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Pickleball in Hilton Head: America’s Fastest Growing Sport!

The enthusiasm for pickleball has swept the country! It's easy to learn and fun to play. Whether beginner or expert, join us on beautiful Hilton Head Island to grow your game.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22658RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,649
South Carolina

Pickleball in Hilton Head: America’s Fastest Growing Sport!

The enthusiasm for pickleball has swept the country! It's easy to learn and fun to play. Whether beginner or expert, join us on beautiful Hilton Head Island to grow your game.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,649
Length
6 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
1,649
Program No. 22658RJ

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Please Note:
The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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Prices displayed below are based on per person,doubleoccupancy.
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Nov 6 - Nov 11, 2022
Starting at
1,649
Itinerary Note

This week is open to all skill levels but intended for beginner players (no previous experience required).

Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2022
Starting at
1,649
Itinerary Note

This week is designed for those already familiar with Pickleball with a rank of 3.5 or higher and looking to improve their game.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Nov 6 - Nov 11, 2022
Starting at
2,079
Itinerary Note

This week is open to all skill levels but intended for beginner players (no previous experience required).

Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2022
Starting at
2,079
Itinerary Note

This week is designed for those already familiar with Pickleball with a rank of 3.5 or higher and looking to improve their game.

6 days
5 nights
12 meals
5B 4L 3D
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At a Glance

Pickleball, America's fastest growing sport, has grown dramatically over the last few years. Played with a short paddle and a whiffle ball on a small court, Pickleball is related to tennis but is easier to learn and takes a lifetime to master! Be part of the fun at the Palmetto Dunes Pickeball Center on Hilton Head Island, no matter what your skill level. Dates are set aside for those just getting started and for players who want to upgrade their game to a competitive level. Enthusiastic, certified instructors share their expertise with skills and drills for each level of play, and you’ll enjoy afternoon competitions within your group. Add Hilton Head's charm and variety of activities away from the court, and you have the recipe for a fun-packed week. Come share the excitement!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Skill level appropriate instruction and drills in the mornings. Pro-supervised group play in the afternoons. No previous experience required for General Pickleball Dates. Competitive Pickleball Dates limited to players ranked 3.5 or above.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Choose the date that best fits your level of play, whether you’re new to Pickleball or would like to perfect your game under the tutelage of expert instructors.
  • Enjoy round robins or group play at the renowned Palmetto Dunes, ranked among “The 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts” by Tennis Magazine.
  • Discover Hilton Head Island’s remarkable history from an educator from the Coastal Discovery Museum and enjoy learning about the loggerhead turtles that nest annually on the island’s beaches.
Featured Expert
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Pat Eisloeffel
Pat Eisloeffel has resided on Hilton Head Island for more than 20 years, and like almost all other residents, she is a transplant from the North. A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, she still misses the mountains and winter. With a background in the hospitality industry, Pat enjoys hosting Road Scholar guests and helping to insure that each participant has a terrific experience. In her free time, she loves planning her own adventures, gardening, reading and spending time at the beach.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Pat Eisloeffel has resided on Hilton Head Island for more than 20 years, and like almost all other residents, she is a transplant from the North. A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, she still misses the mountains and winter. With a background in the hospitality industry, Pat enjoys hosting Road Scholar guests and helping to insure that each participant has a terrific experience. In her free time, she loves planning her own adventures, gardening, reading and spending time at the beach.
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Sarah Mitten came to the U.S. from England to play Division I tennis at Mississippi State University where she was a top twenty-five collegiate player and also a Wimbledon qualifier. She has spent most of her professional life as director of tennis at clubs in Georgia, Virginia and Puerto Rico. Sarah is a certified professional pickleball coach, and one of the founding instructors at Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center. Sarah also is a real estate broker and jointly owns Palmetto Coastal Real Estate Company.
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6 days
5 nights
12 meals
5 B 4 L 3 D
DAY
1
Check-In, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Hilton Head Island, SC
D
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Activity note: Hotel check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Earlier check-in may be available. Please contact the hotel directly.

Afternoon: Program Registration: Front desk staff will direct you to the assigned conference room where Road Scholar staff will greet you warmly. You will receive your welcome packet containing your name-tag and an up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes. If your arrival is delayed, please ask for your packet when you check in.

Dinner: At the resort, we’ll enjoy a beautiful plated meal with coffee, tea, iced tea and water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: Orientation: The Group Leader will welcome everyone and lead introductions. We will review program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Continue getting to know your fellow Road Scholars, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the full day ahead.

DAY
2
Welcome to Competetive Pickleball
Hilton Head Island, SC
B,L
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Breakfast: Each morning at the hotel restaurant, the breakfast buffet will include choices of assorted hot and cold cereals, yogurt, fresh and dried fruit, grits, potatoes, breakfast meats, eggs, assorted breads, pancakes and pastries with juice, coffee, tea and water.

Morning: Get ready for a week of exercise, fun and honing your pickleball skills! Today the pros will analyze your game as we get started. Each day will feature stretching before instruction begins. The focus today is on skills, techniques and tactics featuring the no volley zone.

Lunch: Each day this week options of soups, salads, and sandwiches will be provided for lunch at Big Jim’s at Palmetto Dunes.

Afternoon: Pro supervised play will be in a format designed for your group.

Dinner: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. There are hundreds of local restaurants to choose from.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
3
Five Hours on Court Activity
Hilton Head Island, SC
B,L,D
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: Focus of instruction today will be on the transition zone with shots such as the third shot and volleys.

Lunch: Lunch at Big Jim's.

Afternoon: Supervised play with the opportunity to incorporate lessons from the morning clinic.

Dinner: Hotel plated meal.

Evening: Lecture from local expert

DAY
4
Morning Clinic & Free Afternoon
Hilton Head Island, SC
B,L
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: Pre-play stretch and review any areas of concern from first two clinics. Focus of instruction will be on lob and overhead.

Lunch: Lunch at Big Jim's.

Afternoon: Free Time. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. This is your time to enjoy the facilities of the resort or to explore Hilton Head on your own! Perhaps a round of golf or kayaking? You might enjoy some pampering at a spa!

Dinner: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
5
Unforced Errors
Hilton Head Island, SC
B,L,D
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: This is your opportunity to have pros address issues of particular concern. Instruction will be customized to the group’s specific needs.

Lunch: Lunch at Big Jim's.

Afternoon: Finish the week with a round robin competitive format. The techniques emphasized this week will reflect in your play!

Dinner: At the hotel, we’ll enjoy a delicious plated farewell dinner together with standard beverages. Share your favorite experiences and get ready to bid adieu to new Road Scholar friends tomorrow.

Evening: Lecture from local expert

DAY
6
Pickleball Professional Q&A, Program Concludes
Hilton Head Island, SC
B

Activity note: Hotel check-out by 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: The program will wrap up with a Q & A at the resort with the pickleball staff. This will be the opportunity to refresh yourself on specific points of play or situations you may have encountered during the week. We’ll all leave for home with a new set of skills and new Road Scholar friends! This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!






Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.