Private Group Tennis Lessons

Private strategy groups offer the ultimate in group instruction. Drills are tailored to meet your needs and lessons are held at the time of your choice. Classes are available for one hour or for one and one half hours. Participants must be executive members to take indoor private group lessons. Any member can participate in a private group during the outdoor summer season. Prices listed are per person.

Introductory Adult Tennis Lessons

Look for our Introductory Adult Tennis Lesson program to begin this September at The South Barrington Club. Tennis provides a great social outlet, as well as a fantastic all-around workout. You can burn up to 493 calories per hour on the courts! You do not need to be a South Barrington Club member to take part in our introductory program. Call William Karydakis at (847) 381-2570, x14 for more information.

Private Individual Tennis Lessons

Our highly trained teaching professionals are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to work with you and your tennis game. This is the most effective way for players to maximize their game.

NTRP Rating Guide

The following rating system is used nationally and by the professional staff at The South Barrington Club to assess a player’s level of play. A rating is necessary to participate in leagues, drill groups and travel teams. Please use these guidelines to “self-rate” your tennis ability.

  • 1.0 – This player is just starting to play tennis.
  • 1.5 – This player has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
  • 2.0 – This player needs on court experience. This player has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
  • 2.5 – This player is learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. This player can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
  • 3.0 – This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up, one-back.
  • 3.5 – This player has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, and is developing team work in doubles.
  • 4.0 – This player has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. This player occasionally forces errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Doubles teamwork is evident.
  • 4.5 – This player has begun to master the use of power and spins and is beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. This player can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. This player tends to overhit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.