Awarded “Facility of the Year” by the North Carolina Tennis Association and the USTA.
Ole Porte is a PREMIER private tennis club located just beyond North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. It is nestled in the coastal town of Swansboro, which is North Carolina’s “Friendly City by the Sea”. It was originally called White Oak Racquet Club when the doors opened in 1994, but in the fall of 2011 the club was bought by new owner and tennis enthusiast, Ronnie Watson. Under new ownership, the club has been transformed into a five star tennis facility. Ole Porte offers to its members and guests tennis play and optional instruction on six soft clay hydro-grid tennis courts, four of which are lighted.
Enjoy observing your family and friends play tennis while you relax in one of many outdoor rocking chairs under the covered, wrap-around, Charleston-style porch areas that circumference the exterior of the club. Inside you will find complementary fruit and granola bars as well as a variety of snacks and beverages (including a Keurig machine, beer and wine) available for purchase. Our inviting lobby boasts a relaxing lounge area so you can “beat the heat” and watch television on the 55” LCD TV. When our club hosts matches and other events, there is a full kitchen and outdoor pavilion area to accommodate all types of gatherings. Both the men’s and women’s locker rooms have beautiful marble shower stalls and complementary toiletries for your convenience.
Thinking of having a get together at Ole Porte? We’ve got just what you need to accommodate any size event or party. Our 20′ by 40′ pavilion is equipped with a BBQ pit, gas grill, and plenty of seating for your guests’ enjoyment! Call us for event packages that include the pavilion area and kitchen amenities and an option of time spent with a Tennis Pro!
Need a lesson? Well, Ole Porte can help you. We have two tennis professionals on staff. Please click here to find out more about our knowledgeable and experienced pros Joe Baile, Director of Tennis, and Billy Myer, Assistant Tennis Professional. We offer weekly programming for fun tennis play as well as instructional drills and clinics to improve your game.
Looking for junior tennis programs? During Spring, Summer and Fall, Ole Porte offers camps and clinics for all ages and abilities. Please click here to see Ole Porte’s Calendar of Events to find what will work best with your family’s schedule. We look forward to providing you with a terrific experience enjoying the terrific and lifelong sport of tennis!