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Racket Sports

Tennis

The Wellness Center at Rumbling Bald features four lighted hard surface courts for guests to use that are marked for both tennis and pickleball. A group of dedicated community members works together to create an active tennis schedule all year long. Visiting guests are welcome to join in any of the group play sessions offered each week.

Tennis Group Play

Members and Guests are welcome. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the Courts starting at 9:00am. You will need to present your valid POA Card or RB Guest Card at the time of play.


Tennis Lessons & Clinics

MEET THE PRO

Rumbling Bald is pleased to welcome back United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) Tennis Professional Jim Greene. Jim brings his 25+ years of experience as a USPTR Tennis Professional and providing dynamic coaching, instructional and management skills honed as a men’s and women’s collegiate head coach and director for tennis programs for clubs in Western North and South Carolina. Among his accomplishments as a club professional, Greene has served as Director and Head Pro for Green Valley Country Club in Greenville, SC and Red Fox Country Club in Tryon, NC.  During his tenure at Red Fox, Jim created and led both the Men’s and Women’s Combo Teams to many league and state championships including the USTA Southern Regionals. One of Jim’s passions is Junior Development, and he has produced several juniors with State and Southern rankings.

As a former Collegiate Head Coach, Jim has infused success wherever the challenge has arisen: creating a first-time-seen national ranking for the Men’s Team at Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) NJCAA Division I in the history of the school, and leading Newberry College Men’s NCAA DII Team, to a second-place finish in the Southeastern Athletic Conference in his first year at the helm. Jim was twice named coach of the year in Region X of the NJCAA DI.  Most recently, he established a new women’s and men’s NCAA DIII tennis program at Warren Wilson College (WWC).  In addition to his coaching duties, Jim was an Adjunct Professor at SMC, Newberry, and WWC, as well as Director of Intramural Sports at WWC (increasing participation by 300% his first year).

Jim played for North Greenville College, Tigerville, SC, and was a walk-on for the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, Honolulu, HI.  Jim has spent a lifetime involved in all types of sports and competitions as coach, competitor, and referee.

All lessons and clinics are by appointment only

PRIVATE TENNIS LESSONS

  • Adult 1 hour $65
  • Junior 1 hour $55
  • 30 Minute $40
  • Semi-Private (2 people) $75

TENNIS CLINICS

  • 3-4 Players $80
  • 5-7 Players $100
  • 8+ Players $120
  • Mini Camps are available upon request. Camps are 2-3 days 8 people minimum to run the camp, and 16 people max to attend.

 To call and reserve a court reservation for a tennis lesson, please call the Wellness Center at 828.694.3005.

Credit Card required to reserve Tennis Lessons & Clinics. No charges will apply, this is to simply secure your reservation slot. For additional questions or to speak directly to the instructor, please call 864.404.1867. Cancellation policy: Please call within 24 hours or a 50% service charge will apply for a no call/no show, or cancellation day of lesson or clinic.


Pickleball

One of the fastest-growing sports in America. Pickleball is a racket sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racket sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications.

Pickleball Group Play
Members and Guests welcome. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday on the Courts starting at 8:30am. We have an active group of members that play regularly these days and they have been known to keep a few extra supplies for those interested in playing or learning how to play the game. The Wellness Center also has racket rentals available for members and guests. Rentals are $3 per racket. However, if a guest pays $5 to play in the round-robin, then the rental is free. You will need to present your valid POA Card or RB Guest Card at the time of play.

For more information, please call the Wellness Center at 828.694.3005.