The Cliffs


Racquet Sports at The Cliffs

If you’d rather swing a racquet than a golf club, you’ll feel right at home at The Cliffs with its 22 tennis courts — 16 of which are premier Har-Tru clay courts and 18 of which are lit for nighttime play. Or perhaps you prefer pickleball, a lively hybrid of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. We’ve honored the demand for America’s fastest growing sport with 17 courts, both lit and unlit, spread across our seven communities.

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WHAT’S YOUR Net Worth?

Get some pointers from our pros and then take to the courts. Show off your superior serve and breathtaking backhand at every game. Set. Match.

Monthly Event Schedule


Weekly Event Schedule



Advantage You

Racquet sports culture at The Cliffs is inclusive of players of all levels, from beginners to highly experienced, and our tennis and pickleball courts are bustling with activity every day of the week with singles, mixed doubles opportunities, and more.

Meet The Pros

  • adri atkinson the cliffs director of racquet sports

    Adri Atkinson

    Director of Racquet Sports - The Mountain Region

    Adri was born in South Africa and has been playing tennis competitively since she was seven years old. Her 20+ year career and love for tennis and pickleball will be dispersed across The Mountain Region communities where she’s eager to implement fun programming for members of The Cliffs.

  • ralph dunbar racquet sports professional lake keowee the cliffs

    Ralph Dunbar

    Director of Racquet Sports - The Lake Region

    Ralph’s professional career started in Hilton Head and he has spent the last three decades coaching children and adults of all ages who play at beginner to elite levels. His experience in training at a variety of country clubs and multi-sports public facilities will assist him with expanding the Pickleball Program in the Lake Region where he’s eager to ensure successful participation in events, robust programming, and facilities maintenance.

  • james kirkham racquet sports professional

    James Kirkham

    Racquet Sports Professional - The Asheville Region

    James, an Australian native, will be leading the Racquet Sports Program at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. James is fresh off of his collegiate tennis career and his experience as an international coach and collegiate tennis player will help mold programs for Racquet Sports enthusiasts at The Cliffs.



We can’t name a more social sport than tennis, and it’s therefore no surprise that the lively scene on and around the courts is a favorite of our amateur photographers.

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