News, Updates, and Articles

Big 10 Tournament – Big Fun!

The Racquet Club of Lake Bluff hosted a favorite event November 3rd and 4th.  The Big 10 Tournament brought in almost 50 Junior players and 8 parent “college” coaches for a great, competitive, team tennis event.  The event lasted two days.  Saturday included first and second round play with dinner for players and coaches.  Sunday…Read More

5 Snacks to Eat Before a Tennis Competition

5 Snacks to Eat Before a Tennis Competition Oatmeal with fruit. Ideal for a morning snack before an afternoon competition, oatmeal is well-tolerated and provides long-lasting energy. The added fruit will give you that quick jolt of energy you need to get your engine started. Peanut butter and jelly or banana sandwich.Snacks, like small sandwiches, that contain…Read More

RCLB Juniors Experience Cross-Surface Training

 At the Racquet Club of Lake Bluff, our goal is to provide junior players with the widest range of training opportunities possible.  During the outdoor season, many of our top juniors travel to tournaments that all present new and different challenges.  Conditions such as weather, time of day and court surface all factor into…Read More

RCLB in Village of Lake Bluff Parade

Each year the Village of Lake Bluff celebrates July 4th with a parade through the center of town.  The Racquet Club of Lake Bluff was honored to participate in the 108th edition of the parade last week.  Many of our teaching pros and some of our junior players were on present to hand out signed…Read More

Welcome RCLB’s Director of Adult Programs

The Racquet Club of Lake Bluff is proud to announce the addition of Russ Polender as our new Director of Adult Programs. Russ joins the Racquet Club after 19 years as Director of Racquet Sports at Indian Hill Club.  He was responsible for all aspects of club management, specializing in adult league and event coordination. …Read More

Alex Cotard announced Junior Program Director

The Racquet Club of Lake Bluff is very proud of our junior program. Quality instruction and developing tennis players is our mission. Our goal is to continuously work to improve our junior program. To achieve our goal, we are excited to announce that Alex Cotard will be our new Junior Program Director. The club management…Read More

Best Warm Up Drills for Level 5 Players

Level 5/6/7 Director Audrey Koopsen walks us through one of the best warm-up drills for the Level 5 players.  Audrey is in her 5th year at RCLB and brings an infectious enthusiasm for teaching.  Keep an eye out in the video for her father Tom (one of our newest pros!), as he is co-teaching Level…Read More

Meet the New Pros at Our Lake Bluff Tennis Club!

The Racquet Club of Lake Bluff is pleased to welcome two new instructors to our team of tennis professionals! Alice Pacaut joins us from Eyguiéres, France and brings a world of knowledge and experience to our tennis club in Lake Bluff. She played Division I collegiate tennis at Stephen F. Austin University (Nacogdoches, Texas) and…Read More