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HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA

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

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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 Jan 26 — Jan 31, 2014

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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, January 26 - Arrive on Hilton Head Island and check into the O...
Arrive on Hilton Head Island and check into the Omni Resort. Dinner and orientation will follow.

Afternoon: Arrive at Omni Oceanfront Resort for registration and room assignment between the hours of 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Program packets will be issued at this time. Further instructions will be given during program registration.

Dinner: A plated dinner will be served at 6:00 PM followed by 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, January 27 - Tennis Instruction-Groundstrokes & Volleys /Tenn...
Tennis Instruction-Groundstrokes & Volleys /Tennis Play/Overview of Hilton Head's History

Breakfast: Enjoy the Full-American Breakfast Buffet at the resort's HH Prime restaurant which includes selections from the following menu (some options available in season): assorted cereals, assorted low-fat yogurts, granola, assorted dried fruits: raisins, apricots, pineapples, fresh sliced fruit: honeydew, pineapple, cantaloupe, berries: blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, creamy grits, steel cut oatmeal, breakfast potatoes, apple wood smoked bacon, blueberry sausage, special blend sausage, blend sausage links, fluffy pancakes, waffles, French Toast, scrambled eggs with cheese, assorted bagels, muffins, breads, pastries, Gluten Free English muffins and breads, sunflower honey-nut bread, made-to-order omelet Station, as well as orange juice and coffee.

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. Begin with lateral movement groundstrokes with emphasis on strokes, balance, and placement as well as lateral and forward movement volleys emphasizing strokes and placement. Play 'live ball' drills with groundstrokes and volleys.

Lunch: Lunch will be served at Big Jim’s, located in the Robert Trent Jones Clubhouse across from the Tennis Center. Big Jim’s offers a relaxed setting for players in between sets.

Afternoon: Group will play afternoon tennis as part of the program.

Dinner: A plated dinner will be served in the resort's conference center.

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, January 28 - Tennis Instruction - Net approach/Transition into...
Breakfast: Enjoy the Full-American Breakfast Buffet at the resort's HH Prime restaurant which includes selections from the following menu (some options available in season): assorted cereals, assorted low-fat yogurts, granola, assorted dried fruits: raisins, apricots, pineapples, fresh sliced fruit: honeydew, pineapple, cantaloupe, berries: blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, creamy grits, steel cut oatmeal, breakfast potatoes, apple wood smoked bacon, blueberry sausage, special blend sausage, blend sausage links, fluffy pancakes, waffles, French Toast, scrambled eggs with cheese, assorted bagels, muffins, breads, pastries, Gluten Free English muffins and breads, sunflower honey-nut bread, made-to-order omelet Station, as well as orange juice and coffee.

Morning: Discover groundstrokes, approach shots, mid court volleys, closing volleys - when to hit cross court, when to hit down the line based on opponents positioning. Play 'live ball' drills - focusing on where to hit groundstrokes and volleys based on opponents positioning.

Lunch: Lunch will be served at Big Jim’s, located in the Robert Trent Jones Clubhouse across from the Tennis Center. Big Jim’s offers a relaxed setting for players in between sets.

Afternoon: Group will play afternoon tennis as part of the program.

Dinner: A plated dinner will be served in the resort's conference center.

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 which manages 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, January 29 - Tennis Instruction-Overheads, Lobs, Covering for ...
Tennis Instruction-Overheads, Lobs, Covering for lobs/Moving with partner/Free afternoon/Free evening

Breakfast: Enjoy the Full-American Breakfast Buffet at the resort's HH Prime restaurant which includes selections from the following menu (some options available in season): assorted cereals, assorted low-fat yogurts, granola, assorted dried fruits: raisins, apricots, pineapples, fresh sliced fruit: honeydew, pineapple, cantaloupe, berries: blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, creamy grits, steel cut oatmeal, breakfast potatoes, apple wood smoked bacon, blueberry sausage, special blend sausage, blend sausage links, fluffy pancakes, waffles, French Toast, scrambled eggs with cheese, assorted bagels, muffins, breads, pastries, Gluten Free English muffins and breads, sunflower honey-nut bread, made-to-order omelet Station, as well as orange juice and coffee.

Morning: Group members will meet at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center for group instruction with opportunities for individual instruction. Review lobbing the net player to put opponents on the defensive. Also work on overheads - when to hit at the net player, when to hit away from the net player. Then, play 'live ball' drills using lobs and overheads.

Lunch: Lunch will be served at Big Jim’s, located in the Robert Trent Jones Clubhouse across from the Tennis Center. Big Jim’s offers a relaxed setting for players in between sets.

Afternoon: This is the ideal time to discover Hilton Head Island.

Dinner: 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, January 30 - Tennis Instruction - Serving, Returning serve, Si...
Tennis Instruction - Serving, Returning serve, Signaling/Poaching on the serve /Tennis Play/Presentation

Breakfast: Enjoy the Full-American Breakfast Buffet at the resort's HH Prime restaurant which includes selections from the following menu (some options available in season): assorted cereals, assorted low-fat yogurts, granola, assorted dried fruits: raisins, apricots, pineapples, fresh sliced fruit: honeydew, pineapple, cantaloupe, berries: blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, creamy grits, steel cut oatmeal, breakfast potatoes, apple wood smoked bacon, blueberry sausage, special blend sausage, blend sausage links, fluffy pancakes, waffles, French Toast, scrambled eggs with cheese, assorted bagels, muffins, breads, pastries, Gluten Free English muffins and breads, sunflower honey-nut bread, made-to-order omelet Station, as well as orange juice and coffee.

Morning: Participants will meet at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center for group instruction with opportunities for individual instruction. Learn where to hit return of serve on first serve and second serve as well as where to serve, serve and volley. Review using signals to poach. Then, watch and critique doubles play.

Lunch: Lunch will be served at Big Jim’s, located in the Robert Trent Jones Clubhouse across from the Tennis Center. Big Jim’s offers a relaxed setting for players in between sets.

Afternoon: Group will play afternoon tennis as part of the program.

Dinner: A plated dinner will be served in the resort's conference center.

Evening: An Entertaining Evening.

Lodging: Omni Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, January 31 - Program Wrap Up
Breakfast: Enjoy the Full-American Breakfast Buffet at the resort's HH Prime restaurant which includes selections from the following menu (some options available in season): assorted cereals, assorted low-fat yogurts, granola, assorted dried fruits: raisins, apricots, pineapples, fresh sliced fruit: honeydew, pineapple, cantaloupe, berries: blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, creamy grits, steel cut oatmeal, breakfast potatoes, apple wood smoked bacon, blueberry sausage, special blend sausage, blend sausage links, fluffy pancakes, waffles, French Toast, scrambled eggs with cheese, assorted bagels, muffins, breads, pastries, Gluten Free English muffins and breads, sunflower honey-nut bread, made-to-order omelet Station, as well as orange juice and coffee.

Morning: Put everything you've learned together through a summary of the week before the program ends with a question & answer session. Hotel check-out is at 11 a.m. 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! Individual departures will follow.

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.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
8 Hands-on experiences

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