Whether it’s a killer forehand, smash, or backhand, serving up your A-game is key to a epic summer in your social circle. Get your court date in before the competition and show them what you’re made of. Here are your Haute 5 spots to hit the net.
Midtown Tennis Club
Established in 1969, Midtown Tennis Club is the world’s largest indoor tennis facility with 18 indoor courts, providing top tennis instruction and world-class amenities. Tennis legends like John McEnroe, Billie Jean King, Arthur Ashe, Andre Agassi, Venus Williams, and Andy Roddick have all played at Midtown.
Midtown Tennis Club is located at 2020 West Fullerton Ave.
Five Seasons Sports Club
Five Seasons Sports Club is actually an umbrella of five clubs under one exclusive membership. Included is the “Tennis and Racquet Club,” with eight air-conditioned, extra-wide indoor tennis courts, four outdoor hard courts, and four outdoor clay courts; “A Fitness Club,” with state-of-the-art weight and cardiovascular equipment, circular track, indoor pool, spa, and spinning and aerobics studios; “A Swim Club,” with an Olympic-size outdoor pool featuring diving wells and wading pools for tots and an indoor pool for year-round conditioning and water aerobics; “A Dining & Social Club,” with a cafe/sports bar for casual dining, plus social activities for the entire family; and “A Day Spa,” with a beauty salon for pampering and relaxation featuring massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and more.
Five Seasons is located at 300 Techny Rd. in Northbrook, IL.
East Bank Club
With a country club-esque reputation, the EBC has been named “One of the Best Gyms in America” by Fitness Magazine. Described as the “Disney World for the sporty set,” the East Bank Club earned the title of “Sports-Minded Clubs: Best Surf and Turf” by some of the top fitness goers in the U.S. EBC offers a wide range of racquet sports programs, including private lessons, group clinics, league play, and social events. Facilities include eight indoor tennis courts, three racquetball courts, and one squash court. Complimentary tennis ball machines are also available.
The East Bank Club is located at 500 N Kingsbury St. in Chicago, IL.
The River Forest Tennis Club
The River Forest Tennis Club was founded in 1905 by a group of individuals interested in forming a club that would be both social and athletic in nature. A clubhouse was built that year, only to be destroyed by fire in 1906. Building up and better, the club was redesigned under the creative supervision of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In 2003, all 10 tennis courts were upgraded to a state-of-the-art Hydrocourt system, providing members with continuously hydrated Har-Tru courts that are always ready for play.
River Forest Tennis Club is located at 615 Lathrop Avenue in River Forest, IL.
The Racquet Club of Chicago
The Racquet Club of Chicago is a prestigious private athletic club in the Gold Coast. The classical revival building was designed by architect Andrew Rebori, constructed in 1923, and serves as part of National Register of the Gold Coast Historic District. The Racquet Club features courts (two North American singles, two North American doubles, and one International singles), two racquets courts, and one indoor tennis court converted from a real court. The racquets courts are the world’s western-most active venue for that sport.
The Racquet Club is located at 1365 North Dearborn St. in Chicago.