Chicago Roger Clarke Hinsdale
Since 2011, Roger Clarke has served as a full-time tennis professional at Hinsdale Racquet Club near Chicago, Illinois. He came to the role having taught at the nearby LaGrange Country Club, also southwest of Chicago, for five summers while in high school and college. After receiving his bachelor of arts from DePaul University, Roger Clarke joined the Hinsdale Racquet Club as a year-round professional, while remaining a part of the summer staff at LaGrange.
Roger Clarke continues to teach students of all levels and ages, from preschoolers through senior citizens. He has taught a number of children who have gone on to secure spots on their high school tennis teams, as well as one who rose to the rank of team captain as a senior.
Also experienced in bringing tennis to the community, Mr. Clarke has led tennis programs in a number of Greater Chicago-area schools. As part of these school tennis programs, he shares information about the benefits of physical activity and nutrition. He also is involved in an annual event through Catholic Charities of Chicago and participates in other charitable activities on his own time.