Join the WPTC

Thanks for your interest in joining the Winnetka Platform Tennis Club and helping us grow paddle in Winnetka, Glencoe, Northfield & 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 2018-2019 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 2017-2018 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 7-10pm. Food and balls will be provided.  Cost is $850.

The North Shore League

New for the 2018-2019 season, we are forming the North Shore League with nearby clubs for 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!).  Food and balls will be provided.  Cost is $650.

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 $300, resulting in a total cost for the Double-dip of $1,150 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 (gregoneil@winnetkapaddle.com). For some guidance about appropriate levels given your strokes and racquet experience, see the Paddle Tennis Rating System chart or contact Greg O’Neil (gregoneil@winnetkapaddle.com).

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
  • 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: $350

Memberships for Women

Women’s Travel League:

  • Placement on one of our women’s teams in a daytime Chicagoland American Platform Tennis Association League
  • Opportunity to meet other club players in organized “open play”
  • Members-only events like the season kick-off party, Friday Afternoon Club, Valentine’s Day & Mardi Gras Mixers
  • 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: $650

Women’s Monday Night Paddle

 

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. 

Included in each session:

  • Four 60 minute instructional classes
  • Open play following each class
  • Six weeks of competitive play / Round Robin format
  • Paddle balls
  • Wine & snacks every Monday night

FALL SESSION / October 15th – December 17th  10 weeks, including 4 lessons / $350

SPRING SESSION / March 25th – May 27th           10 weeks, including 4 lessons / $350

BOTH SESSIONS / October 15th – May 27th        20 weeks, including 8 lessons / $650

Women’s Associate Memberships:
  • Members-only events like the season kick-off party, Friday Afternoon Club, 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: $350


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