Ever wondered what the difference is between Pickleball and POP tennis, two tennis-like sports that seem to be picking up traction in the Lowcountry? We did, too. Here's a quick guide to similarities and differences between the two popular, tennis-like court sports.
Billy Bagwell took this drone footage of residents playing tennis on No. 9 of Callawassie Island’s Dogwood Course. Ryan Watson, golf course superintendent, oversaw and completed the conversion in just over two hours.
Watch as the fairway of No. 9 of Callawassie Island’s Dogwood Course is converted into two grass tennis courts in just over two hours under the direction of Ryan Watson, Golf Course Superintendent to allow tennis enthusiasts to get the feel for play as Wimbledon Tournament nears.
The only public tennis courts on the south end of Hilton Head Island might soon belong to a private homeowners association. The town wants to sell the Cordillo Parkway courts because they are underused and in need of repair, according to town documents. If completed, the sale would leave the town with no public tennis courts near Coligny, its busiest tourism district. The town does have six public tennis courts at Chaplin Community Park. Beaufort County manages several courts on the north end of the island. Hilton Head Island High School also has courts open to the public.
A group of students from Savannah College of Art and Design were spotted filming a Star Wars inspired fan-film on at Hunting Island State Park this weekend. Check out some of the footage that they have shot so far.
Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Heritage golf tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links, Sea Pines Resort is opening the Pete Dye Room at the Harbour Town Clubhouse. It celebrates the life and times of the designer who made his career, and simultaneously helped put Sea Pines on the map as a golf destination, with the design of the storied golf course. Cary Corbitt, Sea Pines Resort Director of Sports and Operations, describes the motivation for the exhibit, which opens on Monday.
Classes were in session, and several Beaufort County Sheriff's Office deputies were patrolling Hilton Head Island Middle School as an added precaution on Friday, after a threat was discovered in a school bathroom on Thursday afternoon. The threat stated that students should not to attend Friday and that there would be "killings." On Friday afternoon, there was a brief lockdown following reports of an alleged weapon in the school. The school was searched, but no weapon was found.