Illinois Tennis!

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  1. supermario343

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    I know one of the main streets its on is Grove Rd or Ln....idk the other one that surrounds it but the main street its off of is New Wilke Rd. if that helps.
     
  2. raYne

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    Thanks! I think I found it now.

    500 S. Fernandez Ave.

    I did a mapquest map, and the 4 streets I see surrounding the park are Fairview, Kennicott & Grove.

    Anyone planning on playing sometime this week? I'll be there early afternoons to evenings. I'm turning into a tennis junkie again. :twisted:
     
  3. supermario343

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    Yeah I believe those are it lol...I will prolly be there sometime this week...i usually play at nights around 8 or so...look for me carrying a pete sampras black wilson bag :)
     
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    Couldn't make it tonight as the Del Potro/Federer final ran late. One heck of a match to watch though! Will most likely be there tomorrow (Tuesday). I'll keep an eye out for you Supermario!
     
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    I saw it as well and i went to the courts yest. at 830 lol....I might be there tonight, I gotta see if I can finish my hw in time
     
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    I got a chance to check out the courts today. Pretty good courts and lights. I think I saw you there Supermario (playing dubs?), but not sure. I got to hit for a few, but mostly just got to practice serves. It felt good to be back on a tennis court.
     
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    Yeah you saw me then, I had the blue novak shoes on...i was playing horrible though, sorry you had to see that haha.
     
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    Im more of a singles player...I can do most of my damage at the baseline, not really into doubles anymore bc the points are so fast.
     
  9. a-naik.1

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    Hey mario, I'll be in Kenilworth to visit my uncle there. I'll be there for a few days and hope to play some tennis while there! We should try to get together!
     
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    Nice, man, I live in Wilmette. That's like my backyard!
     
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    Hahaha yeah it is! Lake Ave splits us! This will be the 3rd or 4th time going there. This time I should have some time to lounge!
     
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    I play on the Lincoln-Way East team for anyone who is in HS.

    And I go to some courts in Mokena that have good lights.
     
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    i have no idea where that is lol..how far is that from palatine?
     
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    Ummmm...I asked my uncle and he said it's maybe about 20 miles from him. I know Kenilworth is along the coast...lol
     
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    lol interesting, id have to mapquest it and put it in my garmin haha..do you know where schaumburg is?
     
  16. a-naik.1

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    can you get there off of I-90?
     
  17. supermario343

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    yeah schaumburg is right there off 90
     
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    Mario,

    I would be interested in hitting with you. I live in OH and travel to Naperville a few days/ month for buseinss. I will be there next Tuesday. I am 49 year old male that plays at a 4.5 level and played division 1 college tennis (#1 singles) back in the day.

    Dan
     
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    Hey Dan, I could play but itd have to be at night though...since I have school then work in the day. Let me know and keep me posted.
     
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    Ah ok, I think its not too far from where I'll be.
     
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    Where in Ohio are you? I'm from the Cleveland area.
     
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    Sweet then im sure we could find courts and hit around..pending the winter cold coming soon lol
     
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    Oh I know...it got up to 49 degrees here today :\
     
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    Hey guys, I'm currently in the Schaumburg area. I'm approx 4.5-5, better in clay than hard court, as I usually play in Argentina. If anyone is interested in playing let me know!

    ps Supermario I just sent you an email, let me know if you're available!
     
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    Got it thanks Sebastian!...Will let you know when and if I can play but Ill try my best so I can beat you again..i mean play you again :) haha
     
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    LOL!! You WILL beat me again, that's for sure! I need to learn to hit flatter, and start working out if I want to have a change with you playing in hard courts. Clay can be a different story though...
     
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    hahaha :p Yeah you will probably beat me on clay though lol so you beat me there
     
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    hahaha :p Yeah you will probably beat me on clay though lol so you beat me there
     
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    Hey guys i live in the rockford area of northern illinois and was wondering if any of you usta guys can tell me something. I just obtained a usta membership and im 18, i was wondering what section of illinois chicago is considered because i have been trying to use the search on their website for adult tournaments and i come up with nothing. any help or know of any places that host some>?thanks!
     
  30. supermario343

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    Unfortunately I dont play any USTA events...but I do play Futures tournaments in the summers : ) If you wanted to know about those, I could tell you more about them just let me know
     
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    Yeah sure if you dont mind. I never got to play tourneys and stuff along those lines until now. trying to build my mental toughness up and all for college. appreciate it!
     
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    Well....futures tournaments are where many D1 or players trying to make a name for themselves play. The competition is fierce and intense imo, a lot of great ranked players. In order to register for them, you have to sign up for an IPIN and register an account there...the fee is $45 to register for that and its a yearly fee if you do it. Then you search tournaments you are interested in playing and you register for it. Keep updated for the status though whether you're going to play or not bc sometimes it fills up and you placed as an alternate. In that case, I would recommend not even showing up and paying. If you do get accepted, go to the site with all the details and that's where you pay the $30/$40 whatever to actually play in the tourny. Its single elimination so good luck. Have anymore questions, go to the ITF website :)
     
  33. kkh713x

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    Anywhere to hit?

    Any 4.0s or 4.5s that play around the Naperville/Lisle/Warrenville area? I'm here on business all week and looking to hit some tennis.
     
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    I know this has probably been covered already, but where is there to play in Chicago?

    I'm just about ready to start playing again.
     
  35. leeroy85

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    Aurora Rush Copley. Nice indoor and outdoors courts associated with a big hospital.
     
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    Lots of open courts in north part of Grant Park, west of Millenium Park.
     
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    Correction- that would be east of Millenium Park. Does require court fees.
     
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    I am traveling to chicago for Christmas to visit my brother. but i maybe too high of level for you guys.....
     
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    I enjoy your sense of humor Fedace. If that is your picture on avatar, then very good form.
     
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    you would do northern Illinois if you live in rockford. or you could do Chicago. i think their is more tournaments in Chicago.. so its your choice. and sorry i really dont know any adult tournaments here just jr.
     
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    are you staying in like Chicago-Chicago, or in one of the far suburbs?
     
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    I don't know if you're kidding or not, but I'm quite a highly ranked junior. Without trying to be rude, I'd be shocked if you got more than two games in a set off me.
     
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    If you dont mind me asking, what hs do you go to and have you played any pro tournaments...such as the futures?
     
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    Shoot me an email, meller23@comcast.net, and I'd be happy to answer, but I'd rather not in such a public setting.
     
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    wow

    finally found this thread after going all summer with no tennis. wth...

    either way i used to play low level college tennis. haven't played in 3 years just getting back into it. bum shoulder so i have a built in excuse. i'm near park ridge actually. i've played everywhere from highland park, RTTC, i'm clost to alot of places.

    i remember the ballys near u of c used to do drop ins where you paid per lesson. anyone know any clubs that do that? or have drop ins anymore? i know highland park does on sunday nights but its not really convenient for me.

    oh yeah i'm 27 and if i have to pick something i'll say 3.5 of 4.0 cuz of rust or i'm just that bad.
     
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    Same here! that's why I posted in it. 27, and all summer I hit for maybe 30 minutes.
     
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    i emailed you and i got a failure notice back...so idk what happened
     
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    supermario,

    You probably know this, but I have a question about money prize Can you accept money prize in Open tournaments/still be non-pro player? I know if you play high school/college you can not accept money prize, b/c if you do you are consider a pro tennis player(I heard only the coach can accpet the money) according to the USTA. Thank you
     
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    That I have no idea lol...Im not a pro myself so idk how that system works....sorry man
     
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    Any 4.5s at Humboldt Park?

    I'll be in Chicago on business for 4 weeks (Starting 6/7). Any 4.5s want to hit singles or set up some doubles out at Humboldt Park? I've played there a few times and the court and lights have been great.
     

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