Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.


Call (800) 454-5768

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET


Create an account                             Forgot your password?

or Log In via Facebook

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.

HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA

Game, Set, Match: Intermediate Doubles Tennis At Hilton Head

Select a Date

 

SIGN UP

and receive your

FREE E-NEWSLETTER

&

E-Photo Book:



Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:

Location

SC

Interest

Tennis

Price Range

$700 - $1000

Start Date

End Date

More Options


Road Scholar
Program #15381RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Hilton Head is just above sea level.

Equipment Requirements
Tennis rackets, tennis balls and any comfort items such as hats, bug spray, sunscreen, etc. you consider necessary.

Itinerary for Nov 10 — Nov 15, 2013

Expand all
Type: Resort

Description: As part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes Resort community, the luxury Hilton Head beach hotel offers a 11-mile lagoon system ideal for kayaking and canoeing, bike trails, 25 tennis courts and three championship Hilton Head golf courses featuring 54 holes of golf. The resort also showcases a beautiful courtyard poolscape with tropical foliage, two pools, two beachside hot tubs and private cabanas.

Contact info:
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA
phone: 843-842-8000
Room amenities: Each room features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee maker, ceiling fan, two telephones, , hairdryer, iron and board, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: For your comfort and convenience Automated Teller (ATM) ,Baggage Storage, Clothing Store, Coin Laundry, Concierge Desk, Gift Shop, Guest Activity/Recreation Desk, Lounge, News Stand, On-Site Convenience Store, Bike Rental, Fitness room and pool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $129.00
Please call the Resort to make pre or post housing reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 10 - Arrival
Afternoon: Arrive at Omni Oceanfront Resort for registration and room assignment between the hours of 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Ask front desk staff or concierge service and stop by the announcement postings for Road Scholar registration room assignments. Program packets will be issued at this time. Further instructions will be given during program registration.

Dinner: A plated dinner will be served in our private conference area of the resort at 6:00 p.m. followed by an introduction to Hilton Head and orientation.

Lodging: Omni Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: As part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes Resort community, the luxury Hilton Head beach hotel offers a 11-mile lagoon system ideal for kayaking and canoeing, bike trails, 25 tennis courts and three championship Hilton Head golf courses featuring 54 holes of golf. The resort also showcases a beautiful courtyard poolscape with tropical foliage, two pools, two beachside hot tubs and private cabanas.

Contact info:
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA
phone: 843-842-8000
Room amenities: Each room features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee maker, ceiling fan, two telephones, , hairdryer, iron and board, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: For your comfort and convenience Automated Teller (ATM) ,Baggage Storage, Clothing Store, Coin Laundry, Concierge Desk, Gift Shop, Guest Activity/Recreation Desk, Lounge, News Stand, On-Site Convenience Store, Bike Rental, Fitness room and pool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $129.00
Please call the Resort to make pre or post housing reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 11 - Tennis Instruction-Groundstrokes & Volleys /Tenn...
Tennis Instruction-Groundstrokes & Volleys /Tennis Play/Overview of Hilton Head's History

Breakfast: Continental breakfast will be served at Big Jim's of the Robert Trent Jones Clubhouse in the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort immediately adjacent to the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center.

Morning: Palmetto Dunes Resort is the ultimate destination for anyone who wants to improve his or her tennis skills. At the Tennis Center you'll find 23 clay and 2 Nova ProBounce courts (eight of which are lighted for night play). There's also a helpful, energetic staff whose primary goal is to make your week a rewarding one. First, we will work on lateral movement groundstrokes with emphesis on strokes, balance, and placement. Next, we switch to lateral and forward movement volleys with emphesis on strokes and placement. End the morning with 'Live Ball' drills with groundstrokes and volleys.

Lunch: Enjoy a light lunch back at Big Jim's.

Afternoon: Our group will have a great time of afternoon tennis play as part of the program.

Dinner: A plated dinner will be served in our private conference area of the Omni Resort.

Evening: This evening's program will present to you an timeline overview of Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head Island’s history can be traced back to Native American occupation 4,000 years ago. Learn about the island’s past including the Plantation Era, Civil War and the modern development into a world-class resort destination and home to 30,000 full time residents.

Lodging: Omni Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: As part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes Resort community, the luxury Hilton Head beach hotel offers a 11-mile lagoon system ideal for kayaking and canoeing, bike trails, 25 tennis courts and three championship Hilton Head golf courses featuring 54 holes of golf. The resort also showcases a beautiful courtyard poolscape with tropical foliage, two pools, two beachside hot tubs and private cabanas.

Contact info:
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA
phone: 843-842-8000
Room amenities: Each room features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee maker, ceiling fan, two telephones, , hairdryer, iron and board, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: For your comfort and convenience Automated Teller (ATM) ,Baggage Storage, Clothing Store, Coin Laundry, Concierge Desk, Gift Shop, Guest Activity/Recreation Desk, Lounge, News Stand, On-Site Convenience Store, Bike Rental, Fitness room and pool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $129.00
Please call the Resort to make pre or post housing reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 12 - Tennis Instruction - Net approach/Transition into...
Breakfast: Continental breakfast will be served at Big Jim's of the Robert Trent Jones Clubhouse in the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort immediately adjacent to the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center.

Morning: Start your morning off right with groundstrokes, approach shots, mid court volleys and closing volleys - then, learn when to hit cross court and when to hit down the line based on opponents positioning. Sharpen your skills with more 'Live Ball' drills while learning where to hit groundstrokes and volleys based on opponents' positioning!

Lunch: Take a break back at Big Jim's for a light lunch.

Afternoon: Put all of your morning practice to good use during an afternoon of tennis play as part of the program.

Dinner: Enjoy a delicious plated dinner served in our private conference room of the Omni Resort.

Evening: The Loggerhead Sea Turtle uses Hilton Head Island’s beaches each summer for nesting. Come hear more about this threatened species and the ways that Hilton Head Island – and you – can help them survive. Presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum, manager of the Town of Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project.

Lodging: Omni Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: As part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes Resort community, the luxury Hilton Head beach hotel offers a 11-mile lagoon system ideal for kayaking and canoeing, bike trails, 25 tennis courts and three championship Hilton Head golf courses featuring 54 holes of golf. The resort also showcases a beautiful courtyard poolscape with tropical foliage, two pools, two beachside hot tubs and private cabanas.

Contact info:
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA
phone: 843-842-8000
Room amenities: Each room features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee maker, ceiling fan, two telephones, , hairdryer, iron and board, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: For your comfort and convenience Automated Teller (ATM) ,Baggage Storage, Clothing Store, Coin Laundry, Concierge Desk, Gift Shop, Guest Activity/Recreation Desk, Lounge, News Stand, On-Site Convenience Store, Bike Rental, Fitness room and pool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $129.00
Please call the Resort to make pre or post housing reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, November 13 - Tennis Instruction-Overheads, Lobs, Covering for ...
Tennis Instruction-Overheads, Lobs, Covering for lobs/Moving with partner/Free afternoon/Free evening

Breakfast: Continental breakfast will be served at Big Jim's of the Robert Trent Jones Clubhouse in the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort immediately adjacent to the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center.

Morning: Our group will meet again at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center for group instruction with opportunities for individual instruction. Learn about lobbing the net player to put opponents on the defensive. Next, switch to "Overheads" - focusing on when to hit at the net player or when to hit away from the net player. Get ready for more 'Live Ball' drilling using lobs and overheads!

Lunch: Relax back at Big Jim's while enjoying a light lunch.

Afternoon: Free time for exploring on your own for the many exciting adventures Hilton Head Island has to offer.

Dinner: Wednesday evening is free to give participants a chance to visit Hilton Head Island's many great attractions and enjoy the local cuisine. Dinner on your own.

Evening: The evening will be free to enjoy the entertainment possibilities Hilton Head has to offer.

Lodging: Omni Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: As part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes Resort community, the luxury Hilton Head beach hotel offers a 11-mile lagoon system ideal for kayaking and canoeing, bike trails, 25 tennis courts and three championship Hilton Head golf courses featuring 54 holes of golf. The resort also showcases a beautiful courtyard poolscape with tropical foliage, two pools, two beachside hot tubs and private cabanas.

Contact info:
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA
phone: 843-842-8000
Room amenities: Each room features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee maker, ceiling fan, two telephones, , hairdryer, iron and board, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: For your comfort and convenience Automated Teller (ATM) ,Baggage Storage, Clothing Store, Coin Laundry, Concierge Desk, Gift Shop, Guest Activity/Recreation Desk, Lounge, News Stand, On-Site Convenience Store, Bike Rental, Fitness room and pool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $129.00
Please call the Resort to make pre or post housing reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, November 14 - Tennis Instruction - Serving, Returning serve, Si...
Tennis Instruction - Serving, Returning serve, Signaling/Poaching on the serve /Tennis Play/Presentation

Breakfast: Continental breakfast will be served at Big Jim's of the Robert Trent Jones Clubhouse in the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort immediately adjacent to the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center.

Morning: Meet once again as a group at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center for group instruction with opportunities for individual instruction. Today, learn where to hit return of serve on first serve and second serve. Then, find out where to serve or serve and volley. Study using signals to poach. Finally, watch and critique doubles play.

Lunch: Enjoy one last light lunch back at Big Jim's.

Afternoon: Our final afternoon of group play will put into practice all of the elements you've learned throughout the week.

Dinner: Savor the evening with another delicious plated dinner served in our private conference area of the Omni Resort.

Evening: An Entertaining Evening shall be had by all!

Lodging: Omni Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 15 - Program Wrap Up
Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at the Omni Resort prior to our week in review.

Morning: Share the week in review with a question & answer session lead by our lead instructor. The program concludes with this wrap-up session. Check-out from the resort is at 11 a.m. Individual departures will follow. Lunch is not included in this program. We hope you have enjoyed this special new learning adventure and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar programs in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
Currently selected:Prices Starting At:

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
8 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2014
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768