Private Group Tennis Lessons
Private strategy groups offer the ultimate in group instruction. Drills are tailored to meet your needs and lessons are held at the time of your choice. Classes are available for one hour or for one and one half hours. Participants must be executive members to take indoor private group lessons. Any member can participate in a private group during the outdoor summer season. Prices listed are per person.
Introductory Adult Tennis Lessons
Look for our Introductory Adult Tennis Lesson program to begin this September at The South Barrington Club. Tennis provides a great social outlet, as well as a fantastic all-around workout. You can burn up to 493 calories per hour on the courts! You do not need to be a South Barrington Club member to take part in our introductory program.
Private Individual Tennis Lessons
Our highly trained teaching professionals are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to work with you and your tennis game. This is the most effective way for players to maximize their game.
FitTennis- is an engaging group fitness program featuring the heart pumping effects of tennis drills, games and skills
delivering the ultimate full body and calorie burning aerobic and anaerobic workout. FitTennis is a very social activity for all ages, ability and fitness levels
Start/ Restart- Whether you are wanting to learn the sport of a lifetime or you haven’t played in 20 years and need a refresher course on the new techniques, this drill is designed for you.
Adult Open Drill -All levels welcome, come join a fast paced drill with and have some fun with your significant other.
2.5+ Drill and Play-This drill is designed for players looking to advance their USTA level or learn new techniques. This drill will focus on technique, singles and doubles strategy and tactics
3.0+ Drill and Play- (formally intermediate drill)- Players will develop more advanced ball control and consistency, as well as tactics to better understand the fundamentals of court coverage in both singles and doubles play. Players will learn to apply basic spins and receive spin for groundstrokes, volleys and serves.
3.5+ Drill and Play- (formally intermediate advanced drill)- The drills sessions are designed to put players through drills,
strategy and tactical workouts with emphasis on technique. The sessions are fast paced and challenging. This is a perfect way to take your game to the next level! Each lesson will be broken down into three 30-min phases of play with focus on serve and return, rallying from the baseline, and playing the net.
4.0 Drill and Play- Players will learn to gain increased ball control and consistency, as well as tactics to better understand court coverage in both singles and doubles play. The program will also focus on the offensive aspects of the game, including attacking, hitting balls on the rise, and finishing points at the net. This drill and play will be high intensity.
NTRP Rating Guide
The following rating system is used nationally and by the professional staff at The South Barrington Club to assess a player’s level of play. A rating is necessary to participate in leagues, drill groups and travel teams. Please use these guidelines to “self-rate” your tennis ability.
1.0 – This player is just starting to play tennis.
1.5 – This player has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
2.0 – This player needs on court experience. This player has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
2.5 – This player is learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. This player can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
3.0 – This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up, one-back.
3.5 – This player has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, and is developing team work in doubles.
4.0 – This player has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. This player occasionally forces errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Doubles teamwork is evident.
4.5 – This player has begun to master the use of power and spins and is beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. This player can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. This player tends to overhit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.