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Greg O’Neil, WPTC Director of Platform Tennis


    United States Professional Platform Tennis Association, Certified Elite Professional

    United States Professional Tennis Association, Certified Elite Professional

    International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association, Certified Professional Level 2

    Tennis Industry Association, Licensed Cardio Tennis Instructor 

    USPPTA, National Platform Tennis Pro Certification Tester

    Platform Tennis Magazine, Contributing Writer


    ATP World Tennis Ranking2007-12 recorded wins over several teams ranked top 5 in the country

    Ranked as high as #20 in the country on the APTA National Platform Tennis Rankings

    Chicago Charities Quarterfinalist, finished 6th place overall

    Hinsdale Challenge Semifinalist

    Region 5 President’s Cup Winner

    Email Greggregoneil@winnetkapaddle.com

    Chris Maglocci, WPTC Assistant Professional

    Chris Maglocci is the WPTC assistant pro. She is both PPTA and 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 works with Greg in our Women’s drills, runs women’s open play 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, WPTC Instructor

    Mike Benson is our Men’s Saturday pro and manages our Saturday morning Men’s Open Play.

    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:  michael.benson.icf@gmail.com 
    or calling his cell, 847-757-3015.

    Linda Ball, WPTC & WPD Instructor

    Linda is a PPTA-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 PPTA-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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