Haig Point Club the Only South Carolina Tennis Facility Recognized for Positive Statement About the Game from the U.S. Tennis Association Technical Committee

Daufuskie Island, SC (July 27, 2012) – Haig Point Club’s tennis facility is one of seven facilities to earn the 2012 Outstanding Tennis Facility Award from the U.S. Tennis Association. It is also the only facility in South Carolina to earn the award. The award will be presented Sept. 2 at the Association’s semi-annual meeting in New York City.

Established in 1981, the award seeks to recognize facilities on the basis of the quality of court areas and surface, court enclosures and lighting, accessories and amenities, and environmentally sound maintenance.

Haig Point earned distinction in the private club category along with four other clubs. Two were chosen as public facilities. The Association’s Technical Committee, headed by Karl Hedrick, made the selections.

“We are thrilled to receive this national recognition for our facility and our members,” said Ron Gwyn, director of tennis at Haig Point Club for the past 16 years. “We have developed a special tennis program here and people are taking notice.”

Teams from Haig Point have competed in the State Tournament in each of the last three years. Twice in the last three years, Haig Point has had teams advance to regional competition. And Gwyn recently received the 2012 Tester of the Year Award for the Southern Division from the U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA).

The USPTA has more than 15,000 members and offers the most comprehensive continuing education program within the tennis industry. It was founded in 1927 with the goal of promoting the game and strives to raise the standards of the profession. For more information, visit www.uspta.com or call (800) 877-8248.

About Haig Point
Haig Point is a charming sea island community just off the coast of South Carolina, between Hilton Head and Savannah, Ga. There is no bridge, so the island is accessible only by a private ferry system originating from Hilton Head Island.

Residents and guests drive electric carts to the eclectic points of interest in and around the community, including the historic Haig Point Lighthouse (built in 1873), Strachan Mansion and the tabby ruins of 19th century slave quarters. The community is also home to a stunning Rees Jones Signature golf course. Amenities at Haig Point Club also include a full-service tennis center, equestrian center, two restaurants and a community park. For more information about the island or real estate opportunities, call (800) 686-3441.

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