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Racquet Sports


College Park Athletic Club (CPAC) is one of the premier indoor tennis facilities in the country, servicing over 1,500 junior and adult tennis players with a staff of over 30 tennis professionals. CPAC is a state of the art 9 court indoor facility, with recently installed DecoTurf court surface, Sports Interior lighting system, and air conditioned courts. CPAC also offers a completely renovated locker room, café, lobby and child care area.

As many of you know CPAC has been servicing the Lake Forest community for over 30 years, developing high level programs for players of all abilities and ages. This will be their second year as the service provider for the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation, and they are excited to deepen their relationship with Lake Forest residents by bringing our tremendous amount of experience and enthusiasm to the LFPRD tennis program. If you would like to receive more information about CPAC, their experience or philosophy please feel free to contact Jeff Van Dixhorn directly at or(847)948-5330.

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Three glass back wall air-conditioned courts with adjacent spectator lounge for family and friends. One squash court with glass back wall. Public and private locker rooms. Childcare (daily fee), vending machines, for a quick snack. Drop-in Basketball Court and Game Room open to residents free. Pre-School Department, Wildlife Discovery Center, Dance Studios, Aerobics and Fitness Programs available, see individual departments for fees and programs.

Racquetball is played inside a four wall court, which includes a ceiling that is in play. Two, three or four players may play at once. The object is to return the ball to the front wall before the ball bounces twice on the floor, using any combination of back wall, side walls or ceiling. If the ball bounces twice on the floor or a players return shot hits the floor before the front wall, the opponent wins the rally. Points are scored by the server only. If the serving team. loses the rally they "side out" and become the receiver for the next serve. Racquets are similar to tennis, but half the length. The ball is the size of a tennis ball but a third the weight and made from very bouncy rubber which "fly's" all over the court. Racquetball is the easiest of all racquet sports to learn. If you can play tennis, badminton or squash, you already have the skills to play racquetball.

What is Squash? Rated the # 1 healthiest sport in the world by Forbes Magazine! Squash is the perfect recreational activity for all ages and is an awesome stress reliever, especially for those of us who need a break or two. Playing squash not only keeps one fit, it also increases muscular strength and endurance while getting the heart pumping. This fast growing sport offers the best work-out for any athlete and is a great social past-time.  Squash is played by two players (or four players for doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. By participating in a rally, the objective is for each player to try to dominate the ‘T’ - the intersection of the red line near the center of the court. Dominating the ‘T’ gives each player the opportunity to better retrieve the returned balls and control the game. Hand-eye coordination is a key component in this mentally and physically challenging sport. Why not give it a go?

Wallyball is very similar to volleyball and is played inside our racquetball courts. Volleyball net is attached in the middle of the court between the side walls, which is adjustable to a lower 5 foot height for younger player's ages 3 and older. Choice of "soft " larger play ball or regular volleyball. Regular court fees apply. No extra charge for net or ball use. Depending on the age and skills, different rules are used. Regular rules are similar to volleyball, except the side walls are playable. Younger and pre-school age players are allowed to let the ball bounce "catch and throw" as needed. No prior skills needed to play Wallyball.

Guest Fees
No guest fees charged to play racquetball. A resident or member must accompany non-resident non-members.

Equipment Rentals
Equipment rentals are available at the Fitness Center Desk. Racquets rentals are $2 each; eye guards and loaner balls are free (new racquetballs available for purchase). Must leave identification for security deposit on all rental equipment.

Racquetball Reservations  (847)810-3932
Members (Fitness and Racquet Club) may reserve court time up to 7 days in advance. Lake Forest residents who are not members may reserve 1 day in advance. Non-resident non-members may not reserve court time but may purchase a non-resident membership.


Mondays through Fridays 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m..
Saturdays 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..

Non-Prime Time:

Monday through Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Prime Time:

Monday through Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Court Fees (per hour) Non-Prime Time / Prime Time

Fitness Club Members Court Fees Call 847-810-3932 
Racquet Club Members Court Fees for more information
Residents Court Fees  
Non Resident Court Fees  

Court Check-In
All players must check-in at the Fitness Center Desk before playing. Court time must be paid before entering court. Reservations may be moved, within the same time, to a different court to accommodate instructional or special programs. Membership card or proof of residency may be required.

Fitness Center or Racquet Club members save on cost of court time for racquetball, squash and Wallyball activities. Reserve court time up to seven days in advance. Able to participate in leagues, special events and tournaments. Save on cost of childcare. Membership is valid for 1 year from date of purchase.

Racquet Club Membership Resident Fee Non-Resident Fee
Individual Adult    
Individual Youth    

Fitness Club Memberships include both Racquet Club and Fitness Center Memberships. Fitness Club Memberships allow access to Fitness Center and private locker rooms plus free towel service.

Racquetball Leagues  - Two sessions offered. Players of all abilities can compete once a week in racquetball league, stressing fun, participation and exercise. Weekly scheduled matches are provided to participants at start of league. Scheduled days and times may be rescheduled to fit individual player needs, just call your opponent in advance to reschedule your league match. If you want to play, but are not sure of your skill level, call our Fitness Center office at 615-3187.

Locker rooms:
Public Locker rooms: Showers, lockers and bathroom facilities. Must provide own towel and lock. Fitness Club Members Locker rooms: Full service locker rooms include towel service and bathroom amenities. Must provide own lock. Must be Fitness Club Members age 14 or over.

Required Apparel
All participants must wear gym shoes that do not mark the floor (scuff marks). Participants must wear shirts (helps keep court walls clean).

All programs fees and scheduled times subject to change without notice. Please call (847) 615-3187 to confirm all information.  Check below at the brochure file for classes, workshops, and league information from our Fall Brochure.

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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