Community

The River Forest Tennis Club prides itself on being a good neighbor. Our tennis instruction and swim lessons programs have been a mainstay in the community for decades. Each year we host CDTA Tournament and a Collegiate Tennis Invitational, both free to the public. We hold an annual Neighbor Day when we invite neighbors to enjoy the Club free for a day once a summer.

We also support our passions in other areas.

Play for the Animals

For over five years, our head tennis pro, John Morlidge, has held this popular fundraiser to support The Animal Care League in Oak Park. Hosted at the River Forest Tennis Club and our neighbor club, the Oak Park Tennis Center, the event includes children’s drills and competitive doubles for adults.

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Coins for a Cause

Coins for a Cause is the Club’s grass roots seasonal fundraising campaign for members to contribute to charitable organizations. Club members are encouraged tot fill a tennis ball can with coins designated for a charity selected by the current Board of Directors. Coins for a Cause has enjoyed increasing success since its inception and member children have been enthusiastic participants.

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In 2014, Coins for a Cause raised money for Prevail, an Oak Park based organization that serves local communities with emergency assistance to individuals and families in times of financial crisis by addressing immediate needs, including food, clothing and shelter.

Tennis Scholarship

To foster tennis for youth, each season at the discretion of the current Board of Directors, a tennis scholarship is given to a young player who is recommended by our head tennis pro.