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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (July 2, 2022) – City officials contacted Serve First Racquet Sports on Friday, July 1 with another update regarding court access at Hanes Park.

All 14 clay courts will remain open during the renovations to the Joe White Tennis center restrooms.

The city will provide portable restrooms during this summer’s construction.

Serve First will send out an email with further updates to our customers, so please sign up using the “Subscribe” button at the bottom of this page. 

We will also share updates to Hanes Park hours using Facebook, Instagram, and our mobile app.  

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (July 1, 2022) – On Thursday afternoon, staff from the Winston-Salem Parks and Recreation Department updated Serve First Racquet Sports on the expected restrictions on the Joe White Tennis Center at Hanes Park.

Beginning today the pro shop, restrooms and six of the 14 clay courts will be closed until at least August 19. This means eight courts will remain playable, even during construction.

The Serve First team expects to move some programming to other city facilities, but having continued access to eight clay is wonderful and encouraging for tennis in our community.

We recognize this is an inconvenience for many players. According to city officials, the timing of this phase of construction at Hanes Park is COVID-19 related. Many contractors remain behind due to lingering affects of the pandemic. 

Winston-Salem city government is working alongside the Serve First team to revitalize public tennis and make renovations to the Joe White Tennis Center.

We are grateful for the many messages of support during these last few days and remain committed to providing you with quality programming and customer service.

Please continue to check our website, your email, or our social media channels on Facebook and Instagram for updates and changes as they develop

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (June 29, 2022) – The city of Winston-Salem has informed Serve First Racquet Sports that access to the Joe White Tennis Center at Hanes Park will be restricted.

Beginning Friday, July 1 until at least the middle of August renovations and heavy construction will close the courts, the restrooms, and the larger area.

The Serve First team was not made aware of the level of disruption the park and tennis center renovations would cause until this afternoon.

We are working with city officials to learn more details and develop a solution to this disappointing development. We know many of you, like us, were looking forward to a wonderful summer of camps, clinics, league matches, social tennis and other programming.

We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and assure you we are committed to providing public tennis in Winston-Salem, so we will be relocating some programming to other city facilities.

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We hope you continue to support Serve First and its dedication to racquet sports and relationships.

School's Out

Do you have a junior player who’s wants to take their game to the next level?

Are you looking for something different for the kids to try this summer?

Either way, Serve First is offering summer camps for players of all skill levels for ages 5-14.

Red and Orange ball players (beginners or players ages 5-9) is only $60 for a week of one-hour lessons.

Green Dot and Yellow ball players (intermediate players or ages 10-14) is $200 for a week of three-hour lessons. 

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