Paddle Club Memberships are now available
Ladies’ Intro to Paddle class is for students with little or no knowledge of platform tennis knowledge. Students will learn the mechanics of basic strokes, scoring and paddle etiquette in a fun environment.
This class is designed for students who know paddle basics and/or have successfully completed the Introduction to Paddle Class. We will be reviewing basic strokes, positioning and screen play. Class time will focus on consistency in strokes and doubles strategy.
The Glenbrook Ladies’ In-House League is a social program that promotes the game of paddle during the off-season. League play offers the advantage of regularly scheduled matches against players of similar ability. To ensure competitive matches, please sign-up for the appropriate series below.
This In-House League is designed for all skill levels to enjoy! If you are an avid platform tennis player and do not have the time to play during the day due to your busy work schedule you should not have to give up your favorite sport. Playing paddle at night is your opportunity to keep yourself in the game. This League includes 2 hours of unsupervised but coordinated doubles match play.
Is a great way for you to get out and play doubles matches in a fun, competitive, unsupervised but coordinated low-key environment.
WHO CAN PLAY? Any woman that has the flexibility to sneak away from work/kids/etc. on Friday mornings. Novices are welcome to join. You don’t need to have a lot of experience with match play, however, you need to make sure you’re comfortable with the basic understanding of the game, scoring, and getting your serves and returns in.
The Glenbrook Men’s In-House League is a social program that promotes the game of paddle during the off-season. League play offers the advantage of regularly scheduled matches against players of similar ability. To ensure competitive matches, please sign-up for the appropriate series below.
This Mixed Doubles In-House League offers an introduction to a platform tennis match play while gaining experience and confidence right on your own paddle courts. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet new players and gain valuable point playing experience. Ages 18 and Older
Paddle has an extremely fun geometric quality embedded into the structure of the sport. Unlike tennis, once the ball hits the court surface it can be played off the screens until it hits the surface a second time. This gives players in the back-court ample time to play a shot.
A much more dynamic and strategic version of tennis with the potential for longer, more creative points.
Aside from the unique physical properties of the sport, there are many other reasons to play paddle. It is one of the only sports that can be played outdoors during the winter! Snow and ice are cleared using heaters located underneath the raised platform surface.
It is also well heralded for the social atmosphere it provides as there are many leagues and events throughout the season.
We will offer the following Paddle Programs:
- LESSONS & DRILLS
- OPEN PLAY
- RESERVED COURT TIMES
- LEAGUES & TOURNAMENTS
- PARTIES & EVENTS
The regular paddle season runs from the beginning of fall through the end of winter but spring and summer leagues will also be available.
Meet Our Pros
Director of Platform Tennis: Ania Kazakevich
Ania is from Minsk, Belarus. She has played tennis since age six and achieved a ranking as high as 300 in the WTA. She graduated from Northwood University and College of Belarus Olympic Reserve with degrees in Business Administration and Professional RTTennis Instruction.
Ania has more than 15 years of Head Pro experience managing tennis and platform tennis operations, staff development, and private lessons. Ania was ranked #4 in the Nation in Women’s Platform Tennis, Quarterfinalist in the Women’s National Paddle Tournament. She finished 2nd in Illinois State Paddle Tournament, and has held the title for the Great Boston Women’s Paddle Open.
Platform Tennis PRO: Carlos Benito
Carlos is from Madrid, Spain. He has played tennis since age 10 and achieved an outstanding career from juniors to ATP. He graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Business Administration and from ESIC Business & Marketing School with a Masters in Digital Marketing. Carlos is a Certified Platform Tennis Instructor from PTR.
Platform Tennis PRO: Jeremy Sonkin
Jeremy grew up in Wheaton, Illinois, where he discovered his passion for tennis watching his sister, Mara, excel quickly and at the highest level. As a player, Jeremy has held the #1 spot in the Midwest, #2 in the country, had a 5th place finish at the Orange Bowl, and obtained a Silver Ball at the USTA Nationals. Jeremy received a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he held the #1 singles and doubles position most of his college career, receiving First Team All Big Ten honors. In 2018, Jeremy returned to the ATP tour where, within a year, he reached a career high of 818 in the world and won a doubles title, after a ten year competing hiatus.
As a coach, Jeremy has coached players from the entry level, regionally, nationally, ITF, professionally, and into college scholarships at some of the nations top universities. It is his mission to, no matter the player, help them to realize and believe in themselves and their potential, both on and off the court, understand what and how it means to be a competitor, to embrace disappointment as the opportunity to grow and develop, and to allow players to be, authentically, themselves and to maximize their individuality to conquer any challenge that presents itself to overcome.
Hall of Fame Inductee: Howard Sipe
If the title “Mister Paddle” or “Father of Paddle” should be awarded to any one person in the Chicago area, it would go to Howard A. Sipe. As a player, he has won or been a finalist in every age group from age 50, gathering six national titles and coming in second in seven others. Sipe has also won numerous state and local tournaments over the years and, in the state of Illinois, has won the 45+ division title 13 straight years.
Sipe helped run the Chicago Platform Charities for more than 15 years, and oversaw the senior draws of that organization for some 25 years. He was instrumental in starting the Intermediate tournament of Chicago five years ago, which now hosts one of the largest “B” events in the country. In 1990, he co-chaired, with Alan Graham, the first Men’s and Women’s National’s held in Chicago. Howard has also been the official referee of the Charities finals for over 10 years.
FULL MEMBERSHIP – (August 1 – July 31)
- Unlimited court time at no extra cost
- Includes participation in the CPTC travel league (league fee)
- Early Access and sign up for Court Reservations – 7 days in advance
- Membership to Pickle Club (limited – Membership level)
- Facility Rental Discount
PARTIAL MEMBERSHIP – (August 1 – July 31)
- Limited court time on NIGHTS and WEEKENDS
- Advanced court reservations – 5 days in advance
- Use of Pickle Club for a discounted fee
- Participation on the CPTC Travel team requires a FULL Membership
JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP – (August 1 – July 31)
$145.00 (12 – 18 years of age)
- Unlimited access to court time (when available) Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm for no additions costs when courts are not programmed with leagues, lessons, or events.
- Walk On options all day on the weekends. If enrolled in our Junior program there is a walk on fee of $10 per court, in not enrolled in the junior program, the walk on fee is $20.00 per court.
Non Member Fee
Non Members may play on our courts for a fee. Fee will consist of a GUEST fee and a COURT fee (see costs below)
- Court Cost is $20 pp per 1.5 hours
- May participate in our In House League for an additional charge
- Guest Fee $10.00 per person (only applicable when playing with a member of the club – NOT being enforced at this time)