USTA's Opening Day Chicago

Get Out and Play for FREE

By Sara Yaniga, Macaroni Kid Chicago (Midtown) May 21, 2021

Get Out and Play

Tennis is one of the safest social distancing sports that you can play. On May 22, we encourage players to join us in a celebration of the game we love. Hit any court throughout Cook, Lake, and DuPage Counties to participate in USTA Chicago’s Opening Day celebration of tennis. Play with friends or family, and record your on-court fun and/or a message telling us why you love the game. 

Win Prizes

Our volunteers will be out and about around Chicagoland to randomly give out fun prizes throughout the day. To win even more great prizes, like racquets, balls, t-shirts and more, post your pictures or video on social media. Make sure to tag your post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use @ustachicago and the hashtag #sayyestotennis. Your profile must be public to win prizes. Participants will be entered into a drawing with the winners being announced the week of May 24.

Pick Up the Game for FREE

Also on May 22, we’ll be offering free instruction, cardio tennis, clinics, social play, and more at 6 hub sites throughout the Chicago District. Check this website often to get updates on how you can play for free at any of the following sites:

Nike Park in Naperville

  • Youth Instruction for Beginning Players – Learn more & register here
  • Adult Clinic for Experienced and Beginning Players – Learn more & register here
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. – Junior Team Tennis District Championships. Come out and support our Green Ball players competing for the opportunity to represent the Chicago District at the Midwest Section championships.
  • 4-6 p.m. – Tennis Gear Clinic with Tennis Ballerz Pro Shop

Community Playfield in Wilmette

James Park in Evanston

  • Adult Clinic for Experienced and Beginning Players – Learn more & register here
  • Youth Instruction for Beginning Players – Learn more & register here
  • Noon-2 p.m. – Come out and cheer on your school as they compete in the Evanston Middle School Team Tournament.

Rainbow Beach Park in Chicago: Learn more & register here

  • Adult Beginner Instruction 10-11 a.m.
  • Adult Drills for Experienced Players 11 a.m.-Noon
  • Adult Round Robin Play Noon-1 p.m.

Humboldt Park in Chicago

Flossmoor Park in Homewood Flossmoor

Held rain or shine: In case of rain, activities will move to HF Racquet and Fitness

Butterfield Park District

South Barrington Club – Call 847-381-2520 to register

  • Adult Clinic for Experienced and Beginning Players 9-10am
  • Kids Clinic for Experienced and Beginning Players 10-11am 

Wheaton Sport Center – Email to register

  • Cardio Tennis – ages 18 and above, all levels, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Cardio Tennis – ages 18 and above, 3.5 level and above, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

About USTA Chicago

The Chicago District Tennis Association (USTA Chicago) believes lives can be transformed through the game of tennis. Our mission is to create, sustain, and grow enthusiasm for the game of tennis throughout Chicagoland. The Chicago District encompasses the 284 zip-codes of Cook, Lake and DuPage counties – that’s 3,340 square miles and annually serves more than 5,300 junior and 3,000 adult players and nearly 10,000 members of all types. We represent almost 500 public court and private club facilities that are home to more than 4,500 tennis courts. Surely, there’s a court near you and from league play to tournaments to instruction we’re happy to help get you playing!

Contact us to learn about the many opportunities to play throughout Chicagoland, check out play opportunities here or visit NetGeneration to find providers near you.