Courts Plus will undergo scheduled cleaning and maintenance activites from August 1-14 this year. During this time, the pool will be closed. The entire facility will be closed from 6 p.m. on August 12 through August 14. Planned projects include:
Randy Leslie is enthusiastic about his future. As a star high school athlete, he excelled and was looking forward to his first year playing college football. There was one problem, however. “The coaching staff had sent out a packet filled with workouts containing lifts I didn’t know existed,” said Leslie. He was overwhelmed and unsure about attempting the workouts on his own. He turned to online instructional videos on YouTube hoping they might help, but they didn’t. “Consequently,” Leslie says, “my form suffered and I was not seeing results.”
Openings are still available in summer Kids Plus programs, including our summer camps, which offer fun for all ages! Our camps pack fitness, fun and a classic summer camp experience in centrally located Plunkett Park for preschoolers and the older set. These camps are tailor made for kids who enjoy physical activity.
Tennis is a great way for athletes of all ages to stay fit and agile. Courts Plus Beginner Tennis classes are a perfect way to learn for those who are new to the sport. Our Adult Beginner Class on Mondays from 9-10:30 a.m. are geared toward players who have no prior tennis experience. You'll learn basic strokes, rules and etiquette.
For players who have limited tennis experience or have completed the skills for the beginner class, there is our Advanced Beginner Class, where lessons focus on stroke/rally consistency and developing the serve.
The 2016 Enterprise Services Capital budget includes funding to replace the lighting in the Courts Plus tennis court area with energy efficient LED lighting that will use one-third of the daily electricity usage of the current fixtures. This project will lower the District’s overall carbon footprint, resulting in reduced energy costs and a projected five-year return on investment. The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed during July 2016.
Congratulations to the Courts Plus Elmhurst 10 and under Tennis Team, which had a great team tennis season this year! The team won the 2015 USTA West Suburban Junior Team Tennis 10 and Under League Championship and followed this up with a successful tournament at the District level, becoming the USTA 2015 Midwest Chicago District 10 and Under Champions. Over the weekend of July 31st, the team participated in the Midwest Sectionals in Indianapolis, Indiana and took 2nd place in the 10 and Under Intermediate Division.