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Welcome to the official web site of the
Northern Illinois Tennis Association


Thanks for visiting with us! The Northern Illinois Tennis Association is the local district of the USTA/Midwest Section with the mission "To Promote, Develop, and Service the Game of Tennis". The Northern Illinois District consists of 25 counties in the northern third of Illinois, excluding DuPage, Cook, and Lake Counties (which make up the Chicago District, CDTA).

Northern llinois District counties include Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Ford, Grundy, Henry, Iroquis, JoDavies, Kane , Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Marshall, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Stark, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will, and Winnebago.

To contact us, Send us an e-mail or call the district office at (847) 458-5813, or fax (847) 458-5807. Our mailing address is 115 Brook Street, Algonquin, IL 60102.


Coach Wallace Inspires HS Team

Val Wallace, Junior Varsity Girl’s Tennis Coach at Rockford High School (Rockford, Mich.), is different than most coaches. Wallace has unique challenges but continually serves as an inspiration to her players and to their parents. That’s because Wallace spends much of her time coaching from her wheelchair.​ Read More

USTA Midwest Releases 2015 Year in Review

USTA Midwest released its 2015 Year in Review. The annual magazine recaps the year's biggest events with stories, photos and more from the 2015 season. Find out if you made an appearance inside! Read More

2016 USTA/Midwest Section Award Winners

The USTA/Midwest Section is excited to announce several of its 2016 USTA/Midwest Award recipients. The official awards presentations will be made over the next few months at various locations. Read More

Enter Arthur Ashe Essay Contest

Enter and you could win a trip to New York City for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day! Simply submit your answer to the following question: How have your skills in tennis impacted the development of your character and how you address your personal challenges on and off the court? Read More

Wheelchair Not a Barrier to Two State Championships

Dan Bolhouse, Varsity Boy’s and Girl’s Tennis Coach at Forest Hills Central High School (Grand Rapids, Mich.) talks to his players about overcoming barriers and being the best they can be. “Everyone has challenging times in sports, and in life,” he said. “It’s how we react and move forward which defines us as a person and a player.” Coach Bolhouse considers this an important message because he speaks from experience. Read More