Racquet Sports

Tennis

Rumbling bald resort features four lighted hard surface courts for guests use that are marked for both tennis and pickleball. A group of dedicated community members work 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 welcome. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the Courts starting at 10:00am. You will need to present your valid POA Card or RBR Guest Card at time of play.

Call 828.694.3005 for details.


Tennis Lessons, Clinics and Events

About the Pro

Jim Greene arrives at Rumbling Bald Resort with more than 25+ years of coaching experience in tennis. As Head coach for both high school and collegiate teams, Jim has infused success wherever the challenge has arisen. Providing a first time seen national ranking for SMC (Spartanburg Methodist College) (NJCAA DI) and steering Newberry College (NCAA DII) to second place and the Finals of the SAC Tournament in his first year at the helm. Jim was twice named coach of the year in Region X of the NJCAA DI. He is presently the men’s and women’s head tennis coach at Warren-Wilson College in Asheville, NC.  

Among his accomplishments as a club professional Greene has served as Director or Head Pro for many clubs in North and South Carolina, including Greenville Country Club, Greenville SC and Hendersonville Racquet Club Hendersonville NC and most recently was the Director of Tennis for Red Fox Country Club in Tryon, NC. While during the summers for the past 10 years, Jim has applied his instructional talents for Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure NC.

Jim attended and played tennis for North Greenville Junior College, Tigerville, SC. and was a walk on for the University of Hawaii, Manoa campus, Honolulu, HI. Throughout his life time,  Jim has been involved in all types of sport and competition.  

Serving as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy and traveling throughout the world. Jim eventually returned to his beloved native Carolina. Attesting “There is no substitute for travel and the understanding of the world it provides, but truly sometimes the best things in life are often found within your own back yard.” Jim hails from the Upstate of South Carolina and is married to loving wife Rhett along with three sons, Jay, John and Alex in Tryon, NC.

Private Lessons

  • 30 Minutes: $30 (member) • $35 (guest)
  • 1 Hour: $50 (member) • $60 (guest)
  • Semi-Private (2): $60 (member) • $70 (guest)

1 Hour Clinics

  • 3-4 participants: $70 (member) • $80 (guest)
  • 5-7 participants: $90 (member) • $100 (guest)
  • 8+ participants: $100 (member) • $120 (guest)

Lesson Package: Buy four lessons, receive your fifth one, free!

Mini-Camps

All camps can be customized to accommodate USTA Leagues teams or High school teams. For more information, contact Jim at 864-404-1867 or via email.

Clinics and Events Lessons

Available Thursdays and Fridays. Other days available by request.

Walk up Clinic

Every Friday morning from 8:00am – 9:00am. Clinic will enhance your game and improve all who attend. Cost $15 at the Wellness Center.

Third Thursdays Mixed Social

From 5:30pm – 7:30pm. These events are a chance to meet and play with other home owners or guest in a relaxed and upbeat environment. Please sign up at the Wellness Center before the third Wednesday of each month by 2:00pm. Minimum of 8 people required. Light snacks available. Please feel free to BYOB (no glass). There will be music and fun for all! Cost is $15 pp.

Friday Fun Day for Kids

Each Friday afternoon from 4:00pm – 5:00pm tennis clinics will be offered for children ages 6-12. come on out to join in on the crazy good times. There will be many different instructional games and all are welcomed, regardless of your playing ability. You just need to know how to have fun! $10 sign up at Wellness before Friday by 12:00pm.

For more information, please call 828.694.3005.


Pickleball

One of the fastest growing sports in America. Pickleball is a racquet 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 racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children’s backyard pastime but quickly became popular among adults as a fun game for players of all levels.

Learn more about Pickleball at the North Carolina Pickleball Association. Read an article from their members.

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

Pickleball Group Play

Members and Guests welcome. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on the Courts starting at 9:00am. We have an active group of members that play regularly on 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 racquet rentals available for members and guests. Rentals are $3 per racquet. 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 RBR Guest Card at time of play.

If you have never played, the “regulars” are always willing to explain the basics of the game and can even help create teams for group play. The resort offers 4 Pickleball Courts and each team is made up of 2 players, so up to 16 people can play at once.

For more information, please call the Wellness Center at 828.694.3005 or email wellness@rumblingbald.com.