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!

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.

Wexford in the running to Win “Best Tennis Club in South Carolina”

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The Volvo Car Open with support from USTA South Carolina is hosting a friendly competition to crown the “2016 Best Tennis Club in South Carolina”. This award aims to recognize the tennis club in the Palmetto State that members, fans or players deem worthy of this title.

Thirteen South Carolina clubs are battling it out for a chance to win the opportunity to host a group of members in an exclusive hospitality suite during the 2016 Volvo Car Open in Charleston, as well as state bragging rights as the “2016 Best Tennis Club in South Carolina.”

Clubs in the running to win the “Best Tennis Club in South Carolina”:
Cayce Tennis & Fitness
Charleston Tennis Center
Greenwood Country Club
Kroc Tennis Center
Legend Oaks Tennis Club
Maybank Tennis Center
Mt. Pleasant Tennis Complex – Whipple Road
Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center
Pine Forest Country Club
Rockbridge Club
Rock Hill Tennis Center
Seabrook Island Racquet Club
Wexford Plantation

To vote for Wexford Plantation, visit http://www.volvocaropen.com/besttennisclubsc/.

Love of Tennis

Tennis aerialWhile most know Wexford for our inland harbour and Arnold Palmer Signature Course, many do not realize what an active Tennis Community we have!…Did you know that last year Wexford received one of only twelve USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Awards?!

We are extremely active in all USTA events – Combo Mixed Doubles, Combo Men’s and Ladies’ Doubles, Junior Team Tennis, Flex Leagues and USTA sanctioned tournaments.  This weekend (June 12th-14th), we will host the 5th annual Wexford/Long Cove Open, which is a USTA sanctioned South Carolina Level 3 Junior Tournament.  Later this year (in September), we will host the Wexford/Sea Pines Country Club Doubles Championship.

In addition to our USTA activity, we also have a full club calendar of events.  Our weekly schedule includes 2.5 Ladies’ Doubles Clinic, 3.0 Ladies’ Doubles Clinic, 3.5 Ladies’ Doubles Clinic, Cardio Tennis, Power Hour and monthly clinics.  Each month we also host one to two member events; some examples of those events include the Annual Pro Am, Wimbledon at Wexford, Ladies Member Guest, themed round robins and tennis socials with other clubs.

Aside from all the events Wexford Tennis has to offer, its grown to be a favorite pastime activity for many families. One Wexford member states, As a family, we have become involved with the Tennis Center. We are able to hit the ball around as a family and on USTA league teams. My youngest son has now decided that tennis is going to be his sport of choice!”

If you’re interested in getting out on the courts, contact Patrick Mason, Director of Tennis, or Mike Pollard, Head Tennis Professional, at (843) 686-8816!

 

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Wexford Plantation Receives Golf Course and Tennis Facility Accolades

We are proud to announce that Wexford Plantation made a huge jump on Golfweek’s Golfweek Best Residential Courses LogoResidential Top 100 list for 2015, leaping 28 spots (from 2014) to #66 Best Residential Course in America.  The announcement will be featured in Golfweek’s annual “The Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living & Great Escapes” this November.

We are also honored and pleased to report that the Wexford Plantation has been selected to receive one of twelve 2014 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Awards. The United States Tennis Association’s Outstanding Facility Award Program was established to stimulate high standards in tennis facilities and to recognize those facilities whose efforts make such a positive statement about the vitality of the game. Wexford Plantation is active in all USTA events, including Spring USTA Season, Combo Mixed Doubles, Combo Men’s and Ladies’ Doubles, Junior Team Tennis, Flex Leagues and USTA sanctioned tournaments.

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Testimonial Tuesday – Sue Geist

Sue GeistMy husband and I have always wanted to live on Hilton Head Island and in 2013 we picked up our 2 boys and moved to Wexford plantation.  We chose Wexford for many reasons.  Our main focus when looking for a plantation was a feeling of community.  We wanted to have an opportunity to get to know our neighbors and enjoy all the outside activities with new friends.

As a family we have become involved with the tennis center.  We are able to hit the ball around as a family and on USTA league teams.  My youngest son has now decided that tennis is going to be his sport of choice!  The staff at the tennis center is professional and friendly.

The Wexford clubhouse is an outstanding place to dine and meet friends.  The food is delicious and we enjoy the special dining events orchestrated by the wonderful staff.  The poolside events are very family friendly and we all enjoy eating great food, listening to music and looking out over the harbor.

We are enjoying all the aspects of Wexford and Hilton Head Island!