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Men's Paddle Programs

Preseason Programs

Men's Intro to Paddle
Try paddle and explore the possibility of getting involved, whether on a team, or just casually at our socials. RSVP to Eric Moran to sign up.

Day: Wednesday
Dates: September 2
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Fee: Free, but must RSVP

Men's Paddle Camp
This is a serious 3 hour camp that will jump start every facet of your game. Peter Berka will help run the men’s evening session.

Code: 12401
Day: Thursday
Dates: September 7
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Fee: $125 per person

League Play

Lake Bluff offers nine men’s teams representing all levels of play: advanced, intermediate and beginner (Series 5 though Series 32). There is no better way to spend the Chicago winter than enjoying the camaraderie that playing on a team offers – in addition to improving your skills and level of competition! Don’t miss out! We are still looking for players of all levels so call Eric Moran to find out about joining at 847-457-7362. The league/ball fee is $110 and due in September at the same time we renew our memberships. Matches are played weekday evenings from 7:00–10:00 pm. 2016–17 matchnight designations are TBD.

Men's Team Drills
Code: 12434
Days: Saturday
Dates: September 12–March 13
No Class: Sept. 19; Nov. 29; Dec. 20, 27
Time: Rotating 8 am–noon
Fee: Member $220

Co-Ed Fast Paddle

Learn all the basics of platform tennis in a fun and dynamic way. Court positioning, stroke technique, screen play, communication, scoring and rules of the game are taught in this program that is designed for beginners and advanced beginners.

Session I

Code: Day: Time: Dates: Fee:
12408 Tuesday 1:00-2:30 pm September 12–October 24 $245
12409 Tuesday 5:30-6:30 pm (1 Hr.) September 12–October 24 $175
12410 Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm (1 Hr.) September 13–October 25 $175
12411 Saturday 1:00–2:30 pm September 30–October 28 $175

Session II

Code: Day: Time: Dates: Fee:
12412 Tuesday 1:00-2:30 pm November 7-December 12 $210
12413 Tuesday 5:30-6:30 pm (1 Hr.) November 7-December 12 $150
12414 Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm (1 Hr.) November 1-December 13 $150
12415 Saturday 1:00–2:30 pm November 4-December 16 $210

Holiday Serve Clinic

The Men’s Holiday Serve Clinic will be a chance to tune-up one of the most important shots in the “Big Three” halfway through the season. We will video the serve and give you tips on how to hold serve. All levels are invited.

Code: Day: Date:
12435 Monday December 18
12436 Tuesday December 19
12437 Wednesday December 20
Time: 7:00–8:30 pm
Fee: $40

New Year Screens Clinic

The Screens Clinic will get you geared up for cold weather screens. The screens are your friends – not your enemies – and it’s time to embrace them and learn to work them into your game!

Code: Day: Date:
12438 Monday January 3
12439 Wednesday January 4
Time: 7:00–8:30 pm
Fee: $40

Men’s Club Championship
Our 3rd Annual Club Championship will take place through the course of the season with matches played from November through March. The Finals for each division is TBD. We will have an “A” division, a “B” division, and a “C” division. It is a fixed partner tournament (you find your own partner) with two parts: Part 1 – Starts November 2nd and is a Round Robin format (2 out of 3 sets) where every team in the “A” division plays all other teams in that division (same for the “B” and “C” divisions). Draws will be made by November 2nd and teams will self-schedule matches. All matches will be completed by March 6th. Part 2 - The top two teams from each division will play in the Finals (2 out of 3 sets, regular scoring) to determine the Club Champions from each division. Dates for the Finals are TBD. Club Champions have their names engraved on a plaque to be posted in the hut.

Day: Friday
Dates: September 2
Matches: November 1 (matches begin to be scheduled) – March 4
Fee: $20

Men's Play with the Pro

This is an intense, 1.5 hour, instructional lesson with 3 players and the Pro. Bring two friends and dramatically improve your game! Contact Eric Moranat 847-457-7362 to schedule a time.

Fee: Member $45/Non-Member $50

Men's Lessons: Semi & Private

Sharpen your skills with personalized instruction from the Pro. The 3-on-1 format is an excellent way to improve strategy and shot selection. The 2-on-1 is perfect for working in tandem with a partner and improving your communication. Private instruction is excellent for those specific shots such as serve, return of serve and that ever-elusive first volley! Call for an appointment and availability. Reach Eric at

Private: $85 per hour
2-on-1: $44 each per hour
3-on-1: $31 each per hour
4-on-1: $24 each per hour
Mens Paddle

Monday Night Men's Night

Watch the football game in between sets - call your teammates and bring your friends for social play and some friendly competition! BYOB and snacks.

Day: Monday
No Class: 10/13
Time: 7:00-9:30 pm
Fee: Member Free

North Shore Paddle Kickoff Classic – Third Annual

This is a full blown paddle tournament for men and women all up and down the North Shore to kick off the season hosted and run by Lake Bluff Park District Paddle Club. Divisions are TBD. Players are guaranteed three matches.

Code: TBD
Day: Saturday
Dates: September 23
Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fee: $25/paddle

Men’s Up/Down Tournament

We had a great time last season with this awesome tournament! Everyone signs up individually. All levels are invited and same level teams will be made before the event on Monday. Refreshments will be provided, and as always, BYOB.

Code: 12433
Day: Monday
Dates: November 13
Time: 7:00-9:30 pm
Fee: $25/paddle

Social Events

Starting Friday Night Socials with a Tailgate!

September 15 7:00–10:00 Come out to play on our NEW 4th court for an old school Home Opener Tailgate with Paddle and Pong. There will be food, paddle, pong and the belief that having fun makes us all live longer! BYOB–Member $25/Guest $30. Max 24. Members get first dibs.

Code: 12402
Day: Friday
Dates: September 15
Time: 7:00–10:00 pm
Fee: $25/paddle

Seventh Annual Lake Bluff Turkey Memorial Open

This is a co-ed, round-robin style tournament in memory of our beloved Lake Bluff turkey, Jeff, who spent the summer of 2010 at the corner of 176 and Green Bay Road! Refreshments, prizes and bragging rights! Members only.

Code: 12405
Day: Saturday
Dates: November 25
Time: 9:00–11:30 am
Fee: $25/paddle

Friday Night Up/Down Smack Down

October 13 7:00–10:00pm A Social Mixer with leveled teams playing for bragging rights and becoming the Majesties of the courts. There will be food, paddle, pong and the understanding that exercise makes us all live longer! BYOB–Member $25/Guest $30. Max 24. Members get first dibs.

Code: 12403
Day: Friday
Dates: October 13
Time: 7:00–10:00 pm
Fee: $25/paddle

Freaky Costume Social

October 27 7:00–10:00pm Come on out for a freaky good time dressing up in the spirit of Halloween! There will be ghoulish food, scary paddle, and frightening pong! BYOB–Member $25/Guest $30. Max 24. Members get first dibs.

Code: 12404
Day: Friday
Dates: October 13
Time: 7:00–10:00 pm
Fee: $25/paddle

New Year’s Eve Paddle Party

Enjoy the last paddle of 2017 with fun, co-ed, round robin play and feel energized for your evening ahead! Refreshments, prizes and afternoon fun! Members only.

Code: 12407
Day: Sunday
Dates: December 31
Time: Time: 10:00 pm–12:00 am
Fee: $25/paddle




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