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“Best pros on the island”

Van Der Meer Tennis Center
Bluffton, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best pros on the island”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I've been to all the big 3 clubs on the island, Van Der Meer Shipyard has the best pros In the area. They have multiple clinics for all levels every day. They have the islands ONLY INDOOR COURTS, which is a huge plus. Mike and Louie run the best clinics on the island.

Visited January 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Tennis. Great service (pun intended)!”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

You can't go wrong playing here. The actually have two locations and I played at both. The larger one (where the adults are) is the better atmosphere. The smaller one is where the junior clinic runs and is not bad, its just that the larger one gives you the atmosphere. The pro shop is well stocked and staffed with friendly personnel. I took a lesson from a former 27th rated player in the world (Marcos) and was most impressed. The $150 an hour price tag should be noted though and is the most I've ever paid for a lesson. They have other pros that charge far less, but hey... if you can hit with a former top world player, why not?! On a side note, I met Dennis Van Der Meer's wife, Pat, and what a friendly southern belle she is! Enjoy!

Visited December 2012
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Brush up your skills!”
Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

VDM is a wonderful tennis center with pleasant, unassuming staff. The grounds are beautiful and the many courts well maintained.

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ATLANTA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Top HHead tennis resorts”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

VDMeer & seapines are both top quality facilities for midrange club players.
VDM has a 90 min drill daily ( had Louie yesterday, quite a card but good instruction as well)v
the hourly clinics at Seapines, where I,ve had a variety of instructors ,from good to excellent
But is more- $ 27 hr
Both have regular robins, the Monday's at seapines are a favorite, w/pros playing for fun after
Robin & free beer :-)
Similar set up at VDMeer, but Job, who runs Seapines is great for running commentary
One major bonus at VDMeer, no rainouts, as they have the only indoor courts (two locations!)
So you can plan on playing regardless of WX conditions.

Visited June 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Sessions / Great Staff”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

My wife and I stay in Sea Pines, but do the 9-11 Van Der Meer advanced drills a couple times a week. We tried some of the other tennis facilities, but really enjoy Shipyard. Other clubs often use ball machines which we did not enjoy as much. Shellie is great and always conducts a great drill group. We will continue to return to this excellent facility.

Visited April 2012
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