Showing posts with label Tennis Instruction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tennis Instruction. Show all posts

Monday, April 24, 2017

Atkins Conflicts 4/26-4/29

Attention Atkins Tennis Center Participants,

Just a reminder that due to the fact we are hosting the Big Ten Women's Conference Tournament here at Atkins this coming weekend, all Permanent Court Times, Random Court Reservations and Atkin's Clinics have schedule conflicts starting this Wednesday (4/26) afternoon through Saturday (4/29).  All programs will resume the following week.

Come on out and catch the great tennis and cheer on the Fighting Illini, who kick off the tournament on Friday at 10am against Maryland!

Brandon Lenfert
Head Tennis Pro
Atkins Tennis Center 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Spring Session II of Atkins Programming begins next week!

Session II of Atkins Tennis Center's spring programming begins next week from February 19-April 8th. Session II runs six weeks over a seven week time frame. There will be no clinics the week of Mar. 19-26 over the campus Spring Break.

Register today by stopping by the front desk or calling 217-244-8562. Also you can register by using our online registration at ...
Check out our spring programming brochure at for all the information you need!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Atkins Spring 2017 Brochure

Below you will find the link to our 2017 Spring Brochure! 

All the information you need to know about clinics,court time, etc. Spring clinics start tomorrow, Jan. 9th and run through the middle of May. We hope to see you all inside warm Atkins during the cold months!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tennis Champaign Facebook Group Open

One of the first suggestions to help improve this site as a resource came from Atkins Tennis Center head pro Brandon Lenfert. His suggestion was for the site to provide a way for new and experienced players to find hitting partners. He also expressed that it would be cool for players wanting to form small groups for lessons could post messages for those who might be interested.

Naturally, I thought this was a great idea!

When I first started playing tennis five years ago, one of the biggest challenges was finding other people my level or slightly better to play and work toward improving. I scoured craigslist and the bulletin board at Dodds Tennis Center. I handed out contact info to people I met at the park district workouts and to players on adjacent courts who were interested when out hitting with other partners.

Today, I created a Facebook group page called Tennis Champaign. Currently it is an open group for tennis players in Champaign-Urbana and the surrounding communities to find players to hit and drill with or for match play. Doubles or singles, feel free to post your requests. Players or instructors looking to form group lessons are encourage to post details to fill open spots.

I added one more possible use as well. With the low numbers in the Mens' 3.5 USTA league last year and knowing that a few teams are looking for players for the upcoming season, team captains seeking players for their team are welcome to use the group to recruit players.

Posts concerning upcoming area and state tournaments, tennis social events, leagues, area clinics and classes are also welcomed. At this time, post selling items or offering services (ie: stringing) will not be allowed and will be deleted.

All posts made to the group page will be posted to this site and possibly tweeted via the @ChampaignTennis twitter account. 

Thanks, Brandon! Do you have an idea that will make Tennis Champaign a wonderful resource? Email your idea to me at cu.photonews @ (remove the spaces around the @ symbol) or added it to the comment section below.

~ Clark


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Champaign Park District To Offer Stroke Clinics In April

The Champaign Park District will offer two specialty clinics next month at their Dodds Tennis Center. The clinics are designed for tennis players of all levels to refine or learn a particular stroke under the supervision of a seasoned professional instructor. The upcoming clinics announced with feature serve and volley on April 11th and overhead shots on April 25th. Details are below. For more information or contact Yuri Sohn for details at or call (217) 352-6044.

All Ages & Levels Learn and fine tune a specialty stroke in detail with a pro. Please note that stroke topic may change depending on the needs of the participants.

Topic: Serve and Volley
Date: 4/11/15 Day: Saturday Time: 11am-12noon
Location: Dodds Tennis Center
Member Fee: $10/visit Guest Fee: $13/visit

All Ages & Levels Learn and fine tune a basic stroke in detail with a pro.
Topic: Overhead
Date: 4/25/15 Day: Saturday Time: 11am-12noon
Location: Dodds Tennis Center
Member Fee: $10/visit Guest Fee: $13/visit