Our Mission is to build a strong, active & engaging Chicago Tennis Community

We strive to create a fun organization, with a focus on growth, and inclusivity of all players and all levels. We continue to focus on improving the existing league, developing new formats for players to come together with increased playing opportunities. Our hope is to give back to the community by finding ways to improved playing conditions around the city.

Our 80th Anniversary!

The CPDTA has a long history in the Chicago tennis community. This is our 80th anniversary providing a friendly, competitive league atmosphere.

Men's & Women's Divisions

The Women’s division plays on Saturday mornings and the Men’s on Sundays mornings. The members enjoy that the league is outdoors in beautiful parks around the city, on a consistent day and time each week. The summer league sign-ups are in April. Math play runs through out the summer, concluding with the championships at the end of August.

Get involved

There are lots of opportunities to help grow the organization. 

There are currently 5 committees: Park Relations, Events, Rules, Regulations & Constitution, Communications & Marketing and Membership.

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Meet Our Board of Directors

CPDTA Leadership

Sheila Spade


Sheila is an avid player, captain and organizer within the tennis community. She has cultivated a vast mixed doubles group and various ladies tennis teams over the years. Although she was always an athlete, her love of tennis came only a dozen years ago when she learned how to play. Her love of the ...[more]

Mark Hansen


Mark is a spirited player-captain who emphasizes the camaraderie on tour in Chicagoland tennis. He came up as a park district player in the western suburbs and found a calling as a tennis instructor in the early 2000s before moving into journalism and then educational publishing in his career. Mark ...[more]

Suzanne Demirjian


Suzanne has been playing tennis since she was 12 years old. She has been a high school coach, a captain of many teams, and a long-time member of the CPDTA board. Suzanne is passionate about tennis and CPDTA’s mission of bringing low-cost tennis to the community of Chicago. I am happy to do whatever ...[more]

Stephanie Thompson


Stephanie began taking tennis lessons during the summers growing up but didn't become an avid tennis player until she joined Midtown in 2002. She has played on several park district teams over the years and has captained and played on women's and mixed doubles USTA teams as well. Stephanie recently ...[more]

Erroll Davis

Tournament Chairperson

Erroll has been active in organized tennis for over 40 years. He has had the opportunity to play on and captain several teams throughout the years. Erroll is an avid player and is still playing competitive tournament tennis. He has committed himself to work towards building a better tennis environme ...[more]

Russ Needler

Vice President

Russ Needler has been playing tennis for over 40 years. His first racket was a Roy Emerson autograph woody, purchased at Val's Discount store on the square in his home town in Indiana. He's been involved in league and team tennis since the mid-1980s, and is currently the captain for the Mount Trash ...[more]

Nikki Wilson

Communication Chairperson

Nikki was gifted tennis lessons for her birthday in 2008, and she's been in love with tennis ever since. Through the years, she has served as captain of the XS women's USTA, Illiana, Jack Berry, and Chicago Park District teams. Some of her proudest moments include winning USTA, Illiana, and Chicag ...[more]

Important CPDTA Documents

To keep all players and captains informed, here are the latest CPDTA rules of play in addition to the CPDTA Constitution.  Ideally ensuring 75+ More Years of Playing!

CPDTA Rules Document

View or Download the CPDTA latest Rules.

View or Download the CPDTA Captains Documents

CPDTA Constitution

View or Download the CPDTA Constitution