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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 in 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 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Privilege of making court reservations 7 days in advance 

2020-2021 Platform Tennis Membership Fees

Valid from September 3, 2020 through August 31, 2021

Adult Memberships (Ages 18 & Up)

  • Glen Ellyn Park District resident: $260
  • Nonresident: $310

Junior Memberships (Ages 6-17)

  • Glen Ellyn Park District resident: $50
  • Nonresident: $75

Family Memberships

Includes 2 adults (same household) or 2 adults and 2 children (age 17 & under) per household. Youth members must be accompanied by an adult and do not receive a key to the “Hut.”

  • Glen Ellyn Park District resident: $500
  • Nonresident: $590
  • Additional Child: $15 per child

Getting There

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


Know Before You Go: Rules & Safety Measures

  • All six courts and the paddle hut are open for members.
  • Face coverings will be required for members when 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained both on the court and in the hut.
  • Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized at the start of the day (before 9am).
  • No food allowed in the facility at this time.
  • Open to members only (no guests) with a maximum capacity of 25.
  • Water fountains are not in service, but a bottle refill station is available. Please supply your own water bottle or bring an alternative source of hydration.
  • If you or any members of your family are ill or become ill, please stay home.
  • To allow others time to enjoy the facility with social distancing guidelines, please limit your socializing inside and outside of the hut to 1 hour.

If these rules are not followed, the Glen Ellyn Park District reserves the right to close the courts immediately or take other steps as needed. Additionally, if the Governor issues mandates closing outdoor racquet or comparable facilities and/or the Centers for Disease Control adjusts their recommendations, the Glen Ellyn Park District will act accordingly.

Assumption of Risk:

Please be aware that participating in this program, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this program (including exposure to communicable disease).


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: gepaddlepro@gmail.com


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 South West 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 South West Leagues and travels during the day. Please contact Mark Cunnington at gepaddlepro@gmail.com for more information. All travel members must also hold a Glen Ellyn Park District membership.