About Swing

Challenging the status quo.

Located in the heart of the Triangle, our 45-acre campus will feature Tennis, Pickleball, Padel, Beach Tennis, and Table Tennis bringing the community together around our passion for racquet + paddle sports. Swing will offer both indoor and covered courts as well as fitness facilities coupled with onsite physical therapy, sports medicine, and sports science, connecting-the-dots between sport, health, and innovation.

Our vision doesn’t stop there. By offering more court diversity than any other facility in the country we plan on putting the Triangle region on the map as a world-class destination for not only national but international tournament events. With ample spaces to relax, watch, or socialize in our onsite “Sportstainment” attraction, we’re focused on igniting the racquet + paddle community in the Triangle and beyond.

Our Focus

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Sport

Sitting is the new smoking, it’s time to get moving!

  • Multiple racquet + paddle sports to keep you challenged
  • Programming for all ages and skill levels so we get everyone engaged
  • Onsite fitness, physiotherapy and recovery services to keep you on the court
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Social

We’re going to have fun and smile a lot

  • You’re going to have a good time and you’re going to have lots of opportunities to engage
  • Expect a “Disney-like” customer experience
  • We can host your party, retreats and team-building activities.  Think Top Golf but for Racquet Sports
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Innovation

We like new stuff                                                       

  • Latest and greatest technology, giving you the “easy button” for all your needs
  • Our partners will demo new products and services onsite, giving us a first look at the next generation
  • Our dream is to quantify how, together with all of you, we make Raleigh a healthier place to live
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Accessibility

It’s not a facility, it’s a community

  • Private/Public concept
  • Competitively priced memberships and pay to play options
  • Park, walking trail, and connection to future greenway expansion – Live Well Wake!
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FAQ

A: We started by developing a long list of potential names that we then evaluated, one by one. Once we were down to a handful of great options, we engaged some members of the community and received their feedback on each option. In the end, it was a no brainer. In everything we do, we’re swinging a racquet or a paddle!

A: As they say, Rome was not built in a day! Our goals are lofty and creating a seismic shift in the tennis and racquet sports industry requires a great deal of patience and determination. The key drivers in a brief delay from the original target opening date are:

  • Addressing the demand for pickleball. Since our journey began a few years back, pickleball has grown from 400 players in our community to now over 4,000! Swing Racquet + Paddle will be home to one of the largest pickleball facilities in the country, offering 28 dedicated courts plus a show court to host tournaments at a national scale.
  • Expanding our scope of the sports we offer the community. As the name states “Swing Racquet + Paddle” is not just for tennis enthusiasts! We added several exciting sports to our campus to better serve the community, including Padel (fastest growing sport in the world!), beach tennis, and beach volleyball.
  • Adding a destination “Sportstainment” restaurant to better serve our multi-racquet sports community and our guests for tournaments and events.

A:  And we appreciate your patience! Our talented team of designers, engineers, architects, and builders are confident we will have a grand opening in 2022. It will be worth the wait!

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A: Swing Racquet + Paddle will offer tennis, pickleball, Padel, beach tennis/volleyball, and table tennis. We’re also looking into offering badminton. In addition, we’ll have both indoor and outdoor fitness offerings as well as recovery, sports medicine, and physiotherapy offerings.

A: Nope! Swing Racquet + Paddle is much more than just a tennis club. In addition to tennis, Swing will offer pickleball, Padel, beach tennis/volleyball, and table tennis. In addition, we’ll have both indoor and outdoor fitness offerings as well as recovery, sports medicine, and physiotherapy offerings.

A: Invented in Mexico in 1974, Padel is a racquet sport that combines the elements of tennis, squash, racquetball, and badminton. It is usually played in doubles on an enclosed court surrounded by walls of glass and metallic mesh. The court is one-third of the size of a tennis court.

The sport became very popular in Spain, which has been the professional circuit host of the World Padel Tour and where it has been played since 2005. Over the course of the past 10 years, Padel has begun to spread rapidly to the rest of Europe and, more recently, in the United States. With plans to build Padel courts, Swing is excited to help further the growth of Padel in the U.S.

A: While both are awesome sports, and were initially considered, squash and racquetball won’t be offered at Swing.

A: Definitely! While our full scope of fitness offerings is still under consideration, Swing will offer a combination of traditional and modern fitness experiences. In addition to cardio and strength training equipment, Swing will offer group fitness classes and provide both an indoor and outdoor fitness experience.

A:  We promise you that Swing will be very affordable. Details of the model and pricing are still underway, but we’ll have individual and family memberships along with pay to play options. We’re also building a portion of the campus that will be available, free of charge, to the public.

A: During the past several months, we’ve been able to learn from others during this challenging time which has allowed us to be able to design and build our facility for the future. We’ve begun the final leg of architecture and engineering design which includes touchless features, increased sanitization and airflow, and an enhanced design for social distancing, such as more outdoor space for fitness and recovery.  

A: After considering and evaluating multiple locations for the flagship campus, we focused our efforts on Raleigh. There are an estimated 60,000 active tennis players in the Raleigh-Durham area and, in 2019, the market was #4 in the country for new United States Tennis Association (“USTA”) membership activations. In addition, Raleigh, on nearly every top ten list in the country, has seen explosive growth in the last ten years yet hasn’t had a new racquet sports facility built in over 20 years.

A: Yes! There is currently a significant need for more tennis courts in Wake County. In fact, there hasn’t been a new tennis facility build in the county in over twenty years. Second only to Atlanta, Wake County has the highest concentration of active tennis players on the East Coast. With new players starting the game all the time, the supply of courts can’t keep up with the demand of the 60,000 tennis players in Raleigh-Durham. With a large supply of tennis courts, Swing will provide the Triangle area with new courts for everyone to enjoy.

And don’t get us started on pickleball! There are an estimated 4,000 pickleball players in Raleigh vying for a very limited number of courts. By adding pickleball courts, Swing will provide residents and visitors of Wake County with much-needed courts in order to play socially and competitively.

A: Yes! We have a shortlist for future locations. Subscribe to our newsletter and we’ll keep you updated on future Swing locations.

A: It is our understanding that the TW Alexander Drive extension has been approved by the Department of Transit and will ultimately connect directly to Leesville Road. This extension would alleviate a significant amount of traffic on Shady Grove/Mt. Herman Road. We will also offer turn lanes into the campus which will help alleviate slowing traffic.

A: We will not have any direct impact on Page Farms. In fact, we foresee having many mutually beneficial opportunities to support each other and the community. Page Farm Strawberry smoothies perhaps?

A: Yes, we will have a community forum to introduce the surrounding community to Swing Racquet + Paddle. In the meantime, we suggest signing up for the Swing newsletter to stay connected and get the most recent updates.

A: We hope to begin construction in the first half of 2021.

A: We have a target opening of Q2 2022, which will include all the amenities that will be open to the public.

A: The impact on our economy will include: hiring 200+ new employees, generating millions of dollars in tax revenue, and driving additional tax revenue by hosting events that will positively impact surrounding hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments. Post opening, we are confidant Swing will have a positive impact on property values in the surrounding area (as similar facilities such as ours have had in other markets and states).

A: We’re 100% in Wake County. The line between Wake and Durham County is along our property line to the north. Our neighbor to the north is in Durham County. The Swing property is owned by The City of Raleigh and we will be working with them on all zoning and permitting initiatives. The Swing property was originally purchased by the City of Raleigh and was designated to be a service station for the city’s trucks and vehicles.

A: We will continue to grow our team as we move closer to opening. As we identify needs, we will post job opportunities on our website. Check back often!

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Mark Armstrong from WTVD joined us and Raleigh Mayor, Mary Ann-Baldwin, to talk about our flagship campus coming to the Triangle in 2022. https://abc11.com/sports/new-raleigh-racquet-sports-complex-will-be-worlds-largest/6525388/
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WRAL’s feature on Mary Ann-Baldwin’s visit to Swing Racquet + Paddle. The mayor joined us and the press on September 23, 2020 to show her support for the project and to discuss its economic impact on the surrounding area. https://www.wralsportsfan.com/new-tennis-facility-planned-for-raleigh-area/19302032/  
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What People Are Saying

“On behalf of the United States Tennis Association, I would like to express my full support for the development of Triangle Racquet Sports’ multi-racquet facility in Raleigh, NC. The USTA couldn’t achieve our mission to grow the game of tennis without prolific projects like this.”

Gordon Smith - CEO, USTA

“I am thrilled by the opportunity that Swing is bringing to our sport and will do anything I can to help support the new facility. I can only anticipate the incredible opportunities Swing will have to host local, regional, and national tournaments for all ages and levels as well as hosting pro events that bring in spectators.”

Justin Maloof - Executive Director, USA Pickleball Association
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