For nearly 50 years, the Midtown Tennis Club in Bucktown has been one of the world’s largest indoor tennis properties. Now, thanks to an $80 million transformation and expansion designed by DMAC Architecture, it’s also Chicago’s first urban sports resort. Now known as Midtown Athletic Club Chicago, the six-story club features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a warm yoga studio, a 60-bike spinning studio, a group exercise theater, a 10,000-square-foot cardio fitness floor, a 40-yard indoor sports field, a full-service spa and hair salon, a men’s barber shop, and 16 indoor tennis courts, plus a chef-led restaurant and a boutique hotel. The hotel, The Hotel at Midtown, has 55 rooms—including a suite designed by tennis superstar Venus Williams, who also designed the club’s tennis lounge—and five meeting spaces: two meeting rooms that each accommodate as many as 40 seated or 55 standing; the Boardroom, for as many as 12 seated; the Outfield, for as many as 250 standing; and the Theater, for as many as 120 seated or 175 standing. The restaurant, Chromium, offers private dining for as many as 18 seated. The property debuted this fall.
Photo: Courtesy of Midtown Athletic Club