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We offer a number of tennis related programs, classes, lessons and leagues. Please see our Program Guide for the most current information or click the images below for our current tennis brochure!

Click for full Winter/Spring 2020 Dodds Tennis Center Brochure

Camps

JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP

Ages 6-18 | All Skill Levels
In this week-long fun and intensive Junior Tennis Camp, players will be separated into groups by skill level. Technical training, cardio conditioning, and match-play experience will be provided. Please bring your own lunch & water. Gatorade will be provided at lunch. We will have a tournament with trophies for first and second place on the final day of camp.

  • Wednesday – Friday | 9a-5p
  • Saturday – Sunday | 11a-7p

Location: Lindsay Courts, Centennial Park
Fee (R/NR): $300/$350 (includes t-shirt)
Deadline: 5/20; signup extended with consent of instructor
Questions: yuri.sohn@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3993
 

 

Tournaments

JUNIOR SUMMER SLAM (USTA sanctioned) | Saturday, June 13-Sunday, June 14

Divisions:
Boys and Girls 12 & under
Boys and Girls 14 & under
Boys and Girls 16 & under
Boys and Girls 18 & under

Time: Draw will be posted on usta.com on 6/12.
Location: Lindsay Courts, Centennial Park
Fee: Singles $28
Entry Deadline: 5p, 6/9
Tournament ID: 856151120
Register online at usta.com

ADULT SUMMER SLAM (USTA sanctioned) | Saturday, June 20 – Sunday, June 21

Divisions:
Men’s and Women’s Singles & Doubles
Men’s and Women’s 35 Singles & Doubles
Men’s 45 Singles
Men’s 55 Singles
Men’s 60 Singles
Men’s 65 Singles
Men’s 70 Singles
Men’s 75 Singles
Mixed Open Doubles

Time: Singles draw will be posted on usta.com on 6/19. Doubles draw will be posted on-site on Saturday at 2:30p.
Location: Lindsay Courts, Centennial Park
Fee: Singles $31, Doubles $23/player
Entry Deadline: 5p, 6/16 (Doubles entries will be taken until 12p Saturday, 6/20 at Lindsay Courts)
Tournament ID: 856121220
Register online at usta.com

LABOR DAY TOURNAMENT | Sunday, September 6 – Monday, September 7

Divisions:

Junior Events 
Boys and Girls 12 & under
Boys and Girls 14 & under
Boys and Girls 16 & under

Adult Events 
Beginner/Intermediate Singles Open (2.0–2.5)
Men’s Open Singles
Women’s Open Singles
Men’s and Women’s Open Doubles
Men’s and Women’s 35 Singles & Doubles
Men’s 45 Singles
Men’s 55 Singles
Men’s 65 Singles
Men’s 70 Singles
Mixed Open Doubles

Time: Singles draw will be posted here on 9/4. Doubles draw will be posted on-site on Sunday at 2:30p.
Location: Lindsay Courts, Centennial Park
Fee: Singles $25, Doubles $20/player
Entry Deadline: 5p, 9/1 (Doubles entries will be taken until 12p Sunday, 9/6 at Lindsay Courts)
 

Scholarship Information

Because some residents are unable to participate in recreation programs due to economic hardship, the Champaign Park District offers scholarships to reduce certain fees and charges. Jimmy John’s Youth Scholarship Program applicants are not guaranteed fund availability, program registration or choice of program location. Early applications are given priority. Need is the primary criterion upon which scholarship applicants are considered. Questions: 217-398-2550.

CPD & CUSR Scholarship Forms will be used by any applicant who wants financial help with programs occurring between May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021.  Page 3 is for each child requesting assistance, so print multiple copies if needed:  

If a participant would like to apply for more programs than space allowed on the form, please use the following form for additional program:

If you would like to submit your completed scholarship application with the required documents by email, please send them to tom.gilbert@champaignparks.org.

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National Tennis Rating Program Guidelines

Need help choosing a tennis program to participate in? See National Tennis Rating Program Guidelines:

  • 1.0 This player is just starting tennis.
  • 1.5 This player has limited playing experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball over the net, has some knowledge of scoring but is not familiar with basic positions and procedures for singles and doubles play.
  • 2.0 This player may have had some lessons but needs on-court experience, has obvious stroke weaknesses, but is beginning to feel comfortable with singles and doubles play.
  • 2.5 This player has more dependable strokes and is learning to judge where the ball is going, has weak court coverage or is often caught out of position, but is starting to keep the ball in play with other players of the same ability.
  • 3.0 This player can place shots with moderate success, can sustain a rally of slow pace but is not comfortable with all strokes, lacks control when trying for power.
  • 3.5 This player has achieved stroke dependability and direction on shots within reach, including forehand and backhand volleys, but still lacks depth and variety, seldom double faults and occasionally forces errors on the serve.
  • 4.0 This player has dependable strokes on both forehand and backhand sides, has the ability to use a variety of shots including lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys, can place the first serve and force some errors, is seldom out of position in a doubles game.
  • 4.5 This player has begun to master use of power and spins, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is able to move opponent up and back, can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve, is able to rush net with some success on serve in singles as well as doubles.
  • 5.0 This player has good shot anticipation, frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game may be structured, can regularly hit winners or force errors off short balls, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys and overhead smashes, has good depth and spin on most second serves.
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