Tournament Update: Planning for the 2022 Southern Tennis Escape is already underway. More information will be sent out later this summer. We can’t wait to get back to a resort and play some tennis!
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2020 Southern Tennis Escape Invitational
Shipyard Plantation – Van Der Meer Tennis Center, Hilton Head, SC
March 13-15, 2020
You are cordially invited to the 27th Annual Southern Tennis Escape Invitational Tournament to be held March 13-15, 2020, at the beautiful Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club, Hilton Head Island, SC.
Open to all skill levels, the tournament format will be doubles and mixed doubles*. Players may enter up to two events. If any one level does not have enough participants to make a draw, it may be moved to the next highest level OR a singles draw may be created. You are guaranteed a minimum of two matches in each event.
Please note – This is a three-day tournament with finals on Sunday. Early departures not only affect the tournament schedule, it affects other players. If you cannot commit to all three days, you are welcome to come as a spectator.
Practice courts will be available at the facility on March 12 after 1:00 p.m. Play will begin Friday, March 13 at 8:00 a.m. Draws will be posted by Thursday afternoon. Most matches will be played on clay courts however Shipyard also has hard courts so your match could be on either surface. If inclement weather occurs, the scoring system may change to accommodate matches. Proper tennis attire is required. A full consolation round will be included as court time permits.
A buffet lunch will be served on-site. Meals are included for players. If you are bringing a guest and didn’t already register them, please contact Michael ASAP to register them. More details will be provided at a later date regarding the Friday night event. All we can say is that kegs of beer and boxed wine (the good kind) will be involved!
Entry forms are available on our website www.tennisescape.com Deadline to enter is February 10, 2020 or at tournament capacity, whichever comes first. As a reminder, we ALWAYS sell out by early January. No entry will be accepted without payment. Please have your partner enter at the same time as we must receive both entry forms and payment for both players to be included in the tournament. Payment options and instructions are located on our website.
COST: The entry fee is $155 per player, which includes practice courts on Thursday if you booked through our room block, Thursday evening social, tournament T-shirt, court-side water and beverages, and lunch on Friday and Saturday.
EXTRA MEAL (cost for NON-player) is $30 for lunch on Friday and Saturday.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Shipyard Plantation offers discounted condos for our participants. Our discounted rates will go very fast, so don’t hesitate to book early. Please contact Seashore Vacations (1-800-845-0077) and ask for Buddy.
We have negotiated rates at two hotels:
Holiday Inn near Shipyard. Rates are $99/night ++. Please click here to book a room to take advantage of our discount.
Sonesta Resort in Shipyard. Rates are $169/night ++. Please click here to book a room to take advantage of our discount.
Rates vary based on location on the resort and availability.
*If you do not have a partner, please post a request on our website’s Guest Book. Please note, we cannot guarantee a partner, but will try to pair you to the best of our ability. The earlier you enter, the better your chances are of getting assigned a partner if you can’t find one.