Discussion in 'Tennis Travel' started by jax11213, Sep 25, 2005.
Does anybody know of Indoor Tennis Courts near Raleigh,NC?
To my knowledge, the only permanent indoor tennis courts in Raleigh are:
Raleigh Racquet Club (Private) - http://www.rrctennis.com/program.html
NC State University - http://gopack.collegesports.com/sports/m-tennis/ncst-m-tennis-body.html
NCSU is not open to the public but there was some talk this summer from the men's coaches about perhaps offering some hours to the public for a fee to raise money for the tennis program. To my knowledge this has not happened.
Also, North Hills Club has a bubble in the winter. I understand there is a waiting list for membership. http://www.northhillsclub.com/
There may be other private clubs that errect a bubble in the winter.
Hope this helps.
I play at North Hills and right now there is not a bubble in the winter. Although we are pushing hard for indoor courts or a bubble.
I am almost certain that in years past NHC had a bubble out there?
No, we have not ever had a bubble here and I have been here for 10 years. You're probably thinking of RRC which has a bubble in the winter.
This is really off-topic, but do any of you know of a good stringer in Raleigh, NC? I'm going to Raleigh for the weekend and would really like to get my Prince Mono strung while I'm there. I'd like to take to someone who will do a good job and be able to get it back to me within the day.
Stringers, in Raleigh provides excellent stringing service. (919) 877-9750
Thanks Volleyman, I'll keep that in mind next time I'm there. And a big thanks to Jax who offerred to do it for me. I didn't get the email until I came back from Raleigh, but I greatly appreciate the offer.
Duke also has indoor courts, but I don't think they're open to the publiv.
nope...they are not. they are not even open to the students under normal circumstances.... even when they do make it available, i think they charge $$$...
as far as i know, there are no indoor courts near Chapel Hill or Durham.
BTW, anyone looking for a hitting partner?????
Yeah, I'm always looking for hitting partners but live in Raleigh. The Friday Center at UNC is open to the public I think.
i didn't know about the UNC courts - even though I go to the business school there, lol. if u don't mind playing with an erratic 4.5, let me know...
yeah, I might be interested in hitting with you sometime. You go to UNC did you say?
Duke's indoors are open to the public. They sell 1.5 hour blocks of time in the evenings during the winter. The blocks run for several hundred dollars.
You sign up for a block, pay, and have that slot from November to March.
Have done so for the last 3 years.
Chapil Hill racket club (not sure on the name) off Highway 54 has several indoor courts. You can rent those for 1-2 hours at a time.
Who do you contact at Duke about this? I've tried to locate someone there to get in on this, but couldn't get anyone on the phone.
Chapel Hill Tennis Club - they have 4 recently resurfaced abd quite nice indoor courts. They do winter season contracts as well as renting them out for 1.5 hours at a time. Last I checked, it was $40 for the 1.5 hours, and they don't have many openings.
The Magic Express tennis club is having a Doubles only tournament Dec 9-11 at Duke
Here is some contact info from an email I received, I also have the entry form in a word document if anyone wants it.
The tournament will be held on December 9-11 at Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center on the campus of Duke University. Men's, women's, and mixed doubles will be played. As in previous years, players will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt and lunch on Saturday. Snacks will be available throughout the tournament. John French will serve as the tournament director this year, so please direct all inquiries and your entries to John. His phone number is (919) 389-0640 and his e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost for the tournament is $46 per team, per event.
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