Dunes Club Tennis


The goal for our tennis staff is to inspire interest and promote participation at all playing levels and for all ages. To reach this goal, the tennis programs offer a wide array of activities for its members. We offer private lessons, group and team clinics, social mixers and special events, USTA tournaments, adult and junior club championships, and USTA League play for all ages and skill levels.

Tennis at the Dunes Club has grown tremendously since its inception in 1970 with hundreds of members, both adults and children, now participating in our programs. Our tennis professionals are some of the top ranked players in the state of South Carolina and each of them are passionate about teaching the game through regular group clinics and private lessons. Over the years, the Tennis Center has grown to include seven clay courts and two hard courts, all of which are lighted for evening play, making tennis in Myrtle Beach a convenient pass-time regardless of your hectic schedule.

What people are saying

"Whether your interest is in competitive play, learning the game, or recreational fun, the Dunes Club has always provided exceptional instruction and facilities to make my family’s tennis experience a fun and positive one."
Stacey P., Dunes Club Member
  • Adult Tennis

    • Instruction

      We offer private, semi-private and “3 & Me” lessons, as well as team clinics and drop in workout clinics for beginners to advanced adults. A ball machine is also available at no charge to members. The adult clinic schedule ranges from 2.5–4.0 and meet at regularly scheduled times each week for 1-1 ½ hours.


      Leagues

      Adult USTA league teams are offered seasonally and we have multiple teams each season ranging from 2.5-4.5 NTRP levels, both 18+ and 40+ leagues. The Dunes Club organizes teams year round that participate in the USTA Spring League, USTA Summer Mixed Doubles League, USTA Combo Doubles League, USTA Singles Flex League, and USTA Tri-Level League. Please note that leagues are limited to only Full Members and Tennis Members. Social Members and guests will not be eligible to play in tennis leagues.

  • Junior Tennis
    • The Dunes Club offers a Junior Development Program that allows juniors at all levels and all ages to practice year-round. Our experienced staff implements USTA’s Quick Start tennis format for all 10 and under juniors where we emphasize having fun while learning technique correctly. Clinics include cross training/movement activities, skill activities, games, scoring and match play depending on their level. We also offer junior clinics for intermediate school tennis players, and advanced high school tennis and tournament players. Juniors are grouped for clinic instruction by age and skill level.

      Clinics are offered from mid-August thru May and billed monthly. In the summer, we offer junior clinics four hours a week for high school and tournament prep juniors, including USTA Orange Ball 1 and 2, Green Ball 1, and Yellow Ball. We also have six weeks of Tennis Summer Camps for juniors 5-12 years old. In addition to these programs, we have 30-minute weekly “Mommy & Me” clinics for 2.5–3.5 year olds and 45 minutes weekly “Tiny Tot” clinics for 4–5 year olds.

  • Meet the Staff
    • Fritz Gildemeister
      Fritz Gildemeister

      Tennis Director
      Fritz has been with the Dunes Club since 2001 and has been certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association as an Elite Professional for over 40 years. Fritz was named “Pro of the Year” by Tennis Magazine and holds 22 state titles, 2 national titles and has held Southern rankings as high as #1.

      Katrina Barnes
      Katrina Gildemeister Barnes

      Head Tennis Professional
      Katrina has been with the Dunes Club since 2013 and brings a wide range of tennis experience with her. She has developed a variety of junior programs, taught lessons for all skill levels, coached USTA teams who have advanced to state championships. She is a certified USPTA Elite professional and a certified USTA official and referee. She also has a variety of national championships under her belt.

      Marissa Chapin
      Marissa Gildemeister Chapin

      Head Tennis Professional
      Marissa has been with the Dunes Club since 2005 and is USPTA Elite certified. She also has multiple national championships at both the junior and adult levels. Marissa was named South Carolina’s Female Player of the Year in 2013 and continues to impress on the courts today.

      Will Bull
      Will Bull

      Head Tennis Professional
      Will joined the Dunes Club staff in 2016 as another nationally ranked tennis player who is USPTA Elite certified. Will has an incredible amount of teaching experience for both adults and juniors. He has competed in over 20 countries around the world and his accolades include: Two-time junior player of the year for South Carolina, two-time adult player of the year for South Carolina and he was the youngest inductee into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame.


  • FAQ
    • Q: How many courts are at The Dunes facility? What surface? Are they lighted?
      A: We have 9 lighted tennis courts with 7 soft composition and 2 hard courts.

      Q: Do we need to make court reservations?
      A: Yes, court reservations may be made in person or via phone 7 days in advanced to ensure availability.

      Q: Do you have a ball machine? How do we reserve it?
      A: Yes, you can reserve the ball machine with a court reservation.

      Q: What is the proper tennis attire?
      A: Only tennis attire may be worn on the courts. Shirts and regulation flat-soled tennis shoes are required. Sports bras for women and tank tops for men may not be worn as an outer garment.

      Q: Does the Dunes Club participate in USTA Leagues?
      A: Yes, we offer USTA Spring League, USTA Mixed Doubles, USTA Combo Doubles, USTA Singles Flex, and USTA Winter Tri-Levels League.

      Q: How young do you start junior tennis clinics/lessons?
      A: We offer a Mommy and Me clinic for 2.5-3.5 year olds in the summer. We offer clinics for 4-18 year olds during the school year.

      Q: Do you string racquets and sell merchandise?
      A: We string racquets and have a full service Tennis Pro Shop that has recently been renovated and stocked with new merchandise.

  • 9000 North ocean boulevard
  • Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
  • TEL: 843.449.5236
  • FAX: 843.449.8696
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