Train with the best!Β  Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, located in the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, prides itself on a world-class coaching staff, family-style atmosphere and junior tennis programs tailored to our student’s individual needs.

300+ COLLEGE PLACEMENTS
1,000+ CHAMPIONS
$15M+ IN SCHOLARSHIPS

Improve your skills, prepare for tournaments and get into college.
The Smith Stearns Tennis Academy approach speaks for itself, as we have developed numerous state, sectional, national, and international tennis champions over the years. In addition, Smith Stearns has one of the strongest college placement programs in the country.

Below are just a few of the colleges our tennis students have committed to in the last several years:

 
 

Thank you for 20 years!

Smith Stearns Tennis Academy is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Since our beginnings in 2002, Smith Stearns has trained over 2,000 juniors tennis players, including hundreds of state, sectional, national, and international champions.

In addition, Smith Stearns has placed its student athletes in more than 300 college programs, garnering more than 1,000 tournament victories, and earning more than $15 million in college scholarships.

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WHY CHOOSE US?

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Cleeve is playing in his first ATP Tour event - National Bank Open (Canadian Open) tonight with his partner Liam Draxl. They take on Fognini and Bolleli in the second match after 6:30 pm on Court Rogers! Flashback to 2018 when Cleeve was a junior at the academy and he won (with Liam Draxl) the Grade 2 ITF held at the same site in Montreal! It’s all coming full circle and now he gets to play in the pro event! Good luck tonight Cleeve! We will be rooting hard for you! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ (a shout out to coach Julian who took CLeeve to the Montreal ITF) ... See MoreSee Less

Cleeve is playing in his first ATP Tour event - National Bank Open (Canadian Open) tonight with his partner Liam Draxl. They take on Fognini and Bolleli  in the second match after 6:30 pm on Court Rogers! Flashback to 2018 when Cleeve was a junior at the academy and he won (with Liam Draxl) the Grade 2 ITF held at the same site in Montreal! It’s all coming full circle and now he gets to play in the pro event! Good luck tonight Cleeve! We will be rooting hard for you! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ (a shout out to coach Julian who took CLeeve to the Montreal ITF)Image attachmentImage attachment

Happy first day of school to all our new and returning players going to Hilton Head Prep! πŸ“š ... See MoreSee Less

Happy first day of school to all our new and returning players going to Hilton Head Prep! πŸ“š

It was a great evening kicking off the 2022-2023 Full-Time Program with our Welcome Dinner and Orientation Meeting! We are so thrilled to see all of our returning and new students and can’t wait to see all the success this team has in the year ahead! We have a great group and are inspired to help you all achieve amazing things! First day is tomorrow! Let’s gooooo!!!! πŸŒŸπŸ™ŒπŸ‘ #smithstearns ... See MoreSee Less

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Georgia Cranford is Player of the Day at the USTA Nationals in San Diego! Way to go Georgia!!! 🌟🌟🌟 #smithstearns ... See MoreSee Less

Georgia Cranford is Player of the Day at the USTA Nationals in San Diego! Way to go Georgia!!! 🌟🌟🌟 #smithstearns
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A great weekend at the L5 Peanut Patch Open in Florence! Kate Bumgardner won the G16 singles and doubles and Julia Ludwig got 3rd in the G14! Way to go girls! πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ†πŸ‘ #smithstearns ... See MoreSee Less

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The Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, one of the nation’s top tennis academies, is located in the Sea Pines Resort on world-famous Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Smith Stearns utilizes the Sea Pines Racquet Club’s championship-level clay courts and hard courts, which give our tennis students a balance between training environments.

As one of the best junior tennis academies, Smith Stearns has a strong focus on individual junior tennis player development, taking a personal approach to meeting each player’s training and fitness needs, while at the same time helping students achieve a well-rounded lifestyle so they are better prepared and poised for success in all areas of life.

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