Conveniently located just west of O’Hare and right off the Northwest Tollway (90), River Trails is one of the premier tennis clubs in the Chicago suburbs. When it first opened in 1971 River Trails was one of only a few indoor tennis clubs in the Chicagoland area. Founding partner and first General Manager Nelson Campbell pioneered competitive in-house league play. For his foresight, Nelson was recognized by the Chicago District Patrons with a ;ifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Presenter Alan Schwartz (founder of Midtown Tennis and former President of the USTA) observed that Nelson was way ahead of the USTA and all other indoor clubs in recognizing the value of league tennis.
USTA League tennis was born in 1980, and River Trails was again at the forefront, sending a 5.0 men’s team to the first Sectionals in Kalamazoo. In 2004, the USTA league season expanded to include winter play, and we hosted 45 teams! By 2009, that number increased to 79 teams. In 2014, River Trails hosted 90 teams.
Over the years, numerous upgrades have been made to the facility to keep our facility at the forefront of technology and best practices. We always welcome feedback on how to make your tennis experience great and look forward to hosting you at our facility.
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