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Tennis

Practice with the Pro

Our tennis pros are available for private or semi-private lessons scheduled at a mutually-convenient time. Three levels of lessons are available and may be scheduled with one to three persons in a group.

Lessons with one of our instructors, who have several years of teaching experience, are available for $59 per hour. Instruction with one of our teaching pros is available at a cost of $69 per hour. Lessons with one of our USPTA/USPTR Certified Pros are $79 per hour. To schedule a private lesson, contact the Naperville Park District at 630-848-5000 to register. After you are registered you will be contacted by the Tennis Coordinator to schedule your private lesson.

 

USPTA/USPTR Certified Pros $79 an Hour

Meredith Petri
Meredith has been with the Naperville Park District for 20 years teaching tennis to all levels, including her specialty programs plus junior high level training programs. She also organizes and administrates the USTA tournaments sponsored by the Naperville Park District. She began her tennis career at Lake Shore Athletic Club and has taught at the Four Lakes Tennis Club, Forest Grove Athletic Club and the Naperville Tennis Club . Meredith has coached the Midwest Zonal Team and USTA adult tennis teams. She has been a varsity tennis coach and is currently teaching Pro at the Naperville Tennis Club where she has been teaching for 18 years. She is a USPTA and USPTR certified professional tennis instructor and has been trained in Quick Start 10 and Under Tennis. Meredith believes that stroke production and sound mechanics can be taught and enhanced at any level.
 

Sisay Selassie
Sisay has been with the Naperville Park District for a total of 3 years spanning from high school until current. He works with all ages, but specializes in high performance level. Sisay played tennis for Naperville Central High School before going on to play at Western Illinois University. He has coached at Challenge Fitness in Lockport for the last 12 years. He is a PTR certified professional tennis instructor. Sisay views tennis as a sport that can be played for lifetime and beli

 

Teaching Pros $69 an Hour

Lisa LaHam
Lisa has been with the Naperville Park District for 12 years teaching youth, adult and specialty program. She has been playing tennis for over 30 years -NITTL competitive team tennis, Jack Barry League team tennis and USTA tennis. Lisa is a certified USPTR instructor, certified Cardio Tennis instructor and trained in Quick Start 10 and Under Tennis. Lisa has been on the Pro Staff at the Naperville Tennis Club for 8 years and is a current employee and is USPTR certified. She believes that all tennis players should have fun and learn the fundamentals.
 
Lisa Mc Alpine
Lisa has been with the Naperville Park District for 20 years teaching all levels and specialty classes. She played on the Naperville Central High School Tennis Team, USTA tennis teams, plus USTA tournaments. Lisa taught for the Park District during high school and college and then returned as an adult after having her family to teach again. Lisa has been on the Pro Staff at the Naperville Tennis Club for 20 years, is a current employee. She believes that anyone, any age and any skill level can have fun and improve their tennis game by playing tennis.

 

Instructors $59 an Hour

Mitch Louis

Mitch is in his first year with the Naperville Park District coming in with a wealth of experience. Growing up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he worked in the summers for the Park District in Oshkosh as well as playing high school tennis. After high school, Mitch attended Coe College where he played tennis at the collegiate level. He was also the assistant tennis coach at the University of Eau Claire for two years. Specialty adult classes and youth tennis are what Mitch is currently teaching. Mitch believes that tennis is a game that all can love in fact he met his wife through playing tennis.


Matt Moreno
Matt has been with the Naperville Park District for 10 years teaching all levels and specialty programs. He played high school tennis and plays in singles and doubles leagues. Matt has taught tennis at the Naperville Tennis Club for 7 years and is a current employee. He believes that all tennis players should have fun and do their best.


Steve Haas

Steve has been with the Naperville Park District for 7+ years teaching all levels and specialty programs.  He also teaches at the Naperville Tennis Club and he plays USTA team tennis in mixed doubles and men's leagues.  He was the 2011 Chicago District Player of the Year and the 2016 Chicago District Tournament Director of the Year.  Steve is trained in Quick Start 10 & Under Tennis and in Parent/Child Tennis, and he is also a USPTR Certified Tennis Instructor.  He believes that tennis should be fun and enjoyable and that everyone should have a great time playing on the court.

 

Tennis Court Rules

Click here to view the official Tennis Court Rules

 


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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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