Beverly Hills Tennis Club

About the Club

Sharing the Love of Tennis for More Than 100 Years

The Beverly Hills Tennis Club is a private athletic and social club in Chicago’s historic Southside Beverly neighborhood.  Tucked away on a leafy residential street, the club is a welcome retreat for tennis enthusiasts of all skill levels.  

The BHTC opened in 1919, offering a single court of crushed stone enclosed with galvanized steel tape and chicken wire fencing. From those humble beginnings, the club has flourished, attracting generations of local families and professionals looking for a place to relax, stay fit, and make friends. Today, the club offers eight Har-Tru green clay courts, four with lighting for nighttime play. 

The club is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of tennis and paddle sports. Players of all levels are welcome, from beginners to serious team competitors. Offering a first-come, first-served court access with no additional court fees, there is plenty of opportunity for a full season of play. 

Ink drawing of the Beverly Hills Tennis Club by Jack Simmerling

Special Features 

Club members and their guests can enjoy these amenities:

  • 8 tennis courts with Har-Tru green clay, which dries more quickly, is cooler, and is more breathable than traditional surfaces
  • 4 tennis courts with lighting for nighttime play
  • Well-appointed clubhouse with a full kitchen and party space
  • Locker rooms for men and women
  • Spacious outdoor area with observation porch & picnic deck
  • Lit heated platform court for winter paddle ball 
  • Pickleball court available for summer play

Seasonal Activities

The tennis and pickleball seasons run from early May through early November, weather permitting. 

Platform tennis is played from October through April. 

Throughout the year, the BHTC also offers festive celebrations that bring members together. The club is also available for members to use for private parties. Come out and join us, and enjoy play all year long! 

Meet the Pros

Our two pros, Lisa Lebold and Ahmed Hasan, are USPTA certified instructors with decades of experience coaching adults and children. They offer private and group lessons, as well free clinics for beginners.

Leadership

The Beverly Hills Tennis Club is indebted to the following members who serve on our Board of Directors.

Kathleen Heneghan, President
Finance Committee

John Doran, Vice-President
House and Grounds Committee Chair

Vinny Thiagarajan, Treasurer
Finance Committee Chair

Joe Oswald, Secretary
Membership Committee

Cecile Partee
Membership Committee Chair

Jeff Holland
Membership Committee

Pam Saindan 
Finance Committee

Tito Ilarraza 
House and Grounds Committee

Dave Konkol
House and Grounds Committee

Rebecca Jiricek 
Club Manager

Policies

In keeping with tradition, players are expected to observe the Club’s guidelines.

Curious about our tennis programs? Come out and play!

BHTC is open!