Crystal Lake Park District Welcomes New Manager at The Racket Club
The Crystal Lake Park District is pleased to welcome Rob Laue as the new Manager of The Racket Club. Rob replaces Walt Herrick, Jr., who is retiring after 30 years of service. A graduate of University of Illinois with a B.S. in Leisure Studies, Rob comes to the Crystal Lake Park District from the Heritage Tennis Club of the Arlington Heights Park District. For the last 5 years at Heritage Tennis Club, Rob worked as the Assistant Manager. Prior to his employment at Heritage Tennis Club, Rob worked at Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn, the Pleasant Dale Park District and the Schaumburg Park District. He is also an avid tennis player.
Crystal Lake Park District Superintendent of Facility Services, Jack Sebesta welcomed the hiring of Rob, saying, “We have been fortunate to have had Walt Herrick, Jr. leading The Racket Club since 1982. Rob brings not only excellent experience in the area of tennis programming and facility operations, but also broad knowledge of the inner workings of park districts in general. Rob will work closely with Walt Herrick, Jr. and Racket Club staff during the transition time and we look forward to what we hope will be a long career with the Crystal Lake Park District.
About the Crystal Lake Park District Racket Club
The Racket Club, located on Route 31, one mile south of Rakow Road, is one of Illinois' finest indoor/outdoor tennis facilities. The Crystal Lake Park District operates the Racket Club as a self-supporting membership facility. The Racket Club has complete year-round tennis programs offering permanent and open court time seven days a week, lesson program for all ages and abilities, USPTA professionals, activities for adults and juniors, competitive travel leagues, and a fully stocked tennis pro-shop. The club also features: 9 cushioned indoor hard courts with excellent indoor lighting, 4 hard and 3 fast-dry clay outdoor courts, a clubhouse, practice lane with ball machine, lounge and viewing area, locker rooms, tennis pro shop
For more information about The Racket Club, please call 847-658-5688