Tennis Program

Last updated Jul. 29, 2014 - 3:01 pm
Tennis Participant

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department offers many activities in the tennis program.

Throughout the city, there are 25 public court locations operated by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. View list of courts

Our main tennis facility is Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center, which offers 23 hard surface courts, a pro shop, ball machines, and more.

The mission of the tennis program is to provide opportunities in tennis for all age and ability levels. In an effort to achieve this, the program offers many activities.

Leagues

RATL Mixed Doubles League

Age: 18yrs and up.
This is an NTRP level league for mixed doubles teams weekday evenings at 6:45pm. Team matches consist of 3 mixed doubles matches. Park, club and subdivision teams play one match a week on the same day each week. Teams must sign up in person or by mail.

Clinics (Lessons)

Tennis Jr Tiny Tots

Age: 4-6yrs.
Eye-hand coordination games + fine motor skills are the focus of this fun intro

Tennis Jr Level 1

Age: 6-18yrs.
No experience needed for this class. They will work on full swing forehand and backhand, volleys, overhead, serve, scorekeeping and the rules of tennis. To graduate to level 2, players must be able to serve 6 out of 10 in from the baseline, keep score and play a full court set.

Tennis Jr Level 2

Age: 8-18yrs.
Requirements: Must be able to serve 6 out of 10 in from the baseline, keep score and have played a full court set. This class works on using full swing forehand, backhand, full swing serve, overhead, and good volley techniques while playing points. To pass, players must successfully demonstrate these techniques while playing a match.

Tennis Jr Level 3

Age: 10-18yrs.
Requirements: Must use full swing on all strokes during match play to enter this class. This class focuses on topspin and underspin for all strokes and the slice on the serve. To advance to level 4, players must be able to hit topspin and underspin on both groundstrokes, underspin on both volleys and slice on the serve.

Tennis Jr Level 4

Age: 12-18yrs.
Requirements: Must be able to hit topspin and underspin on both
ground strokes, underspin volleys and slice serves. This class will work on hitting all the above mentioned spins during match play. To graduate from this class, matches must be played using these shots.

Adult Level 1

Age: 18yrs and up.
No experience needed! Forehand + backhand groundstrokes, volleys, overhead, serve, scorekeeping and the rules. To graduate to level 2, players must be able to serve from the baseline, keep score + play a full court set.

Adult Level 2.0/2.5 Drills

Age: 18yrs and up.
Must be able to serve 6 out of 10 in from the baseline, keep score and have played a full court set or have an NTRP 2.0 or 2.5 rating. To pass, players must be at the 3.0 level.

Adult Level 3.0 Drills

Age: 18yrs and up.
Must be at the NTRP 3.0 level or have full swing strokes during match play to enter this class. This drills class may include topspin, underspin + slice serving. To advance, players must be at the 3.5 level or be able to hit topspin+underspin and slice serves.

Adult Level 3.5 Drills

Age: 18yrs and up.
Must be at the NTRP 3.5 level or able to hit topspin+underspin on ground-strokes, underspin volleys and slice serves. This is a drills class which will work on all of your strokes. To graduate, you must be at 4.0 level.

Adult Level 4.0/4.5 Drills

Age: 18yrs and up.
Must be at the 4.0 level or higher or able to hit topspin and underspin during matches. This is a drills class which has less instruction and more drilling. We don't work on your technique; we drill you to get your legs and heart pumping. Bring your water bottle and get ready to run.

Adult Cardio - All Levels

Age: 18yrs and up. Cardio Tennis is a new, fun group activity featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, high energy workout. Taught by a teaching professional, Cardio Tennis includes a warm-up, cardio workout, and cool down phases. If you are looking for a great new way to get in shape and to burn calories, you must try Cardio Tennis.

Tennis Jr Tournament Team

Age: 8-18yrs.
This group will workout and train for tournaments with the intention of establishing or improving their state ranking. Players will be encouraged to do additional training on their own with other team members and to attend USTA/North Carolina Level 5 Futures tournaments.

Ladder

Singles/Doubles Ladder

Age: 18yrs and up.
Recreational singles/doubles ladder play for all levels. Participants play challenge matches for points. Players may join the ladder anytime. Ladder rankings will be updated online each Monday. Players arrange their own match time and location.

Learn more about Ladder

Match Play

Women’s Morning Quadrants

Age: 18yrs and up.
Location: Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center

Each week there will be 8 courts or more of doubles matches. A player will play a total of 24 games in a round robin format—8 games with each of the 3 other players as a partner. The results will be used to adjust positions for the following week.

The player with the most games won will move up and the player with the fewest will move down a quad. All players are responsible for being present or having a substitute present. New balls will be provided each week.


Tennis – Free Play For Seniors

Age: 55yrs and up.
Location: Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center

Free organized play for senior tennis players at Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center. Held throughout the year, this is a drop-in mixer with all levels of play. Simply show up and play.

Team Tennis

USTA Jr. Team Tennis

Age: 6-10yrs.
Smaller equipment help even beginner players play matches their first day. Come try it out at Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center. No sign up is necessary.

Practices are Fridays 5-6:30pm and matches are Saturdays 9am and a tournament is held at the end.

Age: 11-18yrs.
Assessments are held prior to season at Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center. For specific dates call Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center. Practices run once a week after school. Matches are Saturday mornings.

Was this page helpful?

MarketWatch named Raleigh

Top 10 Most Prosperous for Businesses

View our accolades >>