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Tennis Program


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Adult Leagues Adult Instruction Junior Instruction Challenge Ladder Quads Seniors (55+) Junior Team Tennis Additional Offerings

The mission of the tennis program is to provide tennis opportunities for all ages and ability levels. Lessons, leagues, ladders and quadrants are some of the programs offered year-round. There are 23 tennis locations and 108 tennis courts available around the city. The main tennis facility is Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center with 23 courts, two backboards, two ball machines, and more

Adult Leagues

World Team Tennis (Summer League)

WTT Recreational Leagues feature co-ed teams competing in six sets - men's and women's doubles, men's and women's singles, and mixed doubles. The unique WTT format, which is also played in the Professional League, includes no-ad scoring, substitution, and coaching.

Players have an opportunity to qualify for WTT National Qualifiers and the national championship. Participants also receive the Point of Contact newsletter along with discounted tickets to professional tennis tournaments, movies, and much more through the WTT Membership Program.

City teams (teams playing home matches on Raleigh Parks and Recreation courts): $75 team fee. Matches on City courts will be charged per match and will be billed separately.

For more information, contact the league coordinator Cheri Kohan.

Adult Instruction

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Adult Level 1

Age: 18 years and up. 

No experience is needed! Forehand and 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 and play a full-court set.

Adult Level 2.0/2.5 Drills

Age: 18 years and up. 

Must be able to serve six 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: 18 years 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, and slice serving. To advance, players must be at the 3.5 level or be able to hit topspin and underspin and slice serves.

Adult Level 3.5 Drills

Age: 18 years and up. 

Must be at the NTRP 3.5 level or able to hit topspin and underspin on groundstrokes, underspin volleys and slice serves. This is a drills class that will work on all of your strokes. To graduate, you must be at the 4.0 level.

Adult Level 4.0/4.5 Drills

Age: 18 years 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 that 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.

Junior Instruction

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Tennis Junior Tiny Tots

Age: 4 to 6 years

Eye-hand coordination games + fine motor skills are the focus of this fun intro class.

Tennis Junior Level 1

Age: 6 to 18 years

No experience is needed for this class.  Players will work on building rallying skills; learn basic strokes, scorekeeping, and the rules of tennis.  To graduate into level 2, players must be able to sustain a rally, make 6 out of 10 serves from the baseline, keep score and play a full-court set. Please bring light, loose-fitting clothes, nonmarking sneakers, and a racquet. Racquets will be available to borrow if needed.

Tennis Jr Level 2

Age: 8 to 18 years

Must be able to have a sustained rally, serve six out of ten 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 Junior Level 3

Age: 10 to 18 years

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.

Challenge Ladder

Singles/Doubles Ladder (18+ Recreational Singles & Doubles)

Age: 18 years 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 Challenge Ladder (18+ Recreational Singles & Doubles)

Quads

Round Robin Quadrants (Recreational Doubles)

Age: 18 years and up
Location: Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center

All matches are at Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center. Each week there will be courts of doubles matches. A player will play a total of 24 games in a round robin format – eight games with each of the three 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.

Register for Tennis Quads Online

Seniors (55+)

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Tennis – Free Play For Seniors

Age: 55 years and up
Location: Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center

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

Junior Team Tennis

USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT)

JTT consists of a practice and match each week.  Players compete in singles and doubles matches against other area co-ed teams.  A tournament is held at the end of each season.  

Tryouts are held prior to each season at Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center.  Minimum requirements include rallying six in a row, serving six out of ten balls in on each side, ability to keep score and play matches.  Players will be placed on teams based on their level and age as of the cut-off date.  For specific dates and information call Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center.   

Ages: 7 to 10 years
Practices are held at Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center on Fridays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and matches are Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Ages: 11 to 18 years
Practices are held at Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center on Fridays, TBD 4:30-6 pm and matches are Saturdays during the spring and fall season. During the summer season, matches are weekday mornings at 9:30 am.  

Additional Offerings

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Adult Cardio - All Levels

Age: 18 years and up 

Cardio Tennis is a fun group activity featuring drills to give players of all abilities a 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, try Cardio Tennis!

Private and Semi-Private Lessons and Clinics

Private lessons, semi-private lessons, and clinics are available for juniors and adults by certified tennis instructors. Lessons are by appointment and are scheduled by calling Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center at 919-996-4129.

Private Lesson Rates (resident/non-resident), prices are per person, per lesson:

  • 1 person Private: $48 / $63
  • 2 persons: $26 / $33.50
  • 3 persons: $20 / $25
  • 4 persons or more: $15 / $18.75
  • 4 persons or more for 6 weeks: $72 / $87

Ball Machine Rental 

Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center offers ball machine rentals to allow players the opportunity to practice strokes and techniques. Each ball machine is customizable to feed balls at a pace customized to your level. Ball Machines are rented by calling Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center at 919-996-4129.

Rental Prices (Includes court fee):

  • $12.00 per hour of use
  • $6.00 per half hour of use

Ball Machine Club (Includes court fee, subject to a limited number of blackout dates):

Individual Rates:

  • $125.00 Use one hour per week
  • $225.00 Use one hour per day

Family Rate $350 (Immediate family) one hour/day

Contact

 

David Bell, 919-996-4129

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Categories:
Parks Programs

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