Launching Leaders

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

SPUT Pathways v2

Since 1991 Saint Paul Urban Tennis has been known for the life and leadership skills we incorporate into our tennis programs. We now have opportunities for kids to develop skills in one or more of 4 SPUT Leadership Pathways:

Kids can start as Red Ballers and progress to Orange, Green, Teen or Junior Team Tennis. High school students can play winter tennis indoors and attend leadership training in our Warrior Leadership Academy. Players who stay active in SPUT programs can be hired as coaches, program assistants, and more. SPUT has many opportunities for kids to learn tennis and other skills to be successful on and off the court!

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Tennis

Stepping onto the court with Saint Paul Urban Tennis is one step among many that will support a child's growth for a lifetime. Tennis offers an incredible space to practice perseverance, communication, fairness, sportsmanship, and so much more. From there, kids can learn to compete and find new challenges to pursue and grow through. Once they've practiced in our lessons and competed through Junior Team Tennis, SPUT kids are able to take advantage of their first job experience as a coach. And finally, when they've learned the ropes... they can start the cycle all over again and train the next generations of players and coaches.

Read Amanye's story of growing through tennis here.

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Education

A fond expression of Saint Paul Urban Tennis is, "Tennis is in our name, but not our mission statement." What we mean when we say this is that Tennis is a means, not the goal itself. Yes, we love tennis but the reason we love it goes way beyond it being a fun and exciting sport to play. We love tennis because of the rich learning opportunities it affords us.

Through the education pathway, kids can explore new ideas through our A.C.E. Camps and then go on to learn critical values through our SPUT SPIRIT curriculums. As they develop, they'll find opportunities to tutor other youth as a volunteer in one of our programs. Eventually, the door will be open for them to teach as a lead instructor or camp director.

Read ... story of growing through Education here.

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Employment

Stepping onto the court with Saint Paul Urban Tennis is one step among many that will support a child's growth for a lifetime. Tennis offers an incredible space to practice perseverance, communication, fairness, sportsmanship, and so much more. From there, kids can learn to compete and find new challenges to pursue and grow through. Once they've practiced in our lessons and competed through Junior Team Tennis, SPUT kids are able to take advantage of their first job experience as a coach. And finally, when they've learned the ropes... they can start the cycle all over again and train the next generations of players and coaches.

Read Song's story of growing through Employment here.

Want to work for SPUT? Click here to learn more about coaching and Employment PLUS

Service

Stepping onto the court with Saint Paul Urban Tennis is one step among many that will support a child's growth for a lifetime. Tennis offers an incredible space to practice perseverance, communication, fairness, sportsmanship, and so much more. From there, kids can learn to compete and find new challenges to pursue and grow through. Once they've practiced in our lessons and competed through Junior Team Tennis, SPUT kids are able to take advantage of their first job experience as a coach. And finally, when they've learned the ropes... they can start the cycle all over again and train the next generations of players and coaches.

Read Frankie's story of growing through service here.

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