Van Der Meer Tennis Academy – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Van Der Meer Tennis Academy is on of the premier tennis destination son the island. They have great clinics and classes as well as top notch courts to play on. Dennis and Pat Van Der Meer own the facility and are renowned coaches in their own right. Dennis is even thought of as the “Teacher of Teachers”. His high standards of coaching and teaching are seen throughout his academy.
About Van Der Meer Tennis Academy & Resort
The Van Der Meer Tennis facilities offer 38 hard and clay tennis courts with 7 of them being indoor or covered courts. They even have quiet a few that are lit for evening and night play. Of course the indoor ones are lit too. They have been named one of the top 50 tennis resorts in the country by Tennis Magazine. A huge honor and well deserved! The tennis resort offers adult clinics, junior clinics, summer camps, a year long academy, daily events, summer camps, private groups and private lessons. They also host a variety of tournaments throughout the year.
116 Shipyard Dr,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
The Resort itself doesn’t have rooms for you to stay at. However they have partnered with many hotels that are close by and even have negotiated special rates for their guests. Here are some of your choices.
- SeaShore Vacations – many options of rental properties near the tennis facilities. Make sure to tell them you will be attending the Van Der Meer Tennis Academy program so you can get the discounted rate!
- Sonesta Resort – a beautiful 4 diamond hotel right next to the tennis courts. You can’t go wrong staying at this amazing beachfront property.
- Holiday Inn Express – newly renovated and a great deal. It is a beautiful hotel and within walking distance to the tennis courts as well.
All three of these are great options to stay at. The SeaShore may be better for longer stays, the Sonesta of course for luxury and relaxation on the beach, and the Holiday Inn is a little more budget friendly but being newly renovated it is a great place to stay.
Van Der Meer Reviews:
“There is no doubt that VDM Tennis is the best tennis facility that I have seen. The programs are varied so that they can meet the expectation of every individual. The pros are experienced, personable, and professional. They quickly assess your level of play and assist you to improve your abilities. The resort has both outdoor and indoor courts, so even in inclement weather, you are sure to receive the instruction you signed up for. A great place!”
“I went with my tennis friends a few years ago. It was the most fun! The hotel is conveniently next to the tennis courts. It is clay so even though it was hot, the courts did not get too steamy. We could take classes in the morning, shop and relax, then play for fun later. The hotel was elegant with great food and friendly service. Swimming pool was clean and picturesque with the requisite umbrella drinks. Yum! I can’t wait to go again.”