|PTR – Events – All Year Long in Shipyard|
There is never a downtime for tennis on Hilton Head Island, and certainly not in Shipyard, where the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is headquartered next to the Racquet Club. Founded by Dennis Van Der Meer in 1976, the PTR is committed to providing all-around support and access to tennis as a sport and institution to anyone who wants to play, regardless of background, education, or physical disability . With this in mind, the annual PTR events held in Shipyard throughout the spring demonstrate an enormous range of skill levels, comprehensive programs, participation, and true sporting attitudes that have long-defined the game of tennis. Here is a sampling of 2011 PTR events on Hilton Head Island:
PTR WEEK – FEBRUARY 18-24, 2011
Excellent week of overall education and professional events, including a symposium, tournament, professional development course, and trade show.
SPRING TENNISFEST – MARCH 2011
College teams from all over compete during their respective spring break weeks on Hilton Head.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS – MARCH 14-16, 2011
PTR WHEELCHAIR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS – SEPTEMBER 15-18, 2011
“Wheelchair tennis may be the only sport where able-bodied and wheelchair players can compete together. The only difference in scoring is that the wheelchair bound player can have a second bounce prior to hitting the ball.” Peggy Edwards, director of communications and editor of TennisPro Magazine
The Vacation Company is pleased to be sponsors again this year, so be sure to call one of the Angels when planning your trip to Hilton Head for one of these exciting PTR Tennis events.