Oak Brook Tennis Center teams take Chicago District Championship

Local Oak Brook Tennis Center teams excelled in the Chicago District Championship. Read the release:

Oak Brook Tennis Center 10 & under junior teams take Chicago District Championship Suburban League’s tennis season with a perfect record, defeating teams from Elmhurst, Wheaton and Schaumburg.

Advancing to the Chicago District Championship, the Oak Brook team won against Oak Lawn and Homewood Flossmoor, becoming district champions on Saturday, July 20 in Homewood Flossmoor. Lead by coach and Tennis Center manager, Alin Pop, teammates Kenny Chan of Westmont, Yasmina Eshac of Hinsdale, Jacob Gupta of Hinsdale, Aswin Chawla of Clarendon Hills, Johnny Dietz of Elmhurst, and Alex Yang of Hinsdale, will represent the Chicago District at the Midwest Sectional Championship August 1-3 in Indianapolis, IN.

“We are working with a very talented group of young players,” says Alin Pop, coach and Tennis Center manager, “and we are looking forward to having a great time at the Sectional Championship.”

In a season that lasts from November through May, USTA Jr. Team Tennis is the largest junior tennis league in the USA with over 100,000 participants nationwide. USTA Jr. Team Tennis is often compared to Little League Baseball, as the program offers children the opportunity to develop their individual and team skills in a fun, yet competitive atmosphere.

Alin Pop has been the Oak Brook Park District’s Tennis Center Manager since 2010. In his time at the club, he has introduced the 10 & Under teaching philosophy as well as developed and implemented successful junior and adult training programs that help players of all abilities become the best competitors they can be.

In 2012, Pop was named USTA Chicago District’s Tournament Director of the Year, and under his direction, the Tennis Center was named the 2013 USTA Chicago District’s Facility of the Year.

The Oak Brook Tennis Center is a facility of the Oak Brook Park District and is located at 1300 Forest Gate Road in Oak Brook. For more information on competitive and recreational programming or memberships visit www.obparks.org/tennis or call 630-990-4660.

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Kenny Chan (Westmont), Yasmina Eshac(Hinsdale), Jacob Gupta(Hinsdale), Coach Alin Pop, Aswin Chawla(Claredon Hills), Johnny Dietz(Elmhurst) and Alex Yang(Hinsdale) will represent the Chicago District at the Midwset Sectional Championship on from August 1-3 in Indianapolis, IN.

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