The Racket Club, a Crystal Lake Park District facility, is pleased to announce tennis scholarship opportunities through the Walter S. Herrick, Sr. Memorial Fund for youth and teens ages 10-16 years. Walt Herrick Sr. was one of the founding fathers of The Racket Club and he was a dedicated proponent of tennis in the local community. Though Mr. Herrick is no longer with us, other local luminaries including The Racket Club co-founder Jack Thomas, former club manager Walt Herrick, Jr. and longtime club member Denis Morimoto continue to advocate his mission by raising money for tennis lesson scholarships at The Racket Club.

Scholarships awarded by the Walter S. Herrick, Sr. Memorial Fund are based on a broad range of factors including dedication, academics, attitude, service, financial situation and current level of tennis achievement. Interested candidates ages of 10-16 years should see Conni Stinek or Rob Laue at The Racket Club or download the application at Applications must be submitted to Conni by March 31.  Call Conni at 847-658-5688 with questions.

The Racket Club, located at 9101 South Route 31, one mile south of Rakow Road in Algonquin, is one of Illinois’ finest indoor/outdoor tennis facilities. The Crystal Lake Park District operates The Racket Club as a self-supporting membership facility. The club features: 9 cushioned indoor hard courts with excellent indirect lighting, 4 hard and 3 fast-dry clay outdoor courts, a beautiful clubhouse, practice lane with ball machine, lounge and viewing area, locker rooms and a fully stocked tennis pro shop. In addition, The Racket Club has complete year-round tennis programs offering permanent and open court time seven days a week, lesson programs for all ages and abilities, certified professionals, activities for adult and juniors, and competitive travel leagues. Visit the club online at for photos and additional information.

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