Tennis Classes & Camps
Dana Joseph and Chris Cabanban of First Serve Management and their team of instructors provide tennis services indoors at SRC and at Deerfield Park District’s outdoor courts. The mission of First Serve Management is to nurture the love of the game of tennis. First Serve Management offers family-friendly programming that encourages students to play the sport for a lifetime and provides a path to pursue the level they wish to attain.
From beginning recreational players looking for fitness and fun to tournament competitors, instructors understand that people of all ages play tennis for different reasons. They believe tennis brings people together -- families, friends and new acquaintances, who then become friends through tennis.
The quality and experience of their teaching distinguishes First Serve Management from their peers. Their entire staff is certified by either the USPTA or the USPTR and is constant from the start of a lesson session to the end.
Browse all our tennis classes for the current season.
Outdoor Tennis Courts
Deerfield Park District owns and operates eight outdoor tennis courts, two of which are lighted for night-time play.
Briarwood Park -2 courts
Deerspring Park - 2 courts
Mitchell Park - 4 courts (2 lighted)
Lessons are currently being held at the following times:
Deerspring Tennis Courts
(June 1 - August 6)
Thursday: 4:00am-6:00pm (1 court)
Friday: 8:30am-12:30pm (2 courts)
Mitchell Tennis Courts
(June 1 - August 6)
Monday - Friday: 12:00-3:00pm (2 courts)
Monday: 3:30-7:30pm (1 court)
Tuesday: 9:30-11:00am (2 courts) 3:30-7:30pm (1 court)
Wednesday: 3:30-7:30pm (1 court)
Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm (2 courts)
Tennis Court Usage Policy
All outdoor courts are free. There are no attendants. Players are to use the rack-up system.
No more than 3 balls per court.
Lessons may be given by the park district staff only. (This will be strictly enforced.)
Courts change on the hour regardless of when play starts.
To reserve a court for play, hang your racquet in the designated area for that court prior to the scheduled court change.
You must remain with your racquet to validate your "reservation."
Yield courts promptly at the scheduled time. Please be considerate and allow points in progress to be completed without interruption.
Park district programs have priority in tennis court use.
Tennis at Sachs Recreation Center
Two air-conditioned tennis courts are available for rental to the general public when they are not being used for lessons or other programs. Residents may reserve court time up to seven days in advance. Non-residents may reserve courts 48 hours in advance. Court time must be paid for at time of reservation. If a reservation is cancelled 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled court time, the fee will be refunded. If the reservation is cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled court time, no refund will be given. All cancellations must be done by speaking with a front desk staff member. Voice mail, email, or faxes are not acceptable.
Courts may be obtained on a walk-on basis when available.
SRC Tennis Court Rentals
Prime Time: $28 per hour
Monday - Friday after 9:00 am
Saturday & Sunday: All day
Non-Prime Time: $16 per hour
Monday - Friday 5:00 - 9:00 am
Permanent Tennis Court reservation times are available. For more information call the SRC front desk at 847-572-2600.