Join the fast growing amateur tennis flex league in the Chicagoloand, St.Louis, Charlotte.
You may be a "Gladiator" and not even know it! Many tennis players are getting back in the game and discovering how easy it is to include tennis in their busy lives.
1. Players “Getting Back in the Game”
Gladiator Tennis is often the first organized competition that many of our players have participated in since high school or college. It’s not uncommon to talk to a Gladiator player and here some version of: “After college I just got really busy with work and family, and I couldn’t commit my money and a set time each week to play at a club. I played casually with a friend from work once in awhile, but it’s been about 15 years since I’ve played competitively. Gladiator gave me a chance to get back in the game.”
2. Club players staying in the game over the summer
Gladiator Tennis is a great way to keep up your game over the summer when the indoor season takes a 4-5 month break. Many of our players play in clubs around the area: Naperville Tennis Club, Wheaton Sports Center, Vaughn Athletic Center, Norris Rec Center, Centre Court in Hanover Park, Challenge Fitness of Lockport, Heritage Tennis Club In Arlington Heights, and The Lincolnshire Club to name a few in the Chicagoland area. The same is true in St. Louis.
3. Traveling team players (NITTL, USTA, clubs) looking for an extra match each week to stay sharp.
Some of our players are already playing team tennis for the USTA, NITTL, and other area club teams, and see Gladiator Tennis as a means of getting an additional match in per week to sharpen their game. Our league’s flexible scheduling format makes this possible.
4. Players who are competing for the first time.
Gladiator Tennis has many players at our lower skill levels who are trying out competitive tennis for the first time. Maybe you have taken lessons for awhile and you want to see what you’re made of in real competition.
Where do we play?
We play at public courts all over Chicagoland and St. Louis, plus Charlotte starting in 2018. You can see a list of the court locations listed on this website after you login. When you sign up, you choose one of these locations as your “Home Court”, and play 3 or 4 of your 7 matches there. The other 3 or 4 matches on your schedule are at your opponent’s home court, which is almost always no more than 20 minutes away from yours.
When do we play?
There is no set day and time when matches are played. Match times are arranged by both players when it is most convenient for them. Any of the 7 matches can be played ahead of schedule, as long as they are not played past the Score Reporting Deadline for each week. There is a 2 week window for each match to be played, and all 7 matches of each season are played in an 8 week time frame.
If you have any questions, please visit www.gladiatortennis.com or contact league coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org