June Newsletter

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This month’s issue is dedicated to two very popular sports here in Wexford, croquet and tennis. While they are incredibly different games, using different tools and requiring different strategies, there are a couple commonalities; both take place on a court, and both are considered life-long sports to enjoy. It’s never too early or late to get involved – so check out this issue to learn more!

Mike Pollard Named PTR South Carolina Member of the Year

08web-ready-138Congratulations to Wexford Head Tennis Professional, Mike Pollard, for being awarded Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Member of the Year for South Carolina! This award is presented to a PTR member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR.

Mike coaches more than 25 Adult USTA teams annually, and both Men’s and Women’s Interclub teams. He coaches multiple adult players who compete in both the singles and doubles Ultimate Tennis Leagues. He also coaches multiple Junior Team Tennis teams during the year.

Mike is co-tournament director for one Junior USTA tournament, and one USTA adult tournament each year.  He also participates in many local exhibitions and is a member of the Hilton Head Pro League, which in 2016 raised $2,700 for the PTR Wheelchair Championships.

Mike joined the PTR in 2002. In 2015, he became the first member of the PTR to become certified Professional in all 5 pathways (10 & Under, 11 to 17, Performance, Adult Development, Senior Development) AND is also PTR wheelchair certified. He currently has 665 continuing education hours.

During his three year tenure as Head Professional at Wexford, the tennis facility has won multiple prestigious awards including 2014 USTA Outstanding Facility of the Year, 2016 Island Packet Tennis Facility of the year, and the 2016 USTA Southern Member Facility of the year.

Congratulations to our own, Mike Pollard!

Tennis Tip: Racquet Repairs

How often should I restring my racquet?

The truth is, strings wear down from play, lose their elasticity and tension and ultimately if left too long can have a negative impact on your play. Your tennis strings begin to lose their tension very quickly after you string. In the first 24 hours after stringing, strings can lose roughly 10% of their tension and this reduction in tension continues as time goes by and you get out on the court and start hitting.

The worst thing that can happen to a player is they begin to adjust their technique or are told to adjust their technique to compensate for a loss in tension with their strings.  Since the tension of your strings can have a big impact on the power and control you generate when hitting, it’s worth replacing your tennis strings on a consistent basis to make sure you can perform your best.

The Tennis Center offers re-stringing services. Call (843) 686-8816 to learn more.

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Wexford Tennis Accolade Announcement

blog5Congratulations to Wexford Tennis for winning the 2016 USTA South Carolina Facility of the Year!

Wexford Tennis has been active in USTA play for the past 22+ years.

Approximately 25 USTA Teams play out of Wexford, including additional Junior Team Tennis.

Wexford also hosts two annual USTA events – Wexford/Long Cove Junior Open (typically held in June) and Wexford/Sea Pines Country Club Doubles Championship (typically held in September)

This is not the first recognition by USTA, in 2014 Wexford Tennis was awarded USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility.  We are grateful for our dedicated for tennis players and staff, as these accolades would not be possible without them.

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Island Packet Accolades

And the winner goes to…

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IPWe are proud to announce that Wexford Plantation was recognized in the 2016 Island Packet Readers’ Choice Awards for:

– Best Tennis Club
– Best Racquet Club
– Best Tennis Pro, Patrick Mason

(who’s been with us for over 20 years!)

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Best Golf Holes_2016The Island Packet received over 6,000 votes for “The Best 18 Golf Holes on Hilton Head Island.” We are excited to announce that No. 9. 15, 17 & 18 were voted into the top rankings.


Thank you to all who voted in the recent Island Packet surveys!

About the Island Packet: The Island Packet is the leading news and information sources for the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

July/August Newsletter

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A few highlights from this month’s newsletter include:

  • Recent Accolades Announcements
  • Upcoming Clubhouse Events – including Kid’s Cooking Class with Chef: Fresh Pizza from the Garden, Napa vs. Sonoma Wine Dinner, Burgers & Brews and more!
  • Article from Harbourmaster, Mark Dryden, on the importance of eNavigation
  • Articles from our Greens & Grounds Department
  • So much more!!

 

Celebrating Red, White & Blue ALL Weekend Long

This year’s 4th of July Celebration was a little different than years past. We amped up our annual event (typically celebrated on just one day) and hosted an entire weekend full of activities!

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 A few notable favorites included our:

Star Spangled 5K – Saturday, July 2nd 
We kicked off the weekend with an inaugural 5K! This fun run/walk consisted of a 3.1 mile route throughout the neighborhood followed by post-race awards and refreshments under the misting tent. With 34 participants, we were pleased to see so many families (including our 4-legged family members) join in on the fun!
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Rockin’ in the USA Pool Party & Lunch – Saturday, July 2nd 
This year’s bounce house party was held poolside, along with entertainment from DJ Alan, including a Dance Party (both on land AND in the pool), Hula Hoop Contest, Limbo Contest and of course music!

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Children’s Fishing Tournament – Sunday, July 3rd 
This year we had a record number of children (26!) compete to catch the MOST fish!  Although the fish were slow to bite on Sunday, the children were able to see several different types of fish that live in their backyards.
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Stars & Stripes Round Robin – Monday, July 4th 
We had a spirited event with over 20 participants!

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23rd Annual Cart Parade & Cookout – Monday, July 4th 
This is year’s cart parade was one of our largest! We had 50 carts decked out in holiday spirit parading throughout the neighborhood. Following the parade, all the participants headed to the Clubhouse where they enjoyed traditional BBQ favorites!

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For more photos from the entire weekend, “Like” us on Facebook.

 

 

June Newsletter

It’s Summertime!! Everywhere you turn, you see the Club bustling with activity – Children’s Summer Camps, Tennis Clinics, Paddle Boarding, Six Wicket Croquet and MORE!

2016 June CT CoverA few highlights from this month’s newsletter include:

  • Boating Communication Signals
  • Tips from your Golf & Tennis Pros
  • Town of Hilton Head LMO Change
  • Golf Cart Safety Rules
  • Realtor Golf & Tennis Recap
  • Upcoming event details – including Prime Rib Night, Father’s Day Brunch, Pub Night with Pops
  • Wexford Wellness Updates- including Paddleboard Yoga!
  • PLUS our 4th of July Weekend events and so much more!

Click here to view our June Club Times.

Big Break, Big Smash

breakBased on the Golf Channel’s hit show, The Big Break, our Wexford ladies proposed a similar competition, with a slight twistthe addition of tennis!

Scott Hunter, Wexford’s Director of Golf, and Patrick Mason, Wexford’s Director of Tennis, came together and set up a series of golf and tennis drills and put the ladies of Wexford to the test in our very own Big Break, Big Smash event.  26 ladies, consisting of both golfers and tennis players, came out for the event. The day was filled with athletic drills, competitive spirit and most important, fun and laughter – both on the course and courts!

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