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 Wilson and 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.
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.
Director of Adult Programming
He joined our staff in 2015 and In March 2018 assumed the position of Director of Adult Programming. Tim graduated from Methodist University in the Professional Tennis Management program with a major in Business Administration. After graduation he worked as a assistant tennis pro at Highlands Country Club in Fayetteville, NC.
Tim is certified as an elite professional with USPTA and he is also a certified 10 and under instructor for PTR.
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.
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.