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.

Try League

Try Tennis is an instructional tennis program for beginners. The class is designed for adults who have never played tennis or those returning to tennis after an absence.

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 tennis racquet and a TryTennis t-shirt. Get ready to go from “Couch to Court in six weeks”. 

All sessions taught in English.  Questions? Email

The RTA and our community partners offer opportunities for anyone with an interest in tennis to get involved. From the beginner who has never played to those who are ready for friendly match play, we have something for everyone. Scroll through the options below to find the right fit for you. If you have questions, email

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

Are you ready to give league play a shot? We're running a special October league for beginners-only to give you a taste of league play. Team Alana will take on Team Cam every week. Join us for 5 courts of match play.

Refund Policy

Players who have registered for Try Tennis or Try Play and are not able to participate may request a voucher to attend a program at a later date or be issued a refund. To do so, they must notify at least one week before the program begins.

Want to be a sub for Try Play at Meredith? 


FAST4 RTA Try Tournament

Join us for a beginners-only tournament as we bring players from around the Triangle together for a fun morning of tennis.

You'll get to meet and compete with a whole new group of tennis friends and hang out together at a restaurant nearby when the tennis is over.

NC State University  (Students only)

2611 Cates Avenue, Raleigh

Tuesday & Thursday, August 27 - September 5

5:30 - 7:00 pm (90 minute session / meets 4 times)

Taught by NCSU Tennis on Campus players

Northbrook Country Club                                                    

4905 North Hills Drive, Raleigh

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, July 24 - August 28, 6:00 -7:00 pm (in progress) 

Additional Try Play Sessions (Six weeks / Cost: $30)

Orientation Social: September 4, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

7 classes to choose from:

  • Sat & Sun, 9:00 - 10:30 am (9/7 - 9/22)
  • Mon & Wed, 6:30 - 8:00 am (9/9 - 9/25)
  • Mon & Wed, 9:30 - 11:00 am (9/9 - 9/25)
  • Mon & Wed, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (9/9 - 9/25)
  • Tues & Thurs, 10:00 - 11:30 am (9/10 - 9/26)
  • Tues & Thurs, 1:00 - 2:30 pm (9/10 - 9/26)
  • Tues & Thurs, 6:30 - 8:00 pm (9/10 - 9/26)

End of session party: September 27, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Black Horse Run

11701 Black Horse Run, Raleigh

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

Northbrook Country Club    

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

What could be more fun than learning with your best friend, spouse, or neighbor? Six lessons over three weeks will take you from beginner to player.


  • Complimentary 3 week membership to Raleigh Racquet Club
  • 6 hours on court with a ½ hour wrap up social at each lesson.
  • Racquets to use while you learn
  • Free Practice Time
  • Free Ball Machine Time
  • Free Racquet and T-shirt
  • End of Session Party
  • Tons of Fun

We guarantee that you’ll be playing tennis in just 3 weeks.

Raleigh Racquet Club Try Tennis Special (Adults only)

$69 and bring a friend for free

Date: Saturday, September 21st
Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Meredith College

Cost: $20

Yes, I'm interested!

Date:  Thursday nights in October
Time:  6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Meredith College

Cost: $20 (No refunds or reschedules for rainouts.)

Yes, sign me up!

Fall Special:  Join us to socialize and play doubles against others of similar skill level. You’ll change opponents and partners every 20-30 minutes, so you’ll get to meet lots of players and build your network of tennis friends. A coach will keep you moving from court to court and will be there to answer questions you may have about scoring, tie-breakers or anything else tennis-related.

When:  Thursday nights, September 5 - 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

Since this is a 4-week class, the cost is only $20. No reschedules or refunds for rain-outs.

Black Horse Run

11701 Black Horse Run, Raleigh

Sunday, July 28 - Sept. 8, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (no class Sept. 1) (in progress)

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

Harper Park

209 Main Street, Knightdale

Tuesday, September 3 - October 8, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Lakemont Swim and Tennis Club

409 Harvard Street, Raleigh

Saturday, July 13 - August 24, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (in progress)