Due to the recent Hinsdale Open and upcoming Spring Breaks, playoffs for the 2020-21 Weekend Warriors has been pushed to mid-April. This should allow for makeup matches to be played and for extra workouts. A notice will go out to all captains as soon as a date has been finalized.
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to continue playing paddle into the Spring. Play will be divided up on a weekly basis giving you a chance to meet more women players and continue to fine tune your skills. The season will run from March 22 to May 24 (10 weeks).
Matches will take place on Monday nights at KLM. You will be able to sign up for either a 6-7:30 p.m. slot or 7:30-9 p.m. We will likely be using Signup Genius to allow players to select which time works best for them. Cost per Hinsdale Paddle member player is $50.
We will continue to follow whatever current guidelines regarding the use of the hut at KLM. Bring your own drinks. Hinsdale Paddle will provide balls for the league. This event is currently open to Hinsdale Paddle members only.
Monday Night Coordinators: Kelly Lyn Kelly and Mia Cleary.
To register go to events/league signup/Women’s Spring Paddle on the Court Reserve app or go to the Hinsdale Paddle website member portal. The first 50 players to register are in!
Please feel free to contactKelly Lyn Kelly if you’d like to volunteer your services to help manage the league.
Sign up now for the spring session of beginner/advanced lessons, April 5-May 16. The basic skills of platform tennis will be taught; including grips, backhand volley, lobs, drives, serve and volley, and screens. Point play will conclude each drill. Courts will be divided by ability level. Class Size: minimum 3 students, maximum 4 students.
Contact Mary Doten to form a private group of 3-4 students at a mutually convenient time. To sign up for lessons, click here.
Junior program A great junior program is also available on Monday and Tuesday afternoons at 4 or 5 pm. Ben Ashford, formerly head pro at Tennaqua CC runs the kids around and teaches them the fun of paddle.
To register for the junior program, visit the events page on Court Reserve.
Hinsdale Paddle will be offering an opportunity to continue playing into the spring. Play will be divided up on a weekly basis giving you a chance to meet more guys and continue to fine tune your skills. The season will run from March 23 to May 20 (9 weeks).
Players will be assigned a night to play, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Everyone should be open to playing on any night based on skill level (rather than request a preferred night). All matches will be played at KLM. Cost per Hinsdale Paddle member player is $50.
We will continue to follow whatever current guidelines regarding the use of the hut at KLM. Bring your own drinks. Hinsdale Paddle will provide balls for the league.
Thursday Night Coordinators: Eric Clamp/Rick Larsen. Wednesday Night Coordinators: Court Airhart/Mike Cremins/Brett Padgett. Monday/Tuesday Night Coordinators: TBD
To register, use the Court Reserve app or go to the www.HinsdalePaddle.com member portal. Space is limited to the first 180 player. Be sure to sign up by March 12 or sooner. Spots are filling up fast.
Please feel free to contactRick Larson if you’d like to volunteer your services to help manage the league.
24 Teams Participated in 2021 Hinsdale Women’s Challenge
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Hinsdale Women’s NRT Challenge, Heather Prop (Cincinnati) and Wendy Shpiz (Winnetka) who out lasted Spencer Caravaggio and Sandy Cvetkovic, 7-6, 7-5.
With frigid temperatures, it was coldest conditions at a Grand Prix this season. All top four seeds all made it into the quarterfinals, with Caravaggio and Cvetkovic (3) battling in a three-setter against Svetlana Schroeder and Shawna Zsinko to progress on to the semifinals. Alison Morgan and Alice Tunaru (2) weren’t able to hold off the strong team of Hallie Bodman and Marina Ohlmuller, who won 6-1, 6-2. Fourth seeds Chris Maglocci and Denise Murphy defeated Sean Barth and Sydney Berens, 6-2, 6-2.
In the semifinals Prop/Shpiz won versus Maglocci/Murphy, 6-2, 6-2, and Caravaggio/Cvetkovic won against Bodman/Ohlmuller 6-2, 6-1.
A big thank you to Tournament Director Mary Doten, host Hinsdale Park District (Katherine Legge Park), Chicago Highlands Country Club, the volunteers, and all the participants.
The second half of CPTC Southwest Men’s Winter Paddle League season will resume shortly after a long holiday break. It has been a great season so far. Good luck to all the Hinsdale Paddle Club (PC) teams. Be sure to continue to adhere to the COVID guidelines, be safe, have fun and lets bring home some championships.
As the incidents of COVID cases continue to grow in Illinois, we ask all players to continue to adhere to the safety guideline put in place. We have had a successful first half of the season so lets continue to play it safe, social distance and wear your mask when entering the paddle hut. Should we see players not adhering to these guidelines we will cancel all matches and play by men at KLM for 10 days.
According to Bill O’Brien, we have not heard of a single instance among our 1,000+ players of someone contracting COVID while playing the game. Several players have contracted the disease from a family member or some form of outside socialization and they have immediately contacted their club and have taken the proper steps to self-isolate until cured and have done a good job of contacting anyone they might have seen.
So, have fun out there and good luck during the second half of the season.
Masks must be worn at all times in the paddle huts. Players are not required to wear masks on the courts. All players should always keep a mask in their paddle bag and comply with mask and social distancing regulations.
Players may enter the KLM hut only to use the restrooms, replenish their water supplies, procure needed medical supplies or the defibrillator, or to take shelter from lightning and heavy rain. Social distancing in the hut must be maintained at all times. Please limit your amount of time spent in the hut.
No Socializing after matches without masks. Covid-19 can easily spread among players that socialize without masks within 6 feet of each other for more than a few minutes. We ask you not to hang outside or inside and drink beers before or after your match. Please depart KLM after your match.
24 Teams Participated in the 2020 Hinsdale C Draw Men’s Open
Congrats to Dave Williams and Don Abbs, winners of the 2020 Hinsdale H20 C Draw Open. They beat out Mark Parry and Rob Cook.
Team Silberberg/Padgett prevailed over Kalsi/Stomberg in the consolation final. The consolation reprieve winners were Laurence/Mannarino.
The tournament took place at both KLM and Salt Creek on Saturday, October 3, with finals on Sunday, October 4. Thanks to our sponsors Concklin Insurance, the proud insurer of the HPTA and Bulkmatic-Quality Driven, provider of dry bulk shipping. A special thank you to Bill O’Brien and Kevin Lannert for helping to organize the tournament and keeping track of all the winners and losers throughout the weekend.
Men’s winter league paddle matches to start up the week of Sept. 21. Should for any reason the league be cancelled before Dec. 10, the Players Pass fee ($150) will be refunded. Please view the 2020 – 2021Guidelines for CPTC Matches.
Please note, access to the KLM Hut and other clubs may be limited during the league season. There may not be food and drinks served during the matches as you have been accustomed to in the past. A ‘League Fee’ will be due once we have a better handle on the cost of the league itself. The league fee will be much less than previous years if no food and drinks are provided.
We will do our best to provide what we can for league matches while following local Village of Hinsdale and State of Illinois guidelines. Please view the Covid-19 Safety Recommendations for Platform Tennis. We will pass along additional updates as they come available.
Hinsdale Paddle Club’s participation in USO Paddle Day, February 1, was a great success! The event raised $5,950 with 100% going directly to the USO of Illinois to support the heroic men and women that serve our country. Throughout Chicagoland the event raised over $50,000!
Thank you to everyone from the local paddle clubs that participated, including a special shout out to the Weekend Warriors. Additional thanks goes to Merrill Lynch Wealth Management for providing the food and volunteers, MillerCoors for the beverages and the many generous raffle donors. Alison Ruble, Regional President for the USO was in attendance, along with Terry Lemke, former Marine, and current USO Midway Center Director. We were honored to be joined by active duty LT Kate Woods and Major Alhaja Giwa Falana (Nikki) who graciously shared their stories about the USO’s impact on their lives during the party. Hope to see everyone having a good time for a great cause again next year!