Palmetto Dunes expanding pickleball offerings

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The Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center has doubled in size recently, expanding from eight pickleball courts to 16. The new courts at the Hilton Head resort were unveiled in October.

Along with its 16 pickleball courts, all of which are lighted for night play, the center boasts 21 clay tennis courts, including four lighted for night play, and the island’s largest tennis pro shop.

In June, Palmetto Dunes hired Sarah Ansboury as its pickleball touring professional and director of pickleball instruction. A nationally ranked tennis player, Ansboury has been a pioneer in the pickleball explosion that has occurred in the past few years.