Join the WPTC

Thanks for your interest in joining the Winnetka Platform Tennis Club and helping us grow paddle in Winnetka, Glencoe, Northfield and the North Shore suburbs! This year we offer more ways than ever to enjoy playing platform tennis than ever before .

MEMBERSHIPS FOR MEN

Men’s Leagues

For the 2020-21 fall/winter season, Winnetka Platform Tennis Club will offer two options for members:

The CPTC Travel Leagues

If you are assigned a team in the CPTC travel league, you will be placed on a series and play against Chicago-area clubs such in Evanston, Wilmette, Glenview, Glencoe, Highland Park, Northbrook, Lake Forest, Glen Ellen, Barrington, Hinsdale, Chicago and more. For the 2019-2020 season, we had 21 men’s teams competing in Chicago Platform Tennis Charities fall/winter leagues at a range of levels between beginner and expert. Men’s league matches are played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from approximately 6:30-10pm. Included league registration fees and balls. Cost is $850.

The North Shore League

Newly formed in the 2018-19 season, the North Shore League enables WPTC and nearby clubs to play competitive and fun paddle on Sunday nights from 7-10pm. This league will include players in levels 3.0-4.0 (CPTC Series equivalents of 13-30), with the same play format as the CPTC travel league (but without any long distance travel!). Balls will be provided. Cost is $750.

The Double-dip

If there is room, we will permit players who sign up for the CPTC travel league to also play in the North Shore League on Sundays for an additional fee of $200, resulting in a total cost for the Double-dip of $1,050 for both the leagues – two nights of paddle for a bargain price!

The Viking Spring Paddle Summer League

During the off-season, The WPTC also participates in the Viking Spring Paddle Summer League which generally plays matches from April-June.


For more information on joining a team, please contact our men’s committee at mensteams@winnetkapaddle.com, or contact our Club Pro, Greg O’Neil at gregoneil@winnetkapaddle.com.

For guidance about appropriate levels, given your strokes and racquet experience, see the Paddle Tennis Rating System chart or contact Greg O’Neil at the above address.


Men’s Associate Memberships

  • Open play on Saturday mornings and Sunday evenings
  • Members-only events like the season kick-off party, Turkey shoot, Valentine’s Day & Mardi Gras Mixers and Club Championships. Note: some events during the 20-21 season may not be held.
  • Preferred on-line reservation system privileges — any time of the day!
  • Reservations up to 5 days in advance on one court, for up to 2 hours daily.
  • No additional charge for guests
  • Membership Fee: $400


MEMBERSHIPS FOR WOMEN

Women’s Weekday Travel League

  • Placement on one of our women’s teams in a daytime North Shore Women’s Platform Tennis League (NSWPTL)
  • Attend required weekly Team Drills
  • Members-only events like the season kick-off party, Valentine’s Day & Mardi Gras Mixers (See Events Tab)
  • Preferred on-line reservation system privileges — any time of the day!
  • Reservations up to 7 days in advance on one court, for up to 2 hours daily.
  • No additional charge for guests
  • APTA membership, including a year’s subscription to the informative APTA magazine
  • Membership Fee: $750

Women’s Monday Night Paddle

(Choose from the two programs, below)

Women’s Travel League on Monday Nights
  • Series Play against other clubs on Monday Nights
  • Three levels of player skill:
    • Level A for Series 1-5
    • Level B for Series 6-9
    • Level C for Series 10-16
  • Same benefits as Women’s Weekday Travel League
  • Membership Fee: $750

 

House Paddle Monday Night

Learn, play, and have fun!
  • LEARN the basic platform tennis blueprint that you’ll need to be successful at any level. The instructors will be covering core topics such as: different ways to start a point, covering the 2/3’s of the net, the BIG 3, captain/ navigator and how the lob and drive are connected.
  • PLAY practice sets after class to get that all important match experience. Starting in week 5 everyone will compete in an organized round robin format until the end of the session.
  • STAY and socialize with your fellow paddle players while enjoying a glass of wine and some snacks provided by the WPTC.
What’s Included
  • Four 60-minute instructional classes
  • Open play following each class
  • Six weeks of competitive play / Round Robin format
  • Paddle balls
Session Dates

FALL SESSION

    • October 12 – December 14 (10 weeks) including 4 lessons / $375

WINTER SESSION

    • January 4 – March 15 (10 weeks) including 4 lessons / $375 (no paddle on March 8)

BOTH SESSIONS

    • October 12 – March 15 (20 weeks) including 8 lessons / $750

Women’s Associate Memberships

  • Members-only events like the season kick-off party, Valentine’s Day & Mardi Gras Mixers
  • Preferred on-line reservation system privileges — any time of the day!
  • Reservations up to 5 days in advance on one court, for up to 2 hours daily.
  • No additional charge for guests
  • Membership Fee: $400


Joining the WPTC is easy

 

Returning Members who played with us last year:

  1. Review our renewal instructions, if you like
  2. Renew Your Membership
  3. Having trouble with your renewal? Answers to a few questions…

 

New Members and Returning Members who didn’t play with us last year:

  1. Review our new application step-by-step guide, if you like
  2. Join the Winnetka Platform Tennis Club