XS Tennis provides private and group tennis instruction for ages 3 through adult. Classes run September through May, with private instruction year-round. All classes and lessons are taught by certified tennis professionals, many of whom played in college or have been on the professional tennis circuit.
10 & Under
For ages 10 and under, we adopt a modified program for age, size and ability. Using smaller court dimensions and smaller nets, we are better able to develop the early skills necessary to play the game at the highest level.
Junior Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Using full courts and full nets, we help our athletes develop the fundamentals to begin to play at a competitive level. At the Beginner/Advanced Beginner level, we will also introduce competitive games to teach strategy and scoring.
High Performance Academy: Tournament Level 2 (XS 2)
The XS 2 group is geared toward tournament players age 9-12 committed to an intensive training schedule designed to maximize potential both on and off the court. Through a multi-day per week regimen of technical, tactical, mental, and physical training, the Academy systematically addresses every aspect of a player's game.
High Performance Academy: Tournament Level 1 (XS 1)
The XS 1 group is geared toward tournament players age 13-18 committed to an intensive training schedule designed to maximize potential both on and off the court. Through a multi-day per week regimen of technical, tactical, mental, and physical training, the Academy systematically addresses every aspect of a player's game.
We offer classes for all levels of adult play. From experienced players to those new to the game, our programs are both competitive and fun, and designed to help adult players develop their game.
XS has 3.5-4.5 men's and women's leagues that compete in the USTA, Jack Barry, and Illiana tennis leagues.
Tailored to individual needs, private lessons are available to XS tennis players of any age and ability level. XS coaches work with individual players to develop and/or hone technical, strategic and tactical skills for recreational or competitive play.
The XS Summer Camps for local youth and high performance tennis players run every day from 9am to 4pm from June through August with before and after care available. XS Summer Camps are held outdoors at the Lake Meadows Tennis Center and indoors at XS Tennis.
STEM & Sports Camps
In the XS STEM & Sports Camps, there will be a 1:6 counselor: student ratio, with camp counselors provided by After School Matters. Campers will enjoy a variety of sports, from tennis and soccer to basketball, baseball and volleyball, with full-time XS tennis professionals running the tennis portion of the camp. The XS summer reading program and STEM instruction will be supported by Project SYNCERE, CPS teachers, and graduate students from the University of Chicago. Other activities will include creative arts and field trips to the beach and local museums.
High Performance Tennis Camps
The XS High Performance Camps are designed for tournament players ages 8-18 seeking a rigorous, competitive environment through which to improve their game. Led by top college players and XS tennis professionals, the camp includes fitness, tactical drilling, strategy, mental fitness, and daily matchplay.
Through the free Tennis XSpress program, XSTEF brings rackets, tennis balls, and portable nets into CPS gymnasiums for in-school beginner tennis programs taught by XS tennis professionals. The Tennis XSpress program currently serves 10 CPS schools throughout Chicago’s South Side. Programming is provided to CPS schools free of charge through a generous grant from Ariel Investments.