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Hidden Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center Ranked #1 for Best Game Arranging

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Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort is a top location for tennis and pickleball in the Destin, Florida area. For the second consecutive year in a row, the Hidden Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center has been ranked #1 for Best Game Arranging. The resort has also been named a Silver Medal Resort for 11 consecutive years. While maintaining a successful tennis program, the resort has also added pickleball, which earned the Silver Medal ranking as well.

This is a tremendous accomplishment of the staff, including Director of Racquet Sports Rhett Russell supported by Lizzy and Brenda, as well as owners, Alan and Ricky, who work tirelessly to enhance the family-friendly atmosphere for players vacationing at beautiful Hidden Dunes Resort.

Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort stands out from similar resorts due to its ability to perfectly match like-level players. With two clay pickleball courts and three hard pickleball courts (five total) and five clay tennis courts, the resort is able to accommodate multiple games at a time, ensuring court time for all players. Regardless of experience, those who come to play Hidden Dunes will be provided with exceptional service and instruction. The resort offers multiple opportunities to grow as a player, including the recent introduction of a program called Doubles Strategy, a four-person tennis clinic to help doubles partners strategize their win. New tennis players without equipment are invited to rent racquets and tennis balls at the Pro Shop for under $10.

As the new Director of Racquet Sports, Russell is continuing Hidden Dunes’ traditions. Prior to joining the resort team, he worked as director of two other facilities for a combined 21 years of experience. Among many accomplishments, Russell holds the title of a USPTA Certified Elite Pro, USPTA member for 22 years and counting, and a two-year president for USPTA Alabama. Russell’s primary focus is to offer personalized service and attention to each individual who comes through the tennis program.

As a family of eight, Russell understands the value of parent-kid experiences. One of his recent initiatives is to incorporate dual instruction that will keep both parents and their children involved in training and matches. This summer, the Hidden Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center will be holding pro-assisted pickleball play on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as a kids camp on Mondays and Wednesdays for children ages 7-10. Players are invited to come any day of the week, excluding Sundays, for reserved play or adult drop-in clinics. Learn more about the rates and clinics here.

To book court-time or a tennis clinic, click here  or call 850-269-2590. For resort stays, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties offers a wide selection of vacation rentals at Hidden Dunes Beach Resort, including lakeside Villas, Carolina-style Cottages near the tennis center, and Gulfside condominiums overlooking the beach. Newman-Dailey also offers an on-site rental office, a seasonal shuttle to the beach from the tennis center, and seasonal beach service including two chairs and an umbrella with each day of your stay. In addition, Newman-Dailey offers an off-season tennis special, which includes 15% off stays that are booked with court time or clinics (September - February). View our vacation rental options here or call 800-225-7652.

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Published on Wednesday, May 24, 2023