About RC@SL

Under new ownership and recently renovated

… The Racquet Club at Seven Lakes is located in Seven Lakes, a premier residential community nestled among the stately pines and rolling terrain of North Carolina’s Sandhills region. If tennis is your game, you will relish the club’s six Har-Tru championship clay courts, which were recently resurfaced. Two of the courts are lighted for night play. The tennis complex also contains a pro shop to serve your tennis needs, as well as locker rooms, showers, ball machines, and ample parking facilities. Our full-time professional supervises a schedule of daily play throughout the year, including play days, socials, lessons and clinics for players of all levels. Whether you play for fun or are fiercely competitive, our tennis professionals will help you find a level of play to suit your game.

*Membership to The Racquet Club is not limited to residents of Seven Lakes

It is with great excitement that we welcome our
co-owner and full time director of tennis,

Katie Carpenter

to The Racquet Club @ Seven Lakes!!

Katie has been a USPTA  P1 certified tennis professional for 28 years.
She began her tennis career on these very courts in Seven Lakes as a teenager and played at Pinecrest High School. She went on to play at the collegiate level at Elon University. After playing both #1 singles and #1 doubles at Elon, she transferred to North Carolina State University, where she played #4 singles and #2 doubles and served as captain. After graduating, Katie spent the next 20 years at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. While at NRCC,she taught all ages and all levels and eventually worked her way up to Head Tennis Professional. Her most recent position was as Director of Tennis at Carmel Country Club, a platinum club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Katie brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are thrilled she has re-located to Seven lakes!

Katie will offer private lessons and a variety of clinics throughout the week and weekend.
Her rates are $50/hour as a member and $60/hour as a non-member. Her adult clinics will be $15/hour for members and $20/hour for non-members.

Canyn Russell

Co-Owner and former elementary school teacher, Canyn is Net Generation certified. Canyn brings her own tennis experience to the court, as well as her enthusiasm for the game and her love of teaching young children. She specializes in 8 and under tennis and believes in the importance of first developing the ABC’s of tennis (agility, balance, and coordination). With Canyn’s talents as a coach, teacher, and mentor, she believes we can inspire kids to get in the game and stay in it.

Club Programs



At the RC@SL we believe that tennis provides numerous benefits beyond just good health and activity. Kids learn teamwork, communication, balance, agility, hand-eye coordination, problem-solving and self-reliance, all while having fun and making friends. That is why we have partnered with Net Generation and are a certified Net Generation facility.


Net Generation was designed to make getting into tennis easier for child and parent alike. With new play formats and programs, Net Generation is changing the face of the sport.

How We Teach

With smaller courts, shorter racquets, and lower bouncing balls, youth players will achieve greater physical activity and feel successful at tennis right from the start. Tennis is a game that can be played at home in the driveway with the whole family or with friends on any flat, safe surface.


RC@SL provides regular weekday and weekend clinics for players of all levels. Additionally, we have two tennis professionals who are available for private, semi-private or group lessons. Daily open/free play tennis is a favorite for many of our members and on any given morning you will see players ages 36-86 out on our courts. Our adult players also enjoy our monthly mixers and socials.

Seven Lakes NC Pickle Ball
Seven Lakes NC Pickle Ball


With more than 320,000 tennis players taking part each year, USTA League is the country’s largest adult competitive tennis league. It’s a great way to stay active, improve your tennis game, and even have the chance to compete for a National Championship. If you love tennis, you will love the USTA. There are many different options based on your level, age and interests beginning in Spring 2019. Please contact us for more information. 

Adult 18 & Over Leagues
NTRP levels: 2.5 (women only), 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0+
Team match format for championships is two singles matches and three doubles matches (2.5 and 5.0+ NTRP levels play one singles match and two doubles matches). 

Adult 40 & Over Leagues
NTRP levels: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5+
Team match format is two singles matches and three doubles matches.
Adult 55 & Over Leagues

Combined NTRP levels: 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0. 
Team match format is three doubles matches.

Mixed 18 & Over Leagues
Combined NTRP levels: 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0.
Team match format is three doubles matches.
Mixed 40 & Over Leagues

Combined NTRP levels: 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0.
Team match format is three doubles matches