Try Tennis

Try Tennis sponsored by WWTA and NC Tennis! This program is for men and women age 18 & over who have never picked up a racquet or have played very little. It includes 6 hours of instruction from a pro on technique, skills, etiquette & scoring. Each new participant receives a tennis racquet and a T-shirt – all for only $40.  The only strings attached to this deal are the ones to your new racquet!  Space is limited so sign up quickly.  Click here to register – just scroll to the Cary, Holly Springs, Apex and Morrisville to see what is happening in that town!  Check back for more Spring Try Tennis Sessions!

With the USTA programs suspension through May 31st, we will be working with USTA-North Carolina and facilities to reschedule  Try Tennis programs that have dates up to that point.  

Cary (Town of Cary Information is below)

Kildaire Farms – Wednesday –  7:00 to 8:30 PM – April 1, 8, 15, 22

Sunday – 2:00 to 3:30 PM – April 5, 19, 26 and May 3

Lochmere – Monday/Tuesday – 6:00 – 7:30 PM May 4, 11, 18, 26


Nature Park – June date TBD – check back.

Holly Springs

Club at Sunset – Tuesday – 10:00 to 11:30 AM – March 10, 17, 24, 31

Wednesday  – 7:00 to 8:30 PM, March 11, 18, 23,  April 1

Wednesday – 7:00 to 8:30 PM, April 22, 29, May 6, May 13

Thursday – 10:00 to 11:30 AM, April 23, 30, May 7, May 14

Monday – 9:30 to 11:00 AM, Sept 21, 28, Oct 5, Oct 12

Wednesday – 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, Oct 14

Ting Park – sessions will rescheduled when it is safe to come out to play.  Participants will be contacted when we know the new dates and given first choice to transfer into those sessions.

Monday/Wednesdays – 9:30 to 11:00 AM – March 23, 25, 30, April 1

Sunday – 12:30 to 2:00 PM – March 29, April 5, 19, 26  (Full)

Cary Tennis Park –  Many sessions are offered throughout the year and sign up is directly to Town of Cary.  Click on Register Now, then enter Try Tennis in the search box to register for your session.

See our Youth Tennis page for youth Try Tennis Programs.

Try Play

Come join other beginner players for 90 minutes of fun and exercise at Try Play.  Warm up with pro instruction or using the ball machine, join in a short volley drill, and end the session with some match play.  Pros or WWTA staff will be on hand to help with scoring and answer any questions. This program is for all beginner players (2.0/2.5 NTRP). Minimum of 4 players required per session. Sessions consist of three events. Cost: $30 to $40 (non-refundable)

Try Play sessions will be rescheduled once the USTA program suspension has been lifted.  

Upcoming Try Play Sessions:

Church Street Park – $30 – Morrisville – Sundays, 5:00 to 6:30 PM – April 19, May 3, May 17  – Click here to register.

Ting Park – Holly Springs – $30 – Mondays – 7:00 to 8:30 PM – April 27, May 4, May 11   – Click here to register.

Have questions? Email Kari Moncrief.

Try Match

The USTA Try Match is for players with 2.0/2.5 NTRP, who have never played league tennis. This 4 match league features doubles and singles  (determined based on registration). Matches will be played in Apex, Morrisville & Holly Springs. Teams will have a maximum of 10 players and all members will play at least 2 matches. A USTA membership is not required and WWTA staff/volunteer is at every match to help. Give league tennis a try – get fit , have fun and make some new friends! Cost: $30 (non-refundable)

Upcoming Try Match Sessions:

Coming soon!

Have questions? Email Kari Moncrief.

Try Tournaments

Come join other beginner players around the Triangle for beginner tournaments.  Players must be 2.0 or 2.5, format is doubles and Fast4 (shortened sets which means more rounds).    Tournaments are run in Durham and Raleigh in addition to the Western Wake Tennis area.  2020 Try Tournaments dates are below.

Fast four format means a lot of rounds in a short period of time.  Come out and test your new skills, have fun and meet new people!   Space is limited.  Come with a partner or we will find you one.  Registration will be posted here by the end of March.

Western Wake Tennis Association – Sunday, May 31st, 2:00 to 5:00 at Cary Tennis Park, 2727 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary

Raleigh Tennis Association – Saturday, Sept 12th, 9:00 to noon at Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

ENO Tennis Association – Saturday, Nov 14th , 10-2pm at Southern Boundaries, 100 3rd Fork Rd, Durham