SPUT SPIRIT Heroes: Service

“Remember this. Hold on to this. This is the only perfection there is, the perfection of helping others. This is the only thing we can do that has any lasting meaning. This is why we’re here. To make each other feel safe.”  Andre Agassi Ernie Greene saw a gift that he was able to give…

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December Newsletter

Warrior Leadership Academy Youth Build Skills On and Off-Court on Winter Saturdays SPUT’s Warrior Leadership Academy high school youth have been improving their tennis skills with weekend practices at White Bear LifeTime while also enriching their minds with off-court workshops. On Saturday, November 12, players gathered at the Eastview Recreation Center (SPUT’s headquarters) to connect…

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Early Giving for Give to the Max Day 2022 is Underway!

Saint Paul Urban Tennis needs funding to keep our tennis and education programming free and low-cost for all Saint Paul families. With costs for youth sports rising and income inequality at an all-time high, now more than ever, we must create safe and fun spaces for low-income and historically excluded youth to flourish and have…

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October Newsletter

Consider a Gift for SPUT Kids During GiveMN, November 1-17 Early giving for Give to the Max Day is underway! Saint Paul Urban Tennis needs funding to keep our tennis and education programming free and low-cost for all Saint Paul families. With costs for youth sports rising and income inequality at an all-time high, now…

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SPUT Announces the Addition of Tom Streitz as Interim Executive Director

The St. Paul Urban Tennis Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Tom Streitz joined the St. Paul Urban Tennis staff on Monday, October 10 as Interim Executive Director.  Tom is a long-time civil rights lawyer and Georgetown University Law graduate. In addition to his vast legal experience, Tom is a 20+ year veteran of…

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September Newsletter

Fall Fun at SPUT! It’s been a whirlwind of a month at Saint Paul Urban Tennis! Fall Tennis Wraps Up for Ages 5-18 There’s only one week left until our Fall Program concludes. SPUT’s coaching staff has focused on developing our young players’ tennis skills and confidence on court. Keep on the lookout for information…

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August Newsletter

SPUT’s Spectacular Summer Recap Wow! What a spectacular summer we have had at SPUT! THANK YOU to the youth, parents, coaches, staff, donors, and supporters who made all of these SPUT Summer Program 2022 activities possible: 65 high school and college-age coaches taught kids in our 6-week summer lesson programs, camps, and outreach programs  606…

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Song Thao’s Farewell Letter to the SPUT Community

A Letter from the Executive Director To the Saint Paul Urban Tennis Community, A couple of weeks ago I enjoyed my fourth SPUT Carnival as Executive Director, celebrating the end of the summer tennis program. So many SPUT kids, their families, and Eastview neighbors and community members, played tennis and other games, ate, laughed and enjoyed…

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July Newsletter

Summer at SPUT is Not Over Yet… It’s hard to believe that we only have one week left in our 6-week summer program! The past five weeks have been filled with tennis lessons, competitions, leadership development, and more for 800+ youth in SPUT’s programs. Thank you to our excellent program participants, families, coaches and coordinators, and donors for making this…

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June Newsletter

SPUT’s Grand Slam Start to Summer On Monday, June 20, SPUT launched into summer last week with the start of our summer programming. In week one, participants began learning about volleys and Service, a core SPUT SPIRIT (Service, Perseverance, Integrity, Responsibility, Imagination, and Teamwork) value. This week, youth are learning about Perseverance and developing their…

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May 25, 2022 Newsletter

SPUT’s Gearing Up for a Fun-Filled Summer Program As summer nears, the Saint Paul Urban Tennis staff is in full preparation mode. We have a busy summer ahead with Daytime and Evening Lessons across Saint Paul for ages 5-18, a variety of Camps for ages 8-12, and SPUTniks and Junior Team Tennis offered for our high-school youth. Camps this August will include…

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