What’s the Difference in Tennis Lessons: Groups, Privates, Semi-Privates

What's the Difference in Tennis Lessons

In tennis, there are countless ways to improve, whether that be by taking some time to play with friends, semi-privates, privates, or group lessons. But, what are the differences and strengths of each different option?


When first beginning tennis, privates are often one of the best ways to build a foundation for the game. Working one-on-one with a coach allows young and old to work on technique and other very specific aspects in an individual’s game.

Privates are also important for players who take the game seriously and are looking for a competitive edge. Tournament tennis players (whether middle school, high school, college or adult) can use private lessons as an avenue to develop better matchplay strategies, point development, and target their areas of need.

Additionally, privates are an offering where the client is in the most control of how they spend their time. If you are struggling with your serve, you can use the entire lesson if your … Continue reading

5 Questions Answered to Start Playing Tennis

5 Questions Answered to Start Playing Tennis

As we all deal with the new realities of a Covid world and staying safe, it can be a challenge to keep up with health and wellness routines. People are looking for new ways to stay active in this new reality and tennis is seen as one of the activities to turn to. It checks the boxes for active cardio workout, and being social while being safe.  And, whether you are a current or former player, or considering playing for the first time, tennis is a sport that’s easy to pick up.  Here are 5 common questions answered to help you start playing tennis.

Is it safe to play with Covid?

Because tennis does not require any direct person-to-person contact, players can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits that tennis offers so long as you practice physical distancing by keeping six feet apart from other players to ensure you are in a safe exercise environment.  The USTA has created guidelines to help players understand … Continue reading

Tennis is a Social Distancing Sport

tennis social distancing sport

Most sports like football, basketball, hockey, and soccer involve physical contact among players. Obviously that’s something you want to avoid during a global pandemic. If you’re looking to play sports and stay active, now is the perfect time to start playing tennis – the ideal social distancing sport.

The Ideal Social Distancing Sport

Social distancing and tennis have always gone hand-in-hand. Leading up to the US Open Tennis Championships, USTA CEO Michael Dowse has described tennis as “the ideal social distancing sport.” Social distancing can be easily achieved (players spread 6 feet apart), especially during singles play, because tennis doesn’t require direct person-to-person contact.

Unlike typical contact sports, in tennis opponents are spread out across the court from one another. Furthermore, the net serves as a barrier between players. Doubles play is still possible, but partners should coordinate with one another so that physical distancing can be maintained and physical contact should be avoided (such as high-fiving, chest bumps, etc.).

According … Continue reading

Toddler Swim Lessons in Chicago | Why Parents Should Swim with Their Child

Toddler Swim Lessons in Chicago

Getting your toddler comfortable in the water is a great first step to learn how to swim. While it’s never too late to learn how to swim, the more comfortable they are in the water at a young age, the easier it will become later on. Discover how toddler swim lessons in Chicago can help your child learn to swim!

Swimming With Your Child

The ability to swim is an essential safety skill – no question about it. But some children have an innate fear or aversion to water. Exposure and proper instruction at a young age is a great way to overcome those feelings. One of the best ways to get your child acclimated to the water is by swimming with them A LOT. Make family swimming a regular activity and before you know it, your child will not only become comfortable swimming, they’ll get good at it, too.

Starting out may not be easy for all children. It’s … Continue reading

6 Kid Friendly Activities in Chicago

Need to get your kids out of the house this summer? There are plenty of kid friendly activities in Chicago to choose from! Here at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness, we’ve come up with a fun lineup of activities to keep kids active, engaged, and creative.

Saturday Playdates

Drop the kids off for an afternoon playdate every Saturday at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness-Lincoln Park! Our team of camp counselors will organize group games, crafts, sing songs, enjoy a snack, and more! Busy parents can take time for themselves to work out, run errands, or just relax. We will keep the kids busy with competitions, time on the playground, and group projects. This is a drop-off program and appropriate for ages 3.5-10 years old. We require all kids that attend our Saturday Playdates be potty trained. One playdate per Child per Month is included in our family membership.

Family Performance on the Roof Series

Join us every Sunday for a family-friendly … Continue reading