Tennis

June In-Person Tennis Lessons

We are now offering in-person tennis for kids and adults! Classes range from an introduction to the game to stroke refinement and drill and play lessons. A description of all of our classes is below and registration links are at the bottom.

 

Pee Wee Tennis 

Ages 3-4 

Learn how to hold a racket, hand-eye coordination, balance, and the beginning of stroke development in a fun environment! 

 

Ages 4-5

Take your basic knowledge of tennis and expand it! Learn the beginning of stroke development, tracking the ball, self-feed, and start hitting.

 

Youth Tennis 

Ages 5-6 

Our main focus is learning primary tennis skill, such as movement, balance, and hand-eye coordination. Individual or team games accompany fun activities to help develop basic swing techniques and tactics. Ages 7-8 Fine-tune your tennis skills in this advanced class. You will learn proper techniques of swings and serves, as well as basic tactics, regular scoring systems, and match play. 

 

Ages 9-10 

Now you know the primary skills, let’s further stroke development. Learn skills to be able to hit the ball to different areas of the court, as well as how to serve and volley. This class will also begin match play. 

 

Ages 11-14 

Prepare yourself to play competitive tennis! We will work on developing strokes, spin, and power. Participants will learn through match play and drills.

 

Adult Tennis

Beginner 

Students are introduced to the game of tennis and receive basic instruction of forehand, backhand, serve, volley, rules, scoring, and proper tennis etiquette.

 

Advanced Beginner 

For students who have progressed past the beginner program, this class emphasizes stroke refinement and match play.

 

Drill & Play 

Forty-five minutes of drills start each session. The emphasis is on organized match play with the intent of putting into effect what has been mastered from previous practice. Varied competition, with tips from the pros, strengthens your game skills. The level of play is advanced, so acceptance into the group play situation is set up at the teaching pro’s discretion. 

·        Intermediate Drill/Play: Participants must have an NTRP rating of 3.0-3.5 

·        Advanced Drill/Play: Participants must have an NTRP rating of 3.5 or higher.

 

Tennis On-Demand Classes 

Have a group of friends that would like to take a tennis class together? Tennis schedule doesn’t work with your busy schedule? No problem! Our tennis instructors can teach private, semi-private, and family lessons at a time that works for you! To build your class, please contact Shannon Stevens at sstevens@glencoeparkdistrict.com.

Tennis

Additional Tennis Courts Open, No Reservations Required; TENNIS LESSONS NOW AVAILABLE 

 

As Illinois moves into Phase 3 of its Restore Illinois plan, the Glencoe Park District will open up additional park amenities beginning this Saturday, May 30. All Park District tennis courts will open and disc golf can resume, with accommodations made for social distancing. Pickleball can also be played on tennis courts at Watts and Shelton.

All tennis courts will be open for single play or doubles play between family members. The middle net will be taken down at parks with three tennis courts and one court will be available for play at parks that have two courts.

Reservations will no longer be required to play. Players are required to use the following rack-up system to reserve a court:
  • Hang your racquet in the designated area for that court before the scheduled court change.
  • Remain with your racquet to validate your reservation.
  • Courts must be yielded promptly at the scheduled time. Please be considerate and allow points in progress to be completed without interruption. 
  • Court usage is limited to one hour if other players are waiting.

All Glencoe Park District tennis programs have priority use during summer programs. Dogs are NOT allowed on the courts. Rollerblading, skateboarding, and biking are not allowed on tennis courts.

The Glencoe Park District will also be providing private lessons. Contact Shannon Stevens at sstevens@glencoeparkdistrict.com for more information on private lessons.

Residents may use the tennis courts for private lessons by obtaining a permit. Private lessons are for groups of two people or less. Contact Shannon Stevens at sstevens@glencoeparkdistrict.com for permitting information.

Disc golf can also resume on Saturday, May 30. New rules include limiting play to two people, using hand sanitizer and hand washing frequently, keeping your distance from others, and trying not to touch disc baskets.

 

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Looking for private instruction? Or do you have a group of friends who would like to take a tennis class together? No problem! Glencoe Park District lets you form your own semi-private tennis class based on instructor and court availability. Available days and times may vary. Grab a group of friends and pick a time that works for you!  To build your class, contact Shannon.

 

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