Learn from a Champ

Come join what many players are already talking about: the fun of platform tennis. Enjoy the fastest growing Midwest sport and year round activity in Hinsdale’s Katherine Legge Memorial Park. Paddles are available to purchase or demo during all drills. Platform tennis lessons and registration are coordinated by 6-time National Platform Tennis Champion and 2015 Finalist, Mary Doten.

Mary Doten is a certified Professional Platform Tennis Association (PPTA) Instructor. She is a 6-time National Champion, 2015 National Finalist and has won over 28 National Platform Tennis titles in her career. Mary achieved platform tennis’ highest honor and was inducted into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame in 2014.

Mary is the Director of Platform Tennis at the Hinsdale Park District courts at Katherine Legge Memorial Park as well as Founder of Paddle in the Parks. Mary has coached 25 Women’s Platform tennis teams to 18 league championships. To read more about Mary’s induction into the Hall of Fame Click Here.


Beginner/Advanced Beginner Drills

The basic skills of platform tennis will be taught; including grips, backhand volley, lobs, drives, serve and volley, and screen. Point play will conclude each drill. Courts will be divided by ability level. Minimum enrollment of 3 people, Maximum 4 people.

Day Time
Saturday 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Saturday 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Sunday 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Monday 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Monday 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Erin McNeil Group
Lockerby Group

FALL Session 1: Sept. 26 (Sat.)- Nov. 6 (Fri.), 2020   FEE: $159

Book Fall Session 1

FALL Session 2: Nov. 7 (Sat.)- Dec. 14 (Fri.), 2020   FEE: $159

Book Fall Session 2

Local Women’s Travel Team (Beginner-Advanced Beginner): Weekly Team Drill and Thursday Morning Match

Players will drill weekly with Mary Doten and her staff, beginning the week of September 21. Then, on Thursday mornings you will put those drills into practice and compete for the Hinsdale Park District against local clubs (Butterfield CC, Hinsdale Golf Club, Highlands CC, Ruth Lake CC, Edgewood Valley CC, and Salt Creek Club. Contact Mary Doten for more information at mhdoten@gmail.com.


Junior Paddle and Pizza

Come join other future paddle players for a fun afternoon of instruction, games and pizza. Ages 7+ welcome and sessions will be divided by age and ability.

Age Day Time
7-9 Years Monday 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
10+ Years Monday 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Fall Session 1: Sept. 29 – Dec. 15, 2020   FEE: $180

Book Fall Session 1

Paddle Academy

Come join Chicagoland’s top teaching professionals as they help you kick start your paddle season with a 3-hour clinic.

Class Date Time
Women, Series 1-7 Sept. 24, 2020 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Women, Series 9, 11, 14, 16 Sept. 24, 2020 Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Women, Advanced Beginners Sept. 24, 2020 Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Book Paddle Academy