Tennis, The Island Way

A quiet and relaxing atmosphere, like a refuge in the midst of a bustling city.

Harbour Island Tennis Centre is located directly on the marshes of the St. Augustine Intracoastal Waterway; salty marsh breezes and panoramic vistas are an everyday luxury on our courts. Harbour Island sits right next to a beautiful salt water marsh where many majestic birds soar above our courts, including an eagle who has built its nest on the adjacent land. In the early mornings and late evenings, it is not uncommon to see deer grazing in the marsh. You can enjoy spectacular sunsets over the marsh as you play the great game of tennis.

Luxury Courts

Members of the Harbour Island Tennis Centre can use our online tennis booking system to find and book an available court time, anytime.

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Adults

Unwind and have fun with adult-only events that are available to members & nonmembers.

We have a weekly club sponsored Wednesday Night Co-Ed Social, as well as a monthly Co-Ed Covered Dish Social on the 4th Friday of the month. You can stop by after work and hit balls with other tennis players while having a drink. Our Director of Tennis will be teaching a weekly "Tennis in No-Time" classes to learn the basics. We offer several men's only and women's only workout clinics, a coed intermediate workout, and an advance ladies clinic. All of these involve a lot of running, stroke and match play, and most importantly, lots of fun and laughs!

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Junior Pathways and Programs

Kids will have a ball at the Kid's Clinic and an exciting summer junior's program for kids of all ages.

It is designed to accommodate small children by using smaller racquets and courts while also challenging older kids with competition and encouraging sportsmanship. We're teaching them to have real fun and to play real tennis, "The Island Way." Kids learn proper technique and age appropriate skills while having fun and building friendships. Each two week summer camp is finalized with a full day of play to showcase newly acquired skills. These "Play Days" will be held the second Friday of each two week clinic.

Tennis lessons are available to members and nonmembers and are offered privately or held in groups.

Patrick Swafford

Patrick Swafford

Tennis Director Emeritus

Our Tennis Emeritus, Patrick Swafford, has over forty years teaching experience and over twenty years of experience managing and operating tennis facilities. He loves to laugh and have fun; Patrick strongly believes if it isn't fun, don't do it!!! Patrick and his wife Judith run our pro shop JP Tennis Shoppe. Patrick is a valued member of the team and provides us with years of tennis wisdom. He servers as a backup to of Director of Tennis Bryce Melcher and teaches the occasional clinic and private lessons. Please come see Patrick and Judith at "JP Tennis Shoppe" located at Harbour Island Tennis.

Bryce Melcher

Bryce Melcher

Director of Tennis

Our Director of Tennis & Tennis Pro, Bryce Melcher, has played tennis throughout his high school and college career including a state championship and junior national competition. Bryce is our head tennis pro, teaching all our tennis clinics, private lessons and youth tennis programs. He has mentored under Patrick Swafford from a very young age and is a very talented tennis instructor. He has successfully run youth programs in other areas of the country and continues to grow his tennis knowledge. His goal is to get as many young and old players involved in tennis as possible and he thoroughly enjoys working with adults and juniors of all ages. His motto: "Keep Fit, Have Fun, Come Play Tennis!"!