Althea Gibson Tennis Complex

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3405  Park Avenue

Wilmington, NC   28403 Phone: 910.341.4631  (TDD 341.7873/TTY 711) Fax: 910.341.4639 info@empiepark.com     
Tari Ann Toro-Steinmetz  (bio) - Tennis Complex Manager

 

Althea Gibson moved to Wilmington in 1946 to attend high school and work on her tennis game with Dr. Hubert A. Eaton. She was a trailblazing athlete who became the first African-American to win Wimbledon, the French Open, the Australian Doubles and the US Open in the late 1950’s.

The complex has:

  • 19 tennis courts with lights
  • 1500 sq. ft. clubhouse with lounge, meeting room, and snack counter

Courts are open to the public on a walk up basis at no charge. You may also reserve a court for a fee.

Court Fees:

  • $4.50 for 90 minutes for New Hanover County residents
  • $9.00 for 90 minutes for non New Hanover County residents

AGTC  Clubhouse  Hours:

Winter Hours (Dec. 1 - Feb. 29)
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fridays: Closed
Saturdays: 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Hours March 1- November 30
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Tennis Courts are open from sunrise to 11:00 pm.


Clinics for Kids

All clinics required pre-registration.  Questions? Please call 341.4631 or Email

Little Aces Tennis Clinics (ages 5-7)
Clinics will focus on the introduction of basic strokes such as forehands, backhands, volleys and overheads.

Session 1: March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 & 21
Session 2: April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 & 18 
Session 3: April 30; May 2, 7, 9, 14 & 16

Note:  rain makeup dates will be added if needed.
Cost: $60/session (6 clinics)   Time: 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m.  Register Online

Super Aces Tennis Clinics (ages 8-13)
A level above Little Aces, general stroke mechanics will be reinforced along with an introduction to score keeping,
games, and some match play.

Session 1: March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21. (Make-up dates, if needed: March 26 and 28)
Session 2: April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18. (Make-up dates, if needed: April 23 & 25)
Session 3: April 30; May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16. (Make-up dates, if needed: May 21 & 23)

Note:  rain makeup dates will be added if needed.

Cost: $60/session (6 clinics)   Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm   Register Online

Clinics for Adults

All clinics required pre-registration.  Questions? Please call 341.4631 or Email

Cardio Tennis
Monday morning beginning Feb. 12 
Time:   9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   Cost:  $11/clinic .  Register Online

Doubles Strategy Clinic (morning)
Monday mornings beginning Feb. 12
Time:  10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.   Cost:  $11/clinic.   Register Online

Doubles Strategy Clinic (evening)
Monday evenings beginning Feb. 12
Time:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Cost:  $11/clinic.  Register Online

Monday Beginner 2 Clinic

Session 1: 
 Feb. 12 - March 19  (6 clinics)
Session 2:   April 2 - May 7  (6 clinics)
Time:  6:30 -7:30 p.m.  Cost:  $50/session (6 clinics)  Register Online

 

Try Tennis Beginner Clinics

Wednesdays from 6 p.m. -7 p.m. or 7 p.m. - 8 p.m
Only $40/session (includes 6  -1 hour clinics, a free tennis racquet and t-shirt)

Feb/March session:   Feb. 21 - March 28  (6 clinics)

April/May session:  April 11 - May 16 (6 clinics)

Contact Info:
Susan Kight   Email   Registration Information

 

Adaptive Tennis Clinics

Every Thursday from 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. on courts 11-13
More info: contact Billie Fitzsimons at adaptivetenniswilm@gmail.com

Tennis for life (TFL)

TFL is an active support group for breast cancer survivors who have never played before, haven’t played in a while,
or play all the time.  This is a G.W.T.A sponsored program.

Support meetings: 6:00 pm -7:00 pm

Tennis: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on center court

Tuesday dates: February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June  5

For more info contact: tennisforlifesoutheast@gmail.com


Tennis Complex Volunteers

LOOKING FOR TENNIS VOLUNTEERS!  The Althea Gibson Tennis Complex is one of the fastest growing tennis parks in the area, and with your help, we can continue to grow!  We have very exciting events taking place this upcoming year and we would love for you to participate.

If you are interested in more information, and/or would like to volunteer, please email Tari Ann at info@empiepark.com or call 341.4631. 

Ball Machine Rental

Ball Machine Rental Prices: $10 per hour of use and includes court rental

Ball Machine Rental Rules:

  • Subject to a limited number of blackout dates. 
  • Can only be rented during tennis clubhouse operating hours
  • Entitles 1 hour of daily use of the ball machine 
  • Ball Machine renter must be present on court and participating if another player is present. 
  • No transfers allowed. 
  • Reservations may be made up to 1 day in advance. 
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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2018 Tournaments & Events

Please see calendar below that shows tournaments & events.   Printable List 

Adaptive Tennis Clinics

More info: contact Billie Fitzsimons at adaptivetenniswilm@gmail.com
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