Consider this a very incomplete list of NW open gyms. There are far
too many open gyms in Chicago to list them all! Instead, I have put
together a small list of gyms that I have actually attended. A
mini-review is built into each record. Other open gym lists include: chicagovolleyballinfo.com
If you're looking to play club volleyball....see the Great Lakes Region USA Volleyball homepage where you can list yourself as a player looking for a team or browse teams looking for players (under the Adults section). I also run the U OK? Men's Volleyball Club based in Palatine, IL. I also know a lot of folks in the Palatine Women's Power Volleyball Organization. Email me if you're interested in PWPVO See the UOK web page if interested in the U OK? club. Teams form in mid-late September each year.
WHEN: Sundays 6:00pm-10:00pm From a trusted BB player on 19/September 2003: "Brand new facility in Schaumburg - I believe they will have both men's and women's nets available - just passing along the information. Please forward to anyone that you think might be interested. $3 for residents , $6 for non-res For more info, directions http://www.parkfun.com/dir/fit/sc/sportcenter.html WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30pm - 11pm CITY: Mt. Prospect WHERE: RecPlexx -- Mount Prospect Park District 420 W. Dempster Street Click here for a map Mt Prospect, IL 60056 (847) 640 1000 COST: Res. $5; Non-residents are $8 NOTES: North side of Dempster just west of Elmhurst/83. Solid BB co-rec play. 5/1 or 6/2 offense usually run. 2 courts. Nice newer facility. Winning team keeps court. Can get pretty crowded with USAV teams. Staff is somewhat receptive to setting up a third court, but sometimes it takes some cajoling. If you have 2 teams going there, call beforehand and let them know...maybe they'll put up an extra court at the outset. Wednesdays seems more popular than Mondays and seem to have a stronger level. UPDATED: 1/2003 WHEN: Most Thursdays 7-10:00 (varies, call to be sure) CITY: Palatine WHERE: PALATINE Park District 847 991 0333 200 E Wood St, Palatine IL 60067 COST: $7 non-res, $5 res (with Park District ID) RUNS: Call 847-991-0333 for updates. Ask for the person that has
Palatine, Winston School, Winston (by Rohlwing) and Palatine Rd. TUE 7-10. Recreational play with teams alternating. Friendly and social. Avoid if you're a competitive player. Pavilion, Elk Grove Village, TUE 7-10. Weird pricing structure. I believe it's $30 for ten weeks, whether you attend or not. There is space for 3 nets, and the comp. court is solid B/BB level.
Pat Meinert, Director The Open Net Sports Center adds:
when: Fridays 6-10pm city: Rockford, Illinois Where: The Open Net Sports Center 7003-B N. Alpine Rd. Loves Park, IL 61111 (815) 636-9040 cost: $5.00 for adults - $3.00 for high school students note: 4 SportCourts, new in January '98. Competitive and Recreational levels. Concessions, locker rooms, lounge available. Mark green writes: when: Fridays 8-11pm
The Wedgbury Indoor Sports Center contains three
When: Wednesdays 7:00 to 10:00 City: Niles Where: Golf Maine Park District--Feldman Recreation Center 8800 Kathy Lane Niles, IL 60714 (847)297-3000, Ext. 25 1/2 mile west of Golf Mill Mall off of Golf Road head South on Western 1 block (you will see the gym on the left (west) Cost: $2 per person Notes from Jessica: Solid BB co-rec play. 2 courts brand new Porter Equipment. Regular usually keep things even. Also have co-ed league on Thursdays.
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