2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, Illinois ● 630-907-9600 ● Directions

Tennis tailored to you!

Whether you’re experienced competitor or a purely social player, you’ll love the action and spirit on our courts. Join us for lessons, leagues and open play from late August to May!

  • Enhanced pro shop featuring racquets, apparel, footwear, accessories, and stringing and gripping services
  • Nine newly resurfaced deco-turf (hard) indoor courts
  • Home to 10 Northern Illinois Traveling Tennis League (NITTL) women’s teams
  • Home to the Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association Annual Conference and Workshop
  • Choice of off-site practice alternative for regional high schools and colleges such as Aurora University, North Central College, West Aurora H.S., Illinois Math and Science Academy

Also available:

  • Advance reservations
  • Men’s and women’s skill clinics
  • Discounted court rates
  • Traveling team sign-up
  • League and tournament play
  • Private instruction

Fun, exercise, connection and upping your game at a great value – contact us at (630) 907-8067 to further discuss our tennis tailored to you at Vaughan Tennis Center.

United States Tennis Association

The national governing body for tennis, USTA promotes and develops the sport’s growth on every level in the U.S. It focuses on community tennis; diversity and inclusion; officiating; player development; and the organization’s 17 regional sections.

USTA court time is reserved at select times on weekends at Vaughan Tennis Center. If you’re interested in playing on a team or becoming a captain, please contact us at (630) 907-8067 or bschmidt@fvpd.net.

Junior Tennis

The Vaughan Junior Tennis Academy offers year-round tennis for young people ranging from first-timers to national-level players. Led by Youth Tennis Coordinator Jonathan Kerch, the academy teaches the essentials of the sport and inspires young players to pursue their potential in a fun and safe environment.



  • Hours
  • Hours

    Prime Hours*

    Monday to Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Saturday/Sunday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Non-Prime Hours*

    Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday: 6 to 7 p.m.

    Summer Hours

    Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    *USTA matches only Saturday/Sunday & Weekday Evenings

    *Please note hours may vary to accommodate USTA matches.

    Tennis-Only Annual  Membership

    Individual Adult*

    Resident $119 / Non-resident $175

    Couples*

    Resident $199 / Non-resident $299

    *Court time is an additional cost. No fees for enrollment and monthly electronic funds transfer apply.

    Court Time Rates

    Advance Reservations

    Non-prime hours: $22/hour
    Prime hours: $26/hour
    Guest fee (non-pass holder): $6/visit

    Non-Advance Reservations (less than 24 hours)

    Pass holders only (non-prime hours): $18/hour
    Guest fee (non-pass holder): $6/visit
    Senior/youth program participants: $14/hour

    Senior Play (six courts reserved for 62 and older)

    Pass and non-pass holders: $4/player
    Monday to Friday 7am to 9am

    All other senior time slots: $14/hr

    Senior non-pass holders may only make reservations less than 24 hours in advance for this rate.

    Ball Machine

    Any time of day

    Pass holders/Non-pass holders: $5/hour (in addition to court fee and applicable guest fee)

    Private Tennis Instruction

    $50 to $75/hour

    Tennis Lessons

    We offer lessons for all ages and skill levels – call (630) 907-8067 for details!

    10 And Under Tennis

    The 10 and Under program participants learn how to play and enjoy tennis. Lower-compression tennis balls allow them to hit more easily while developing good swing patterns. The program also includes smaller courts and rackets for smaller children.

    10 and Under follows USTA guidelines for youth tennis.

    Adult Weekly Drop-in Drills (Indoor Season)

    Please call (630) 907-9600 up to six days in advance to reserve your spot.

    Men’s Tennis Clinics
    Day Level Time Fee
    Sa 4.0+ 1pm to 2:30pm Members: $18
    Non-members: $20 Residents
    Non-members: $25 Non-Residents
    Su 3.0+ 7:30am to 9am
    Women’s Tennis Clinics
    Day Level Time Fee
    Tu Beginner 11am to 12:30pm Members: $18
    Non-Members: $20 Residents
    Non-Members: $25 Non-Residents
    Tu 3.0/3.5 11am to 12:30pm
    Th 3.5+ 11am to 12:30pm
    W 3.0/3.5 6:30pm to 8pm (co-ed)

    Northern Illinois Traveling Tennis League (NITTL) 

    Established more than 20 years ago, the league practices once a week and plays matches on Thursdays or Fridays. For more information, please call (630) 907-8067.

    Brian Brooks

    Areas of Specialty
    • High School and Tournament Level Junior Programs
    • Women’s Travel Teams
    • Private Lessons
    Background
    • USPTA Certified Tennis Professional
    • 30-plus years coaching at West Aurora High School
    • Member of West Aurora High School Hall of Fame
    • Illinois High School Tennis Coach of the Year in 1997 and 2004
    • Member of Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame
    • Assistant women’s coach at Northern Illinois University
    • Wilson Advisory Staff
    • Daughters Megan, Courtney and Shannon all played collegiate tennis at the Division I level.
    Teaching Style

    I give my students the most up-to-date instruction and training so they have every advantage in working to meet their goals. I love teaching and getting the most out of my students. Seeing them make progress and enjoying the game while they improve makes it very rewarding for all.

    Tom Girdler

    Areas of Specialty
    • Youth & High School Development
    • Women’s Travel Teams
    • Private & Semi-private Lessons
    Background
    • USPTR Certified Professional
    • International Certified Coach
    • USRSA Certified Racquet Stringer
    • College All-American & ATP Satellite Player
    Teaching Style

    I take what each player brings to the court and develop them into the best they can be. Tennis is not only a lesson on court, but a lesson in life.

    Brent Hargrave

    Areas of Specialty
    • Tournament Training
    • Doubles Strategy
    • Private Lessons
    • Ages 10 & Under
    Background
    • USPTR Certified (10 & under, 11-17, adult)
    • 1 Singles/1 Doubles- St. Ambrose University
    • 2014 Missouri Valley Iowa Player of the Year
    • USTA Iowa Committee Member
    • USTA 5.0 Player Rating
    Teaching Style

    There’s always something new to learn. I like to provide the necessary tools to make someone a better player each time they walk off the court.

    Jonathan Kerch

    Areas of Specialty
    • High Performance Juniors
    • Youth Programming and Special Events
    • Stringing
    Background
    • USPTA & USPTR Certified Tennis Professional
    • CARDIO Tennis Certified
    • B.A., Piedmont College; played tennis all 4 years
    • Coached High School state championship team in North Carolina
    Teaching Style

    I love teaching and getting the most out of my students. Seeing them make progress and enjoy the game while they improve makes it rewarding for everyone involved.

    Tyler Livingston

    Areas of Specialty
    • Youth
    • High School and Adult Programs
    • Doubles Strategy/Positioning
    • Private Lessons
    Background
    • Girls’ Head Coach: Aurora Central Catholic HS
    • Playing since 1996
    • Loras College Tennis Player
    Teaching Style

    I help players understand the game while creating a fun learning environment. I’m very passionate about the sport and love to see players develop and improve every aspect of their game.

    Sarah Marcoux

    Areas of Specialty
    • High School and Tournament Level Juniors
    • 10 & Under Tennis
    • Adult Levels
    • Private Lessons
    Background
    • Coach at Rosary High School for 10 years – Varsity and JV
    • Coach at Waubonsie Valley High School for 3 years
    • ASEP (American Sports Education Program) Certified in Tennis
    • Women’s Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Winner in Singles and Doubles
    Teaching Style

    I provide an exciting environment for all my students. Everyone learns differently, and I strive to provide a positive, motivation, serious-but-fun learning experience.

    Jean Maren

    Areas of Specialty
    • Women’s Travel Teams
    • Women’s Pro Doubles
    Background
    • Vaughan Tennis Center professional since 2012
    • Played No. 1 Singles all four years at Augustana College
    • Conference champion as senior at Augustana
    • Tennis professional at Stonebridge Country Club since 2014
    • USTA NTRP rating of 5.0
    Teaching Style

    I enjoy interacting with other women who like being active and share a love for the game. I strive to make drills fun and competitive. It is rewarding to watch participants improve and compete!

    Raja Matthew

    Areas of Specialty
    • Women’s Travel Teams
    • Beginner to Intermediate adult Programs
    • Beginner to Advanced junior programs
    • Men’s Open Drills
    Background
    • Versatile teaching experience with all levels of play
    • Coached son (Vivek) to Top 10 National Junior Ranking
    Teaching Style

    I stress the fundamentals of the game and make it fun by teaching from a player’s perspective. Winning strategies are always traced back to good fundamentals. I care about the players and love to see them improve and have fun doing it.

    Jennifer McMullen

    Areas of Specialty
    • Women’s Travel Teams
    • Junior developmental and advanced program
    • Private Lessons
    Background
    • Teaching tennis since 1998; Vaughan Tennis Center Professional since 2003
    • Head Coach of Waubonsee Community College’s women’s tennis team
    • Conference champion at Ferris State College
    Teaching Style

    Being a good tennis player requires commitment and hard work. It’s also important to have fun while learning, so I make each practice session/lesson enjoyable. It’s very rewarding to see students progress and grow, not only as players, but as people.

    Lee McMullen

    Areas of Specialty
    • Women’s Travel Teams
    • High School/College Players
    • Private lessons
    Background
    • USPTA Certified Coach
    • Teaching professionally for 20+ years
    • Waubonsie Community College
    • Women’s Assistant Coach
    Teaching Style

    Tennis is a life-long sport. It is very important to enjoy both the learning and playing experiences.

    Michael McWilliams

    Areas of Specialty
    • Quickstart to High School and Tournament Programs
    • Women’s Travel Teams
    • Private Lessons
    Background
    • USPTR Certified Tennis Professional
    • Teaching professionally since 1999
    • Head Pro/Tennis Director at Stonebridge Country Club
    • Long-time Aurora resident; Vaughan Athletic Center Professional since 2007
    Teaching Style

    I teach technique and consistency to create a championship-type player, while also creating a fun environment. It’s very rewarding to watch kids grow, learn and become highly-ranked players.

    Paul Pridmore

    Areas of Specialty
    • High School and Tournament Level Junior Programs
    • Private Lessons
    Background
    • Teaching professional since 1999
    • Illinois high school state champion
    • Played No. 1 singles and doubles at University of Minnesota
    • Big 10 Conference singles champion
    • Professional tennis player for five years
    Teaching Style

    I strive to provide a fun learning environment conducive to the student’s growth and development. As a former competitive player, I truly enjoy sharing my passion and love for the game.

    John Tsang

    Areas of Specialty
    • Men’s Drills
    • Youth Private Lessons,
    • Youth Development
    Background
    • USPTA Certified Elite Professional
    • USNTA Certified Tennis Professional
    • Head Varisty Coach- Rosary High School
    • Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration
    Teaching Style

    The focus is for incremental improvement each time an athlete steps on the court; to get better every day while developing a love for the game.

    Natalie Van Blerk

    Areas of Specialty
    • Beginner USTA Quickstart to Elite Junior Level Programs
    • Beginner to Advanced Level Adult Programs
    • Women’s Travel Teams
    • Private Lessons
    Background
    • USPTA Certified Tennis Professional
    • Ph.D (C) in Exercise Physiology – focus on USTA Quickstart program
    • Played four years full scholarship at Delta State University (Mississippi)
    • Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at Delta State
    Teaching Style

    Tennis is a sport that can be played for fitness or fun at all ages. Good technique and hard work is important, but fun is essential for adherence!

    • Please check in at the front desk.
    • Players must wear tennis shoes and appropriate tennis attire.
    • All court rules, regulations and courtesies shall be observed.
    • Private instructors require written park-district authorization to conduct lessons.
    • The park district reserves the right to ask players to leave if guidelines are not followed.
    • Courts may be reserved at the tennis desk or by calling (630) 907-8067.