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.  He has also garnered a reputation as one of the top teaching pros in the region for adult and junior players alike.

A 1986 graduate of Wheaton College, Russ was conference player-of-the-year and NCAA Division III All-American during his tenure with the Thunder.  Aside from a stint as head coach at his alma mater, Russ has also coached several junior players who have gone on to receive Division I scholarships at schools such as Duke, Michigan, Stanford and Notre Dame.  His son Brice is currently a standout player at the University of Richmond.

As Director of Adult Programs at RCLB, Russ will oversee all adult drills and team competition.