Airports and Transportation – Planning Your Visit


Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) – 10-15 minute drive from Smith Stearns Tennis Academy

Savannah/Hilton Head Airport (SAV) – 50 minute drive from Smith Stearns Tennis Academy

Smith Stearns will pick up boarding students from both airports. Transportation to and from the Hilton Head Airport is complimentary. For the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport there is a $75 one way transportation fee or $150 for round trip service.


Accommodations – Planning Your Stay


Hilton Head Tennis Accommodations: Please visit either our Housing Page if you are interested in student boarding, or please visit our Accommodation Specials page for more information about options for planning your stay within The Sea Pines Resort. Hilton Head Island’s #1 rated luxury hotel The Inn & Club at Harbour Town is located directly next to our tennis courts. In addition, within Sea Pines, there are an array of home and villa short-term rental options as well.


What to do on Hilton Head Island

World Class Golf

Ranked as a Platinum resort among GOLF Magazine’s Premier Resorts, The Sea Pines Resort offers three incredible courses set amid scenic Lowcountry landscapes and is considered a must-play golf destination in the Southeast. The world-class Sea Pines Resort features the acclaimed Heron Point by Pete Dye and the Atlantic Dunes Course by Davis Love III. The Resort is also home to famed host of the RBC Heritage, the Harbour Town Golf Links. The RBC Heritage is South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event. Play all three for a truly unique and unforgettable golf experience. Read more here.


The Sea Pines Resort is home to over 5 miles of pristine beaches and coastline, excellent for swimming, sunbathing, and more.  While enjoying your stay, check out the sunny beachside atmosphere of the Sea Pines Beach Club, including the Coast restaurant, an oceanfront beach bar, Surfside Market, and Ocean Lounge.

The Sea Pines Beach Club is located at 87 N. Sea Pines Drive.

Water Sports

With the beautiful waterways that surround Hilton Head Island, its not surprising that locals and visitors enjoy numerous fun and adventurous watersports at The Sea Pines Resort. Here you can enjoy dolphin cruises, fishing charters, sailing excursions, paddle boarding, kayaking, and more. Read more here.

Harbour Town

Surrounding The Sea Pines Resort’s storybook yacht basin with the iconic candy-cane striped lighthouse, Harbour Town features an excellent selection of shops including apparel, home décor, custom gifts, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind art galleries. In addition there are also a variety of top-rated restaurants and outdoor cafes serving freshly prepared  seafood, steaks, grilled sandwiches, salads, and more. Read more here.

Resort Dining

Whether you are hungry for casual fare, traditional Southern cuisine, a quiet dinner for two, or an evening of excitement, The Sea Pines Resort offers the best dining and entertainment options, as well as the most beautiful waterfront views on Hilton Head Island. Read more here.

The Shops at the Sea Pines Center – Home of the Smith Stearns Sports Performance Center

Located one half-mile from our Smith Stearns Hilton Head tennis courts at the Sea Pines Racquet Club, the Shops at the Sea Pines Center is where our student athletes enhance their training and fitness at the Smith Stearns Sports Performance Center. In addition, the Sea Pines Center also offers an eclectic variety of retail shops and boutiques. Here you can shop for beautiful jewelry, casual men’s and women’s resort wear, home décor, unique antiques, as well as books and a full-service day spa. In addition, the Shops at Sea Pines Center offers great dining providing breakfast, lunch and dinner. For your convenience, a gas station is located at the east entrance, and a post office is nestled within the plaza. Read more here.


Every area of The Sea Pines Resort is connected by an intricate 15-mile network of leisurely bike paths. In addition, Hilton Head Island’s hard-packed sandy beaches are also perfect for bike riding at low-tide. As a result, bike riding is a popular mode of transportation for many resort guests. The Sea Pines Resort Bicycle Shop offers a wide selection of bicycles for adults and kids so that you can rent a bicycle and have fun exploring the Resort on two wheels. Read more here.



Every year we have multiple families relocating to Hilton Head Island to attend the Academy and experience more Hilton Head tennis.  Smith Stearns is fortunate to work with some of the areas best realtors. Please contact Joanie in admissions for  realtor recommendations at



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