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Deer Creek Racquet Club

701 Deer Creek Parkway
Highland Park, IL 60035
847.433.5450
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For over 40 years, Deer Creek Racquet Club has been the north shore’s tennis destination for every member of the family to learn and improve their game, stay in shape and make friends. The club has the distinction of being recognized by the United States Tennis Association as the 2015 Facility of the Year.   Our experienced professional staff provides one of the area’s most comprehensive tennis programs for young and old alike. Whether you are just taking up the game of tennis or you are an experienced player, Deer Creek has an opportunity for you. The club features six climate controlled indoor tennis courts, racquetball & wallyball courts, tennis pro shop, fully equipped locker rooms, a comfortable lobby viewing area overlooking the tennis and racquetball courts, table tennis, and a small fitness area.

Hours

Indoor Season
Mon – Thu | 6:30 am – 10 pm
Fri | 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Sat | 6:30 am – 6 pm
Sun | 6:30 am – 8 pm

Summer Season 2nd Week of June – 3rd Week of August
Mon – Thu | 7 am – 7 pm
Fri | 7 am – 5 pm
Sat & Sun | 8 am – Noon

Hours are subject to change based on court reservations.
Reduced hours during major holidays.

2019-20 Permanent Court Time Indoor Season

Sundays | 36 times
Mondays | 38 times
Tuesdays | 39 times/36 times after 3 pm
Wednesdays | 36 times/35 times after 3 pm
Thursdays | 38 times
Fridays | 39 times
Saturdays | 37 times

Permanent Court Time Indoor Holidays
Labor Day Weekend | No PCT
Yom Kippur Eve | No PCT after 3 pm
Yom Kippur | No PCT
Thanksgiving | No PCT
Christmas Eve | No PCT after 3 pm
Christmas Day | No PCT
New Year’s Eve | No PCT after 3 pm
New Year’s Day | No PCT
Passover Eve | No PCT after 3 pm
Easter | No PCT

Indoor Permanent Court Time Reservations
Reservations will be automatically given priority for next year unless a new request is submitted by March 15, at which point a lottery will be held for any conflicting requests. Any requests received after that will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Email Robyn Zullo at rzullo@pdhp.org about any permanent court time needs.

For further questions contact us at:  847.433.5450

USTA Tournaments At Deer Creek

We offer USTA tournaments for all ages! See what’s coming up.

Pickleball

Experience the difference that a superior surface & lighting can make!

Open Pickleball September – May
Mem/Res/NR | $0/5/7
2:30-4pm, Wed
1:30-3:30pm, Thu
9am-Noon, Fri
4-6pm, Sat
11:30am-1pm, Sun

Drop-in Drill & Play September – May
Mem/Res/NR | $12/14/16
1-2:30 pm, Wed

Contact

Robert Laue, Manager of Racquet Sports & Park Avenue Boating Facility
847.579.4122
rlaue@pdhp.org

Robyn Zullo, Facility Supervisor II
847.579.4125
rzullo@pdhp.org

Chris Visconti, Head Tennis Professional
847.579.4123
cvisconti@pdhp.org

Richard Watson, Assistant Head Tennis Professional
847.579.4127
rwatson@pdhp.org

Audrey Koopsen, Assistant Head Tennis Professional
847.579.4124
akoopsen@pdhp.org

Hristo Pandulev, Full-Time Tennis Professional
847.579.4137
hpandulev@pdhp.org

Accessibility

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The club is accessible to those with disabilities, including an independently operable lift for transit between floors.

2019-20 Memberships on sale now!

Tennis Annual Memberships

Individual | $188/Resident, $255/Non-Resident
Family | $330/Resident, $445/Non-Resident
Junior (under 21) | $77/Resident, $100/Non-Resident
Senior (65 & over) | $139/Resident, $185/Non-Resident

Racquetball/Wallyball Memberships
Individual | $100/Resident, $150/Non-Resident
Family | $175/Resident, $240/Non-Resident
Junior (under 21) | $55/Resident, $75/Non-Resident
Senior (65 & over) | $70/Resident, $105/Non-Resident

Benefits of Membership
• Reduced rates on court fees, lessons and drop-ins.
• Family and Individual Memberships ONLY: One FREE private lesson with a “10-pack” private lesson purchase.
• Priority registration; members who are enrolled in a class get priority if registration for the next session.
• Discounts for multiple classes taken within a session.
• Permanent Court Time members are allowed to have unlimited guests and pay only a $10 fee per day.
• Reserve court time 7 days in advance.
• Demo racquets available for use in exchange for keys (limit 5 per season).

Membership Refund/Cancellation Policy
• No refunds, cancellations, or holds for all Deer Creek Racquet Club memberships.
• All annual memberships expire July 31; pro-rated, month-to-month, or half-year memberships are not available.
• In lieu of a membership, non-member PCT (Permanent Court Time) guests’ only option is to pay a $10 guest fee for each visit.

Tennis Hourly Court Rates

Member | $34
Resident | $42
Non-Resident | $46

Junior Member | $25
Junior Resident | $31
Junior Non-Resident | $36

Senior Member | $28
Senior Resident | $34
Senior Non-Resident | $39

* Members may reserve one week in advance. Non-members may reserve 24 hours in advance with pre-payment.

Individual players’ shares of the court fees are calculated based upon membership and/or residency status.

24-hour Cancellation Policy
ANY court time or private lesson canceled within 24 hours of the scheduled time will be charged at the regular rate.

Private Lesson Hourly Rates

Price includes instructor and court fees.

Staff Professional Private
Member | $80 ($40/30 min)
Resident | $85 ($42.50/30 min)
Non-resident | $90 ($45/30 min)
Staff Professional Semi Private (up to 3 players)
Member | $85 ($42.50/30 min)
Resident | $90 ($45/30 min)
Non-resident | $95 ($47.50/30 min)
Head Pro, Asst Head Pros, 10 & Under Director Private
Member | $90 ($45/30 min)
Resident | $95 ($47.50/30 min)
Non-resident | $100 ($50/30 min)
Head Pro, Asst Head Pros, 10 & Under Director Semi Private (up to 3 players)
Member  | $95 ($47.50/30 min)
Resident | $100 ($50/30 min)
Non-resident | $105 ($52.50/30 min)

24-hour Cancellation Policy

ANY court time or private lesson canceled within 24 hours of the scheduled time will be charged at the regular rate.

 

 

Fall Tennis Session
Aug 26 – Nov 27
No Class Aug 31 – Sep 2, Oct 8, Oct 9, Nov 28.

WinterTennis Session
Nov 30 – Mar 8
No Class Dec 21-Jan 5

Junior Tennis Development Programs

Class Name/LevelAgeChild/Pro RatioDescriptionPlayer Abilities
Learning & Development Program
Red Ball 14-54/1 OR 6/1Beginners: 10 & under format, red balls, 36' courtJust starting to play tennis.
Red Ball 26-76/1Beginner/Advanced Beginner: 10 & under format, red balls, 36' court.Little or no tennis experience; cannot rally consistently.
Junior Development Program 17-86/1Advanced Beginner: orange balls, 60' court.Learning to rally.
Junior Development Program 28-115/1Advanced Beginner: orange balls, 60' court.Beginning to rally and serve. Capable of rallying with a pro from service line 10 times or baseline 5 times.
Junior Development Program 311-145/1Advanced Beginner/Intermediate: green dot balls, 78' courtSustains medium-length rallies (5 shots). Able to serve & play a game on a 78' court.
Tournament Prep 17-105/1Intermediate. Orange & green dot balls, 78' courtSustains medium-length rallies. Is expected to play in weekly Junior Match play. Should play twice a week.
Tournament Prep 211-145/1Intermediate/Advanced: green dot balls, 78' court.Starting to understand spins & grip change to continental. Able to serve & play a regulation game. Is expected to play in weekly Junior Matchplay. Should play twice a week.
High School14-185/1Intermediate. Yellow Balls, 78' courtSustains medium-length rallies (5 shots). Starting to incorporate and understand grip changes and shot selection. Should play twice a week.
Advanced Program
Junior Excellence9-135/1Advanced. Green dot & yellow balls, 78' courtHas to have listening skills and ability to use a continental grip for volleys, spin and serve. Able to rally with an instructor from the service line (20 balls in a row). Matchplay participation required. Must play twice a week. USTA Tournament participation expected. A strong work ethic & a hustle for every ball.
High School Excellence12-185/1Advanced. Yellow ball, 78' court.Varsity team player. Should play twice a week. Participating in USTA Tournaments.


*Must have approval from Head Pro/Junior Development Director

Junior Program Skill Evaluation – New juniors registering for lessons except for Red Ball 1-2, must be evaluated before entry into the program. Please call Richard Watson at 847.579.4127 to schedule an evaluation.

Adult Lessons & Leagues

Class Name/LevelDescription
Start ReStartFor players with limited or no experience
1.0-1.5 Drill & PlayFor players with limited experience and still working primarily on getting the ball into play
2.0 Drill & PlayFor players who need on-court experience and have obvious stroke weaknesses but are familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
2.5 Drill & PlayFor players who are learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak, but can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
3.0 Drill & PlayFor players who can place shots with moderate success and learn consistency with each shot.
3.5 Drill & PlayFor players with have stroke dependability and direction on shots within reach, including volleys, and seldom double faults.

Head Pro approval is required to join this group.
4.0 Drill & PlayFor players who have dependable strokes and ability to use a variety of shots including lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys. First serves can force some errors.

Head Pro approval is required to join this group.
4.5 Drill & PlayFor players who have mastered the use of power and spins, can hit serves with power accuracy and are able to reach to the net with some success.

Head Pro approval is required to join this group.
Adult LeaguesPut your skills to the test and expand your circle of socially competitive opponents by meeting new players.
Fitness Programs
Cardio TennisA fitness program for all ability levels that really gets your heart pumping! It's a social drill class and score isn't kept.

Adult Skill Evaluation –  New adults registering for 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 classes must have the Head Pro’s approval before registering for a class. Please call the Front Desk at 847.433.5450 to schedule an evaluation.

 

Private Lesson Hourly Rates

Price includes instructor and court fees.

Staff Professional Private
Member | $80 ($40/30 min)
Resident | $85 ($42.50/30 min)
Non-resident | $90 ($45/30 min)
Staff Professional Semi Private (up to 3 players)
Member | $85 ($42.50/30 min)
Resident | $90 ($45/30 min)
Non-resident | $95 ($47.50/30 min)
Head Pro, Asst Head Pros, 10 & Under Director Private
Member | $90 ($45/30 min)
Resident | $95 ($47.50/30 min)
Non-resident | $100 ($50/30 min)
Head Pro, Asst Head Pros, 10 & Under Director Semi Private (up to 3 players)
Member  | $95 ($47.50/30 min)
Resident | $100 ($50/30 min)
Non-resident | $105 ($52.50/30 min)

Racquetball/Wallyball Annual Memberships

Individual | $100/resident, $150/non-resident
Family | $175/resident, $240/non-resident
Junior (under 21) | $55/resident, $75/non-resident
Senior (65 & over) | $70/resident, $105/non-resident

Racquetball Hourly Court Rates

Member | $20
Resident | $26
Non-Resident | $32

* Members may reserve one week in advance. Non-members may reserve 24 hours in advance with pre-payment.

Individual players’ shares of the court fees are calculated based upon membership and/or residency status.

24-hour Cancellation Policy – ANY court time or private lesson canceled within 24 hours of the scheduled time will be charged at the regular rate.

Racquetball Drop-In

9 – 11 am, Sun, Mem/Res/NR | $12/16/20

Private Racquetball Lessons

Available upon request.

Wallyball (volleyball played on a racquetball court)

Members and guests alike will enjoy this fast-paced game!  Maximum of 12 players on the court at one time.  Drop-in games are always available to play.  Check with the front desk for current availability & more details.

Table Tennis

Take your ping pong game to a whole new level! Learn proper technique and strategy to stay on top of your game and in top shape, too.  Have fun, make new friends, and improve your skills in the world’s most popular sport.

Senior Open Play
8 – 10 am, Mon/Wed/Fri, Mem/Res/NR | $7/9/11

Open Play
6 – 7:30 pm, Mon & Fri, Mem/Res/NR | $7/9/11
1 – 3 pm, Sun, Mem/Res/NR | $7/9/11

 

 

Outdoor Season

When the weather turns warmer, our program expands out onto our 36 outdoor hard courts and 4 outdoor clay courts.  Courts are located at the following locations:

• Brown Park, 655 Burton Ave, 2 tennis/pickleball combo courts
• Cloverdale Park, 1780 Eastwood Ave, 2 courts
• Danny Cunniff Park, 2700 Trail Way, 10 tennis & 6 pickleball courts
• Larry Fink Memorial Park, 1377 Clavey Rd, 8 courts
• Old Elm Park, 3420 Krenn Ave, 2 tennis/pickleball combo courts
• Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Rd, 4 lighted clay* & 3 lighted hard courts
   Lighting Schedule
    • April | Dusk – 9 pm (hard courts)
    • May – Aug| Dusk – 10 pm (all courts)
    • Sept-Oct | Dusk – 9 pm (hard courts)
    • Nov – Mar | No Lights
• Woodridge Park, 150 Barberry Rd, 1 tennis & 2 pickleball courts

Sunset Woods Summer Clay Court Pass Needed | Clay Court Policies
The pass system ensures that Highland Park residents and Deer Creek Racquet Club members have access to these great courts.  Typically, the clay courts will be prepared by the third week of May and windscreens put up after the trees have budded.
• Passes are free for HP residents & Deer Creek Racquet Club members with proof of residency/membership.
• Non-residents may purchase a pass for $50 at Deer Creek Racquet Club, Mon – Fri, 7 am – 5 pm.
• Residents may also obtain passes on-site at the courts when an attendant is on duty.  Attendant hours vary, but spot checks will be performed to ensure pass compliance.
• Passholders may bring guests. However, any guest without a pass MUST play on the same court as the pass holder.
• As a courtesy, players are encouraged to sweep their own court.
• Hours are Memorial Day to Labor Day until 10 pm daily.

Outdoor Reservation Guidelines
All outdoor HARD courts are FREE, open to the public, and have no attendants. 

Players are required to use the following rack-up system to reserve a court:
• Hang your racquet in the designated area for that court prior to the scheduled court change.
• Remain with your racquet to validate your reservation.
• Courts must be yielded promptly at the scheduled time. Please be considerate and allow points in progress to be completed without interruption.

• Most courts change on the hour.  There are some 1 & 1/2 hour courts at Larry Fink Memorial Park and Danny Cunniff Park.

All PDHP tennis programs have priority use during spring/summer/camp programs. Dogs are NOT allowed on the courts. Rollerblading, skateboarding, and biking are not allowed on the courts.

Let us help you plan your next party!

Try something unique and action-packed! Provide your guests with an afternoon or evening of tennis, wallyball and/or racquetball!

For children’s parties, courts may be available Saturday evenings, some Sunday afternoons, or school holidays. For further details, call 847.433.5450.

Kids Tennis Party (2-hour package)
• One hour court time | $100 + pro cost
• Max of 10 children per tennis court; additional $50 if more than 10
• Includes one hour of organized tennis, two racquetball courts (wallyball or racquetball), and use of the lobby and all equipment (racquets, safety glasses, tables & chairs for 20 people)

Corporate Tennis Party (2-hour package)
• One hour court time | $100 + pro cost
• Max of 10 players per tennis court; additional $50 if more than 10
• Includes one hour of organized tennis (cardio tennis, drills, free play), two racquetball courts (wallyball or racquetball), and use of the lobby and all equipment (racquets, safety glasses, tables & chairs for 20 people)

Tennis Party (no package)
• One hour court time | $100 + pro cost
• Max of 10 players per tennis court; additional $50 if more than 10

Wallyball or Racquetball Party
• One hour court time | $56
• Max of 8 players per court
• Includes one racquetball court, racquets, safety glasses, and use of lobby (tables and chairs)

Bar or Bat Mitzvah party packages are available for club rental; ask a manager for details.

Availability

Parties using tennis courts are available seven days a week from 6:30 am -10 pm.  Racquetball, table tennis and wallyball hourly court times are available seven days a week from 6:45 am – 9:45 pm.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday closing times may vary based on court reservations.  All parties using the party room must clean up afterward.

Equipment Rental

Deer Creek Racquet Club has two tennis ball machines available for rent for only $10 plus court cost.  We’ll even show you how to set it up.  Additional assistance is provided if needed.

For questions, contact us at 847.433.5450.

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