Walter S. Herrick Sr. Memorial Fund now Accepting Tennis Scholarship Applicants

Scholarships are for tennis lessons for children age 10 to 16.


The Racket Club, a Crystal Lake Park District facility, is pleased to announce tennis scholarship opportunities through the Walter S. Herrick, Sr. Memorial Fund for youth and teens between the ages of 10-16.

Walt Herrick Sr. was one of the founding fathers of The Racket Club and he was a dedicated proponent of tennis in the local community.

Though Mr. Herrick is no longer with us, other local luminaries including The Racket Club co-founder Jack Thomas, former club manager Walt Herrick, Jr. and longtime club member Denis Morimoto continue to advocate his mission by raising money for tennis lesson scholarships at The Racket Club.

Scholarships awarded by the Walter S. Herrick, Sr. Memorial Fund are based on a broad range of factors including dedication, academics, attitude, service, financial situation and current level of tennis achievement.

Call Conni Stinek at 847-658-5688, ext. 15, or email cstinek@crystallakeparks.org or call Rob Laue at 847-658-5688, ext. 14 or email rlaue@crystallakeparks.org to have a scholarship application mailed.

Applications should be returned to Conni Stinek at The Racket Club. The Club’s mailing address is The Racket Club, c/o Crystal Lake Park District, One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.


The Racket Club is located at 9101 South Route 31, one mile south of Rakow Road in Algonquin, and 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 club features: nine cushioned indoor hard courts with excellent indirect lighting, four hard and three fast-dry clay outdoor courts, a beautiful clubhouse, practice lane with ball machine, lounge and viewing area, locker rooms and a fully stocked tennis pro shop.

In addition, The Racket Club has complete year-round tennis programs offering permanent and open court time seven days a week, lesson programs for all ages and abilities, certified professionals, activities for adult and juniors, and competitive travel leagues.

Visit the club online at www.theracketclub.org for photos and additional information.


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