Don’t let the “Windy City” nickname fool you: Chicago is an awesome tennis town! Whether you like playing in windy conditions or not, Chicago has something to offer every tennis player. With picturesque summers and hundreds of public tennis facilities, it is no wonder that the tennis population is active. In fact, the Chicago Park District alone accounts for nearly 130 different tennis facilities! But don’t worry, despite harsh winters, there is no tennis off-season in Chicago. There are dozens of excellent indoor facilities, including one of the largest in the country!
Chicago played host in the 80’s to a men’s professional tournament called the Chicago Grand Prix. It was played on and indoor carpet court and regularly attracted the best players in the world. John McEnroe won the event multiple times and Bjorn Borg was also a winner. Thirty years later, McEnroe still comes to Chicago to play as the city now plays host to a PowerShares Series event, featuring Johnny Mac, Jim Courier, James Blake, Andre Agassi, and more!
Chicago is rich in tennis history, and you should be a part of it! Whether you are interested in picking up a racket for the first time, or need an experienced pro to help you work on your serve before your next league match, PlayYourCourt has a pro for you! With a fantastic group of certified, experienced teaching professionals from all walks of life, you are sure to find the perfect coach for your needs in the Chicago area. Enter in your zip code today, and start your tennis journey with PlayYourCourt!Not sure of the best location for your lesson? Check out some of the nearby the courts in your area.