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Jr programs in Chicago suburbs
Would like to get any knowledgeable input on junior programs in western suburbs of Chicago...Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Naperville, etc. Thanks.

schang70 01-10-2013 06:23 PM

I live in Hinsdale. My daughter is 7 and currently takes lessons at the Hinsdale Racquet Club. Hinsdale Racquet Club, the Oak Brook Park District Tennis Center, and the 5 Seasons, Burr Ridge all have the Quick Start groups lessons, and also the High Performance Academy for tournament level players. All 3 have nationally ranked juniors that train there, though seems the Hinsdale Racquet Club have the most among the three. Oak Brook Tennis Center have the nicest facility out of the three. I take adult lessons there myself. My daughter took group lessons there too, but I felt Hinsdale Racquet's program was more accelerated. I practice with my daughter at the 5 seasons, a family sports club. The staff there seems extremely nice and knowledgeable. We might look at their programs in the future but currently I am satisfied with the progress she has made at Hinsdale. There's also SCORE in Countryside and Oakbrook racquet club in Westmont, but never been there.

chalkflewup 01-10-2013 06:55 PM

Five Seasons in Glenview/Northbrook is a top notch facility, a lot of talented kids and solid coaching. I won't leave names out of respect but there are some blue chippers there. Mark Bey is another top notch junior coach also in the North Shore area but not certain what club he works out of now.

Hope that helps. 01-29-2013 04:10 PM

schang70 & chalkflewup...delayed thanks to both for the input....

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