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Pickleball instruction at Palmetto Dunes

The award-winning Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center in Hilton Head offers a wide variety of pickleball lessons and clinics for players of all skill levels. Our resident Director of Pickleball Instruction, Sarah Ansboury, has built an exceptional program to help advance her students’ abilities, as well as the sport itself.

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Sarah Ansboury mid game at Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center

Pickleball is her passion

Sarah Ansboury, our Pickleball Touring Professional and Director of Pickleball Instruction, is also the head of the Ansboury Academy. The Academy is held several times a year as a deep dive into the sport of pickleball.

Participants of the academy will enjoy a week of Pickleball at Palmetto Dunes — 10 hours of instruction — with each day focusing on techniques and tactics. You can save 5% on your stay when you make a vacation rental reservation direct with Palmetto Dunes Vacation Rentals, call 888-909-9566 for more information and reservations.

Clinics and round robins

Want to learn more about Pickleball or just better your game? We have a number of pickleball clinics and lessons to choose from. Or start playing other guests in a Round Robin. Pickleball Round Robins provide a casual but competitive tournament environment for pickleball players.

Pickleball 101 (paddles provided)

Learn the basics: rules, scoring, court positioning, and basic strategies. Recommended for new players or players who have started playing but lack formal instruction.

Pickleball 102 (Paddles provided)

Skill development on techniques and strategies as well as drills to help improve every area on the court.

Custom Clinics

A one-hour clinic/play session recommended for families or groups of various skill levels and/or ages to learn and improve pickleball skills.

Competitive Play Night

Players will be paired according to skill level and play in a Round Robin. No beginners. Monday & Thursday: come with a partner and play with them the entire time.

Daily Dose

Get your daily dose of pickleball instruction! Skill Development on techniques and strategies as well as drills to help improve every area of the court. Previous experience with shots, strokes and scoring knowledge.

Drills & Play

Intermediate drills in all areas of skill development.

Play Analysis

Pro will observe and critique a group of 3 or 4 while playing.

Round Robin

A pro-supervised session with players progressing up the ladder, depending on play results. Meet new players in a social, fun environment.

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Private and semi-private lessons

Recommended for players, couples or partners looking for individual instruction. Lessons will concentrate on stroke mechanics, rules and basic strategies, or areas dictated by the player.

Lesson fees

Private Lesson*

$71/hr, $46/half hr

Semi-Private Lesson

$89/hr, $51/half hr

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Sarah Ansboury - Director of Pickleball Instruction / Touring Pro

Meet our pickleball pros

Palmetto Dunes has been celebrating the advancement of pickleball into the mainstream for years, and our resident professionals are an integral component to making sure this sport’s popularity continues to grow.

Sarah Ansboury

Pickleball Tips on YouTube

Learn from Palmetto Dunes’ Director of Pickleball Instruction Sarah Ansboury with three fun video tips to help you improve your game.