A local tennis club has been named one of the world's best.
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort was No. 10 on TennisResortsOnline.com's list of the world's best resorts and camps. The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center was named the fourth-best location for tennis instruction and programming, fourth for best children's programming and fifth in pro shop.
"It's wonderful recognition to be named to this list nearly every year, demonstrating the consistent quality of our facilities, programming and staff over the last 30 years," John Kerr, the resort's director of tennis, said in a press release.
The rankings are based on reviews submitted to TennisResortsOnline.com, and incorporate both on- and off-court amenities and services.
Last month, Palmetto Dunes cemented an agreement to host three United States Tennis Association -- South Carolina adult-level state tournaments in 2015 and 2016. It will be the host site of three tournaments in the fall: the USTA Tennis On Campus Fall Invitational held Oct. 12 through 14, the USTA S.C. Adult Combo Doubles Championships held Oct. 16 through 20 and the USTA S.C. 65's & 70's & Over State Championships held Nov. 6 through 10.
USTA SC JR. TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND
Three teams from Bluffton and Hilton Head will travel to Florence this weekend for the USTA SC Jr. Team Tennis State Championships.
About 220 players, ages 8 to 18, are set to take part in the competition, facing off against teams of similar ages and ability.
Play begins Friday evening and continues through Sunday. Bluffton and Hilton Head will contribute three of the 28 teams competing for state titles in various age groups. The event will also feature a "Tennis Extravaganza," a collection of fun, off-court activities for players, family and friends.
State champions are eligible to play in the 2014 USTA Southern Jr. Team Tennis Sectional Championships, held August 15 through 17 at the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center in Cayce.
The Hilton Head Island Tennis Landsharks will have teams competing in the 14 and Under Intermediate and 16 and Under Intermediate divisions, while Bluffton's Rose Hill will have a team competing in the 14 and Under Intermediate division.