• Kids and Tennis

    Find out about the benefits of tennis and why it is such a great sport for kids

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    Evening of Champions

    Our annual awards event honors Chicagoland’s outstanding tennis achievements

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    Our Programs

    Learn about the youth tennis programs currently funded by Chicago Tennis Patrons

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    Making a Difference with Our Kids in the Tennis Community!

    About Chicago Tennis Patrons

    The Chicago Tennis Patrons provides kids in the greater Chicago area, regardless of income, race, gender or ability, an opportunity to learn the game of tennis while gaining values, building friendships and developing a desire for an active lifestyle. Our primary focus is to make a difference with our juniors in the tennis community by reaching out to those who may not otherwise experience the game of tennis.

    The Patrons encourage participation at all levels of tennis by awarding grants and scholarships, and place a very special emphasis upon the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) which presents entry level and grass roots tennis to boys and girls of the city and surrounding areas.

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    Chicago Tennis Patrons News

    2017 Evening of Champions

    The Chicago Tennis Patrons held its 28th Annual Evening of Champions banquet, fundraiser, and Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, March 4 at Fountain Blue in Des Plaines. A special THANK YOU to our sponsors: Gold Midtown Athletic Clubs USTA Midwest Section Silver Mary Jo & Stephen Schuler Bronze Ernst & Young, LLP Hinsdale Bank […]

    Congratulations 2016 Award Winners!!!

    The Chicago Tennis Patrons Congratulates!!! 2017 Chicago Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee Ron Mitchell & 2016 Award Winners   Junior Player of the Year (Male)  Jacob Edelchik Junior Player of the Year (Female)  Lahari Yelamanchili Junior Recreational Players of the Year  Jaylon Ford & Meisha Daniels League Player of the Year (Male)  Christopher Springer League Player […]

    Kid’s fun day of tennis

    The 3rd Annual CDTA Kids Day was held on Thursday, July 7 at the A. C. Nielsen Men’s Pro Tennis Championship in Winnetka, IL. Approximately 170 kids enjoyed tennis drills and games and other activities and watched professional tennis matches. In addition, the kids heard from Tom Gullikson, USTA Lead National Coach, Men’s Tennis and […]