Welcome to The Club at Sunset Pro Shop. If you are looking to up your game with lessons, clinics or drills, we have something just for you. Maybe you are a social player and just want to play with a group and have fun, we cater to that as well. Check out of calendar of events for a list of our upcoming socials.
Is your equipment older than you? Maybe it time for an upgrade or a tune up. We have a wide selection of racquets from Babolat as well as a top of the line selection of strings that will maybe any racquet feel better.
Come check us out and let us satisfy your cravings for better tennis.
On the tennis calendar:
Director of Tennis & General Manager
Brian Smith comes to The Club at Sunset with 18 Years of experience in the tennis business. Thirteen of these years have been spent directing clubs across the country from Texas to Wisconsin and now North Carolina.
On the coaching front Brian has developed two large juniors programs which average over 200 players enrolled monthly and a vibrant adult program for players of all levels. His students have gone on to win USTA league Nationals, NCAA titles, as well have well on the professional tours.
As a competitive player Brian played collegiately at University of Utah and currently continues to play league and tournaments on a regular basis. In the recent past he has won two National Doubles title is Men’s 30s doubles.
Brian brings a wealth of Knowledge and experience both on and off the courts to enhance the tennis and club experience at The Club at Sunset.
Assistant Tennis Pro
Brian Reynolds joined Sunset Tennis in 2020 as an assistant tennis pro. He comes to us from Cary Tennis Park. Brian specialized in Adult Try Tennis, beginner Adult Classes and Junior Team Tennis (JTT). His private lesson clientele ranges from young beginners through adults. He was a two-sport division II athlete in college in Indiana. He has lived in North Carolina since 1998. He’s excited to be part of the Sunset Tennis family and is looking forward to meeting all of you.
Director of Junior Programming
Eric Hilpert is USPTA certified with over 10 years of teaching experience. He is a Minnesota native and attended Stillwater High School, where he was a two-time team captain and all-conference single player. He played collegiate tennis at Wartburg College where he was an all-Iowa Conference selection and is top 10 on the school's all-time doubles wins list. Eric led the team to its best conference finish and the most regular season wins in school history.
Most recently, he was the Head Tennis Professional at Sports Core, a 5-star resort in Kohler, Wisconsin, where he’s worked with some of the top juniors in the state. In addition to club teaching, he has 3 year experience as head coach at Lakeland University with the Men’s and Women’s program. In 2017, he led the women to their most regular season wins and first conference tournament appearance in 5 years.
Hilpert, began where he grew his community tennis programs from one court on a gym floor with a volleyball net to fourteen courts across three locations. He had the opportunity to teach at the Stanford University Nike Tennis Camps where he was mentored by several NCAA Division I coaches. Hilpert also was the co-director of Wartburg College Tennis Camps where he helped create, execute and teach the first camps.
Eric brings energy, experience and the love of tennis to Sunset Tennis players of all ages.
Starting this fall, we are moving to an auto-renewing monthly session program. On the 21st of each month, packages will automatically renew for the next month and any changes or cancellations just need to be done before the 21st of the month. This will eliminate having to fill out a form each session and a shorter commitment will help families plan on the number of classes that they can attend. Please contact Eric Hilpert with questions.
Private lessons are available for players of all ages and abilities. These sessions are the best way to develop the personal aspects that help YOU develop your best game. We offer 30 minute and 60 minute sessions and you can schedule individually with your professional of choice. Call the pro shop at 919-557-0000 to inquire about and schedule private lessons with any of our three pros.
We have a wide variety of group clinics available to fit your needs and schedule. Check out our current selection of clinics:
The Club at Sunset Tennis policies are set to insure safety and guarantee a pleasant atmosphere for all members. The tennis rules are to maximize the enjoyment and safe play for all tennis players.