Group Lessons

Eola Community Center started offering group table tennis classes starting in June of 2012. These classes continue to this day and are offered on Saturdays from 9 – 10 am (Beginner session) and from 10 – 11 am (Match Play session).  The classes are listed in the park district catalog as ‘Table Tennis Instruction’.  The cost is $80 for Aurora residents and $120 for non-residents.  The 8 week sessions classes are offered on following dates:

Winter 2017 / 2018 Sessions

 8 week Beginner and Match Play session from 02/10 through 03/31 – originally no class on 03/31 but because we have a tournament on 04/07 (2018 Aurora Spring Open) we switched these two dates.

2018 Spring session

8 week Beginner & Match Play session from 4/14 through 06/09 – no class on 05/26 due to big tournament in Rockford.

2018 Summer sessions

8 week Beginner and Match Play session starting on July 7th with lessons on: 07/07, 07/14, 07/21 & 07/28, 08/04, 08/11, 08/18, 08/25.
Session 2 starting on September 1 with lessons on: 09/01, 09/08, 09/15, 09/22 (no lesson on 09/29 because of our Aurora Fall Open tournament), 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27.

Class information

Players ages 6 and up are welcome. Bring your own paddle but we also have several practice paddles if you are not sure if you like the sport and don’t want to buy one yet.  We will use a table tennis robot and multiple ball training system to speed up skill development. We will not play any matches – only practice.

The Beginner class would teach proper paddle grip, stance, footwork, basic forehand and backhand strokes, basic forehand serve.

The Match Play class will get more into various serves and serve returns, forehand and backhand push. If you want to try your newly gained skills come to our regular open play times on Wednesday or Friday or play at a club near you.

If you are looking for a good book which explains the techniques, I would recommend the following book – “Table Tennis Steps to Success“. It’s the best book on table tennis that I know of. Purchase this book if you would like to study the game of table tennis.

Private Lessons

Lessons are also given at these other locations:

Location Coach Cost Dates/Times/Additional info
Aurora & Naperville Swavek Lorenc 630-251-8860

speaks English and Polish

$40 per hour when lesson is held at student’s home.

$40 per hour when lesson is held at Eola Community Center.  You pay at the front desk and come to me with receipt.

Private lessons for children and adults at student’s home or at Eola Community Center in Aurora (Wednesday and Friday 6:30 – 9:30 pm).
Experior Club in Addison Alice Liu                312 – 489 – 3319

The coach was a Chinese Junior National Team member.   speaks Chinese and English.

Group Lessons:
1. Single lesson $40 per student
2. Monthly $420 ($35 per lesson)
Private Lessons
1. $50 per hour
2. $90 for 2 hours
3. $100 for 1.5h (in home lesson)
Group lessons for adults and kids limited to 6 student per lesson, 3 times per week.
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30PM to 8:30PM (2.0h)
Saturdays 3:00PM to 5:30PM (2.5h)
Palatine Agnieszka Karve 847-814-4872

speaks English and Polish

Private lessons for children and adults at your home or a at club near you. .
Wood Dale Park District Rec. Complex Maria Kretschmer
$34 R
$40 NR
for 7 – 15 yrs 8 lessons meeting once a week 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wheaton Park District Maria Kretschmer
Schaumburg Park District Spenser Lam (224-388-6790)

speaks: English, Chinese

 Hoffman Estates and surrounding areas Junduo Zhao (847-401-2445)

speaks: English, Chinese

$40 per hour For ages 8 and up. The class is held in rooms 3 & 4 at the Bartlett Community Center. Here is a video of the students practice.
Korean Central United Methodist
203 E Camp McDonald Rd Prospect Heights
Brian Bae
Speaks Korean, English
$50 per session, rate varies depending on student skill level Weekdays after 3 pm at the club
At private club in Chinatown Square Mall  but also in the suburbs Neo Nie              (708)-953-9619
Speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese
$35 per hour At a club in Chinatown or at students home
Schaumburg and surrounding areas Zachary Moy (847)-714-4670
Speaks English and Cantonese
 $30 per hour at student’s home
Seward Park District, Chicago Steve Claflin
$25 per hour Saturdays – any age.
Washington Park District, Chicago Steve Claflin
$25 Sundays – any age.

Table tennis coaching resources:
Coaching website

The PATT Institute