Programs for Adults


The Town of Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Department has suspended our programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are resuming our programs as conditions allow for each varying activity.  We are currently offering programs as indicated below in addition to our fitness classes that are offered in the recreation center and virtually through Zoom.  Please click on the "Fitness Programs and Schedule" on the upper left corner of this page to view the current schedule.  
Whether or not we resume activities is dependent upon state and local restrictions as they pertain to COVID-19 as well as recommendations from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC.   

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Ryan, Recreation Program
 Supervisor, via email or call 910-256-7925.  

Adult Programs:

  • Tennis Lessons - Next Session Begins March 15, 2021
  • Pickleball Lessons - Morning Session Begins March 16, 2021, Evening Session Begins April 19, 2021   
  • Pickleball Open Play - Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 
    • April - September: 7:00 - 10:00 am 
    • October - March: 8:00 - 11:00 am                                    


Adult Tennis Lessons

Group Lessons meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at Wrightsville Beach Park. Fees for six one-hour Lessons are $60 for Wrightsville Beach Residents and $75 for Non-Residents. Lessons may be scheduled on other days based for your group of six or more. Private and semi-private Lessons are also available. Tennis Pro Jackie Jenkins has been a UKLTA registered coach since 1977. She has established a strong reputation as an effective teacher who gets results. New sessions starting soon.

Pickleball Lessons and Open Play

Wondering what it's all about? Looking for exercise with a big dose of fun? Pickleball, part tennis, part ping-pong, and part badminton, is one of the fastest growing sports today. Pickleball is played on a badminton size court with a lowered net. It is played with a perforated plastic ball, similar to a whiffle ball, and wood or composite paddles. The game is easy to learn and requires little athletic ability. You can play at a slow level, or at a highly competitive level. Please contact the park office for current lesson dates and times.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, courts are set up for open play - on the pickleball-lined tennis courts - come out and join the fun! Open play times are:

  • April - September 7:00 - 10:00 am
  • October - March 8:00 - 11:00 am
Pickleball nets are available for use at other days and times through the park office at no charge to Wrightsville Beach Residents, and $5/day  or $10/weekend for Non-Residents.

Line Dancing Lessons

Get ready for weddings, concerts in the park, birthday parties and other events with the knowledge of popular line dancing. Line Dancing Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center located behind Town Hall at Wrightsville Beach Park. Pre-registration is required.

Shag Lessons

Learn the basic shag step as you dance to beach music, or complement your basic shag knowledge in our intermediate class. Instructors Ken and Sandy Jones can teach anyone to shag. No partner is needed for these lessons held on Thursday evenings in four-week sessions. Our Beginner class starts at 6:45 p.m. followed by our Intermediate class at 7:45 p.m. Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center located behind Town Hall. Wrightsville Beach Residents $40 and Non-Residents $50. Pre-registration is required.