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 Platform Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee, 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   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 12:30-1:45 PM
Sunday 1:45-3:00 PM
Monday 9:15-10:30AM
Monday 6:00-7:15 PM
Monday 7:15-8:30 PM
Tuesday 9:15-10:30AM
Wednesday 9:00-10:15AM
 Wednesday  10:15-11:30AM

FALL Session 1: Sept 21 (Sat)- Nov 1 (Fri) 2019, FEE $159

FALL Session 2: Nov 2- Dec 20, 2019, FEE $159

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Local Women’s Travel Team (Beginner-Advanced Beginner): Weekly Team Drill and Thursday Morning Match

Players will drill weekly with Mary Doten and her staff, beginning the week of September 24th. 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


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

Fall  Session 1: Sept 23 – Oct 28th, FEE $102

Fall Session 2: Nov 4- Dec 16th, FEE $102  (No class Nov 25th)

Paddle Academy:

Save the Date- Thursday, September 26, 2019

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 1-4 Thursday, Sept 26 8:30am-11:30am
Women, Beginner/Intermediate/In-House Thursday, Sept 26 12:00pm-3:00pm
Women, Series 5-10 Thursday, Sept 26 12:00pm-3:00pm