Players World of Sports Embraces New Ownership

Change can be invigorating, especially when it breathes new life into a beloved local establishment. Players World of Sports, the long-standing independent store that has proudly served the Hilton Head Island community since 1982, is thrilled to announce a change in ownership. Embarking on a fresh chapter, our new ownership team brings a shared passion for an active lifestyle and a deep commitment to nurturing the local sports community. Let's dive into what this exciting transition means for sports enthusiasts in Margaritaville, Sun City, and Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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Passing the Torch

Players World of Sports has been a cornerstone of the Hilton Head tennis community, fostering relationships and becoming a trusted resource for over two decades. Formerly owned and operated by the Jilly family, Tom and Julie, our store continues a rich legacy of expertise in tennis racquet selection, racquet restringing, and the burgeoning sport of pickleball. As Tom and Julie pass the torch to our new owners, Daryl and Kathy Daye, and Jeff and Heather Yakes, our business transitions smoothly into a new era of growth and continued excellence.

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A Shared Love for Sports

What sets our new owners apart is not only their passion for an active lifestyle but also their personal backgrounds as athletes. Daryl and Kathy were accomplished athletes in their college days, excelling in football and gymnastics, respectively, at LSU. Jeff has experienced the thrill of competing in multiple sports, including basketball, soccer, and baseball. Heather brings her own accolades as a former World Champion baton twirler. Collectively, these new owners understand the needs of sports enthusiasts and are dedicated to fostering a supportive community.

Amy Wright

Meet the Tennis Guru: Amy Wright

Guiding Players World of Sports through this exciting transition is General Manager Amy Wright, a tennis guru with an intimate knowledge of the local tennis landscape. Amy brings not only her expertise but also an infectious passion for the sport. You can count on Amy and her team of passionate and knowledgeable staff members to greet you with a warm smile and offer guidance on your toughest questions.

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An Unmatched Selection of Sports Gear

With our finger on the pulse of the sports industry, Players World of Sports remains your go-to destination for all things tennis, pickleball, and more. Our store boasts an extensive inventory, featuring top-name brand racquets, paddles, apparel, court shoes, bags, and accessories. Whether you're a tennis enthusiast seeking the latest from Babolat, Head Racquet Sports, or Wilson, or a pickleball aficionado keen on exploring the offerings from Selkirk Sport, Joola, or Onix, Players World of Sports has you covered. Additionally, we offer a range of apparel from popular brands like IBKUL, Dona Jo, Lucky in Love, and Nike, ensuring you look your best on and off the court.

As Players World of Sports enters this exciting new chapter, the Hilton Head Island community can expect the same dedication to excellence coupled with a fresh perspective and renewed energy. With the Daye and Yakes families at the helm, alongside the guidance of General Manager Amy Wright, our store is poised to continue serving as a beacon for sports enthusiasts in Margaritaville, Sun City, and Hilton Head, South Carolina. Drop by Players World of Sports today to experience our unmatched selection, unrivaled expertise, and a warm welcome that has been a tradition for over four decades.

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