Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Atkins 2017 Fall Programming guide

Below you will find the link to the Atkins Tennis Center Fall 2017 Programming Guide. All fall clinics, workouts and lessons start the week of September 10th! Our Junior Program has a new look with new names and classifications so be sure to check that out and get registered for the right class!

Registration for all classes is now available by contacting the front desk at 217-244-8562 or by stopping in! You can also register online at atkins.clubautomation.com.

Follow this link to our fall catalog here: http://illiniprotennis.com/…/2…/08/Fall-Programming-2017.pdf

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Registration for Labor Day Tournament now open

If you are planning to play in this year's Labor Day Tennis Tournament now is the time to sign up. Why hurry? Registration for the annual Champaign Park District tournament closes 13 days from now on Tuesday, August 29 at 5pm.

This year's registration form can be downloaded here or submitted online securely at Labor Day Tournament registration online.

Andy Wilke lines up a backhand during a rally at the 2016 installment of the Champaign Park District Labor Day Tournament.

As in past years, there 14 different divisions designed to include players of all ages. Participants can register for one singles event and/or one doubles event. Registration for doubles players is at noon on September 3. There are no refunds once registration forms have been submitted.

All matches will played at Lindsay Courts on September 3 and 4 and in case of inclement weather moved to Dodds Tennis Center.

Labor Day Tournament match winners will be determined by a match tiebreaker in lieu of a third set if players split sets. Main draw matches will use regular scoring and consolation matches will use no-ad scoring. Every player or doubles pair is guaranteed at least two matches. First round draw pairings will be announced online on champaignparks.com on Friday, September 1.

The tournament director may adjust the format of the tournament when necessary. If you have any questions about this year's tournament contact Yuri Sohn at (217) 819-3993 or by email at yuri.sohn@champaignparks.com.

For more information about this fall's park district tennis programs click here.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Atkins Independence Day Adult Camp July 1st!

Come join us at the Atkins Tennis Center on Saturday, July 1st for our first annual Independence Day Adult Camp! 

We will be running an afternoon (1:30pm-4:30pm) and evening session (6-9pm under the lights!) on July 1 for adults of all levels. We will do a variety of drilling, games, stroke analysis, and match play! If your strokes are in need of some attention then this is the camp for you! 

If doubles/singles match play strategy/court positioning is a problem then this camp will help you refine those skills as well! The first 3 hours will be packed with teaching and drilling. 

The second 3 hours will be packed with match play, games, an Independence Day BBQ, and music! We will have bbq chicken and burgers, chips, cookies, other side items as well as beverages for everyone… Come join myself and other Atkins teaching staff for a fun day on July 1!

The cost is $75/player and you may register at the front desk now! Call 217-244-8562 or stop by...Spots are limited.

Contact Brandon Lenfert at bdlenfer@illinois.edu for more info. Cannot wait to see everyone out!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Atkins Adult Drop-in clinics

Our full slate of summer programming begins the week of June 4th. In the meantime we will be doing some special day time drop-in clinics starting next week. We will be outside unless the weather forces us indoor from now on. Check the schedule below and we hope to see you on the courts soon!

Cardio Tennis drop-in: May 22nd from 10-11am $12/class
May 24th and May 31st from 8-9am $12/class
Stroke of the Day drop-in: May 23rd and 30th from 12pm-1pm $12/class
Ladies morning Drill drop-in: May 24th and 31st from 9-10:30am $18/class
Boot camp drop-in: May 26th and June 2nd from 12pm-1pm $12/class

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fighting Illini Fast 5 Adult Doubles tourney!

Come check out our Fighting Illini Fast 5 adult doubles tourney next Friday, May 5th from 5:30-9:30pm! 

This is for players 3.5 and above with prior match experience. Team up with a partner of any gender and let's play! Compass draw so the action continues win or lose all night! 

Rosati's pizza and salad will be provided for the players as well as Powerade, soda and bottled water. There will be a little music going on as well throughout competition to keep the energy up! 

Registration is limited to the first 16 doubles teams who enter so grab your spot today! 

Contact the front desk at 217-244-8562 or stop by and register in person!  Registration forms are available at the front desk but you may call the desk and have them fill the information out for you and make payment over the phone! Payment of $50.00 per team ($25.00/person) must be made to guarantee your spot! 

Contact Brandon Lenfert at bdlenfer@illinois.edu for any questions