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.
Have fun this summer learning how to play one of the fastest growing sports in the United States - Pickleball. Courts Plus will be hosting classes every Wednesday this summer beginning June 8 at two locations. Play indoors at Courts Plus on Wednesdays from 9-10:30 a.m. or play outdoors at East End Park in Elmhurst on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee is $6/person ($10 for non-residents who take the class at Courts Plus). All equipment will be provided and no pre-registration is required.
From June 1 to August 31, Courts Plus will be observing its summer hours:
- Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Saturday: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Sunday: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Celebrate Father's Day early and spend time with the unique superhero your dad is at Courts Plus. We will make a superhero craft, have superhero games and activities, exercise and enjoy a summer superhero ice cream treat. Did we mention you should bring your dad? You can come in your favorite superhero gear. Ages 4-7, fee is $15 members/$18 non-members. Click here to register.
Courts Plus is happy to announce that its Elmhurst Women’s Division 4 National team recently won 1st place in the Northern Illinois Travel Team League. The team began their season last August and with enormous hard work and dedication made it to the playoffs in May. The team is made up of 13 women who pulled together as a team and made competition fun for each other. The staff at Courts Plus is very excited for the team and looks forward to another successful season together next year!
RocKids Summer Sessions will be starting soon. It's a perfect way to introduce young, energetic kids ages 6-10 to the fun and challenging sport of rock climbing. During the three week program, climbers will set goals, work on climbing techniques, knots, harness setup and use of climbing commands. Our climbing instructors will emphasize safety and fun. Progressions will be provided to challenge those who have achieved certain skill levels. Fee is $35 members/$45 non-members.