The Chicagoland Indoor Tennis Association will be finalizing the 2020-2021 schedule by August 10th. Currently, we plan on starting the season on time, the week of September 7th. However, due to ongoing and changing concerns over the COVID-19 situation in Illinois, we want to ensure the best possible experience in terms of safety and level, competitive play for all players.
Please check with your local club for updated policies regarding safe play at your club. CITA will be following the USTA guidelines regarding COVID safe practices.
From left: Pam Blumenthal, Lindy Rosenberg, Coach Sammy Tesimu, Dana Schnurman & Karyn Guttormsen.
MT-Bannockburn and Libertyville brought their best for the singles championship. This was a first time 4.5/Open singles finals matchup between these two clubs and the players were excited to play. Being familiar with each other from the season, the matches were tightly contested. One court went to a third set tie-breaker and in the end, MT-Bannockburn prevailed 3-1.
It was a battle of the Midtowns in the finals of the Women’s Thursday 4.0-4.5 Singles CITA league – Palatine 1 vs. Bannockburn. After tying 2-2 in matches and 4-4 in sets, Palatine came out on top 36-31 in games. Congrats to both teams for battling to the end!
Pictured from left: Renee Buxton, Shahnaz Kelleher, Ki Kellen, Linda Zucco
The Fullerton Classic was a dynamite NC 4.5 finals. This is the reference we use in the city when LSSF plays MTC.
The finals at 5 seasons was everything and more you want in a match to end the season. To put it into perspective, the last match finished around 2:30pm, there were multiple 3 setters and a match that had a tie-breaker going to 14-12.
With many moments of opportunity for both teams LSSF was able to grab a few more and swing the match to a 4-2 victory.
Congratulations to both teams for a great 2018-19 season!
This year’s Libertyville HS Girl’s team is the most balanced they’ve ever had. Both of their two teams made it to the the finals.In the end, It was Lifesport Libertyville and Racquet club of Lake Bluff in the finals, a rematch for the third straight year. . Line 1 was the most highly contested with all four players giving it their best. It came down to the third set with Libertyville prevailing. Line 3 went to a strong RCLB team, so it came down to the final match. Everyone was cheering for their respective team. The Libertyville team took the first set. The second set was neck and neck as RCLB showed they never give up, saving 10 match points! But in the end, at 5-4 the LIB girls closed out the win at 6-4. Kudos to both teams, and congratulations to the the High School Programming led by team captain and Director Gian.