Come out and enjoy our 4 Har-Tru Clay Tennis Courts.

Clay courts offer many advantages for players and are not only the finest in the world, but offer a cooler and more comfortable surface for play. Listed below is an overview of the advantages that Crystal Tree now offers with its clay courts:

  • Shock absorbing surface that cushions the body and joints for greater safety and comfort
  • Permits sliding which can reduce injuries up to 85%
  • Provides a surface which allows a greater variety of tennis strokes
  • A slower ball bounce that equals longer rallies and a more controlled game
  • Your strategy and skill will improve and develop
  • 20% cooler than any other surface
  • Absorbs water quickly so you can return to play after a rain shower

What is given up with a hard surface?

  • More injuries
  • Excessive impact which exacerbates injuries
  • Unnecessary stress on joints and back
  • Slow body recovery after each game
  • Speed and Power of play
  • Fast ball speed and less control
  • Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club truly has the facilities to be one of the best destinations for tennis in the Chicagoland area.


Carey Powell - Head Tennis Pro

Carey Powell is from Springfield, Missouri. He is currently enrolled in the MBA Sports Management program at Missouri State University where he earned his Bachelor degree. Carey played the number one singles and doubles position on the MSU varsity tennis team.

Carey has over 25 years' experience in the tennis industry. He is currently the Adult Director of Tennis at SCORE Tennis & Fitness in Countryside IL.  He was selected as the 2006 Missouri Valley USPTA Pro of the Year and 2005 Missouri Pro of the year. He received the 2003 USTA Missouri Valley Outstanding Contributor USA Team Tennis, 2002 USPTA Missouri Valley Division Community Service, the Gerald Perry Lifetime Achievement Award and numerous awards for his dedication to the game of tennis. As a player he has competed on the USTA Futures Circuit as well as professional tournaments in Sweden and Germany. As Tennis Director at Sandpiper Bay Resort and Palm Beach Polo in Florida he received Tennis Magazine's Top 50 Tennis Resorts in America award for 18 consecutive years

Carey has worked with novice to nationally ranked players as well as having had the privilege of coaching professional players on the WTA circuit. He wrote and produced the video, Instant Tennis, a simplified teaching system to make learning tennis easy and fun. He directed the Carey Powell Junior Tournament Camp and was the Tournament Director for the USTA National 35's Clay Court Championship.