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We strengthen our community by educating and empowering youth to realize their full potential.

29th Annual Golf Classic

June 3, 2024

Join us for SPUT’s Golf Classic Fundraiser at the scenic Keller Golf Course in Maplewood. Compete in a 4-person scramble over 18 holes, complete with hole prizes, team awards, and a silent auction. All proceeds support SPUT program scholarships and youth wages. Registration is $150 per player or $600 per foursome and covers 18 holes of golf with a cart, as well as a delicious barbecue dinner. 

SPUTniks Tryouts

May 19, 2024

SPUTniks is our advanced level Junior Team Tennis (JTT) traveling team. JTT teams participate in weekly matches against other organizations across the Twin Cities. Youth compete in divisions based on age including 12U, 14U, and 18U. This year we’ll also have intermediate level traveling JTT teams in the 14U and 18U divisions. Those interested in securing a spot on the SPUTniks must attend tryouts at Eastview Rec Center. 

April - May

Kick-off the 2024 spring season with Saint Paul Urban Tennis by registering for six one-hour lessons in our spring youth lessons program! SPUT's youth lessons are an excellent place for beginner and intermediate players (ages 5-18) to learn and grow their game. Players will receive coaching on fundamentals, chances to drill and practice, tons of fun games, and will grow through our SPUT S.P.I.R.I.T. curriculum.

“Working for SPUT has been a great opportunity and experience for me to grow as an individual. Warriors gave me a sense of belonging and helped me through a lot of things. I loved the time I got to spend with SPUT.”

-Latrice Jondro, SPUT Coach

"The coaches involved with SPUT are so good. The connections that my kids have made with their coaches are amazing; they are wonderful mentors and I can’t wait to watch these relationships grow."

-Chris Voeller, SPUT Parent

"Being a tennis coach at SPUT was an amazing experience for me. As a coach, I had the opportunity to share my knowledge and passion for the sport with others and helped the students improve their skills and reach their goals. Additionally, being part of the EP program, I had the opportunity to visit colleges with SPUT staff and design SPUT’s tennis coach uniform. I am incredibly grateful to be a part of SPUT."

-Setel Muhammed, SPUT Coach

Our family returns to Saint Paul Urban Tennis year-after-year because SPUT works with ALL Saint Paul youth, has accessible and affordable programming, and offers a curriculum that fosters strength, fortitude, integrity, and fun. Not to mention that SPUT is BIPOC lead and allows many to learn a predominantly white-centered sport. We are so thankful for SPUT.

-Adriana, SPUT Parent

SPUT has had such a significant impact on my life and I can honestly say I wouldn't be where I am today without Saint Paul Urban Tennis.

-Eli Freberg, SPUT Coach


-Helen, Outreach Partner

When I was younger, I noticed on mainstream shows and Hollywood movies that the protagonist was never Asian; just like how there are no Asian superheroes in the Avengers… Through SPUT, I can show the world, leaders DO look like me.

-Neng Lee (Frankie), SPUT Coach

alumni spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Chang

“I hope that the people I coach will not only see me as their coach but also as their friend and mentor, someone they can comfortably ask for help with anything.“ ~ Daniel Chang, SPUT Coach

Making an Impact

Seasonal and Part-time jobs provided each year
Dollars invested back into our community through employment, scholarships, and financial assistance
Kids served annually through lessons and outreach

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