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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August 31, 2022 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 21, 2022 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 30, 2022 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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March 30, 2022 Newsletter

The Countdown to Summer Begins! Saint Paul Urban Tennis offers programming for kids ages 5-18 all summer long! Whether your child is looking to try something new, or wants to compete at a high level, there is something at SPUT for all abilities. Beginners and intermediate players learn and grow their game in one-hour lesson…

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Kuether Family Wins USTA Northern Family of the Year

Saint Paul Urban Tennis would like to congratulate the Kuether Family on being named the 2020 USTA (United States Tennis Association) Northern Family of the Year. The award is presented to a family that has been outstanding in promoting tennis both on and off the court. 

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April 21, 2021 Newsletter

A Letter from the Executive Director Dear SPUT Community, Thank you for staying strong with us during these high tension times. The sun shines a little brighter today as a decision was announced yesterday regarding the Chauvin trial.  While a step towards justice was made, there is still a lot of work to be done to…

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March 23, 2021 Newsletter

The launch of SPUT’s 30th Anniversary Scholarship Campaign to raise dollars to enable all kids and teens to participate in SPUT tennis, education, leadership and employment programs is coming soon! We invite you to be part of our team effort to support youth who need physical activity, connection with other kids, and additional learning and leadership opportunities more than ever. Stay tuned for how to participate!

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March 5, 2021 Newsletter

As our 30th year of accessible summer programming approaches, we reflect on many cherished memories of teaching, encouraging and mentoring kids. We thank our Saint Paul Urban Tennis community for embodying what SPUT S.P.I.R.I.T. (service, perseverance, integrity, responsibility, imagination, teamwork) means. SPUT hopes to engage each of you this year in celebrating our mission and history.

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