Northwest Suburbs of Chicago List of Adult Open Gym Volleyball

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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: and

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.

Call the facility before attending because park district schedules often change. Please don't get irate if you go to an open gym and it isn't being run there. Did I mention to call the gym before going?

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

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
the building schedule since it seems to vary on what some people call an Open Gym vs. this Adult Volleyball session. NOTE: 3 courts. Be sure to call, since the gym does not run every Thursday. See schedule in teh Park district catalog at Check-in process used to be inane, but okay if the staff prepares hand-written receipts beforehand. Nets are always low due to improper net system installation, and lack of staff knowledge on proper setup. Lighting is very poor, no attack lines, and only 5 feet between adjacent courts. Wide skill level with recreational and the lower levels of competitive. Updated: 11/2005. WHEN: Wednesdays 7-9:30pm CITY: Hanover Park WHERE: HANOVER PARK PARK DIST- Centre Court (630) 837-2468 Dean 1919 Walnut Ave, Hanover Park IL 60103 - Show me a map! COST: $3 NOTE: BB level and above. 3 courts available. Nice facility. Well run open gym. UPDATED: 8/5/98. 2005: I have no idea if this still runs. CITY: Glenview, IL WHEN: Sundays 2-5pm (used to be 1-4pm) WHERE: Glenview Park District, Park Center Health and Fitness, 847/724-5670 2400 Chestnut, Glenview IL (chestnut & waukegan) clickfor a map COST: $4 for vb/basketball NOTE: New, beautiful facility I'm told. 2 bball and 2 vball courts running. CITY: Streamwood Park District WHERE: Park Place Family Recreation Center (630) 372-7275, 4 550 S park blvd Between Schaumburg and Irving Park Road WHEN: Mondays 6:30-8:30 COST: $2 res $3 NOTE: Immaculate new facility. Call first--front desk staff do not appear to be aware of this open gym.... Very recreational level of play. Sparsely attended. UPDATED: 8/7/98 CITY: Arlington Heights WHERE: EDGAR A POE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2800 N HIGHLAND AVE ARLINGTON HTS (847)670-3200 organized by AHPD, WHEN: Monday 7:00 to 9:30 PM NOTES: I believe I was told in summer of 2005 that this one no longer exists. CITY: Bartlett, IL NOTES: A woman emailed me saying that she was relatively sure there was an open gym run by Bartlett Park District, but had no details to share. Updates are welcome! CITY: Schaumburg, IL WHERE: Meineke Rec Center 847.985.2143. 220 E Weathersfield Way, Schaumburg IL 60193. (just east of Roselle Rd., north side of Weathersfield.) Weathersfield intersects Roselle 6 roads south of Schaumburg Rd.) click for map WHEN: FRI 7-9:30pm NOTES: $6 non-residents. $3 residents. 2 courts. Basketball goals and track overhang cause some interference. Very nice folks. Fairly high level of play, but playing level and attendance varies. UPDATED: 10/23/99

Robert McQuown provided the following info for this page:

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
city: Rockford, Illinois
Where: Indoor Sports Center
8800 E. Riverside Blvd.
Loves Park, IL 61111
(815) 885-1135
cost: $5.00 for adults
Competitive and Recreational levels.
Concessions, locker rooms, lounge available.

The Wedgbury Indoor Sports Center contains three
multi-sport indoor fields for indoor soccer, 5
volleyball/basketball courts, locker rooms, sports
equipment store, and SkyBox, a family friendly casual
restaurant and sports bar.

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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