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Jamie Shrier Whiting and Sarah Ansboury playing pickleball on same team at PD Pickleball Center

Pickleball Lessons on Hilton Head Island

Meet the pros that can help you up your game

No matter your skill level, there’s always room to improve your pickleball game. As the sport grows in popularity, players increasingly need the help of a professional to hone their skills, and the pickleball pros at Palmetto Dunes are here to lob you to the next level.

Sarah Ansboury

Pickleball Touring Professional & Director of Pickleball Instruction

A nationally ranked tennis player, Ansboury discovered Pickleball in 2014 and was instantly hooked. She entered her first national Pickleball tournaments in 2015 and earned Gold and Silver at the September 2015 Tournament of Champions.

Nancy Clouse

Pickleball Pro

Nancy is a retired school teacher who had been teaching tennis for over 30 years in Canton, Ohio and now on Hilton Head Island. While teaching tennis, she became PPR certified in pickleball in 2016 and still enjoys playing tennis but loves introducing people of all ages to pickleball.

Rick Hobson

Pickleball Pro

Rick was born and raised in Nashville, TN until 2019 when he moved to Hilton Head Island. Since 2013, he has competed in over 70 tournaments – west coast to east coast – and has found that teaching is just as good if not better than winning medals.

Jamie Shrier Whiting

Pickleball Pro

Jamie attended Northern Colorado where she played tennis and basketball and was awarded the Kodak All American for basketball. She has developed and coached physical education programs in the schools and athletic programs.

Sarah Mitten

Pickleball Pro

Sarah is a native of Devon, England. She came to the U.S. in 1987 on a tennis scholarship to MSU. A Wimbledon qualifier and All-SEC Scholar-Athlete, she had a long and successful career as a tennis professional. Before coming to Palmetto Dunes she was the former Tennis Pro-Director at the Olympic Tennis Center in Stone Mountain, GA, The Homestead in VA, Dorado Beach, and Cerromar, PR.

Four people playing pickleball outside

Pickleball lessons and clinics

If you’ve been playing for years, or you’ve never even heard of pickleball, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center has a class or lesson plan to help you improve your play, and your enjoyment of this exciting game.

Pickleball Tips on YouTube

Learn from Palmetto Dunes’ Director of Pickleball Instruction Sarah Ansboury with three fun video tips to help you improve your game.