Harbour Island Tennis

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.

Members

Adults

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

Club Brochure

Wednesday Evening Co-Ed Mixer

We have many adult-only events that are available to members & non-members. We have a weekly Wednesday evening co-ed mixer, as well as monthly pot-luck mixers. We have beginner programs "Tennis in No Time" designed for never players to learn the basics. We offer several men's only and women's only clinics and intermediate co-ed clinics, weekday clinics and much more. All of these involve a lot of stroke and match play, and most importantly, lots of fun and laughs!

Members

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.

11 & Under After School Programs

High Performance Junior Tennis Programs

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. 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.

Owners

Rich & Marie Turnbull

Owners

The Owners, Rich & Marie Turnbull, have built this facility in order to share their love of tennis with St Augustine. They have built a facility that is warm and inviting to all people at all tennis skill levels. Membership rates are set at an affordable rate in order to build the sport that they love. They encourage the development of new programs and new players and continue to be committed to a club that is fun and inviting to all. Their future plans are to build the club and facility to at least 5 courts and a multi-story multifunctional club house with a restaurant, exercise programs, meeting facility and yes eventually a pool. Rich & Marie hope you visit their facility and meet their tennis professionals and enjoy the sport of tennis as much as they both do.

Fun & Relaxing

We have opportunities available for any one who wants to join in a fun relaxing game, the serious athlete who is looking for a challenge and most everything in between. For the tennis enthusiast our club has something to offer for both the serious particpants in tennis and those who just like to enjoy tennis as a relaxation tool. Harbour Island has clay courts that just invite you to burn off your excess energy and calories. Children can let off steam and make new friends in our children's play areas.

Why Tennis?

....first of all if you enjoy tennis this is a sport you can play easily till you are in you're eighties or later....once you buy your racquet there are hardly any other big expenses....you can play anywhere you go in the world and meet a great class of people....it is a sport where you should have no problem to find a tennis player wherever you may happen to be.

Ivo Dentchev

Ivo Dentchev

Director of Tennis

Our Director of Tennis & Tennis Pro, Ivo Dentchev (pronounced ee-vo). Ivo (pronounced ee-vo) has been a USPTA Professional 1 since 1999, and received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Campbell University in North Carolina in 1999. Ivo brings with him his lovely wife Caitlin and their son Simon, Ivo is originally from Sofia, Bulgaria and played on the Men’s ATP Tour and participated in Davis Cup Tennis for his country. As a junior player, he was ranked #1 in his native country in 12's, 14's and 18's and was in the top 100 in the world. A quote from his previous club’s web page in Brevard North Carolina states “His dedication and enthusiasm for the game of tennis motivates and inspires players at every age and skill level. Ivo has worked extensively with event and tournament planning and has been in the private club and resort industry for over 10 years.” Ivo excels at developing and implementing new tennis programs and activities to grow participation and membership. He has extensive experience bringing league play to clubs, directing tournaments, running Quick Start, CardioTennis, and competitive junior programs for all ages and levels, has managed Pro/Am events, charity tournaments and continues to grow youth tennis programs. He has coached and will continue to mentor some great elite juniors and has been a coach to some name brand tennis players of this era.