As always, DGSRC will have an exciting tennis season planned for 2022 which includes welcome clinics, numerous class options, and other special events throughout the season.  In 2021, DGSRC added four pickleball courts for member use.  Questions? E-mail dgsrctennis@gmail.com.

Tennis FAQs

  • DGSRC has 8 tennis courts.  5 “upper” courts with lights, and 3 “lower courts” for additional use during the day.
  • The courts are open from 8am – 10pm. The gates are unlocked during normal pool hours.
  • Tennis programming (lessons, leagues, etc.)  takes priority of court use over open play.
  • Please note that all pricing represents membership pricing.  Only current DGSRC members may sign-up for classes/leagues.
  • For questions on which level you should choose for your children, see the Youth Tennis Lessons page, or e-mail dgsrctennis@gmail.com.
  • Date for “Welcome Class” TBD in 2022: DGSRC staff will be on-hand for classes for all ages.  Please come out with the family and enjoy a day of tennis and see what DGSRC Tennis has to offer! Friends and non-members are welcome. (Yes, snacks will be provided).  This will be a great opportunity for first timers or to talk with our Pro about what class level you should choose.  

Introducing our Head Pro for the 2022 Season

About Chris Wilkins:
Chris Wilkins is a graduate of the Ferris State University Professional Tennis Management program where he earned his bachelor’s in Marketing. He is certified by the USPTA and PTR. He was a walk-on athlete for the Division II Men’s tennis team as well as serving as the Vice President of the programs student association. Chris was a summer professional for Van Der Meer Tennis Academy in Hilton Head Island, SC for two years where he assisted and learned from master professional Louie Cap and others including Marcus Ondruska who was previously ranked #27 on the ATP tour. Chris worked at Five Seasons Family Sports Club in Burr Ridge for three years as a staff pro which included assisting the high-performance Junior Tennis academy.

Chris is now the Head Pro at Heritage Tennis Club in Arlington Heights and is very excited to expand his teachings to our Downers Grove Swim and Racquet Club members. His philosophy stems from loving the life lessons that sports may teach athletes of all ages.  His core teaching style focuses on the responsibility, respect, and discipline required to be a happy and successful athlete.
Nothing is better than giving your best in his book!
 

Tennis Only Memberships

Tennis only memberships are available for the 2022 season for $180 per family or $150 single person.  Please visit the “Join Today” tab to fill out an application. No initiation fee for tennis only memberships.

After Hours Court Access

For using the courts before/after pool hours, members can acquire a key to the courts for a $50 deposit. The deposit is refundable upon return of the key.  Please email dgsrctennis@gmail.com for more information.