Vandermeer tennis resort

Discussion in 'Tennis Travel' started by snakel, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. snakel

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    Planning on a trip after christmas , looking for feedback on places to stay and general quality of experience .
     
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  2. Z-Man

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    Are you talking about the one in Hilton Head? I've always had good experiences there. The instruction is high quality and the facilities are nice. Just make sure you're in the right group for your level. They have stroke of the day, drills, advanced drills (4.0+), and round robbins. If you're 4.0+, go with the advanced drills. (You'll get some good instruction along with the drills.) They also have drill and play packages. If you take a lesson, ask for one of the more experienced pros. I once got a lesson from a college kid there who didn't know much. There's a pro there named Tapi from Finland who is awesome.
     
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    www.TennisResortsOnline.com can give you info about a lot of tennis resorts, and has a place for regular people to post whether or not they liked the place.

    Also, look at other postings in this thread. This topic comes up often.
     
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  5. NoBadMojo

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    If the VanDermeer in Hilton head that is very much a mixed bag. It's the PTR headquarters and you could very easily get a teaching pro in training, a rookie teaching pro, or even be a guinea pig for their certification testing. Not my first choice on Hilton Head..would be my last choice there.
     
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    port royal or palmetto dunes are also good spots to consider if you're talking about hilton head. I've heard good things about all 3. I can't speak for the clinics as I do most of my practicing with a coach off-island but I like the facilities at each place

    Tapi Hayrinen, who Z-man mentioned, is now at PD. He's become Cardio Tennis man but I think he does other stuff, too.


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