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 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
Friday 9:00-10:15AM
Friday 10:15-11:30AM

Session 1: Sept 15th – Oct 26th, FEE $159. Monday 10:30am class fee is $132 (No Class Oct 8th)

Session 2: Oct 27th – Dec 14th FEE $159  ( No classes Nov 19-25th)

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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

Session 1: October 15th – December 17th , FEE $162

 

 

 

 

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 1-4 Sept 20 8:30-11:30AM
Women, Beginner/Intermediate/In-House Sept 20 12:00-3:00PM
Women, Series 5-10 Sept 20 12:00-3:00PM