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Allied Organizations Provide Tennis Opportunities


The Gateway Jr. Tennis Grand Prix program provides recreational tennis players experience against many opponents in a short period of time with one evening tournament events.  Originating in the St. Louis area, this popular program has been brought to the greater Chicagoland area, including clubs in the Northern Illinois District, by Warren San Luis, tennis@jrgrandprix.com.

For complete details on the Gateway Tennis program, which also supports and promotes USTA membership and USTA related websites, follow this link to their home page.   CHECK IT OUT!  The lifetime sport of tennis has all kinds of opportunities for the highly competitive as well as the recreational and entry level player -- that's what is so great about tennis!


This organization promotes tennis (and other sports) for individuals with one or more missing limbs.   Follow this link to their home page.  There is an upcoming First Volley Tennis Clinic to be held in Addison, IL on Saturday, June 28, 2008, 3:00-6:00 pm for both adults and children.  There is NO CHARGE for the First Volley Clinic, just a chance to try your tennis skills.   The clinic will be held at the Addison Park District Centennial Courts, Rohlwing Road and Lake Street in Addison.  For additional information, email rlb@opfund.org or call 215-752-5756.


Adult tennis competition and mixers will be growing with the help of Rockford Tennis, a USTA Community Tennis Association.  Check out their website at www.rockfordtennis.com

Summer tennis programs for adults and juniors in the Algonquin area:  Algonquin Community Tennis Association, www.algtennis.org

Tennis for children and adults who are amputees or use one or more prosthetics:  Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fundhttp://www.opfund.org/firstvolleyweb.html

Check out the huge offering of summer tennis programs for everyone through the Rockford Park District, www.rockfordparkdistrict.org

The Chicago Tennis Umpires Council (CTUC) trains officials for sanctioned tournaments in Northern Illinois and Chicago Districts and helps local and national tournaments obtain the certified officials they require, including roving umpires, chair umpires, referees, and collegiate umpires.  For information on training opportunities as well as work opportunities in this area, go to http://www.geocities.com/jkboaz1938/