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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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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.
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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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(5)

Pickleball is a very fun sport that can be played at many levels. The group was a good size and the instruction was well done. We had a great time at a lovely resort learning to play this game. It was wonderful to have instructors that started from the beginning and to drill and then play. The evening programs were very informative with enthusiastic speakers and there is lots to see on Hilton Head in your free time. Highly recommend this program for those eager to learn how to play pickleball.

(5)

I wanted to learn the rules and strategies of pickelball. Through instruction in the morning and round robin play in the afternoon - I got that ! And I met a great mixture of interesting people - of all abilities. There were lots of laughs and congratulations - while learning new skills - "Good shot!"

(5)

Great opportunity to hang out with like-minded people in one of the most attractive resorts on the east coast of the U.S. Surrounded by first-class facilities and convenient to many highly rated restaurants, we had a wonderful week in glorious weather. Our instructor, Mark, did a terrific job with us newbies. He was patient, concerned, affable, but methodical in getting across what he wanted us to learn and to incorporate it into our "muscle memory." I especially appreciated his giving us the context and reasoning for his emphasis on court position. He taught us that more than either tennis or ping pong, mastery of the game of chess held the key we needed to becoming truly good players of pickleball because of the need to think about our moves one or two plays in advance. In his view, the game is much more complex than just getting the ball over the net and we came to appreciate his 4 dicta for successful play. My game improved and my waistline didn't expand even further despite some fine dining and drinking because of all the drills and round robins that burned up those calories! Very satisfying way to spend the last days of winter.

(5)

The Pickle Ball Camp at Hilton Head is outstanding for all level of players. Instruction groups are 6-8 people and divided into abilities of the players. 3 hours of instruction with lots of drills and then 2 hours of round robin play each day provides a lot of court time ina day!






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