Sugar Mountain Tennis Club & Public Courts

Sugar Mtn Tennis

Opening 2024 Season: Mid May
The public courts at the Sugar Mountain Tennis Club are spectacular – some of the best in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains. Six courts, meticulously maintained of fast-dry, Har-tru clay, are wildly popular. Men’s, women’s, and mixed play “friendlys’’ can be found every day of the week. Like our golf course next door, the tennis facilities are open to everyone, either on a pay as you go basis, or economical season pass options. And don’t forget the cool summer temps and the mountain views! Open mid May through mid October, 8 AM until 5:30 PM, seven days a week.

To reserve a court, contact the Tennis Pro Shop at 828-898-6746 or email  |  Check court availability
1054 Sugar Mountain Dr, Sugar Mountain, NC 28604

2023 Court Rates
Singles: $48/court for 1.5 hours ($24 per person)
Doubles: $48/court for 1.5 hours ($12 per person)
Tennis Pass: $110/person for 10 Plays

After 2 PM & All Day Sunday Discount Rates
Singles: $24/court for 1.5 hours ($12 per person)
Doubles: $24/court for 1.5 hours ($6 per person)

Tennis Memberships
30-day single membership: $135
30-day family membership: $240
60-day single membership: $260
60-day family membership: $435
Seasonal single membership: $450
Seasonal family membership: $600

Sugar Mountain Public Tennis Club

Sugar Mountain Tennis Lessons & Clinics

Contact Tennis Pro Gene Highfield for more info on these tennis events, and to schedule a tennis lesson: 754-300-7224 /

Weekly Adult Clinics
To sign up for clinic, RSVP to Gene call/text 754-300-7224. Minimum 4 people, maximum 6 people. Contact Gene to schedule a Private Group Clinic (3 or more people).

  • Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 Mixed Intermediate/Advanced
  • Thursdays 12:00-1:30 Men’s Intermediate/Advanced
  • Saturdays 8:30-10:00 Ladies Intermediate
  • Saturdays 10:00-11:30 Mixed Intermediate

Weekly Junior Clinics & Doubles Matches
Contact Gene for information on Junior clinics days & times. Email if you are interested in playing doubles and would like to be included in the scheduled doubles matches.

Contact Gene if you’re interested in playing match play.

Gene Highfield, Tennis Pro at Sugar Mountain NC

Director of Tennis Gene Highfield

Gene Highfield has over 25 years tennis teaching experience. Gene was born in St. Croix U. S. Virgin Islands and was a summer kid growing up in the High Country. Gene played tennis on a tennis scholarship and was a Big 8 Champion at The University Of Oklahoma. After graduating college, Gene played 10 years of Davis Cup for The Virgin Islands competing against top tennis players in the world and also representing The Virgin Islands in The Pan American Games, Caribbean and Central Games and The World University Games. While participating in Davis Cup, he compiled 5 doubles USTA gold balls in The USTA Men’s Open National Championships earning the number 1 ranking in men’s open doubles in the United States. With the level, talent and knowledge, Gene promises to get you to the next level of tennis, in singles and is a doubles specialist. He will help you with the nuance of doubles to get the free doubles point to having different strategies to win points in any situation a doubles team may be in. We offer tennis clinics to all ages and levels.

More: Next door is the Sugar Mountain Public Golf Course. See our full list of Things To Do to plan your vacation to our village. Pick out a vacation rental to stay near the tennis club.