Tennis Club

The Hillcrest Tennis Courts, located near the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Sea Oats Trail, are for the use and enjoyment of Southern Shores property owners who are members of both the Southern Shores Civic Association and the Tennis Club. Both members and their guests may use the facilities.

Amenities include the covered gazebo with tables and seats for spectators, water fountain, clean port-a-potty, and equipment to maintain the courts in good playing condition. Please return the blowers to the storage box and plug in the batteries. We are always looking for ways to improve the facilities.

Be A Part of Our Community of Volunteers!!

The SSCA tennis club is always looking for volunteers to serve on the tennis club board. Interested volunteers can contact Jay Dunlap or call 252-261-3331 for additional information.

We run several club "mixers" each year, including organized matches and refreshments. The turn out for these events has been great fun for our club players and club "non-players" alike. We would also like to thank the many local members, who volunteer a good deal of their time maintaining the courts for everyone's playing enjoyment.

We have several organized groups for tennis play during the week - Mixed Doubles Wednesday evening, Womens Friday morning and Men's Saturday morning. Times are posted on the court reservation sheets. Mixed and Men's groups are open to all. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

The Hillcrest Courts are available 7 days a week, year-round.


We ask that the courts be used during the day, and not after dusk. The courts are only to be used for tennis. Marking courts or adjusting the net for other sports is prohibited. Tennis shoes, sneakers, or similar rubber-soled shoes are required for play.

Each member may reserve court time for a maximum of 3 hours per week in advance. Reservation sheets are posted inside the court area on the bulletin board. As a courtesy to other tennis players please include your cell phone number with your name on the sheet.