Youth Programming

Saint Paul Urban Tennis offers a wide variety of programming for young people. Whether they are looking to try something new or get on a pathway to compete at the highest levels, there is something at SPUT for all youth. We offer three programming categories: Lessons, Camps, and Competition.

(psst... are you an out of school time provider? a P.E. teacher? a community organization? a recreation center? We love building partnerships! Email to learn more about what we offer youth engagement organizations!)

Youth Lessons

Lessons are a great place for beginner and intermediate players to learn and grow their game. Our lessons offer a fun and friendly community environment focused on developing a player's tennis and life skills. Players will receive coaching on fundamentals, opportunities to drill and practice, tons of fun games, and will grow through our SPUT S.P.I.R.I.T. (service, perseverance, integrity, responsibility, imagination, teamwork) curriculum.


Summer 2022

Daytime lessons:


  • Battle Creek *recent addition!
  • Central High School
  • College Park
  • Como High School
  • Eastview Rec Center
  • Edgcumbe
  • Groveland
  • Harding High School
  • Hayden Heights
  • Highland High School
  • Langford
  • Macalester
  • Mattocks
  • North Dale

When: Mondays - Thursdays, June 20 - July 28 *No lessons on the 4th of July


  • Ages 5-8 (8am - 10am) *available at Battle Creek, Edgcumbe, Macalester, Mattocks
  • Ages 5-8 (9am - 10am)
  • Ages 9-10 (10am - 11am)
  • Ages 11-12 (11am - 12pm) 
  • Afternoon ages 5-10 (12pm - 1pm) *available at Groveland, Harding, Hayden Heights, Mattocks, North Dale
  • Teens/13+ (12pm - 1pm) *available at Central, College Park (*new addition), Como, Edgcumbe, Highland, Langford, Macalester

Cost: $150 (Scholarships available)

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Evening lessons:


  • Mattocks Park (Mondays/Wednesdays)
  • Mattocks Park (Tuesdays/Thursdays)
  • Martin Luther King Rec Center (Mondays/Wednesdays)
  • Washington Tech (Mondays/Wednesdays)
  • Carty Park (Tuesdays/Thursdays)

When and Who:

Mattocks Park- Mondays and Wednesdays, June 20 - July 27 *No lessons on the 4th of July

  • Ages 5-8 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)
  • Ages 9-10 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Mattocks Park - Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 21 - July 28

  • Ages 5-8 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)
  • Ages 9-10 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Martin Luther King Rec Center - Mondays and Wednesdays, June 20 - July 27

  • Ages 5-8 (4:30pm - 5:30pm)
  • Ages 9-10 (5:30pm - 6:30pm)

Washington Tech - Mondays and Wednesdays, June 20 - July 27

  • Ages 5-8 (4:30pm - 5:30pm)
  • Ages 9-10 (5:30pm - 6:30pm)

Carty Park - Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 21 - July 28

  • Ages 5-8 (4:30pm - 5:30pm)
  • Ages 9-10 (5:30pm - 6:30pm)

Cost: $75 (Scholarships available)

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High Performance Lessons:

Where: Eastview Recreation Center

When: Mondays - Thursdays, Eastview Recreation Center, June 20 - July 28 *No lessons on the 4th of July


  • Ages 5-8 (9am - 10am)
  • Ages 9-13+ (10am - 11am)

Cost: $210 (Scholarships available)

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Fall 2022

More details coming soon!

Winter 2022

Stay tuned for our Winter 2022 schedule! We are looking forward to you being with us!

Spring 2022


  • Carty Park (Mondays): April 11 - May 30 *No lessons on Memorial Day, additional lesson provided
  • Mattocks Park (Tuesdays): April 12 - May 31
  • Mattocks Park (Wednesdays): April 13 - June 1
  • Edgcumbe Rec Center (Thursdays): April 14 - June 2
  • Central High School (Saturdays): April 16 - June 4

An additional week of lessons will be provided to all participants due to weather-related cancelations. This additional week of lessons will take place Monday, May 6th through Saturday, May 11th

When and Who:

  • Mondays (Carty Park)
    • Ages 5-8 (4:30-5:30pm)
    • Ages 9-10 (5:30-6:30pm)
  • Tuesdays (Mattocks Park)
    • Ages 5-8 (4:30-5:30pm)
    • Ages 5-8 (4:30-5:30pm)
  • Wednesdays (Mattocks)
    • Ages 5-8 (4:30-5:30pm)
    • Ages 9-10 (5:30-6:30pm)
  • Thursdays (Edgcumbe Rec Center)
    • Ages 5-8 (4:30-5:30pm)
    • Ages 9-10 (5:30-6:30pm)
  • Saturdays (Central Senior High School)
    • Ages 5-8 (9:00-10:00am)
    • Ages 9-10 (10:00-11:00am)
    • Ages 11-12 (11:00am-12:00pm)
    • Ages 13+ (12:00-1:00pm)

Cost: $70 (Scholarships available)

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Youth Camps

Academic Creative Engagement (A.C.E.) Camps integrate tennis with fun off-court math, science, literacy, and creative expression activities to inspire kids to develop a love of learning. We are excited to offer half-day camps in August this year!


Though camps are offered via open registration in the summer, we are excited to create camp opportunities across the Saint Paul community by partnering with schools, recreation centers, and community organizations. Email to learn more!


August Camps

SPUT will be running half-day camps this summer during the month of August! These camps will feature tennis lessons and fun off-court Academic Creative Engagement activities. Camps are for ages 8-12, but youth will be split into age and ability appropriate groups. This year, we have extended our camps by a half hour in the morning and afternoon to better fit your family's needs. Drop your child off anytime from 8:30-9:00am and pick your child up at 12:30pm after they have eaten lunch provided by SPUT.


August 8 - 11: Arkwright Park

August 15 - 18: Eastview Recreation Center

August 15 - 18: Carty Park

When: 8:30am-12:30pm, Monday - Thursday

Who: Youth ages 8-12

Cost: $180 (Scholarships available)

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Youth Competition - Junior Team Tennis

Competitive tennis offers young people a supportive team environment to develop their skills and learn the life lessons that competition provides. Our competition programs are for intermediate to advanced players who hope to play at a competitive level.


Not sure if our competition programming is for you? Email us at with any programming questions.


In-House JTT (13-18)

Where: Identify your location here.

Players will join a team at either Central, Como, Harding, or Highland and compete in a round robin league against other teams in Saint Paul. At the end of summer, the top 5 boys and girls from each team will be invited to play at the United States Tennis Association sectional tournament.

When: June 20 - July 28, 1:30pm - 3:30pm, Monday - Thursday *No instruction on the 4th of July 

  • Section Championship Dates: 18U: July 22nd-24th

Who: Intermediate to advanced players ages 13-18 looking to play competitive tennis. Players will be grouped by age and ability level.

Cost: $250 for 6 weeks of instruction. (Scholarships available)

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SPUTniks Traveling JTT (12U, 14U, 18U)


  • SPUTniks 12U & 14U at Eastview Recreation Center
  • SPUTniks 18U at Washington Tech

When: June 20- July 28, 1:30pm - 3:30pm, Monday - Thursday *No instruction on the 4th of July

Section Championship Dates:

  • 12U: July 26th
  • 14U July 25th-27th
  • 18U July 22nd-24th

Who: High performance teams which require tryout for entry. These teams train daily to prepare for matches against other tennis organizations. Email for more information.

Cost: $280 for 6 weeks of instruction. (Scholarships available)

Sign Up: Please email