Eric Wammock, USPTA Elite Professional and PTR Professional, has been in the tennis industry for over 35 years. As a player, Wammock was a college All-American at Florida State College and later All-Conference at Virginia Commonwealth University, winning the conference doubles title over the 11th ranked team in the country.
Eric played professionally in 1990-1991 before moving to Sea Pines. The former USPTA SC Pro of the Year has played tournaments, exhibitions and practiced with many top players including Stan Smith, Bjorn Borg, Monica Seles, Conchita Martinez, Johan Kriek, and Mikael Pernfors. Eric is also a specialist in on-court video analysis and leads our top programs.
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Patrick Walker, formerly from Huntington, West Virginia, was a former playing professional and has been a Head Tennis Professional for the past 17 years, most recently at the South Carolina Yacht Club on Hilton Head Island. As a player, Patrick was a top junior player and subsequently traveled extensively to play the ITF/ATP futures professional tour in 2004-2005.
He has also played exhibitions with Mats Wilander, Wayne Ferreira, Luke Jensen, and Tracy Austin just to name a few legends. Beyond exhibitions, he has served as a hitting partner for WTA players Alexandra Stevenson and Julie Ditty. As a coach, Patrick is adept at teaching all player levels from beginners to high levels. He has coached a women’s 4.5 team to a 3rd Place finish at USTA Nationals and has produced several college players that went to schools such as Clemson and Ohio State.
Formerly from Long Island, N.Y., Hank Iannuzzi did his undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, then entered the Georgetown Dental University graduate school. He has been in the top 5 in South Carolina in both singles and doubles competition for the past twelve years. Hank has been teaching at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center for twelve years.
MC Liberatore-Walker is USPTA certified. She was nationally ranked as a junior and a Prince All-American in high school. MC played Division 1 tennis at Virginia Tech and finished at Marshall University. She has taught tennis for 30 years in Charleston, WV, prior to joining the Palmetto Dunes Staff.
MC was also an assistant coach at University of Charleston-WV, where she was awarded Regional Assistant Coach of the Year. Recently she was captain and player of a 4.5 women’s 18 & over team that placed 3rd at nationals.
Mike Kernodle played college tennis at UNC and played several years on the professional circuit. He was also the head men's and women's varsity tennis coach at Appalachian State University and is a USPTA Master Professional, USPTA Southern Division College Coach of the Year and Southern Division Professional of the Year.
Kernodle has a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with an emphasis on Motor Learning and Biomechanics. He was a Professor at Appalachian State University and taught undergraduate classes in Motor Learning, Motor Development, Sport Sociology and Sports Psychology and is a member of the USTA National Sports Science Committee, the ITA National Sports Science Committee, the USPTA National Education Committee, and the Chair and Head Judge for the USPTA National Seminar Contest.
Pat Child is a Certified Professional by Professional Tennis Registry with over 40 years of teaching experience. He is nationally ranked #7 in the U.S. in 50 & over doubles. Pat also played college tennis at West Georgia College (Carrollton, GA) and has coached multiple USTA teams to state and sectional championship titles.
Previously he has worked as Director of Tennis at Griffin Country Club (Griffin, GA) for 12 years and Head Tennis Professional at Island Club Tennis Center (Hilton Head Island, SC) for 18 years.
Gregg Presuto was a Certified National Tester for Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and previously recognized as PTR's NJ "Pro of the Year" in New York City by former Mayor David Dinkins. He was awarded "Clinician of the Year" in 1999 by PTR and worked alongside legendary teaching professional Dennis Van Der Meer who described Gregg as "one of the best tennis teachers of young children anywhere".
Gregg is also co-author of the acclaimed book and best seller, "Munchkin Tennis," and he has appeared in the following publications: Sports Illustrated, Tennis Magazine, Family Life, USTA Tennis Magazine and was on the cover of Tennis Pro Magazine.
Liz was a highly decorated junior tennis player, earning a national ranking of 127. Growing up on Hilton Head Island, the Four-Star recruit played NCAA Division I tennis on a full scholarship at Charleston Southern University.
She has been teaching tennis at the Hilton Head Island Tennis School for the past four years and was an assistant coach for Hilton Head Preparatory School on their state championship team. Liz actively works with both juniors and adults at Palmetto Dunes.
Lessons and tennis clinics
The pros at Palmetto Dunes are here to take your game to the next level with a variety of camps, lessons and clinics for both adults and juniors. Our award-winning Tennis Center features weekly adult clinics throughout the year, as well as seasonal junior clinics.