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Men's Play Options

We welcome new and experienced paddle players to join our club!

There are a number of options available for men to play paddle at the WPTC:
    • Join a CPTC league travel team
      (Advanced Beginner -> Advanced players)
    • Join a North Shore league travel team
      (Beginner -> Intermediate players)
    • Double-dip and play in the CPTC & North Shore leagues
      (Advanced Beginner -> Intermediate players)
    • Join as an associate member
    • Private & semi-private instruction with a Pro
    • Sign-up for a paddle class with the Winnetka Park District
    • Play in the Men's Spring League

Unsure what the best fit is for you?  Email Mike Benson (mbenson@winnetkapaddle.com)

Membership Fees & benefits

Members who played on a WPTC team in the 2023-24 season are guaranteed placement on a team for the upcoming season, if they register by July 29, 2024.

All other player registrations need to be confirmed by email by the Men's Team Formation Committee. 

The CPTC Travel League

The Chicago Platform Tennis Charities (CPTC) travel league is the preeminent men's platform tennis league in the greater Chicago area with approximately 50 clubs participating in 39 different series.  The league starts in late September and runs for 18 weeks before wrapping up in mid-March with the playoffs. 

  • WPTC had 30 men’s teams competing in  CPTC during the 2023-24 season at a range of levels extending from beginner to professional. 
  • Men’s league matches are played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights (Series match night), from approximately 6:30--10pm. 
  • Team practice is at the discretion of the team captain(s) and members.
  • All food, balls and league fees are included. 

    The North Shore League

    • Our successful North Shore League plays against nearby clubs such as Wilmette on Sunday nights from 6:30-10:00 pm. 
    • This league will include players in levels 3.0-4.0 (CPTC Series equivalents of 13-31), with the same play format as the CPTC travel league (but without any long-distance travel!). 
    • All food, balls and league fees are included.  

    The Double-dip

    Sign up for the CPTC week night travel league and also play in the North Shore League on Sundays. Option is subject to availability.

    Open Play & Paddle School

    All club members are invited to attend Men's Open Play (Saturday 7-10:00am).  Sign up weekly through the Calendar.

    Paddle School (Sunday) will by available Fall 2024 for entry level through advanced beginner players.  Click HERE for more information.

    For more information on joining a team, please contact Mike Benson at mbenson@winnetkapaddle.com.

    Refer to the Paddle Tennis Rating System chart for some guidance on appropriate/anticipated placement based on racquet skills & experience.

    Men’s Team Formation Committee:

     Chair Dave Nimick
     Member Andy Lea
     Member Mark Warren
     Member Tim Clark 

     Ex-Officio Member

    Club Pro

    Colin Cross

    Mike Benson

    The Men's Spring Paddle League

    The 2025 WPTC House Spring League runs for 10 weeks, beginning the first week of April, 2025. Our 2024 Spring League had a record 250 participants from beginner to advanced players.

    Contact Mike Benson at mbenson@winnetkapaddle.com for more information.

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