Fall tennis classes begin on Sunday, August 23. Check out the schedule beginning on page 72 of the Fall 2020 Explore! guide

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Interested in a Group Drill or want to arrange your own special group? Contact Carrie Kolles, Racquet Sports Assistant Manager, at 847/853-6296.

New to Tennis? It's Easy to Get Started!

First step: Determine your playing level using the Tennis Skill Guide below.

If you or your children belong in Junior or Adult Basic classes, skip ahead to the Lottery Instructions.

If you or your children belong in the Advanced Level, complete a Jr. Excellence/Drill form, available at the Tennis Front Desk. Call Carrie Kolles, racquet sports assistant manager at 847-853-6296 or ckolles@wilpark.org for more help.

Tennis Skill Guide

The following are guidelines to help determine your level of tennis ability when registering for tennis instruction. Unsure of your level? Call Carrie Kolles for a tryout at 847-853-6296.

Basic Levels

  • Tiny Hitters: For 4 year-olds with minimal tennis experience.
  • Little Hitters I: For 5 to 6-year-olds with minimal tennis experience.
  • Little Hitters II: For 5 to 6-year-olds who have been in the program before and who have been promoted by the Tennis Club Staff.
  • Novice: For 7 to 9 year-olds beginning to learn racquet skills with minimal tennis experience.
  • Junior and Adult Skill Builder: Individual with limited tennis experience. Wants to learn the fundamentals of tennis.
  • Junior and Adult Intermediate I: Individual with developing skills. Wants to improve fundamental strokes. Requires additional work on service motion and complete review of basic strokes.
  • Junior and Adult Intermediate II: Individual should be able to serve and hit ground strokes with moderate success. Consistency and competition is emphasized. Baseline game strategy is drilled.
  • Junior and Adult Intermediate III: Individual with consistent strokes. Students develop net play and drill baseline game.

Advanced Levels

Advanced Level programs require a tryout. Call Wilmette Tennis Club at 847/256-9676 for information.

  • Junior Excellence Program: Advanced junior players who have mastered the fundamentals. Program includes Excellence 1 hour and 1 1/2 hours.
  • Women's Drill, Play and Strategy: Intermediate to advanced level students drill on all strokes and play competitively under the supervision of their instructor.
  • Pro-Amateur Drill: Advanced players with a firm command of basic strokes drill on advanced strokes and strategy.
  • Instructional Leagues: For intermediate and advanced players, conducted under professional supervision. Emphasis is on doubles strategy.