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Clay Tennis Courts

Play on Clay!

Clay courts provide a unique playing experience every lover of the sport should try at least once. Ball bounce on clay courts is slower than it would be on other common court surfaces. This gives players more time to focus on strategies and work on their technical skills. The softer surface is also kinder on knees, ankle, and feet, lowering your risk of injury.

Location & Hours

You’ll find the clay tennis courts at Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, near the corner of Essex and Grand. The courts are open 6 a.m. to dusk April 1 to November 1.

Clay Tennis Court Passes

Players need an annual Clay Tennis Pass, available to buy online only, to gain entry to the courts. The fee is $55 for residents ($80 for nonresidents). Once processed, we will mail you a key to the courts via U.S. Postal Service. Pass holders get a roster of other players and volunteer for minor court maintenance.



Know Before You Go: Rules & Safety Measures

The following guidelines will need to be followed for the courts to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Social distancing required: before and after play, players must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from all others.
  • The use of face masks is required for all doubles match play.
  • All spectators and players waiting for a court must remain outside of the fence until a court becomes available and social distancing procedures must always be practiced.
  • Private lessons of any kind are not allowed unless authorized by the Glen Ellyn Park District.
  • Courts cannot be used for alternative activities including off-leash dogs.
  • Courts close at dusk, no lights available.
  • Please be vigilant in preventing the spread of germs by practicing good hygiene. If you or any members of your family are ill or become ill, you should remain home.

Questions?

For more information, email Brad Thomas at bthomas@gepark.org or call (630) 942-7288.