An enduring reminder of this greatness is Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Stan Smith, who heads the programs of instruction at the Sea Pines Racquet Club. Stan – who won the Grand Slam singles championship not once, but twice – teams with the staff of USPTA-certified pros at the Sea Pines Racquet Club to ensure that your desire to improve – and to enjoy your game more than ever – will be more than fulfilled.
Stan Smith and Billy Stearns partnered to offer their own brand of excellence at the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy right here in The Shops at Sea Pines Center.
Successful athletes tell us that the great coaches help you see what peak performance looks like. Then they make sure you experience how that feels. Then they help you make that experience repeatable at will. A sign of Stan’s and of the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy’s ability to impart this is that Stan is former Director of Coaching for the Unites States Tennis Association. Together, the Academy and the Sea Pines Racquet Club are ably equipped to put you on the path to enjoying tennis more fully than ever.
A Certain Kind of Person
“There are two kinds of people.” The words begin a thousand jokes, and at best maybe a handful of homespun proverbs. The truth is, when it comes to any two characteristics you can name, most of us are a combination. The ways such things are viewed nowadays, we live somewhere on a spectrum between any two poles of thinking, feeling, or behaving.
So, when people say that tennis players tend to be “Type A” personalities – because of the face-to-face competition the sport entails – they barely scratch the surface of the qualities that tennis both calls for and supports. We see the fascinating facets of people who love tennis every day at the Sea Pines Racquet Club, and they are not easy to summarize.
For example, a “typical” Type A person would not have the patience or the optimism to endure the length of time that a tennis match requires, the twists and turns of fortune, the back and forth as good shots change hands, the ups and downs of a person’s chances to win. Confidence can come to crisis, and the limits of one’s own control can distract anyone who can’t come up with the flexibility to ride out the course of a match.
Sea Pines Racquet Club Lessons for Living
For all these reasons, a chorus of personality strengths are nurtured by the sport, because the tennis demands them. A multidimensional appreciation for life is one of the benefits many find in the pleasures and demands of tennis. We see it all the time right here in our own neighborhood, at the Sea Pines Racquet Club.
Here again we count our neighbors – and our neighborhood – to be among the pleasures of The Shops at Sea Pines Center. Come join us and see.