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Women's Play Options

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

There are a number of options available for women to play paddle at the WPTC:

  • Join a day league travel team
    (Advanced beginner -> advanced players)
  • Join a Monday night league travel team
    (Intermediate beginner -> advanced players)
  • Join the WPTC in-house program
    (All beginner levels)
  • Join as an associate member
  • Private & semi-private instruction with a Pro
  • Play in the women's spring league 
  • Sign-up for a paddle class with the Winnetka Park District

Unsure what the best fit is for you?  Email our Head Pro, Greg O'Neil

Membership Fees & Benefits  

The North Shore Women's Platform Tennis League (NSWPTL)

The NSWPTL is the preeminent paddle league for women in the greater Chicago area. Having started on the North Shore, there are now approximately 43 participating clubs from as far afield as Hinsdale, Barrington, Lake Bluff and downtown Chicago.  All matches involving a North Shore club are played on the North Shore. 

The league is organized and managed by a board of volunteer players from member clubs. Night league matches are all played on Mondays and the day league matches are spread across Thursday morning and afternoon and Friday morning, based on team level. Please see the Match & Drill Details page for more season specific information as it relates to the WPTC teams.

The league season is divided into two sessions; Fall & Winter.  The Fall session starts in early October and runs through to mid December.  The Winter session starts approximately a week into the new year and runs through to early/mid March. Each session is 9 weeks long.

NSWPTL Day Travel League 

WPTC currenty has 7 teams playing in the NSWPTL day league (WDL). Members of the WPTC women’s daytime league are expected to:

  • Be available for most weekly matches, both home & away. 
  • Be available for most weekly drills.  Drill fees are an additional cost and are billed and due in advance of each session.
  • Provide food and beverages for home matches. The source and cost to be determined by individual teams. 

NSWPTL Monday Night Travel League

This league is a great option for women who cannot commit to play or drill during the day, but otherwise want to play competitive paddle.

There is no drill requirement for the WPTC Monday night league players but our pros are available for team or group organized instruction if desired.

In-house Program 

This program is for women who are relatively new to paddle and who want to take advantage of organized instruction and coached play. 

Learn the basic platform tennis blueprint needed to be successful at any level, then practice what you've learned.  This program will run for ten weeks total. Eight weeks will comprise of an hour long instruction with a pro and the remaining two weeks will have an organized, coached round robin play format. These round robins will occur in week 5 and again in week 10.

Sign up for the 7:00-8:00PM or 8:00-9:00PM group.  The groups will combine for 2 hours of round robin play in weeks 5 and 10.

WPTC Spring League

WPTC introduced its first women's spring paddle league in 2021. 
We look forward to running it again next spring!

Contact Chris Maglocci with any questions.

WPTC Women’s Coordinators

Tanya Hussey, Daytime League

Holly Kawula, Daytime League

Sacha Gordon, Monday Night League

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