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:

  • Black Horse Run: 11701 Black Horse Run, Raleigh
  • Lakemont Swim and Tennis Club: 409 Harvard St, Raleigh
  • Millbrook Tennis Center: 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh
  • Northbrook Country Club: 4905 North Hills Drive, Raleigh
  • Seven Oaks Swim and Racquet Club: 2500 Howard Road, Raleigh

Click on the "Register Here" button to see all schedule and location options.

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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

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”. 

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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.

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 7, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (no class May 26)

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 18, 2:00 - 3:00 pm 

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

Try Tournament

Provides match play experience for new players in a tournament setting. We are planning 3 Try Tournaments in 2019 that will include players from Raleigh, Cary and Durham. Check back soon for registration details or email

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

Seven Oaks Swim and Racquet Club

2500 Howard Rd, Raleigh 

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