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Chris Maglocci, Director of Women's Platform Tennis

In her fourth year with WPTC, Chris is USPTA certified with teaching experience at all levels for women, men, and juniors.

Her playing accomplishments include:

  • Cleveland Masters 2019 Champion
  • West Penn Invitational 2019 runner-up
  • President’s Cup champion 2018, runner up 2017 and 2019
  • Chris was ranked #10 Nationally in 2020.

Chris designs & runs the Women’s drills with her assistant pros.  She runs women’s open play, the in-house league and the spring leagues and programming. She is also available for private and group lessons for men, women, and junior players. Chris is a contributing author for Platform Tennis Magazine.

Email Chris: cmaglocci@winnetkapaddle.com

Mike Benson, Director of Men's Platform Tennis

Mike is a long-time platform tennis and tennis professional, having been a pro at clubs on the North Shore for many years. 

Drills and private lessons can be arranged by contacting Mike.

Email Mike:  MBenson@winnetkapaddle.com 
or calling his cell, 847-757-3015.

Linda Ball, WPTC & WPD Instructor

Linda is a USPTA-certified pro since 2013 who teaches paddle at WPD and WPTC.

She is the Live Scoring Coordinator for the APTA, and contributes articles to their platform tennis magazine. 

Email Linda: lball@winnetkapaddle.com


Alan Graham, WPD Instructor

Alan, AKA “Mr. Paddle”, has taught paddle for more than 40 years. He is a three-time Senior Men’s National Champion and has been commissioner of the Chicago Platform Tennis Charities since 1995.  Under his leadership, Chicago has grown from 850 players to nearly 3000 and accounts for nearly 1/3 of the APTA’s membership! Alan is a 2010 inductee into the APTA Hall of Fame.

Email Alanagraham@winnetkapaddle.com

Robert Stahl, WPD Instructor

AKA The Cajun, Robert is a USPTA-certified pro who plays and teaches paddle year round.  He is an instructor for Winnetka Park District beginner and intermediate classes, and is available for private and group lessons.

He is currently the Chicago Rep for Total Platform Tennis LLC court builders.  

Email Robertrstahl@winnetkapaddle.com

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