Since 1922 when High Hampton Inn was constructed, generations of tennis players have relished their games here, in the crisp cool air of the southern Blue Ridge mountains.
Matches were played on two clay courts until the early 1970s, when tennis experienced a boom in popularity, and five Har-Tru courts were built to satisfy the demand. The original two clay courts were converted into one stadium court, and today, tennis is a favorite among the active set at High Hampton.
Community members enjoy match-play, professional and top-ranked junior exhibitions, and plenty of opportunities for pick-up games. Round robins are a particular favorite — a perfect combination of active recreation and rejuvenating sociability. And to hone their skills, many participate in High Hampton’s array of specialized clinics for all ages and levels, or enjoy one-to-one attention from HIgh Hampton’s tennis pro.
High Hampton Tennis Pro
Marionna Trilla was born in Barcelona, Spain, where she played and won several singles and doubles tournaments using an aggressive style at the net.
She came to the United States to play tennis for Western Carolina University, with a full scholarship from 2005-2008. For several years, she has taught tennis at beautiful High Hampton, with an enthusiastic appreciation of playing tennis on great courts amidst astonishing natural beauty. Marionna focuses on youth development and net game, both of which are her specialties and passion.