Mountain Laurel Tennis Club
More than 30 years ago a group of energetic sports enthusiasts decided that it was time for Highlands to have a full-service sports center like they found in regional cities like Asheville and Greenville.
That decision led to Mountain Laurel Tennis Club where they could play tennis both indoors and out.
Oh, but this recreation facility is so much more than just a place for tennis enthusiasts. No matter the weather this spacious facility provides complete fitness facilities. Swim in the indoor heated mineral water pool or work out in the fitness facility that includes the latest in fitness equipment including treadmills, strength training, weights, and more. Show your prowess on the three indoor tennis courts (two hard, one clay) or the two pickle ball courts. Weekly tennis round robins and private and group tennis lessons round out the menu of options for members. For a good part of the year, Highlands’ weather is perfect for play on the two outdoor courts too.
When it’s time to relax, Mountain Laurel members enjoy the beautifully decorated lounge/dining facilities. With a full-service kitchen and a large dining area it’s a great place to gather with your friends to catch up on the happenings of the area. Celebrate birthdays and anniversaries or just gather your friends for a Thank You Dinner. Weekly socials include Thursday night dining. The club reverberates with laughter as friends share their latest activities.
Card game enthusiasts wait excitedly for the duplicate bridge challenges or set up their own games of Rook and more. Special events throughout the year allow folks to share with friends and neighbors. The full-service Pro Shop provides a wide array of sportswear and equipment.
Christmas is a special time of year at Mountain Laurel. The facility sparkles with tinsel and lights.
One member told me, “Santa would feel right at home in this holiday wonderland. Some of the ladies really outdo themselves with their decorating skills.”
Mountain Laurel Tennis Club is located just a few short blocks from downtown. Cool breezes rustle the decades-old trees that surround the facility. For information about joining Mountain Laurel, visit mountainlaureltennisclub.com or call General Manager Darren McGillivray at (828) 526-4770.