Do the tennis matches on TV leave you itching to get out on a court? Does the sight of your racket gathering dust make you cringe? Well get up and get going! Raleigh and its surrounding areas offer plenty of places for you show off your excellent tennis skills.

Even if you are away from your tennis club or gym, Raleigh has plenty of places for you to play a single or doubles match without a membership! If you are around the Millbrook area, try the Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center on Spring Forest Rd. This public venue offers 23 lighted courts, four practice backboards, two tennis ball machines, and countless other amenities. The center is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. -9:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday-making this place perfect for those who want to hit the ball around after work!

Cary also has considerable bragging rights when it comes to tennis venues as The Cary Tennis Park is one of the largest in the Southeast! At just $3 per person per hour, you have access to 30 courts, a practice court, snack bar, and did we mention the beautiful cabanas that separate the courts? So if you’re feeling a little fatigued after a match, you can always lounge and watch others serve and swing! This venue is open daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and is also accessible to players with disabilities.

Don’t let membership fees deprive you of your play time! Grab your racket out of the closet, find a partner, and make your way over to the fabulous public courts Raleigh and Cary have to offer. You won’t regret it!