programs and sports

Platform Tennis

Glen Ellyn Platform Tennis Center

Conveniently located, this year-round, family-friendly facility has six platform tennis courts and a state-of-the-art paddle hut. A membership is required to access the courts and hut.

Platform tennis is an outdoor racquet sport generally played in cool or cold weather. As the name suggests, platform tennis is played on a raised platform with a smaller court than traditional tennis. The field of play is surrounded by mesh fencing, and the walls that are formed can be used during play, just like in racquetball and squash. The game is played with solid paddles made of a composite material as well as a spongy rubber ball.

  • All ages and levels of play are welcome.
  • A six-court complex and paddle hut.
  • Year-round public facility.
  • Adult and junior platform tennis instruction
  • Women’s and Men’s in-house and inter-club league play.
  • Memberships for resident and nonresident adults, juniors, and families.

Membership Options & Benefits

We offer flexible opportunities to get you out on one of our six courts, in lessons, or in a league.

  • No additional court fees to play year-round.
  • Unlimited access to court time when not programmed with leagues, lessons, or events.
  • Access to the paddle hut between 7 am to 11 pm
  • Privilege of making court reservations 7 days in advance.

2024 Partial Year Membership

Valid January 1-August 31, 2024 | On Sale January 1

TypeResidentAdditional ChildPurchase
Adult (ages 18 and up)$200$260Purchase »
Junior (ages 6-17)$50$75Purchase »
Family*$450$540$15 per childPurchase »
*Family includes 2 adults (same household) or 2 adults and 2 children (age 17 and under) per household. Youth members must be accompanied by an adult and do not receive a key to the Paddle Hut.

Getting There

You’ll find the Platform Tennis Center within Maryknoll Park, 845 Pershing Avenue (corner of Pershing and Route 53).

Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Sharpen your skills with personalized instruction from the pro! The 3-on-1 format is the best way to improve your strategy and shot selection while playing your matches. The 2-on-1 is perfect for you and your partner to better communication skills. Private instruction is excellent for focusing on select shots such as the screens, serve, return of serve, and the first volley! Email for an appointment, pricing, and availability:

Mark Cunnington, Director of Racquet Sports
Email: [email protected]

In-House Leagues

The Glen Ellyn Park District offers in-house leagues throughout the year. View upcoming in-house leagues »

Travel Leagues

The Glen Ellyn Park District works in conjunction with the Glen Ellyn Platform Tennis Club (GEPTC) to provide travel leagues. The GEPTC Men’s Travel program has many teams playing in various levels (series) of play. These teams participate in the Chicago Platform Tennis Charities and Southwest leagues. Teams travel to other communities, as well as hosting home matches in the evenings. The Women’s Travel league participates in the North Shore and Southwest leagues and travels during the day. Please contact Mark Cunnington at [email protected] for more information. All travel members must also hold a Glen Ellyn Park District Platform Membership.