The Libertyville Club History
What is now the Libertyville Club began as the Libertyville Racquet Club in 1968 as one of the Chicago area’s first indoor tennis clubs with four indoor courts and a small clubhouse. By 1973, the original owner, a former Chicago Bear running back, expanded to seven indoor courts, which enlarged the clubhouse to include what is now the bar area and viewing overhang. The outdoor courts followed soon thereafter.
Close to bankruptcy and in a state of disrepair, present owner, Steve Wild, a tennis professional specializing in developing junior tennis players to college and professional careers, bought the club in 1986 and renamed it the Libertyville Tennis Club. With the addition Steve’s nationally recognized junior programs; the club became profitable within a few years, and continues its legacy of elite junior tennis to the present day. In 1995, The Libertyville Tennis Club became the Libertyville Tennis & Fitness Club with the addition of a state of the art fitness facility.
By 2006, the club dropped the Tennis and Fitness from its name and became The Libertyville Club, reflecting the move to a single club membership and a whole club atmosphere. Presently the club has six indoor courts, a state of the art fitness facility, four outdoor courts and a fully stocked pro shop. The facility has 50,000 sq. ft. under roof, occupies three acres of land, employs 65 people and has always been family owned and operated.