A new tennis store, Queen City Tennis Shop, is opening soon in the StoneCrest at Piper Glen shopping center.
The store is planning a soft opening Oct. 29, and a grand opening Nov. 10. Queen City Tennis will sell a wide range of racquets, apparel, and footwear. The store will offer restringing services with 40 different types of string, and tennis accessories such as grips, hats, bags and balls.
|The new storefront|
Owner Mike Leffke is a lifelong tennis devotee, according to his bio: "A native of Lynchburg, VA, he played Division I tennis at UNC-Ashville, is a 5.0 level player, and has 10 years of teaching experience (as a USPTA P1 Certified Instructor) in the Charlotte area, most recently at Providence Country Club. Leffke’s wife, Maggie, was a Division I tennis player at UNC-Greensboro."
He decided to strike out on his own after teaching to meet growing market demand, Leffke said.
"Growth of the sport in this part of the city is booming, and I feel that it is the ideal time to open a shop to meet the needs of the growing population of tennis players in the Charlotte area. Our goal at QCTS is to offer a full-service tennis shop that is owned and run by a certified instructor with a true passion for the game," said Leffke, in a statement.
The grand opening will include discounts, free stringings with purchase of a new racquet, and a "Racquet Tuning Center" machine to test players' racquet weight, balance, and swing weight.
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