stan smith

co-founder and manager, smith stearns tennis academy

Hilton Head, South Carolina | PathNorth member since 2014


Stan is a legend of his sport, not only for the myriad tennis titles on his resume, but also for the legacy of sportsmanship and courtesy he has brought to the profession, which he continues to exude today. He dominated tennis in the early 1970s, winning the U.S. Open in 1971 and Wimbledon in 1972. In his career he has won 39 singles titles. He also represented his country in the Davis Cup for 10 years, helping to win the coveted championship seven times. He also won 61 doubles crowns during his successful career, most of those with his long-time playing partner Bob Lutz. Following his accomplishments in the sport, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1986. He is the co-founder and current manager of the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy at Sea Pines Resort established in 2002.  He has also been the Touring Pro for Sea Pines since 1971. He currently serves as chairman of both Stan Smith Events and Stan Smith Design. Stan and his wife Margie reside in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and have four children.