Important Events


2016 Fourth of July TournamentDSC01324


ENTRY DEADLINE: Receipt by Friday, June 3
DRAW POSTED: Sunday, June 5
EARLY ROUNDS of PLAY: Week of June 6 onward
FINALS: Monday, July 4



Spring Doubles — one day event — Round Robin — April 30th, Saturday
Vandy Christie courts, Sheridan Rd., Northwestern campus.

Spring Kick-Off Event – Prairie Moon


Join us on Monday evening, APRIL 11th for our spring kick-off event at Prairie Moon from 6:30 to 8:30. Complimentary light fare with a cash bar in the back room.

Results of 2016 New Year’s Weekend Tennis —


We had a full slate in both events for the new Year’s Doubles Tournaments. Thanks for all who came out and participated in some competitive, fun tennis. For the Men’s Round Robin Doubles on Saturday, the team of Tom Pitt …

Thanksgiving Doubles Scramble Results & Scholarship News


Join us for the 2015 Thanksgiving Doubles Scramble — Saturday, November 28, Noon to 3:00 — Combe Tennis Center
(Henry Crown Sports Pavilion) Northwestern University.

Fall Tournament — Results — 2015


Fall Tourney – 2015 – Results – Sponsors

2015 Fall Tournament – Sept. 19 & 20- Registration Opennet


Vandy Christie courts – Sheridan Road – NU campus. The usual wonderful sponsors prizes (did we mention Evanston is a restaurant-zone destination?) — and it is rumored there is new Swag for all entrants — Click in on link for sign up — scroll to bottom of page for Paypal — See you on the courts!

Tournament Images July 4, 2015straw-hat


Here are some images from throughout the day that capture the scene and the action during the Finals at Ackerman. Check out our Facebook page as well

FINAL RESULTS — 2015 4th of July drawsjuly4-2015


ENTRY DEADLINE: Receipt by Wednesday, June 3
DRAW POSTED: Friday, June 5
EARLY ROUNDS of PLAY: Saturday, June 6
FINALS: Saturday, July 4

follow this link to see the full rules and regulations

2015 Spring Doubles Tournamentnicole-anthony-jackson-1-15


We had a nice turnout for the spring doubles tourney. In the men’s draw the Milligan brothers Earl and Derrick were a solid contingent and came through with a 10 – 2 victory in the final over John Broderick and Dennis Hoezle. In the mixed final, Deb Cassell and Joe Zabat prevailed over perennial favorites Gail Wilson and Randy Robbie 10 – 6.
The format is round-robin 8-game pro-sets in stage one. Teams are placed into brackets of 4. Teams play three matches for each group.

Seven Ways in Which We “Serve” You …

  • By coordinating spring/summer leagues, namely Shoreline and CPDTA (Chicago Park District Tennis Association). Join the ECTA for the opportunity to participate in one or both leagues.
  • By running annual tournaments and round-robins for area players. Our tournaments are not USTA-sanctioned, so a USTA membership is not required for you to participate, and players may come from any city or state, not just Evanston. Tournaments are held in spring, summer, fall and winter with round robins at Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Joint he ECTA for the opportunity to participate in a tournament or round robin.
  • By giving back to the tennis community. Most recently, we donated new windscreens for the ETHS courts, which are used by the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams, Chicago area league players, as well as ECTA tournament entrants.
  • By supporting youth tennis. Our board members are involved in the USTA’s 10 and Under Tennis program, which encourages parents to introduce their children to the sport. This is Evanston’s third year with about 40 kids in attendance. For details,  visit
  • By supporting high school tennis. Two years ago, we established an ECTA scholarship program through which we annually donate $500 each to one ETHS senior girl and one ETHS senior boy. The application includes a recommendation from a coach/teacher and an essay about how involvement in tennis has impacted the student’s life. For details, email Mark Smith at
  • By supporting college tennis. Every year, the ECTA purchases seats at Rally With the ‘Cats, a Northwestern tennis fundraiser held at the Kenilworth Club. To buy a seat yourself, email Jean Yale at
  • By supporting those who protect and serve the community. As thanks to the Evanston Police Department’s efforts and presence to help monitor the grounds alongside the tennis courts at Ackerman Park during the July 4 finals, the ECTA makes an annual donation to a fund for fallen officers.