Groppel to speak at The Racket Club

ALGONQUIN – Dr. Jack Groppel will present “The Mental Side of Tennis” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Racket Club, a Crystal Lake Park District facility.

Admission for members and guests is a $10 donation to the Walt Herrick Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund for junior tennis lessons. 

Reservations are required and may be made at the front desk or by calling 847-658-5688.

A motivating yet highly entertaining speaker, Groppel has spoken at thousands of functions on six continents for athletes, corporate executives, scientists, coaches and sports enthusiasts.

Groppel has served on the faculty of the University of Illinois and Northwestern University and worked closely with world-class athletes and teams such as the Chicago White Sox, New Jersey Devils, Olympic bronze medalist gymnast Wendy Bruce, golf champion Nick Faldo and tennis legends such as Stan Smith, Jim Courier and Michael Chang.

The Racket Club is on Route 31, a mile of south of Rakow Road.

For information, call 847-658-5688.