Raleigh’s new $70 million tennis and paddle facility

Swing Racquet + Paddle is anticipated to open in 2024.

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Swing’s restaurant will be led by a celebrity chef.

Courtesy of Swing Racquet + Paddle

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Swing Racquet + Paddle — the first complex of its kind in the world — is slated to break ground in early 2023 and open in 2024. The approx. $70 million project in Brier Creek will feature more than 70 tennis, pickleball, and padel courts, a restaurant led by a celebrity chef, and plenty of room for socializing.

Swing isn’t just for paddle pros (but you could run into one here). All of the courts are open to both seasoned and new players.

“We’re setting out to grow the sports that we offer and to make it really inclusive,” Swing founder and CEO Rob Autry told RALtoday.

The facility is focused on accessibility. A walking trail will run through the center of the 45-acre campus, connecting Swing to Raleigh’s greenway trail system. Read: The complex is open to the public (but you’ll still pay to play).

Here’s what you can expect at this multi-sports complex:

A rendering of Swing's pickleball area.

The pickleball neighborhood is called the “Pickle Bowl.”

Courtesy of Swing Racquet + Paddle

The sports and the courts

Swing will have 85 places to play five different sports, including:

  • 29 tennis courts (clay and hard)
  • 24 pickleball courts
  • 16 padel courts
  • 12 ping pong tables
  • Four beach tennis courts

There will be three show courts for tennis, pickleball, and padel. Each one will be technology-driven, equipped for professionals, and used to host national and international tournaments.

Swing will also offer social leagues, giving participants the chance to try all of the complex’s offered sports over an eight- to 10-week period.

“The ping pong lounge is for after the sun goes down,” Rob said. “We intend to improve the health and wellness of the community, but if you want to let your hair down and have a good time, that’s a piece of this as well.” Don’t worry, the lounge is open all day.

An overhead view of Swing's future campus.

Swing’s 45-acre campus will feature 70+ racket and paddle courts.

Courtesy of Swing Racquet + Paddle

Eat and drink

Swing will have three eateries. The main restaurant will feature healthy dishes made for sharing, imagined by a yet-unnamed celebrity chef. The main dining area will seat ~200 people and have a large patio overlooking the campus with an indoor-outdoor bar.

The other food and beverage options include a grill and a coffee and smoothie bar. Guests will even be able to order food and drinks directly to the courts through the Swing app.

All of Swing’s plans have been approved and finalized. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2023 — we can’t wait to take our first swing.

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