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Programs for Beginners and Advanced Players!
Looking to learn the sport of tennis? Naperville Park District offers a comprehensive tennis program that starts with kids as young as age 4 up through adult, providing instruction for all levels, from beginner through advanced. Outdoor tennis courts where instruction is provided are conveniently located across the community; some indoor programs use local school gymnasiums. Programs are instructed by experienced staff who are knowledgeable and passionate about the sport. Introduce young children to tennis with parent/child and individual programs; experienced youth build on their knowledge, understanding of the rules, hitting consistency and skills including the ABCs of the sport: agility, balance and coordination. Tennis techniques build in instructional programs for older students with the goal of building consistency in skill and confidence. Adult tennis instruction is provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Pro Private instruction, drill and play and competitive clinics are offered for experienced players.

Practice with the Pro

Our tennis pros are available for private or semi-private lessons scheduled at a mutually-convenient time. Three levels of lessons are available and may be scheduled with one to three persons in a group.

Lessons with one of our instructors, who have several years of teaching experience, are available for $69 per hour. Lessons with one of our USPTA/USPTR Certified Pros are $79 per hour. To schedule a private lesson, contact the Naperville Park District at 630-848-5000 to register. After you are registered you will be contacted by the Tennis Coordinator to schedule your private lesson.


USPTA/USPTR Certified Pros

Meredith Pollack
Meredith has been with the Naperville Park District for 20 years teaching tennis to all levels, including her specialty programs plus junior high level training programs. She also organizes and administrates the USTA tournaments sponsored by the Naperville Park District. She began her tennis career at Lake Shore Athletic Club and has taught at the Four Lakes Tennis Club, Forest Grove Athletic Club and the Naperville Tennis Club . Meredith has coached the Midwest Zonal Team and USTA adult tennis teams. She has been a varsity tennis coach and is currently teaching Pro at the Naperville Tennis Club where she has been teaching for 18 years. She is a USPTA and USPTR certified professional tennis instructor and has been trained in Quick Start 10 and Under Tennis. Meredith believes that stroke production and sound mechanics can be taught and enhanced at any level.

Sisay Selassie
Sisay has been with the Naperville Park District for a total of 3 years spanning from high school until current. He works with all ages, but specializes in high performance level. Sisay played tennis for Naperville Central High School before going on to play at Western Illinois University. He has coached at Challenge Fitness in Lockport for the last 12 years. He is a PTR certified professional tennis instructor. Sisay views tennis as a sport that can be played for lifetime.

We also have pros at $69 an hour and instructors at $59 and hour. Email



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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

Our Mission
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
Our Vision
To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
Core Values
Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment.
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