Running on their platform

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Print

David Pierini and Rosie Powers

Staff Photographer and Digital Editor

Tennis may not be your first choice of winter sports.

But it is for many River Foresters, as members of the River Forest Platform Tennis League have been playing weekly matches at Keystone Park since January.

The sport, which has elements of both tennis and racquet ball, is played on courts that are approximately 1/3 of the size of a normal tennis court. Platform tennis racquets also differ greatly from traditional tennis racquets, as they are made from plastic and contain small holes.

"Platform tennis is fairly new to the Oak Park River Forest area," said David Welch, a member in the league. "They just put these two courts in last spring."

Welch said that approximately 60 people have joined River Forest's Platform Tennis League.

Love the Journal?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2019

To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2019 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.


            
SubscribeClassified
MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Latest Comments