Newt Dodds Tennis Center
Hours: This facility is open from September through May 13.
Please note if the courts are not in use after 9:00pm, the Tennis Center may close early.
The Newt Dodds Tennis Center is dedicated to Newt Dodds for his 38 years of service on the Board of Park Commissioners. The Tennis Center features six indoor courts and
offers a vast array of programs including lessons, drill & plays,
and workouts. These are available on various days and
times. Locker room and shower facilities are available.
Click here for the Spring Tennis Center brochure
Click here for the Summer Tennis Center brochure
Click here for Tennis Tournament info
Tennis Center rents Wilson demo racquets and also
is able to order any Wilson tennis related items
including SHOES!!!! Stop by and take a look.
Tennis Center Membership Application Form will be available during the next season.
Click Here to Download PDF of times & rates for the following:
Court Time (only available to members)
Champaign Park District members may purchase Permanent
Court Time during the times indicated below as available.
All fees must be paid in advance. This fee is based
on a per court per hour ratio. Permanent court time
is good for a single session only.
Monday-Friday, 18-week fee
Weekends, 18-week fee
Court Time (If courts are available)
The Tennis Center has courts available for rent on an hourly basis during operating hours seven days per week. Tennis Center members may reserve courts up to one week in advance. Guests of the Tennis Center may make reservations one day prior.
Call 217-352-6044 to book a court.
Tune up your game during the winter months. Ball machine rental cost includes basket of balls and the machine.
Beginner and Intermediate available by appointment.
You may arrange your own group or request to be placed
in a group based on your interest, goals, and level
of play, as well as your personal schedule.
- Private Lessons
Available by appointment. Lessons should be scheduled at least 48 hours
in advance. Players may request to have a lesson be
on specific strokes, game play or a combination.
The building was originally leased from the Racquet Club in 1991
for 3 years.
Champaign Park District purchased the facility for
$575,000 in part because a newly built facility
would have exceeded $1,000,000 to construct.
HERE to download a PDF copy of the Champaign Park District Facilities/Parks/Trails map.
Note: You may have to save it
to your hard drive first and then open it in Acrobat.