FAQ

IMPORTANT INFO & FACTS

Tennis Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – Dusk
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Months: April – October* 
* Please refer to calendar page for actual opening and closing dates of each year – click HERE.

Guest Policy & Fees

  • Players including ALL Pass Holders and guests MUST sign-in at Pro Shop upon arrival prior play
  • Season Pass Holders MUST register each guest / pay the guest fee at Pro Shop prior play
  • Non-Pass Holders MUST also register and pay the daily fee at Pro Shop prior play
  • A pass holder may not bring a guest more than three (3) times in any one season.
  • DAILY FEE FOR GUESTS:
    Public Play Fee: $20 per day
    RFTC member fee: $5 per day *
    OPCC member fee: $10 per day *
    * Applies only when invited as a guest of an OPTC member. A 1:1 member-to-guest ratio policy also applies.

Flag Rule - Court Availability

If you’re on court when the flag rule goes into effect:
Complete your set, playing a tiebreaker at 6-all, and then rotate off provided the flag is still raised. As a courtesy to those waiting, please use the scorecards when the flag is up. If you are just hitting / practicing when the flag goes up, you may do so for an additional 20 minutes, but you must rotate off afterwards provided the flag is still raised. After rotating off, you can add your name to the whiteboard if you’d like to play again.

If the flag rule is in effect and you’re waiting for a court:
Make sure you list your name on the whiteboard indicating you are waiting for a court. Note: You may sign up to play either singles or doubles while the flag is up. Warm-ups are limited to five minutes before each set. Complete one set, playing a tiebreaker at 6-all, and please use the scorecards as a courtesy to those who are waiting. If the flag rule is still in effect after you complete your set, please rotate off and add your name to the whiteboard if you’d like to play again.

No solo practicing is allowed while the flag rule is in effect. If you choose to hit or practice with a partner, you may do so for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes of hitting or practicing has elapsed, if the flag rule is still in effect, please rotate off the court. You can add your name to the whiteboard if you’d like to play again.

Children of - On Court Players

Children: Parents are responsible at all times for the conduct and safety of their children. Children not enrolled and in class are not permitted to play or loiter on tennis courts and are never permitted to play or loiter in parking lot or locker rooms.

Communications (how to find out about stuff)

Information regarding events and programs at the club is regularly posted on

In case of rain or to find out about court availability:

  • Visit our Website (See Footer Alert)
  • Call (708) 366-9652
  • Follow Us on Facebook and receive Court Condition alerts to your smart phones.

Adult & Youth Tennis Programs

Please visit the OPTC Web site for details on all Programs from Private Lessons to tennis camps!!

Private Lessons

Private Lessons Go one-on-one with the Pro. Whether you are new to the game or an experienced player, individualized instruction can take your game to a whole new level.

Private Groups We are happy to create your own private drill group, Talk to Luke Bagos at (312) 961-0813 or lukabagos@gmail.com

Team Tennis

Season Pass Holders are encouraged to join our 8-week Team Tennis program beginning the first week in June. It’s a great way to meet other players and boost your competitive edge!

Click here for more information: TEAM TENNIS

Social Events

A variety of social events are held at the Center during the season. Information about upcoming activities will be posted in advance at the Clubhouse and the Web site calendar.  One long-standing tradition is “Sunday Tea On The Porch”.

Sunday Socials

Various groups of Season Pass Holders volunteer to provide refreshments on Sundays; this year, the “teas” will be held at 10:30 a.m. Come enjoy something to eat or drink between matches and socialize a bit on the porch in the pleasant morning sun.

We also invite you to volunteer to join provide refreshments some Sunday: feel free to sign up on the poster on the clubhouse wall. The more that support this, the better the Teas!

You can organize your own playing buddies, or just join in with others, to keep this wonderful and friendly OPTC tradition alive.

Club History

Since 1924 volunteers have managed OPTC to be fiscally self-sufficient while offering clay courts for public use.  Season passes and usage fees cover annual repairs, daily maintenance and upkeep of the courts and clubhouse, operating expenses and special programs.

Click here if you’d like to help by Donating

Terms & Conditions | Players' waiver and consent

Click below link to review OPTC’s terms and conditions and players’ waiver and consent.

Terms & Conditions  |  Players’ waiver and consent

THINGS TO REMEMBER

Parking

Parking is available in the Forest Preserve parking lot on the west side of OPTC ONLY on

 

  • *Weekdays AFTER 5pm
  • *Holidays all day
  • *Weekends all day

On weekdays BEFORE 5 pm, street parking is available on Quick Avenue, north of OPTC, and Bonnie Brae, west of OPTC.

 

For additional parking, there is a public parking garage across the street to the east on Harlem.

 

To park in the Forest Preserve parking lot, enter from Bonnie Brae Place, one block west of Harlem.

 

FINAL FACT
-Play Tennis & Have Fun!

OPTC Rules and Info