HOMEWOOD | The H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, at 2920 W. 183rd St., will conclude its 40th anniversary year with Community Open House days and special membership offers starting Dec. 28 and ending 2 p.m. Dec. 31.
The four-day celebration is to give back to the communities of Homewood and Flossmoor for their support of the club and the H-F Park District. These open house days give free access to the club including the fitness center, group fitness classes, 40-Love Lounge, and locker rooms. For those over the age of 18, the free days include use of the pool including aquacize classes and the whirlpools and steam rooms. Court time and childcare will still incur a fee.
To honor its tradition of starting out as a tennis and racquet facility, there will be no racquet sports guest fees between the dates of Dec. 24 and Jan. 1. Court fees, however, will still apply. Continuing its traditional holiday events, the tennis department will also host a Round Robin Holiday Doubles tournament from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 26. There is a nominal fee.
Current members are also included in the 40th anniversary celebration. These members qualify to enter a members-only non-monetary raffle every day they come to the club until Dec. 24. Prizes include membership opportunities and gift certificates donated by local Homewood and Flossmoor businesses.
Since its opening in 1973, the club has expanded three times. The facility currently consists of a 12,000-square-foot fitness center including an indoor track, over 50 pieces of up-to-date cardio equipment, a free weight area, and a group fitness studio for its more than 40 classes. It also houses 10 indoor tennis courts, racquetball and basketball courts, a four-lane lap pool, a private Pilates personal training studio and upscale amenities including locker rooms with towel service, steam rooms and whirlpools, and a members’ lounge. It offers personal training, group and private lessons, special adult and youth programs as well as programs for special needs students.
The cub is a facility of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, a two-time National Gold Medal Award winner for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.