Founded in 1974, ARC South was the first major club in WNC to be devoted primarily to tennis. During the four decades since its inception, the Club has played a major role in the sport of tennis in the community. We would like to invite you to come in for a tour and experience the Club for yourself.

Two Asheville Locations

Two locations in Asheville make it convenient for you and your family to stay active together. We are a family-oriented facility providing services from youth to seniors. Our facility is designed to provide you with the best tennis, pickleball, racquetball, fitness, golf, and swim in our area. All the activities are customized with your goals in mind. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is here to answer your questions and personalize your workout. We want ARC to be your home away from home where families can make memories that last a lifetime. Our clubs are the perfect place to relax, meet new friends, visit old friends, and get into the best shape of your life. We offer the following two locations that provide amenities for a lifetime of family fun.

ARC Downtown Location (Get Directions)

Located on 125 rolling acres and just minutes from downtown Asheville.


Unfortunately tropical storm Fred caused structural damage to the bridge on Resort Drive. For safety reasons, this bridge will be closed until further notice. Please access the club via Regent Park Blvd. and Expo Drive. Regent Park Blvd. is the traffic light just past the Sam’s Club gas area. Follow Regent Park Blvd and then turn left onto Expo Drive (before entering Sam’s parking lot) and follow Expo Drive past the hotel back to Resort Drive. You can access the club by turning right down the hill and turning left into the ARC parking lot.

  • Indoor/Outdoor Tennis
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor saline pool with jacuzzi
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Walking / Jogging trail
  • Locker Rooms / Showers
  • Outdoor Pool Cabana
  • Cafe
  • Wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Room
  • Adelaide Spa
  • Preveda Health & Esthetics
  • Iron Only Practice Range
  • 9 – Hole Golf Course
  • Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort  – 274 Guest Room Hotel
  • Various social activities for all ages

ARC South Location (Get Directions)

Conveniently located in the heart of South Asheville and the largest tennis facility in the surrounding area.

  • Indoor/Outdoor Tennis
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Jr. Olympic Size Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Soft-surface Jogging Track
  • Yoga Studio
  • Locker Rooms / Showers
  • Racquetball Court
  • Brand New Pickleball Courts
  • Informal Dining
  • Wi-fi
  • Various social activities for all ages
  • Firepit
  • Dry Sauna

Youth Rules

6 Weeks —13 years of age  For your convenience, our childcare facility keeps children ages 6 weeks to 13 years old.
13 years of age to 15 May use the outdoor pool, soccer field, tennis courts, and racquetball courts unsupervised as long as they are obeying the club rules and according to membership terms. For children 13 to 15, they must first be certified by an ARC personal trainer and must be within 5 feet of a parent/supervisor (16+) at all times. Must be 18 to swim in the indoor pool without supervision.
16 years of age to 18 This age group may use all facilities, except the indoor pool, unsupervised according to their membership terms.  Must be 16 to take a Group Fitness Class and use the fitness floor unsupervised as long as they are obeying the club rules and abiding by membership terms.
18 years of age and up

May swim in the indoor pool without supervision as long as they are obeying the club rules and abiding by membership terms.

Club Hours


Monday 6am – 9pm
Tuesday 6am – 9pm
Wednesday 6am – 9pm
Thursday 6am – 9pm
Friday 6am – 9pm
Saturday 8am – 8pm
Sunday 8am – 8pm


Monday 6am – 9pm
Tuesday 6am – 9pm
Wednesday 6am – 9pm
Thursday 6am – 9pm
Friday 6am – 9pm
Saturday 7am – 8pm
Sunday 8am – 8pm

Why Choose Us?


Where friends and families meet, the Asheville Racquet Club is your home away from home.  The perfect place to relax, visit with friends, get in best shape of your life and make memories that last a lifetime.


Benjamin Hacman / Member

Newly updated! They have tennis courts, indoor soccer, a gym.. Etc. Friendly staff!

Jason Dingess / Member

Love it here. Kim’s classes are incredible. Get to play some Indoor soccer with my kids and attend a class all in one morning.

Joshua Shemroske / Member

Great place to workout, play some indoor soccer, racquetball or tennis. I get motivated thinking about ARC South

Juanita Wagner / Member

ARC has everything for the people who really want to get fit or just continue in their routine. Indoor tennis courts, huge exercise room with every machine possible, yoga room, racquet ball court, soccer field, etc. All under one roof.