Dataw Island Tennis | Jenkins Creek | Har Tru Tennis Courts - Dataw Island Club

Tennis at Dataw Island

Dataw offers a majestic backdrop for its eight Har-Tru courts, perfectly placed between Jenkins Creek and our historic ruins.

The venue consists of three banks of two courts that surround two additional single courts for those who prefer a more secluded setting. Four lighted courts accommodate evening play, and a ball machine is also available for practice and lessons.

Host to the annual USTA event “Dataw Splash,” Dataw Island is known regionally for its dedication to professionalism and top-tier court quality. “Dataw Splash” (formerly the “Beaufort Summer Splash”) attracts USTA Level 3 players for three days of competition to raise money for Special Olympics each summer. Dataw Island is also pleased to offer “Master’s Tennis,” which is designed for those just learning or returning to the game, and it is played on a smaller court with slower balls, keeping the game competitive and fun!

Tennis at Dataw is as social as it is competitive, is geared for players of all ages and all skill levels, and the workout you get on the courts is an added bonus to time spent with good friends. In a word - tennis at Dataw is fun. The mission of Dataw’s tennis department is to have fun and create fun for all of our members and guests.


  • HOURS & CONTACT INFORMATION
    • To contact the Tennis Center, please call us at (843) 838-8416 or feel free to email us at tennisdir@islc.net.

      Hours:

      Monday - Friday 8:30-5
      Saturday 8:30-4
      Sunday 11-4

  • LESSONS, CLINICS, EVENTS
    • The active tennis program at Dataw Island includes everything from basic beginner introductions to the sport to competitive USTA leagues. Both private and group lessons are available for players of all ages and skill levels. Mixers, pro exhibitions, clinics and other fun events are led by our staff of professionals.

      Please inquire about our Junior Tennis Clinics, Group and Private Lessons, Special Events, Tournaments and Leagues, and fittings & demos.

  • MEET THE PROS
    • Warren Florence, Director of Tennis

      Dataw's Director of Tennis, Warren Florence, has over 24 years of experience teaching and writing about tennis. As past Editor in Chief of Tennis Industry Magazine in New York, Warren traveled the country in search of modern teaching techniques, exemplary business models and astonishing tennis courts. As a frequent contributor to TENNIS magazine (both in front and behind the camera), Warren wrote about the international game, its players and celebrities. On TENNIS.com he has written about improving both your mental and technical games.

      Early in his career, while teaching in his hometown of Greenville, SC, Warren consulted for Dunlop Racquet Sports’ technical division. He later taught at New York’s famed Wall St. Racquet Club before moving to Beaufort, SC, in 2001. Regionally, Warren has taught in Beaufort, at nationally recognized Palmetto Bluff and now at the beautiful property known as Dataw Island.

      Warren continues to work with tournament level juniors and adult leagues in private and group lessons. We trust you’ll enjoy his infectious zeal for the sport.

      Sara Bruns, Tennis Concierge

      From an early age, Sara has loved the game of tennis. While playing varsity tennis at Mishawaka Marion High School, she played in numerous state tournaments and reached a ranking of #2 in the 18s Northern Indiana division.

      Sara continued playing tennis through her 20s. It wasn’t until after moving to coastal Beaufort that she began league tennis, eventually winning 4.0 USTA “states” in 2009. She’s currently rated at a 4.5.

      Sara has been a resident of Beaufort for more than 13 years. Fortunately, two of her three children are quickly picking up the game. The third child plays some game called golf, with her husband, Mike.

  • TENNIS CENTER
    • The Dataw Tennis Center serves many functions. It provides a respite for the weary competitor, a home for USTA after-match luncheons, a comfortable atmosphere for card games, spectator sporting happenings, group meetings, and most importantly, party central for tennis social occasions.

      The Pro Shop furnishes members with on-court essentials and offers racquet care including stringing and gripping, as well as racquet demo services to assist with your decision of racquet purchase and maintenance.

      Inquire about our loaner equipment, perfect for your guests and for beginners.

Dataw Island Club121 Dataw Drive Beaufort SC 29920(843) 838-3838

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