Athletic Field Park
North side of Addison, just east of the Kennedy expressway. Quick Map/Google Map.

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Brands Park
Elston (near California) and Henderson (3332N). Quick Map/Google Map. 2 courts.

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California Park
California (2800W) and Grace (3800N). Quick Map/Google Map. 4 courts. Lights. Water. Nets: wire mesh, good condition. Height(2) 34.5, 35.5 in. Adjusters: eyebolt with special nuts (non-adjustable, except perhaps by park personnel). Surface: slow, medium-grained. Fence: gaps, but balls don't seem to escape too often. These are courts that were just recently rebuilt, so they're in good shape. Reviewed 7-15-91.

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Chase Park
Ashland (1600W), just south of Lawrence (4800N). Quick Map/Google Map. 4 courts. Nets: cord, good shape. Adjusters: winch/no handle. Surface: medium, some cracks, slight slope to net. Fence OK. Reviewed 7-21-91.

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Clarendon Park
Montrose (4400 N.) and Marine Drive. Google Map | Live.com map.

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Daley Bicentennial Plaza
Madison (0000N) and Columbus (Downtown area). Quick Map/Google Map. From their literature:

Welcome to the Datey Bicentennial Plaza Tennis Courts, overlooking beautiful Grant Park with a perfect view of Chicago's skyline. We offer 12 outdoor, asphalt, lighted courts, open April October, 7 days a week including holidays, outdoor courts are located adjacent to Daley Bicentennial Plaza and tennis lessons are available.

Daley Bicentennial Plaza also offers a lounge and changing area, lockers, shower facilities and vending machines. Easy parking is available in the East Monroe Street Garage at $10 for 12 hours or less. Park at the far north end, use the central stairway and follow signs into the Recreation Center

The Chicago Park District and the staff at Daley Bicentennial Plaza are happy to arrange play, organize clinics, lessons or exhibition play and settle any court time disputes. In addition, we reserve the right to assign or pre-empt courts. If you have any questions or comments, please call Daley Bicentennial Plaza at 312.742.7650.

HOURS OF PLAY

Monday - Friday

7 a.m. -10 p.m.

Weekends & Holidays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

COURT FEES

Court fees: Payable at check-in time on the day of play. There is no advance payment of court time, unless you purchase a 15 visit pass.

WEEKDAYS

You may reserve 2 consecutive hours Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. -10 p.m. If you would like a second hour between 4 and 8 p.m., stop by after completing your first hour and place your name on the waiting list. During this time, courts will be reserved for one hour increments, changing on the hour, Monday thru Friday.

WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS

Courts will be reserved in one or two hour increments, changing on the hour on Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

RESERVATION PROCEDURES

Reviewed 7-20-04.

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Emmerson Park
Ridge and Granville (6200N). Quick Map/Google Map. 2 courts.

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Eugene Field Park
Foster (5200N) and Avers (3832W). Quick Map/Google Map. Five courts, one without a net. Reviewed 6-1-04.

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Gompers Park
Keeler (4200W) and Carmen (5100N). Quick Map/Google Map. Five courts. Chains between net posts. Water fountain NE corner of courts not working. Directions. Keeler is one way north, so get Keeler from Lawrence, or take Foster one block west of Keeler to Tripp and go south to Carmen. Reviewed 6-1-04.

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Green Briar Park
Peterson (6000N) and Talman (2632W). Quick Map/Google Map. 1 court.

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Hamlin Park
Damen (2000W) and Wellington (3000N).Quick Map./Google Map. 2 courts.

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Hollywood Park
Thorndale (5900N) and Christiana (3332W). Quick Map/Google Map. 1 court.

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Horner Park
Montrose (4400N) and California (2800W). Quick Map/Google Map. 4 courts on Montrose and 2 on California. Nets: wire mesh, ragged headbands. No lights. Courts on California are relatively new and slower than the Montrose courts. Fence on Montrose courts has one big gap on the west side. Reviewed 7-15-91.

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Independence Park
Irving Park (4000N) and Hamlin (3800 w). Quick Map/Google Map.

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Indian Boundary Park
Rockwell (2600W) and Lunt (7000N). Quick Map/Google Map. Four courts arranged head to toe so that you don't have to chase the balls of people next to you. Good condition. Water available. Reviewed 7-31-01.

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Jefferson Park
Lawrence (4800N) and Long (5400W). Quick Map/Google Map. Four courts, one no net. Chains between net posts. Reviewed 6-1-04.

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Lakeshore Athletic Club
Google Map. 1320 W. Fullerton. Member says initiation fee $175 (waived) and $103 per month for tennis membership. Amended 8-24-2001.

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Legion Park
Google Map.

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Lerner Park
Sacramento (3000W) and Morse (6900N). Quick Map/Google Map. Two courts. Reviewed 7-2-04.

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Lincoln-Diversey courts
9? clay courts. A little tricky to find. Catch Lake Shore Drive West (the street St. Joseph's Hospital is on) from Cannon Drive or Belmont, and turn onto Diversey Dr. Quick Map/Google Map. Weekdays 9AM to 8PM. Weekends and holidays 8 to 8. Resevations in person 7:30 AM, but not needed when courts are free. Fees:$9/hr., but clay is the best surface to play on, in my opinion. It's slow, cool, easy on the feet, and shoes and balls never wearout. If one of those behemoths with the booming serves regularly humiliates you with aces, you may want to invite him to play on clay to slow down his serve a bit. Reviewed 7-15-91. The following are some court rules from the club. These may not be up to date.

LINCOLN-DIVERSEY TENNIS CENTER

  1. The tennis center is open for reservations at 7:30 a.m. every day of the season.
  2. To make a reservation you must:
    • A. Come to the center in person, reservations are made in person only. No advanced or phone reservations are accepted.
    • B. Supply name or names of party upon request of tennis personnel.
    • C. Reservations taken for day of play only.
    • D. You may sign up for only (1) one hour of court time at a time during prime time hours. Prime time is from 4-8 p.m.weekdays, weekends and holidays are considered prime time all day 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. You may sign up for (2) two hours on weekdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. only. To play an additional hour any other time: You must first have completed your first hour of play, come off the court, check with the staff for availability, and pay for the additional hour.
    • E. DOUBLE BOOKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED DURING PRIME TIME HOURS. If you are caught double booking you will be asked to leave your court and will forfeit your court time and your fee. NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN.
  3. No more than (4) four balls allowed per court.
  4. All court time and reservations are made according to our clock.
  5. Hours of play: Monday thru Friday - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  6. Weekends and holidays - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  7. The following will not be allowed under any circumstances: A. Absolutely no running shoes of any kind. B. No loud outbursts or profanity C. No throwing of rackets
  8. In case of rain keep white receipt issued to you, a raincheck will be recorded for you up to go minutes of play from your scheduled starting time. You may use the white receipt for another court time later in the same season, following the above rules. After 20 minutes from scheduled starting time no refund will be issued. No cash refunds. No rainchecks will be issued to no shows. Anyone in violation of the above rules or any rule pertaining to the facility can at any time be asked to vacate their court with no refund of court time. ALL DECISIONS OF THE CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT STAFF ARE FINAL.
Lincoln-Diversey Staff Chicago Park District

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Loyola Park
Farwell (6900N) and the lake. Quick Map/Google Map. Four courts. Reviewed 7-7-04.

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Mather Park
Peterson (6000N) and Francisco (2900W). Quick Map/Google Map. 4 courts.

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McFetridge Sports Center
3845 N. California. Quick Map/Google Map. 773-478-0210. 6 indoor courts (and an ice skating rink). Chicago Park District indoor facility. You pay a couple bucks for a registration card, then reserve courts by phone, up to a week in advance. Courts fees are a relative bargain, being about half that of commercial clubs. Court surface: slow, with a coarse-grained surface. Reviewed 7-15-91.

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Mid-Town T.C.
Google Map. Fullerton (2400N) and Damen (2000W). Commercial indoor facility started by Alan Schwartz. I played here many years ago. Nothing special except the prices. Reviewed c. 1974.

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Northeastern University
Google Map.

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Oz Park
Larrabee (600W) and Dickens (2100N). Quick Map /Google Map. 4 courts. Fence: OK. Lights: no. Surface: medium speed. Like Waveland, suffers from a high local population density. Reviewed 7-15-91.

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Peterson Park
Central Park (3600W) and Ardmore (5800N). Quick Map/Google Map. Four courts. Practice board. Directions: Peterson to Central Park (one way south) to Ardmore. Reviewed 7-2-04.

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Portage Park
Central (5600W) and Berteau (4200N). Quick Map/Google Map. Six courts. Lights. Water fountain on courts. Cord braid nets. Reviewed 6-1-04.

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Revere Park
Byron (3900N) and Campbell (2500W). Quick Map/Google Map. 4 courts. Resurfaced, renetted June, 2002. No lights. Gaps in fence for ball to escape. Playable. Reviewed 7-15-91. Amended 6-02.

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River Park
Francisco (2900W) and Carmen (5100N). Quick Map/Google Map. 5 courts. Lights.

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Rogers School Park
Rockwell (2600W) and Jarvis (7400N). Quick Map/Google Map. Four courts. Reviewed 7-2-04.

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Touhy Park
Touhy Park. Clark and Chase (7300N). Quick Map/Google Map. 2 courts, rough surface. Reviewed 4-3-02.

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Warren Park
Western (2400W) and Pratt (6800N). Quick Map/Google Map. North and south courts.

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Waveland
East of Lake Shore Drive off of Irving. Take Irving east, or the Drive to Irving, crossing under the Drive, and make a right. Quick Map/Google Map. 20 courts--10 north and 10 south, separated by about a block. Public courts, with fees! Often overcrowded during peak playing hours. Can only schedule courts about an hour in advance, in person. Lights on south courts. Reviewed 7-15-91.

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Welles Park
Montrose (4400N) and Oakley (2300W). Quick Map/Google Map. 3 courts. Fast. Poor nightlights. Short backcourt. Reviewed 7-15-91.

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Wilson Park
Lockwood (5300W) and Windsor (4532N). Quick Map/Google Map. Four courts, one no net, one low net, two playable. Water. Lights. Steel mesh nets. Reviewed 6-1-04.

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Winnemac Park
Leavitt (2200W) and Winona (5132N). Quick Map/Google Map. 2 courts, by track. Nets: wire mesh, ragged headbands. Adjusters: eyebolt, hex nut. Surface: red coating, worn, cracked, medium speed. Fence: OK. No lights. West courts playable. Nets low (31 in). SE court the best--has seen some maintenance. NE court--no net , overgrown. Reviewed 7-22-91.

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Wrightwood Playlot
Wrightwood (2600N), between Lincoln and Seminary (1100W). Quick Map/Google Map. 2 courts.

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