Try Play is a learn-by-doing class that teaches beginning adult players how to play a match. Try Play focuses less on technique and more on positioning, strategy and scoring. This class is perfect for players who have taken Try Tennis or those returning to tennis after an extended period. Cost: $30.


Try Play is offered at several locations throughout the Raleigh area:




Try League



Our first-ever Try League for beginning players has recently come to an end and will begin again in September 2019 with a whole new group of beginning players. To form or join a Try League team in 2019, email TryTennis@RaleighTennis.com.


Raleigh Racquet Club                                                    

5516 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh


Offers two sessions per week over a span of 3 weeks with seven different class options. Register for $69 and bring a friend for free. Includes kickoff event and end-of-season party. Click the "Register Here" button for more details.

Try Tennis is an instructional tennis program for beginners. The class is designed for people who have never played tennis before.

Once on the court, a tennis coach will work with you to learn enough basic skills to play a beginner match. Your $40 registration fee includes: 6 hours of tennis instruction, a Head tennis racket and a TryTennis t-shirt. Get ready to go from “Couch to Court in six weeks”. 


Questions? Email TryTennis@RaleighTennis.com

The RTA and our community partners offer opportunities for anyone with an interest in tennis to get involved. For the beginner who has never played, we recommend Try Tennis. With a small investment, you can go from couch to court in a few short weeks.  If you're ready to learn how to play a match, Try Play would be your next step. When you want to dip your toe into tournament play, Try Tournament will give you the opportunity to spend a few hours playing against players of similar skill level. If you really get excited about tennis, then Try League will give you the option of competing in a fun, social league designed for beginners-only. We hope you'll become as passionate about tennis as we are.

One rain make-up day has been added to each Try Play session and will only be used  if there are no rain-outs during the session.

Session options:

Mon & Wed, 6:30am-8:00am (May 6 - May 22)
Mon & Wed, 9:30am-11:00am (May 6 - May 22)
Mon & Wed, 6:00pm-7:30pm (May 6 - May 22)
Tues & Thurs, 10:00am-11:30am (May 7 - May 23)
Tues & Thurs, 1:00pm-2:30pm (May 7 - May 23)
Tues & Thurs, 6:30pm-8:00pm (May 7 - May 23)
Sat & Sun, 9:00am-10:30am (May 4 - May 19)

Black Horse Run

11701 Black Horse Run, Raleigh

Sunday, March 10 - April 28, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (no class April 21)

Sunday, May 19 - July 14, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (no class May 26 & July 7)

Sunday, July 21 - September 8, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (no class Sept. 1)

Sunday,  September 15 - October 27, 2:00 - 3:00 pm


Lakemont Swim and Tennis Club

409 Harvard Street, Raleigh
Saturday, March 2 - April 13, 2:00 - 3:00 pm 

Saturday, July 13 - August 24, 2:00 - 3:00 pm   


Meredith College                                                   
3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
Wednesday, April 3 - May 15, 6:30 - 7:30 pm


Millbrook Tennis Center                                                    
1905 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh
Friday, March 22 - May 3, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Friday, May 10 - June 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Friday, September 6 - October 18, 6:30 - 7:30 pm                                                                                     

                                                                    

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Cary Tennis Park, 2727 Louis Stephens Road
Cost: $15 per person


Additional tournaments are being planned for fall 2019.

Try Tournament

Provides match play experience for new players in a tournament setting. We are collaborating with Western Wake and ENO CTA's to bring the beginners in the Triangle area together for a fun tournament experience.

NC State University (Wellness & Recreation/Carmichael Gym)

2611Cates Avenue, Raleigh
Tuesday, March 19 - April 30, 6:30 - 7:30 pm (no class 4/16 - rain make-up 5/02)


Northbrook Country Club                                                    

4905 North Hills Drive, Raleigh

Sunday, April 14 - June 9, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (no class April 21 or May 26)
Sunday, June 9 - July 28, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (no class July 7)
Saturday, September 7 - October 19, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Sunday, October 13 - November 24, 2:00 - 3:00 pm


Seven Oaks Swim and Racquet Club

2500 Howard Rd, Raleigh 

Wednesday, April 10 - May 15, 6:00 - 7:00 pm                         Wednesday, May 29 - July 10, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (no class July 3)  Wednesday, July 24 - August 28, 6:00 -7:00 pm                            


Stone Creek

10600 Leslie Drive, Raleigh                                                  
Saturday, May 4 - June 22, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (no class May 25)


Black Horse Run

11701 Black Horse Run, Raleigh

Saturday, April 6 - May 25, 4:30 - 5:30 pm (no class April 20)

Saturday, June 1 - September 20, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (no class July 6)

Saturday, August 3 - September 21, 4:30 - 5:30 pm (no class August 31)

Saturday,  October 5 -  November 16, 4:30 - 5:30 pm


Lakemont Swim and Tennis Club

409 Harvard Street, Raleigh
Saturday, March 2 - April 13, 3:00 - 4:00 pm 

Saturday, July 13 - August 24, 3:00 - 4:00 pm   


Meredith College                                                    
3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
Wednesday, April 24 - June 5, 7:30 - 8:30 pm                                                                                                                                                   

One rain make-up day has been added to each Try Tennis session and will only be used  if there are no rain-outs during the session.

Millbrook Tennis Center                                                    
1905 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh
Friday, April 12 - May 31, 7:30 - 8:30 pm  


Northbrook Country Club                                                    
4905 North Hills Drive, Raleigh
Saturday, September 7 - October 19, 3:00 - 4:00 pm


Seven Oaks Swim and Racquet Club

2500 Howard Rd, Raleigh 

Wednesday, May 1 - June 5, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 19 - July 31, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (no class July 3)
Wednesday, August 14 - September 18, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

                     

Coming soon....Harper Park, Knightdale