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.
- $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.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Hours March 1- November 30
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tennis Courts are open from sunrise to 11:00 pm.
Little Aces (ages 5-7): 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Register Online
Super Aces : (ages 8-13): 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Register Online
Each session is 6 clinics which are offered on Mondays/Wednesdays
Session: 10/2, 10/4, 10/9, 10/11, 10/16, 10/18
Session: 10/30; 11/1, 11/6, 11/8, 11/13, 11/15
*Note makeup dates will take place in event of inclement weather
Cost: $60/session (total for 6 clinics)
Clinics for Adults
Cardio Tennis (morning)
Join us for a fun, high energy workout which will focus on improving your tennis skills, footwork, and endurance
Monday dates: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30; 11/6, 11/13, 11/27 Time: 9am-10am
Cost: $11/clinic Pre-registration required.
Doubles Strategy Clinics (morning)
Clinics will focus on doubles fundamentals such as high percentage shot selection, proper positioning, and improving net skills.
Monday dates: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30; 11/6, 11/13, 11/27
Time: 10 am -11 am Cost: $11/clinic
3.0-3.5 Doubles Strategy Clinics (evening)
(Must be in the 3.0-3.5 rating range)
Monday dates: 9/25; 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30; 11/6, 11/13, 11/27
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cost: $11/clinic Pre-registration required.
Beginner 1 Tennis Clinics
This clinic is for beginners (little or no tennis experience)
Session starts on Monday 9/11/17 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost: $60/session (total of 6 clinics)
Beginner 2 Clinics (evening)
(Must be in the 2.5-3.0 rating range, have some tennis experience or have completed Beg. Tennis 1)
Monday dates: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27
Time: 6:30 pm -7:30 pm Cost: $11/clinic
Free Doubles Drop-in PlayThere is free open doubles play for Sr. Men on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am to 11:00 am on courts 9, 10, 11, and 12. There is also free open doubles play for Sr. Women on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am -10:30 am on Courts 2, 3 & 4.
Adaptive Tennis Clinics
Every Thursday from 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. on courts 11-13
More info: contact Billie Fitzsimons at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m.
Dates: 9/12, 10/10, 11/7, 12/5
Sept. 16-17 City of Wilmington Fall Jr. Classic (L4)
September 22 GWTA Autumn Crush L6
Oct. 12 Mid-Eastern Girls High School Conference Tournament
October 20 East Regional Girls High School Championships
October 20 GWTA Play Day
October 27-28 6th Annual Trick or Treat Tournament
November 2-5 NC Combo Southern Championships
November 9-12 NC Combo Southern Championships
December 1 GWTA Holiday Smash L6
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 email@example.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.