Old Hilton Head Pro Tennis Tournaments

Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by myservenow, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. myservenow

    myservenow Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    429
    Does anybody know where in Hilton Head Island, SC, that they used to hold the professional tennis tournaments? I am asking with regards to the actual location.

    I've seen video footage on the internet of old men's and women's tournaments held somewhere on the island. I vacation there sometimes but can't think of where they might've held these tournaments. Maybe Port Royal?

    Some of the footage I've seen was a match between Borg and Laver, and then a match with Steffi Graf from the late 80s or early 90s.
     
    #1
  2. paterson

    paterson New User

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    82
    The tournament was played at the Sea Pines Plantation Resort. Today, Stan Smith is the tennis director of the Sea Pines Racquet Club.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
    #2
  3. CEvertFan

    CEvertFan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2007
    Messages:
    2,060
    Location:
    NJ, USA

    Exactly right. The Family Circle Cup stopped being held at the Sea Pines Plantation Resort in Hilton Head in 2000 and moved to Charleston.
     
    #3
  4. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    12,770
    Location:
    Bierlandt
    Sea Pines. I attended one of these back in the 70s.
     
    #4
  5. Z-Man

    Z-Man Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Messages:
    984
    Yep--The courts are marked with the names of the winners and they've got some great pictures hanging around. Nice place--I wish they still had a pro event there.
     
    #5

Share This Page