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The Courts at Bent Tree ... North Georgia's Premiere Tennis & Pickleball Facility

The Courts at Bent Tree, a Tennis & Pickleball Center, located in the Bent Tree Community, is nestled in the mountains of north Georgia, one hour north of Atlanta. The Center is a beautiful facility with a full menu of tennis & pickleball activities and lessons for the enthusiast as well as fundamental instruction for the beginning player. We meet all of your tennis & pickleball needs, whether you are a social player looking for round robins, a seasoned player looking for friendly competition or a player looking to improve your game.


You can enjoy the great outdoors in a friendly game of doubles on our Har-Tru clay courts, play a match or enjoy a game of Pickleball on one of of our two outdoor hard courts, or take a lesson on one of our two indoor courts.

We have year-round tennis and pickleball at Bent Tree!


USPTA/PPR Certified Professional Mike Larscheid offers a full range of group and private lessons, clinics and drills to enhance your tennis or pickleball game.  The Junior Tennis Program runs throughout the year and switches to camp mode once school is out.  The Adult Tennis Program offers league play, clinics, drills, socials and team practice. We also offer a series of doubles tournaments.

Pro Shop

The "Lob & Drop Tennis Pro Shop" at Bent Tree has a complete line of Babolat racquets and accessories.  We also offer a wonderful array of shoes, stringing and grip service and tennis apparel. Also available is the popular "Bent Tree Life" shirts and hat as well as the full line of Selkirk Pickleball products.  Our Pro Shop has everything you need for a great game of tennis.

Meet Coach Mike Larscheid

Coach Mike Larscheid, USPTA/PTR/PPR, our Tennis Director, has been progressively teaching tennis for over 30 years. Michael has been trained and mentored by some great coaches such as Vic Braden, Dennis Van der Meer, and most notably, Steve Smith ( Michael has trained and worked with junior players at the District, Sectional and National levels. His students have gone on to play Division I college tennis as well as play the pro tour with rankings as high as Number 1 in the world and tournament play in all four Grand Slams, including 8 time Grand slam winner Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Mike achieved the highest tested rating in the USPTA & USPTR. Coach Mike is also certified to teach Pickleball by the IPTPA and PPR.

Photo of Mike Larscheid

At the nucleus of the Bent Tree Tennis center is the 'Lob & Drop' pro shop and upstairs gathering and viewing area. This area is hugely popular with all of the residents of Bent Tree and members of The Courts.  You can find everything you need for your game in our pro shop including having your racket re-strung, "Bent Tree Life" apparel and a full line of Selkirk Pickleball products.
Lob & Drop Pro Shop
The two indoor courts have been resurfaced and lined for pickleball. We now have 4 indoor pickleball courts or 2 tennis courts for our growing membership.
Indoor Tennis courts
The Courts at Bent Tree features one blended-line outdoor hard courts which can be used for two Pickleball courts. Also, there are two permanent pickleball courts. Newly resurfaced, both courts are lighted. They are adjacent to the beautiful Bent Tree family pool.
Outdoor tennis courts
Our Har-Tru courts, also known as Green clay, are the most forgiving surface for the body. Your knees, hips and back will love playing on this surface.
Har-Tru courts

Bent Tree Tennis Center has weekly round robins and socials throughout the year. In April we have the Bent Tree Foundation Annual Scholarship Tournament to raise scholarship funds for Pickens County High School Seniors who played on the tennis team. Tennis & Pickleball challenges, tournaments and fundraisers. Every year packed with fun!

See the event schedule
The Junior Tennis Program runs throughout the year Tuesday and Thursday, with Matchplay days on Saturdays. The program switches to camp mode once school is out. See full information under the Junior Program.

Playmate Ball Machine

Our state of the art Playmate Ball Machine has a program guaranteed to improve your fitness level and game.

Volley Ready

USPTA/PTR Certified Professional Mike Larscheid offers a full range of group and private lessons, clinics and drills to enhance your tennis or pickleball game.

Making Great Players

Having fun is important, having fun learning is what we do. Developing accomplished players is our goal!

Pickleball at The Courts

Indoor and Outdoor Pickleball Round Robins, Clinics and Socials are a great way to enjoy this growing sport!

"Lob & Drop" Pro Shop

The club includes a Pro Shop which carries Logo and branded clothing, Babolat racquets,, shoes, grips and accessories. Racquet stringing is also available. We also offer full line of Selkirk pickleball products.

A glimpse of Linda & Gerald Thurman. They have been part time residents of Bent Tree since ‘76 and full time since 2008. Gerald was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008. You would think that living in the mountains of North Georgia would not be optimal for their situation. But you may not know Bent Tree. With such a supportive and diverse community and the amount of physical and social activities available, Linda & Gerald are right where they need to be.

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