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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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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SPUT Alumni: Eli Freberg

Eli Freberg started his journey with SPUT in the summer of 2010 at the age of eleven. He took lessons at the Hamline University site and quickly fell in love with the sport of tennis. In 2014, Eli started playing JTT at Como Park as he began to get more serious about tennis. This coincided with his first season of competitive tennis as a freshman in high school. Eli’s involvement soon led him to the Warrior Leadership Academy, which he participated in for his last two years of high school. After graduation in 2017, he started coaching as an assistant at the Macalester College site. Eli continued coaching after his first and second years of college as a head coach at Langford Park and Edgcumbe. During these two years he was also able to coach JTT at Central High School and Como Park High School.

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SPUT Youth Council: Vilai Her

Vilai Her is entering his first year on the Youth Council. Vilai is currently a senior at Harding High School and is a two-time captain on the tennis team. Vilai joined SPUT back in summer of 2017 as a player for the Harding JTT Team and became a SPUT coach two years later. Vilai has now become a part of the SPUT program Employment PLUS. His goal on the youth council is to provide a voice for the Warriors in the program.

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