Spring 2023
PLATFORM TENNIS CLASSES

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Women's Paddle

WOMEN'S BEGINNER PADDLE
Age 18 & up
Beginner Paddle is for those with little or no knowledge of Platform Tennis. Students learn the mechanics of basic strokes, scoring and Platform Tennis etiquette in a fun environment Assorted days/times

WOMEN'S ADVANCED BEGINNER PADDLE
Age 18 & up
Women's Advanced Beginner is for those players who have completed Beginner Paddle and have some experience with Platform Tennis. Students continue to build on what they learned in the Beginner class - the mechanics of basic strokes, strategy, scoring and Platform Tennis etiquette - in a fun environment. Assorted days/times

WOMEN'S INTERMEDIATE PADDLE
Age 18 & up
This class is designed for students who know Platform Tennis basics and/or have successfully completed our Beginner and Advanced Beginner classes, or have other match play experience. We review and continue to develop basic strokes, positioning and screen play, and add more shots to your repertoire. Class time focuses on consistency of strokes and doubles strategy. Assorted days/times

WOMEN'S MONDAY IN-HOUSE SPRING LEAGUE
Age 18 & up
Players of all levels will be mixed up to make six NEW, somewhat equal, teams with 10-12 players (max 72) to make a round robin. We will play matches on Mondays from 7-10 pm

WOMEN'S THURSDAY IN-HOUSE SPRING LEAGUE
Age 18 & up
Players of all levels will be mixed up to make six NEW, somewhat equal, teams with 10-12 players (max 72) to make a round robin. We will play matches on Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

WOMEN'S FRIDAY IN-HOUSE SPRING LEAGUE
Age 18 & up
We've created a new in-house league to accommodate our growing number of competitive players. This League is a pro-run, up/down format, and we will play matches on Fridays from Noon-1:30 pm

WOMEN'S SATURDAY IN-HOUSE SPRING LEAGUE
Age 18 & up
We've created ANOTHER new in-house league to accommodate our growing number of competitive players. This League is a pro-run, up/down format, and we will play matches on Saturdays from 2-3:30 pm

WOMEN'S PADDLE TEAM DRILLS
Age 18 & up
To participate in team drills, a player must be a member of the Wilmette Platform Tennis Club, as well as a member of a team.
Drills are held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays; assorted times of day

Men's Paddle

MEN'S PADDLE
Age 18 & up
This class is designed for students who know Platform Tennis basics. We review and continue to develop basic strokes, positioning and screen play, and add more shots to your repertoire. Class time focuses on consistency of strokes and doubles strategy. Tuesday early evenings

MEN'S SUNDAY IN-HOUSE LEAGUE
Age 18 & up
Players of all levels will be mixed up to make six NEW, somewhat equal, teams with 10-12 players (max 72) to make a round robin. We will play matches on Sundays from 6:30-10 pm

MEN'S WEEKNIGHT IN-HOUSE LEAGUE
Age 18 & up
Players of all levels will be mixed up to make six NEW, somewhat equal, teams with 10-12 players (max 288) to play a double round robin. We will play matches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 6:30-10 pm

MEN'S PADDLE TEAM DRILLS
Age 18 & up
To participate in team drills, a player must be a member of the Wilmette Platform Tennis Club, as well as a member of a team. Saturdays

MEN'S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2023
Age 18 & up
Club members from all levels sign up with a partner to compete in one of four divisions for the chance to be the club champions!
Division A (series 2-9, Friday, 3/17);
Division B (series 10-19, Tuesday, 3/14);
Division C (series 20-26, Wednesday, 3/15);
Division D (series 27-99, Thursday, 3/16).

Maximum 16-team draw for each division. Finals for all divisions will be Sunday, 3/19.

Co-Ed Paddle

CO-ED PADDLE DRILL
Age 18 & up
This is a fun and dynamic format for learning all the basics of Platform Tennis, including court positioning, stroke technique, screen play, communication, scoring and rules of the game. This program is designed for beginners, advanced beginners and intermediates. We know you will love it! Thursday early evenings or Saturday afternoons

Youth Paddle

JR. PLATFORM TENNIS: AGE 5-7
Children have so much fun learning the basics of the game, they might not even realize they are in an instructional class designed to develop their racquet skills, help them gain confidence in their hand-eye coordination and learn the nuances of the sport! Tuesday afternoons

JR. PLATFORM TENNIS: AGE 8-10
In this class, students further develop skills learned in previous classes. Players engage in challenging, interactive games and drills and competitive point play, as well as agility and endurance exercises. We use a game-based approach. Monday or Wednesday afternoons

JR. PLATFORM TENNIS: AGE 11-14
Children in this class enjoy fast-paced drills emphasizing match strategy, shot control, positioning and teamwork. We emphasize camaraderie, cooperation, sportsmanship and proper paddle etiquette. We use a game-based approach. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons

JR. PLATFORM TENNIS: AGE 15-17
In this class, students enjoy fast-paced drills emphasizing match strategy, shot control, positioning and teamwork. We emphasize camaraderie, cooperation, sportsmanship and proper paddle etiquette. We use a game-based approach. Tuesday or Thursday afternoons

Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Sharpen your skills with personalized instruction from a Pro! The 3-on-1 format is the best way to improve your strategy and shot selection while playing your matches. The 2-on-1 is perfect for you and your partner to improve communication skills. Private instruction is excellent for focusing on select shots such as screens, serves, return of serve and first volley! Contact us for an appointment, pricing and availability:

Eric Moran, Racquet Sports Supervisor
Tel: 847/920-3678 | Email: emoran@wilpark.org