FOR THE LOVE OF TENNIS
29 Courts. Professional instruction. Top-notch facilities. Exquisite dining. For almost 50 years, RRC has been the go-to tennis destination in the City of Oaks.
Raleigh Racquet Club was established on September 11, 1968 with the goal of becoming the finest tennis and swim club in North Carolina. Founding members recall the club’s humble beginnings—before incorporation—when the tennis center was located at the backyard court of Dr. Hubert Royster. Royster Stadium as it was called in the early days. From 1968 through 1972, membership increased from 30 to 450 families. From the start, it was evident the club would shatter membership expectations regularly.
We broke ground in September of 1968 and opened our first six courts and pro shop by November. Jim Emmons was our sole employee. Three years later—just days after our 2000-seat stadium court was completed—we hosted the 1971 NC State Championships.
Since that time, our centre court has welcomed multiple tennis legends, including John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Monica Seles and Lindsay Davenport. RRC has also hosted numerous professional, ameteur and junior tournaments, making it one of the top tennis facilities in the Southeast.
Today, RRC is not just a facility, but a way of life. Members not only enjoy the numerous indoor and outdoor courts, pool, fitness center, and clubhouse, but also family activities, social events and tournaments. The culture of the club is a welcoming one, unified by our collective love of tennis.