Meet the Director of Platform Tennis
Adam Morgan is the new Director of Platform Tennis, he joined the club in April 2019. Adam was previously at the Lake Forest
Club where he was an Assistant Racquets Professional for 5 years and the Director of Racquet Sports for 4 years. Adam has over 15 years of experience as a Tennis/Platform Tennis professional, he is USPTA and PPTA certified. He played collegiate tennis for Gustavus Adolphus College and competed professionally on the ITF Futures Tennis Tour. Adam regularly competes
in national platform tennis tournaments, he was ranked #14 in the nation in 2019 and finished in the top 20 the last five years. He was won 4 men’s tournaments and the National Husband/Wife tournament in 2016 & 2017. Adam lives in Lake Bluff, IL with his wife Alison and daughter Kaylee.
What is Platform Tennis?
Platform Tennis, also known as “paddle” tennis, is the only racquet sport that players can enjoy outdoors in any climate. Paddle is an easy sport for players of all ages and skill levels to learn and enjoy, it is an excellent sport for families to play together. This fun social game is primarily played in cool or cold weather, during the day or night and has become a year-round sport in some regions.
The South Barrington Club Platform Tennis Facility is a year-round facility featuring: Brand new paddle hut • Four heated platform tennis courts with LED lights • 80 person max capacity • 2 Flat Screen TV’s • Gas Fireplace • Full Service Bar.
Paddle Hut Rental
Plan your next party at the SBC Paddle Hut! Take advantage of our spacious hut for your next company outing, holiday party, paddle party or birthday celebration. Whether you already know how to play, or want to learn, here’s a great opportunity to experience a sport adults and juniors can enjoy for a lifetime. Professional instruction is available for an additional fee. For more information about reserving the paddle hut, please call Debbie at (847) 381-7515.
Contact the front desk at 847-381-2570 to reserve courts. The courts are available between 6am and 10pm every day. Members are allowed to make court reservations 7 days in advance (limit one court reservation per day for a maximum of 2 hours).
SBC Platform Tennis Program
The SBC Platform Tennis Program offers flexible opportunities to get you on the courts in lessons or league play. The Platform Tennis membership run from August 1, 2019 thru July 31, 2020. In order to play in the league, you need to be a paddle or full member and pay the league/food/beverage fee. We offer a wide range of instructional programs and social events that meet all levels and interests of play, ranging from competitive to casual. Paddles, balls, gloves and shoes are available for purchase in the pro shop. We are looking forward to a great fall/winter season!
We offer a wide range of events throughout the season from social to competitive. The calendar of events includes: Pre-Season Camps, Professional Exhibitions, Men’s Handicap Tournaments, Adult Social Mixers, Turkey Shoot, Holiday Camps, Parent-Child Round-Robins, Men’s Club Championships, Mixed Club Championships & Women’s Social Mixers.
Junior Platform Tennis
We offer development programs for all levels of junior play and for ages 6 years old and up. The children will enjoy learning the basics of the game, developing their racquet skills, improving hand eye-coordination, agility, footwork and balance. There will also be an emphasis on camaraderie, sportsmanship, cooperation and proper paddle etiquette. The drills will focus on all aspects of platform tennis: technique, screens, positioning, formations, net/baseline strategy, shot selection, communication and match play.
QuickStart Paddle (6-10 Years Old)
QuickStart paddle is the best way to introduce youngsters to the great game of platform tennis. The drills will focus on eye-hand coordination, agility, balance, footwork, racquet and rally skills, basic technique and having fun playing platform tennis.
Junior Paddle (10-14 Years Old)
The students will engage in challenging, interactive games and drills. The drills will focus on screens, positioning, net/baseline strategy, scoring, rules of the game, communication and match play.
High School Paddle (14-18 Years Old)
The High School drill will focus on all aspects of platform tennis. The students will enjoy fast paced drills emphasizing match strategy, serving formations, targets and shot selection.
Friday Pizza & Paddle (6-14 Years Old)
This fun program is a great way to get your child excited about playing platform tennis! The staff will organize fun drills/games and pizza will be served at the end of the class.