Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort located in Miramar Beach, Florida near Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, continuously proves to be a top location for tennis and pickleball in the area. For the second consecutive year in a row, the Hidden Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center has earned the title of #1 in the United States of America for Best Game Arranging. Furthermore, the resort has been named as a Silver Medal Resort for 11 consecutive years, a status only 20 resorts in the world can earn. While maintaining a successful tennis program, the resort also added pickleball, which earned the Silver Medal ranking as well.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment of the staff, including Lizzy and Brenda, and owners, Alan and Ricky, who work tirelessly to enhance the family-friendly atmosphere our players experience while vacationing at beautiful Hidden Dunes,” said Director of Racquet Sports Rhett Russell.
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.
“We are so very proud of the players, win or lose, supporters, volunteers, staff, and everyone who works behind the scenes to keep Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort the #1 Game Arranging Facility in the country,” said Russell.
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.