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Chicago District Tennis Association (CDTA)
2200 East Devon Avenue, STE 319, Des Plaines, IL 60018


Mission Statement: "To Promote, Develop, and Service the Game of Tennis" 

We are one of the 13 Districts of the USTA/Midwest Section, covering Cook, Lake & DuPage Counties.

 »Latest CDTA News

Buddy Up for Down Syndrome Program Starts 4-12-14

Buddy Up is a high-energy adaptive tennis and fitness program for children and young adults with Down syndrome. Buddy Up hosts weekly 90-minute clinics including 60 minutes of professional tennis instruction and 30 minutes of fitness conditioning. BUDDY volunteers are partnered with our Athletes to maximize the experience. No tennis experience is required. Team T-shirt and racquet are provided. See next page for more info> Read More


On Saturday, April 26, a fun Play Day will be held during the Northwestern Big Ten Women's Tennis Championships. Chicago District Tennis Association's Junior Development Coordinator Leah Friedman will be conducting free tennis clinics. They will also have a table for clubs and organizations to bring summer program information to distribute. All the details regarding times etc. for the event are on the flyer on the next page. Read More

2014 DePaul Invitational 4-26 & 27th, Reserve Your Spot by April 10th

Lakeshore Sport and Fitness, Chicago will host this great event. Twelve teams will be split into three pools of four. All teams will be guaranteed five indoor matches. For all the details please go to the next page> Read More

US Open Advance Ticket Sales Begin April 22

USTA Members can take advantage of an Advance Ticket Sale for the 2014 U.S. Open beginning April 22. In addition to tickets, members will also receive a FREE pass to the US Open Club, a FREE US Open Poster and a FREE Buy 1, Get 1 Ticket for select sessions. What are you waiting for? Read More

US Open National Playoffs Coming to Decatur

The USTA/Midwest Section today announced that the Fairview Tennis Center in Decatur, Ill. will host the US Open National Playoffs USTA/Midwest Sectional Qualifying Tournament, June 20-24, 2014. The US Open National Playoffs include both men’s and women’s singles, as well as mixed doubles Read More

1st USTA National Workshop held in Chicago on 4-1-2014

Leah Freidman, CDTA's Junior Development Coordinator led this workshop at Chicago State University. Attendees included students who are working towards a degree of recreational sports or physical education. Also some local area tennis professionals attended. This was the first workshop to be held in Chicago since the USTA launched the coaching youth tennis courses online. The USTA, PTR, USPTA, and USOC (United States Olympic Committee) are all backing the courses. For info> Read More

Jack Sharpe, is being presented by the United States Tennis Association a Team USA Coaching Legend Award 4-9-14

Tennis coach, Jack Sharpe, is being presented by the United States Tennis Association a Team USA Coaching Legend Award alongside legendary coaches Nick Bollettieri (coached Agassi) and Robert Lansdorp (coached Pete Sampras and Maria Sharapova). This is the first time the USTA has presented this award for lifetime achievement and puts Coach Jack in the elite of tennis coaching in the USA. Jack has produced many top tennis players over the years. See more> Read More

Over 50 Coaches Attended the CDTA Junior Coaches Meeting Wed. April 2

Coaches of junior players, and tournament directors who run junior events in the Chicago District attended this important meeting . See the next page for a list of discussion topics.> Read More


Tennis Play Days are great for junior players of all ages and skill levels. Anyone can go out and play. See some pictures from Play Days in our area. See where you can find a Play Day on next page> Read More

CDTA Players, Ross Putterman & Jeremy Bush Gain National Title

Washington U-St. Louis Wins First ITA Division III National Men's Team Indoor Championship with help from Putterman & Ross. The ITA Division III National Men's Team Indoor Championship is held annually each February. The men's event began in 2001 and will be held for the 14th time in 2014. The event features eight participating teams and is held over three days, beginning on Friday with the quarterfinals, followed by semifinals on Saturday and the final on Sunday. See next page for link to full story> Read More