Tennis Events 🎾

Rose City Classic 🌹

The Rose City Classic is a USTA-sanctioned, adult tournament hosted every year in May. This year will be the 2nd Annual Rose City Classic benefiting the Kelly Johnson Foundation. If you would like to get involved–play, volunteer, or sponsor the event, see the event information below.

  • 6 Divisions for our 2nd year: Men’s Singles (NTRP 3.0, 3.5., 4.0), Men’s Doubles (Combo NTRP 8.0, 9.0), Women’s Doubles (Combo NTRP 8.0, 9.0), Mixed Doubles (Combo NTRP 8.0, 9.0)
  • Entries close: Tuesday, May 14th
  • Draws posted: Thursday, May 16th
  • Tournament Location: Washington Park
  • ONE-DAY ONLY (Depending on draw size, we will utilize Friday, May 17th 6pm & 6:45pm (if needed) for first round matches. Otherwise, all divisions will start Saturday, May 18th morning and all Finals will conclude on Saturday, May 18th.)
  • USTA-SANCTIONED LEVEL 6 EVENT
  • Draw Format: First Match Single Elimination
  • Scoring Format: 1 Pro Set to 8 games. 7 point tie breaker at 8 games all.
  • $40 per player per event.
  • 2023 RESULTS
  • EVENT “MEDALS” CREDS awarded to winning player/team in each division!
  • RAFFLE PRIZE GIVEAWAY for ALL PLAYERS competing! (up to $100 value)
  •  Pay It Forward Initiative: We are partnering with Second Serve 501(c)3 to donate new and gently used tennis gear to kids in need in the PNW region. Feel free to bring items to the collection bin on-site. Our goal is 30 items to kickoff our 2nd annual event!
  •  Our Sustainability Initiative: We recycle all tennis balls after the tournament with Recycleballs.

Play It Forward 🏙

Play It Forward, one of the best tournaments in the Chicago area is returning back on court this year! We appreciate serving the community on and off the court from 2017-2019, 2023, and now 2024!

Play It Forward is a USTA-sanctioned, adult tournament hosted every year in the late summer/early fall season. This year will be the 5th year benefiting the Kelly Johnson Foundation. If you would like to get involved–play, volunteer, or sponsor the event, see the event information below.

  • Singles Divisions: Men’s NTRP (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5), Women’s NTRP (3.5, 4.0)
  • Doubles Divisions: Men’s Combo NTRP (7.0, 8.0), Women’s Combo NTRP (7.0, 8.0) and Mixed Combo NTRP (7.0, 8.0) 
  • Entries close: Tuesday, August 27th
  • Draws posted: Thursday, August 29th
  • All players have a chance to win door prizes donated by adidas.
  • Draw Format: First Match Losing Consolation
  • Scoring Format: 8 Game Pro-Set with 7 point tie breaker.
  • Selection: First come first serve.
  • $45 per player event.
  • Medals awarded to winning player/doubles team in each division!

Tournament Location: All matches will be played at Maine East High School Tennis Courts.

(No player refunds if rained out on Sunday. If the event is cancelled, we will process your player entry as 100% donation to the Kelly Johnson Foundation and can provide tax receipt upon request).

BALL SPONSOR: Head/Penn

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE: We recycle all tennis balls after the tournament with Recycleballs.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVE: Part of the proceeds will go to the Johnson Family Scholarship program, supporting students in the United States.

2023 RESULTS

2019 RESULTS

2018 RESULTS

2017 RESULTS

Thank you all who participated in our 4th Annual Play It Forward. We had over 60 players again Sept. 3rd, 2023.

Thank you all who participated in our 3rd Annual Play It Forward. We had over 60 players again Aug. 10-11th, 2019.

Thank you all who participated in our 2nd Annual Play It Forward. We had over 40 players again Aug. 11-12th, 2018.

Thank you all who participated in our inaugural Play It Forward. We had over 40 players Aug. 4-6th, 2017.

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EVENT SPONSORS

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