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Tennis Facilities

Featuring four har-tru clay courts, inclusive of a bi-court grandstand with shared viewing deck; Ivanhoe Club offers tennis programs for all ages and ability levels.

 

The tennis facilities include four (4) har-tru clay courts and offer a wide assortment of programs and instructional clinics from a full-time staff of tennis professionals. The tennis professionals offer a variety of clinics, private, and semi private lessons whither you are a beginner or aspiring professional. 

Available Facilities

  • Demo Rackets and Ball Machine
  • Tennis Events
  • Social Tennis
  • Lessons
  • Clinics and Drills
We have an extensive collection of Wilson demo rackets, plus a large assortment of junior rackets in all sizes. There is a ball return machine available for a nominal rental fee as an excellent way to practice your skills.
Each month in season we offer a number of tennis events for members. Please check the calendar and weekly emails for schedule changes.  Ivanhoe Club offers both men’s and women’s competitive league play of all levels. Please contact the tennis shop to inquire about leagues.
We offer several social tennis opportunities at Ivanhoe Club, which provides you a great chance to get out and meet other members while enjoying the social game of tennis. Social tennis includes mixed doubles night, men’s doubles night, organized singles play and monthly tennis socials.
The professional staff at Ivanhoe Club offers a variety of adult and junior lesson programs from the beginner to championship levels. In addition, we offer both private and group lessons. For rates and scheduling please contact the tennis shop.

 
These classes are designed to put you through fast-paced drills to help fine-tune your game. The class combines drills with point-playing situations in order for you to practice strategy while grooving your strokes. The drills are geared toward both singles and doubles. For rates and schedules please contact the tennis shop.

Greg O'Neil - Head Tennis Professional

Greg O'Neil joined Ivanhoe Club in the spring of 2018. Greg developed his love for tennis while growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago. Most of his weekends were spent competing in local, sectional and national junior tournaments. By his senior year of high school he was ranked one of the top 20 junior players in the Midwest. After accepting a scholarship at Northern Illinois University where he played #1 singles and #1 doubles, Greg spent two years on the pro circuit where he earned a world tennis ranking.

Greg focused on the next phase of his tennis profession once his competitive playing days were completed. He learned and honed his on court teaching skills and off court management/leadership skills under the tutelage of two well respected and accomplished tennis coaches at Lake Shore Athletic Club. Greg’s body of work is very broad, it includes everything from teaching casual and competitive junior and adult club level players to working with world class players, NCAA champions and High School State Champions.

Using more of a cooperative coaching style, Greg is able to share in the learning process with his students thus making it a team effort. Through the communication of simple concepts and strong visual demonstrations, he helps each player understand the game of tennis rather than blindly following a given number of pre-set rules. Greg believes that problem solving, decision-making and tactical thinking are a priority in tennis and are skills he will continue to promote to his students.

Tennis Certifications
USPTA Elite Professional – United States Professional Tennis Association
Coaching Youth 10 & Under – United States Professional Tennis Association
Cardio Tennis Instructor – Tennis Industry Association
 
Other Certifications / Skills
USPPTA  Pro 1 – United States Professional Platform Tennis Association
National Paddle Pro Certification Tester – Certified 12+ paddle professionals
 
Playing Achievements
Northern Illinois University, played #1 singles & doubles
Top 12 Regional Ranking in doubles
Recorded NCAA wins as high as 30th in the country
MAC – All Conference
Achieved world tennis ranking on Professional Satellite Tour
 
Club History
Winnetka Platform Tennis Club, Winnetka IL - Director of Platform Tennis 2012 - Current
Old Willow Club, Glenview, IL – Director of Tennis
North Shore Country Club, Glenview IL – Head Tennis Professional
Lake Shore Athletic Club, Chicago, IL – Tennis Professional
Mid-Town Athletic Club, Chicago IL – Tennis Professional