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    Tennis in the Low Country = Love

    Tennis is a favorite sport the world over. It is an activity that lends itself to just about every level
    of skill. You can even play tennis in a wheel chair. Except for me. I am one of those people with
    the mysterious invisible hole in my racket. Every racket I try, same thing. But for those with just
    a wee bit of hand-eye coordination, tennis is a great way to keep fit and have fun. The Low
    Country is dedicated to all of the visiting and resident tennis players here.

    Hilton Head Island lays claim to eight of the world’s top 100 tennis resorts and camps, chosen
    by tourists. But I am one to believe that sentiment is the same with residents. If you are looking
    at homes for sale on Hilton Head Island, you are nearly guaranteed a well – taken care of court
    or two (or 10) within walking or biking distance. There are more than 350 courts on the 12-mile
    long island. Be careful you might just stumble into the middle of a match unexpectedly while
    bird watching or on your way to the beach.

    Names like Stan Smith, Dennis Van Der Meer and Ivan Lendl to name a few, have made there
    mark on the legacy of tennis in the Low Country. From master instruction to intense
    submersion into the tennis scene, people like these have helped grow the area into a tennis
    dynasty of sorts.

    Since the beginnings of organized, intentional marketing of Hilton Head Island, there have been
    numerous tennis events and tournaments that have made their home here. In 1992, a couple of
    cute little girls with massive tennis talent named Venus and Serena Williams came to play an
    exhibition match here with Billie Jean King. So yes, we love our tennis here, and so do the
    world’s best.

    Tennis is a way of life here for many residents, and the natural beauty of the Low Country
    doesn’t hurt. Most courts “court” a lush green and floral backdrop, with Live Oak trees and
    Magnolias catching in your peripheral vision now and again. You cannot really ask for more if
    you love tennis. Except maybe to never have a hole in your racket.

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