will help you take your game to the next level.

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Improve Your Game

Club Fitting
Fitness

Class-A PGA teaching professional Jess Watkins oversees The Golf Learning Center at The Sea Pines Resort's club fitting program. Watkins has more than 30 years of experience teaching all aspects of the game and is one of our resort school instructors. His teaching expertise is a valuable tool that helps to enhance the club fitting experience. All fittings are done utilizing our state-of-the-art facility including TrackMan and Flight Scope radar technologies. These tools enable the student to leave with a clear understanding of how and why properly fit clubs are a vital component in improving their game. A detailed club specification form is given to each student along with recommendations on set make up and club manufacturer.

The Learning Center carries Cobra, Titleist, and Adams as our primary fitting options. We can help you build the perfect set make up or find the driver that optimizes your launch conditions for maximum yardage and accuracy.

Rate: $100 per hour

Seapines Resort
Seapines Resort

Class-A PGA teaching professional Jess Watkins oversees The Golf Learning Center at The Sea Pines Resort's club fitting program. Watkins has more than 30 years of experience teaching all aspects of the game and is one of our resort school instructors. His teaching expertise is a valuable tool that helps to enhance the club fitting experience. All fittings are done utilizing our state-of-the-art facility including TrackMan and Flight Scope radar technologies. These tools enable the student to leave with a clear understanding of how and why properly fit clubs are a vital component in improving their game. A detailed club specification form is given to each student along with recommendations on set make up and club manufacturer.

The Learning Center carries Cobra, Titleist, and Adams as our primary fitting options. We can help you build the perfect set make up or find the driver that optimizes your launch conditions for maximum yardage and accuracy.

Rate: $100 per hour

GOLF DIGESTGolf Digest's "Editors' Choice Award" 2019 - "Best Resorts - Carolinas"
Golf Magazine Platinum Award for Best Golf Resorts
GOLF MAGAZINE Platinum Winner in GOLF's Premier Resorts list
GolfWeek's Best Resort Courses
GOLFWEEKBest Resort CourseHarbour Town Golf Links
National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) "National Course of the Year Award"Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III
TRAVEL + LEISURE Ranked among the "The 10 Best Resort Hotels in the American South" in Travel + Leisure's 2018 World's Best Awards List
AAA Four Diamond Award
AAA Four Diamond Award The Inn & Club at Harbour Town
2018 Forbes Travel Guide - Four Star Award
FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE Four Star AwardThe Inn & Club at Harbour Town
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER Ranked among the "Top 20 Resorts in The South: Readers' Choice Awards 2019" by Condé Nast Traveler

Improve Your Game

Club Fitting
Fitness

Class-A PGA teaching professional Jess Watkins oversees The Golf Learning Center at The Sea Pines Resort's club fitting program. Watkins has more than 30 years of experience teaching all aspects of the game and is one of our resort school instructors. His teaching expertise is a valuable tool that helps to enhance the club fitting experience. All fittings are done utilizing our state-of-the-art facility including TrackMan and Flight Scope radar technologies. These tools enable the student to leave with a clear understanding of how and why properly fit clubs are a vital component in improving their game. A detailed club specification form is given to each student along with recommendations on set make up and club manufacturer.

The Learning Center carries Cobra, Titleist, and Adams as our primary fitting options. We can help you build the perfect set make up or find the driver that optimizes your launch conditions for maximum yardage and accuracy.

Rate: $100 per hour

Seapines Resort
Seapines Resort

Class-A PGA teaching professional Jess Watkins oversees The Golf Learning Center at The Sea Pines Resort's club fitting program. Watkins has more than 30 years of experience teaching all aspects of the game and is one of our resort school instructors. His teaching expertise is a valuable tool that helps to enhance the club fitting experience. All fittings are done utilizing our state-of-the-art facility including TrackMan and Flight Scope radar technologies. These tools enable the student to leave with a clear understanding of how and why properly fit clubs are a vital component in improving their game. A detailed club specification form is given to each student along with recommendations on set make up and club manufacturer.

The Learning Center carries Cobra, Titleist, and Adams as our primary fitting options. We can help you build the perfect set make up or find the driver that optimizes your launch conditions for maximum yardage and accuracy.

Rate: $100 per hour

A Legendary Golf Experience

Play all of The Sea Pines Resort's three premier courses-each with its own signature character and designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Take advantage of our unique forecaddie program, through which foursomes enjoy the dedicated attention of an experienced forecaddie, and be sure to review our selection of Hilton Head golf packages, which include luxury accommodations at Hilton Head Island's luxury hotel, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town.

For further convenience, leave your clubs at home and enjoy our top-of-the-line Titleist rental golf clubs, complete with a complimentary sleeve of golf balls.

Call to Book 1.800.732.7463

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Improve Your Game

Whether you're an experienced player or a true novice, our professional instructors at the Golf Learning Center will help you take your game to the next level.

improve-your-game