Michael Pollard Hi, my name is Mike Pollard, and i am the Head Professional here at Wexford Plantation, in Hilton head, South Carolina. Originally from Florida, i grew up on the clay courts of Daytona Beach. I began playing at the age of 6, and playing tournaments at the age of 9. I attended Jefferson State College in Birmingham, Alabama on a full tennis scholarship. I began teaching tennis during the summers, and decided to make it my career when i was USPTA elite professional certified in 1995.
I have the distinction of becoming the FIRST PTR teaching pro to become "Professionally" certified in ALL 6 pathways: Adult tennis, 10 and Under tennis, 11-17 tennis, High Performance, Senior Development, AND Wheel chair certified.
I have been married to my beautiful wife Debi since 1997, and have 2 children. Sierra, 21, who is currently a senior at the University of Florida, and Ryland, 10, who plays travel Ice hockey with the Charleston Stingrays!
During the last 20 years, i have coached all ages and abilities. I have coached 3 high school teams, Father Lopez in Daytona Beach, Trinity Academy in Wichita Kansas, and Titusville High School in Titusville Florida. I have coached numerous men's and women's usta and local league teams, USTA junior team tennis teams, as well as running junior programs, and high performance junior camps.
I moved to Hilton Head in 2012 and became a Head Pro for Van Der Meer Tennis. While at Van Der Meer Shipyard, i taught daily advanced classes for adults, stroke of the day clinics, adult beginner clinics, red and orange ball 10 and under tennis clinics, intermediate junior clinics, and worked under former ATP#27 Marcos Ondruska with the world class junior academy. Out of all those programs, my favorite thing in the world, was running the adult doubles weekend clinics.
In August of 2013, i joined with Director of Tennis Patrick Mason and the Wexford Plantation Tennis Center as Head Professional. At Wexford, I teach all ages and abilities, from 5 years old to my men's 70+ USTA senior teams. I am also a member of the 2015 Hilton Head Pro League Champion team.