Seabrook Island Racquet Club News
Summer Hours of Operation

Effective June 8th
Monday through Friday 8:30AM-6:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 8:30AM-5:00PM


Update: Ball Machine

Use and Regulations for the Ball Machine:

The ball machine is available for reservations as of Thursday, June 4. Reservation times will be dependent on court availability and follow new guidelines for COVID-19 prevention. To keep members and guests safe, the Racquet Sports have adopted the following guidelines for the use of the ball machine:

- Reservations MUST be made through phone or email to tennis@discoverseabrook.com
- Each reservation will trigger a 30minute block before the next reservation time is available.
- Players MUST RETURN the remote control to the staff and MUST LEAVE the hoppers on the court after reservation time is over. Staff will sanitize equipment before the next reservation.
- Players MUST AVOID touching the balls at all times, SERVE practice WILL NOT be permitted.

If the guidelines are not followed, the Racquet Sports will hold the right to once again make the ball machine unavailable for reservations.

We appreciate your cooperation on keeping the community safe at this time. (Please read at the bottom of this page for our continued guidelines under COVID-19.)


Weekly Competitive Play Program
 
Deadline to register is Friday, June 5th!

With USTA League tennis currently postponed now is a great time to get some practice matches in to keep your competitive game sharp!  If you are a 3.0 or 3.5 player and are looking for a weekly competitive game we have the program for you.  Sign up with a partner and we will match you with a different team to compete against each week.  For new members or for people who don't have a partner, we can help create a partnership for you.

Program runs from Tuesday, June 9th through July 15th. Pre-Sign Up is required through the Pro Shop (843) 768-7543.

Women's Match Play Tuesdays 10:30AM
Men's Match Play Wednesdays 10:30AM

If there are not many sign-ups, we will coordinate the contact information of the players who do express interest in competitive play so that they can schedule matches with each other for the summer!

Su m mer Two Tier Tennis Court Booking

As a reminder, we will be using the summer two tier sys tem for court reservations during peak morning times beginning Monday, June 8th. This will allow us to maximize efficiency with  member play  and better utilize our morning court capacity during the hottest months of the year.  To ensure two hours of play, reservations can be booked in advance at 8:30am and 10:30am for morning court times from June 8th through the end of August.

We appreciate all of your efforts in organizing social play! Our goal is to work with our organizers to grow our social program, maintain safe regulations, introduce and involve more new members, and to better utilize morning play here at the Racquet Club.

In compliance with current health guidelines and recommendations, please read below for the Guidelines Under COVID-19 at the Racquet Club to avoid cross contamination and shared equipment.


Pickleball Guidelines

Moving forward, Pickleball courts will remain open and  doubles play will be allowed. Members may reserve individual courts for play through the Pro Shop at (843) 768-7543.

Our Drop In schedule will continue as follows:
-A maximum of 10 players per each session
-Players must use their own equipment (Rental Equipment and balls are not available)
-Pre Sign-up is REQUIRED and your spot can be reserved by contacting Charles Russo at  cmr3@russorights.com, s pots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
 - Social Distancing should be observed at all times
 
Weekly Pickleball Drop In Schedule:
Sunday at 7:00PM-8:30PM
Tuesday at 8:30AM-10:00AM
Thursday at 8:30AM-10:00AM

 
Guidelines Under COVID-19
  • Racquet Sports Pro Shop opens Tuesday, April 28th. Capacity will be restricted and members must be invited by staff inside the Pro Shop prior to entering. A minimum of 6 feet social distancing is to be practiced at all times inside and out.
  • There is to be no loitering in the Pro Shop, coffee service will not be provided.
  • Check in for reservations remains on the front porch daily from 8:30am-6:00pm.
  • In order to secure a court time, reservations are required.  If you need to cancel your time, please let us know so we can fill that court as requested. 
Please continue to follow these guidelines that have been implemented over the past several weeks:

For each court assignment, EACH player must bring a NEW can of balls. When serving, each player will use their own can of balls, all other players do not touch the tennis ball during that game. Each can rotates with the server. Balls will be marked with permanent marker or equivalent to identify specific can being used for each game.
 
Social distancing is to be observed on court at all times, before play begins AND on change-overs.  Avoid congregating around the benches or net before beginning play and during changeovers.
 
Although we all wish to enjoy the social aspects of Racquet Sports, no lingering after play. Please leave the Club property immediately upon completion of play.

Rental equipment including racquets, paddles, and balls are not available.
 
Towels are not in circulation.
 
Court water fountains are not operational.   We encourage members to bring their own water bottles/containers.
 
Social Play
Tennis:  No mixer rotations of players from court to court.

Lessons and Clinics Procedures
Teaching professional handles ball pick-up and hoppers. No students need to touch balls or equipment to participate
 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.  Following these guidelines is essential for Racquet Sports to remain operational and to keep your fellow tennis and pickleball players and our team safe and healthy.