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Welcome to the Chicago Prairie Tennis Club website. We invite you to tour our site and encourage to you join our CPTC family if you aren’t already a member. CPTC is the oldest African-American Tennis Club in the nation.  For more than 100 years we have provided love, service and advantage to the African-American tennis community.  We are an all volunteer non-profit organization. Every officer and  committee member volunteers their time to the organization, only our devoted teaching pros are paid.

Our focus is the development of our junior tennis players.  We believe that youth involvement in the game of tennis assists in the development of their character, social skills, sportsmanship and enables them to focus on their education through the disciplines learned in tennis.

We are also a social organization that sponsors social and tennis events for adults and children. Please browse through this website to learn more about us.

Lake Meadows Tennis Center

Our Summer activities are held at the Lake Meadows Tennis Center, 3211 S. Ellis.
The facility is open from July 2020 – October 2020.
Weekday Hours:  5-8 p.m. Mon. & Wed.;  4-6:30 p.m. (Tues., Thurs. & Fri.)
Weekend Hours: 12-3 p.m.
Court time must be reserved for tennis play.  Call 312-225-3373.
Court time can be booked one week in advance for a maximum two hours per court.
Court time is $6 per hour – except for unlimited court time members.
Non-members will be charged a $5 guest fee.  Up to three visits allowed.  Guest fees paid will be applied to CPTC membership dues when purchased.
Proper tennis attire required.
Lake Meadows Tennis Center is a USTA Tennis Welcome Center

*Due to Covid-19, CPTC members and guests are expected to follow social distancing protocol.  Please wear face masks when using the facility.

Mission Statement:

To promote the sport of tennis and to facilitate the means by which it may be played; to put forth all  necessary efforts to develop the sport among junior players; and to sponsor  tennis scholarships for juniors wishing to further their education and tennis ability