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COVID-19 Safety Precautions

All players must have their own equipment including individual balls for serves. Players shall not touch opponent’s served balls, but return their opponent’s balls by use of racquet. Social distancing of 6 ft must be observed. Champaign Park District programs and private lessons have priority usage of courts.

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Summer Tennis Clinics

FUTURE STARS CLINICS

Beginning students of all ages will be introduced to tennis in a fun and rewarding way. Fundamentals of basic stroke production will be introduced with time spent on developing the ability to hit consistently.

Questions: yuri.sohn@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3993.

See Tennis Program Guide above for more information. When ready to register, click the program and the program registration page will open!

STARS CLINICS

For those who have completed our Future Stars clinics and achieved an intermediate level of consistency with their groundstrokes, serves, and volleys.

Questions: yuri.sohn@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3993.

See Tennis Program Guide above for more information. When ready to register, click the program and the program registration page will open!

CHAMPIONS CLINICS

For those who have completed our Stars Clinics and achieved an advanced level of consistency with their groundstrokes and serves in particular. Those serious about playing high levels of tennis will benefit greatly from these fast-paced programs. Emphasis will be placed on polishing technique, movement, and developing competitive tournament skills and strategy.

Questions: yuri.sohn@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3993

See Tennis Program Guide above for more information. When ready to register, click the program and the program registration page will open!


Location: Lindsay Tennis Courts
Time: 7-9pm, except for the Sunday league, which is 4-6pm. (Make up times are possible)

PLEASE NOTE: These are progressive leagues. This means if you win a league session you move up to the next level. If you finish last, you move down to the next league. To participate in the appropriate league, players need approval from the Head Pro. Please e-mail Yuri Sohn at yuri.sohn@champaignparks.org


Tournament

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(s):

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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