Lessons

Come join what many players are already talking about: the fun of platform tennis.  Enjoy the fastest growing Midwest sport and year round activity in Hinsdale’s Katherine Legge Memorial Park.  Paddles are available to purchase or demo during all drills.  Platform tennis lessons and registration are coordinated by 6-time National Platform Tennis Champion and 2015 Finalist, Mary Doten.  Want to form your own group of four? Email Mary to arrange a time.  You may register online, by email, or by phone.  Contact Mary Doten at mhdoten@gmail.com or call at (708) 261-5779.  Class listings are also available at Hinsdale Paddle’s website.

 

 

 


 

Beginner/Advanced Beginner Drills

The basic skills of platform tennis will be taught; including grips, backhand volley, lobs, drives, serve and volley, and screen. Point play will conclude each drill.  Courts will be divided by ability level.  Minimum enrollment of 3 people, Maximum 4 people.

 

Day Time
Saturday 1:30-2:45 PM
Saturday 2:45-4:00 PM
Sunday 1:45-3:00 PM
Monday 5:45-7:00 PM
Monday 7:15-8:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00-10:15 AM
Wednesday 10:15-11:30 AM
Thursday 10:15-11:30AM
Friday 9:00-10:15 AM
Friday 10:15-11:30AM

Session 1: September 16th – October 27th , FEE $159 (No 10:30am Class Monday, Oct. 9th, FEE $132)

Receive a $30 discount off of a new paddle when ordered with drill session sign up.

 

Session 2: October 28th – December 15th, FEE $159 (No Class Week of Nov. 20-26)

Receive a $30 discount off of a new paddle when ordered with drill session sign up.

 

 

Local Women’s Travel Team (Beginner-Advanced Beginner): Wednesday Drill , 9:00am-10:30am and Thursdays 9:30am-11:00am matches

Players will drill weekly with Mary Doten and her staff on Tuesdays, beginning September 19th 12:30pm-2pm. Then, on Thursday mornings you will put those drills into practice and compete for the Hinsdale Park District against local clubs (Butterfield CC, Hinsdale Golf Club, Highlands CC, Ruth Lake CC, Edgewood Valley CC, and Salt Creek Club. Contact Mary Doten for more information- mhdoten@gmail.com

 

 


NEW: Women’s Monday Night Alternating Doubles League

Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate players will enjoy meeting other paddle players and competing in our in-house league. No Partner necessary as players rotate partners weekly. This is a fun and social way to exercise and enjoy this great game. September 25-December 11 $125.

 


Women’s Non-Travel League, 2017

Experienced paddle players at all levels compete for the Hinsdale Park District against local clubs.

Session 1: October- December, Mondays 12:15 PM. FEE $100.

 

 

 


 

 

Junior Paddle and Pizza

Come join other future paddle players for a fun afternoon of instruction, games and pizza.  Ages 7+ welcome and sessions will be divided by age and ability.

 

Age Day Time
7-9 Years Monday 4:00-5:15 PM
10+ Years Monday 4:00-5:15 PM

Session 1: October 16th – December 18th , FEE $162

 

 

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COMING SOON-

Intermediate/Advanced Drills

Experienced paddle players and highly skilled tennis players will drill each week honing their paddle skills. We will focus on strategy, positioning, shot placement, and screen play.  Instructor approval required. FEE $159

Day Time
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday

 

 

Paddle Academy:

Come join Chicagoland’s top teaching professionals as they help you kick start your paddle season with a 3-hour clinic

Class Date Time
Women, Series 1-5
Women, Beginner/Intermediate/In-House
Women, Series 6-10

Men