Summer 2019

Welcome to SPUT Headquarters for Summer 2019!

On this page you will find information and updates to keep you up to speed on summer programming with Saint Paul Urban Tennis. We're still building out an awesome experience so stay in touch! Summer registration is now open (find the links below)! Subscribe to our email list and you'll be the first to know when new updates happen!

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Carnival time is almost here! The end of summer carnival is one of the most fun filled events in Saint Paul. Together with Saint Paul Parks and Rec, we put on a day filled with all kinds of great fun. (plus we'll have twins tickets, pizza, and cookies to give away!)

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Register now for our ACE Camps! At these camps, kids 8-13 will get great tennis instruction while reinforcing science, math, and literacy skills through fun activities and games. Camps run from 9am - Noon with lunch for those who want it afterwards.

Register for Eastview Camp: July 29th - August 2nd

Register for St. Kate's Camp: August 5th - August 9th

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Test your skills with other players in our program! The All-City Tournament gives our players the chance to experience competitive tennis. Tournament levels for all ages. Learn more here!

 

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Saint Paul Urban Tennis is breaking ground on 5 NEW COURTS at their Eastview headquarters on the Eastside of Saint Paul! This will greatly increase our capacity to serve the growing tennis population on the Eastside. It will be a part of our Summer-end Carnival so there will be lots of fun activities as well.

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Weather Watch

Click the button below to see the status of our lessons in the event of poor weather.

Got Questions? Ask us!

For information on lessons or competition, youth and adult:

Brandon Kuether, Program Manager of Tennis Development

651-358-3509

brandon@urbantennis.org

For information on community outreach and Eastview programming: 

Johnny Yang, Program Manager of Community Outreach

651-358-3507

johnny@urbantennis.org

For website and registration questions: 

Josh Connell, Program Manager of Education and Communications

651-358-3506

josh@urbantennis.org

 

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Summer 2019 Schedule

Lessons start June 17th! Don't worry though, it's never too late to register. We accept walkups and will always make space for kids to enjoy tennis and learning. 

Click here for a pdf of our Summer 2019 schedule and map of sites

Click here for a paper registration form (website giving you trouble? no worries, just print and fill in the appropriate information. Then send a scan or picture to admin@urbantennis.org and we will complete the registration for you!)

SPUT Summer 2019 Brochure v13

Check out our updated Summer 2019 Brochure!

You may have seen our flyer in the Saint Paul Parks and Rec Summer Guide. We've updated a few details for summer, please check out the new 2019 Summer Brochure by clicking above.

Summer 2019 Youth Programs

Saint Paul Urban Tennis has programs available for all ages and ability levels. Click on the tabs below to learn more! Links to register can be found on each tab. A map of sites and subscription form can be found below. See our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page for more information on our programs.

Where: All daytime sites: Arkwright, Baker, Battle Creek, Central HS, Cherokee Heights, College Park, Como HS, Desnoyer, Edgcumbe, Groveland, Harding HS, Hayden Heights, Highland HS, Langford, Linwood, Macalester College, Mattocks, Merriam Park, North Dale, Phalen, St. Catherine University, St. Clair (evenings also available, see evening tab) 

When: 9am - 10am, Monday - Thursday, June 17th - July 26th

Who: Red ball classes are best suited for players ages 5-8. Ideal for players at the beginning of their tennis and athletic careers, it focuses on game play and development of coordination.

Cost: $120 for 6 weeks of instruction. (Scholarships available)

Sign Up: https://secure.stpaulurbantennis.org/eventReg.jsp?event=277&

*Note on registration: We are working hard to make registration as intuitive as we can, we ask for your patience while we work out the kinks. If you experience difficulties, please reach out and we'd be happy to help. 

Where: All daytime sites: Arkwright, Baker, Battle Creek, Central HS, Cherokee Heights, College Park, Como HS, Desnoyer, Edgcumbe, Groveland, Harding HS, Hayden Heights, Highland HS, Langford, Linwood, Macalester College, Mattocks, Merriam Park, North Dale, Phalen, St. Catherine University, St. Clair (evenings also available, see evening tab) 

When: 10am - 11am, Monday - Thursday, June 17th - July 26th

Who: Orange ball classes are best suited for players ages 8-11 of varying ability levels. Coaches will cater instruction to each player's unique needs.

Cost: $120 for 6 weeks of instruction. (Scholarships available)

Sign Up: https://secure.stpaulurbantennis.org/eventReg.jsp?event=277&

*Note on registration: We are working hard to make registration as intuitive as we can, we ask for your patience while we work out the kinks. If you experience difficulties, please reach out and we'd be happy to help. 

Where: All daytime sites: Arkwright, Baker, Battle Creek, Central HS, Cherokee Heights, College Park, Como HS, Desnoyer, Edgcumbe, Groveland, Harding HS, Hayden Heights, Highland HS, Langford, Linwood, Macalester College, Mattocks, Merriam Park, North Dale, Phalen, St. Catherine University, St. Clair (we are not currently offering evening classes for green ball, check out our clinic offerings) 

When: 11am - 12pm, Monday - Thursday, June 17th - July 26th

Who: Green ball classes are best suited for players ages 10-12 of varying ability levels. Coaches will cater instruction to each player's unique needs. Players looking for a more competitive level of tennis are encouraged to join our Junior Team Tennis teams.

Cost: $120 for 6 weeks of instruction. (Scholarships available)

Sign Up: https://secure.stpaulurbantennis.org/eventReg.jsp?event=277&

*Note on registration: We are working hard to make registration as intuitive as we can, we ask for your patience while we work out the kinks. If you experience difficulties, please reach out and we'd be happy to help. 

Where: Central HS, Como HS, Edgcumbe, Groveland, Harding HS, Langford, Macalester, North Dale

When: 12pm - 1pm, Monday - Thursday, June 17th - July 26th

Who: Teen classes are best suited for players ages 13+ of varying ability levels. Coaches will cater instruction to each player's unique needs. Players looking for a more competitive level of tennis are encouraged to join our Junior Team Tennis teams.

Cost: $120 for 6 weeks of instruction. (Scholarships available)

Sign Up: https://secure.stpaulurbantennis.org/eventReg.jsp?event=277&

*Note on registration: We are working hard to make registration as intuitive as we can, we ask for your patience while we work out the kinks. If you experience difficulties, please reach out and we'd be happy to help. 

Where: Central HS, Como HS, Harding HS, Highland HS

When: 2pm - 4pm, Monday - Thursday, June 17th - July 26th

Who: Junior Team Tennis (JTT) is ideal for players looking to raise their level of play through competition. JTT offers a 14 and Under level and an 18 and Under level. Teams will compete against one another on Thursdays with transportation provided between sites. Coaches will provide technical instruction and build players' strategic ability in both singles and doubles play.

Cost: $225 for 6 weeks (includes transportation between matches) (Scholarships available)

Sign Up: https://secure.stpaulurbantennis.org/eventReg.jsp?event=245&

*Note on registration: We are working hard to make registration as intuitive as we can, we ask for your patience while we work out the kinks. If you experience difficulties, please reach out and we'd be happy to help. 

Where:

  • St. Catherines University (18U and 14U)
  • Phalen (12U) 

When: 1pm - 3pm, Monday - Thursday, June 17th - July 26th

Who: Junior Team Tennis is an official USTA program to help JV and Varsity-level players improve their games on co-ed teams in a fun atmosphere. Kids are placed on teams for practice and competition with others of similar ability. Teams are formed in the age 18U, 14U, and 12U divisions. Tryouts are required for players interested in securing a spot on one of our advanced level traveling teams. Our SPUTniks JTT teams will travel and play against teams outside of Saint Paul.

SPUTniks Tryouts:

  • Sunday, April 28
    • Harding High School: 18U Tryouts
    • Como Park High School: 14U and 12U Tryouts
  • Tryout Schedule:
    • Check-in/Warm-up: 8:30am - 9:00am
    • Draw Creation: 9:00am - 9:30am
    • Matches Begin: 9:30am

Cost: $225 for 6 weeks (includes transportation between matches) (Scholarships available)

Sign Up: https://secure.stpaulurbantennis.org/eventReg.jsp?event=245&

*Note on registration: We are working hard to make registration as intuitive as we can, we ask for your patience while we work out the kinks. If you experience difficulties, please reach out and we'd be happy to help. 

Where: Central HS

When: 

  • Red Ball (Ages 5-8) 4pm - 5pm, MTWTh
  • Orange Ball (Ages 8-11) 5pm - 6pm, MTWTh

Who: Evening lessons are a great option for families who need an option for later in the day. Follow the recommendations outlined in red ball and orange ball lessons. 

Cost: $120 for 6 weeks of instruction (Scholarships available)

Sign Up: https://secure.stpaulurbantennis.org/eventReg.jsp?event=277&

*Note on registration: We are working hard to make registration as intuitive as we can, we ask for your patience while we work out the kinks. If you experience difficulties, please reach out and we'd be happy to help. 

Where: Eastview Recreation Center

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Who: These camps are being offered for FREE to give kids an opportunity to tune-up before summer, give tennis a try, and meet other kids around town who love tennis!

Cost: FREE!

Where/When:

Who: These multi-day camps are ideal for players of any ability level, ages 8-12. Participants will engage in fun activities to build their tennis, social, and academic skills.

Cost: $65/player (scholarships available)

Sign Up: Click on the camp names above to register.

Monday Evening Drop-Ins (5pm - 7pm)

When/Where:

  • June 17th - Arkwright Park
  • June 24th - Washington Tech
  • July 8th - Homecroft
  • July 15th - Hamline Park

Who: All ages and abilities are welcome!

Cost: $10 donation encouraged for each drop-in session attended

Orchard Park Drop-In

  • July 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
  • Munchkins/Red Ball: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
  • Orange Ball: 6:15 - 7:00pm

Who: Follow guidelines for Red ball and orange ball classes under Summer Youth Lessons

Cost: $10 donation encouraged for each drop-in session attended

Sign Up: Sign up is not required for drop-ins

Saint Paul Urban Tennis is committed to making tennis fun and accessible for all. We provide scholarships and reduced cost tennis lessons to help families overcome financial barriers. We also do outreach programming across the city with community partners to overcome geographic barriers. Traditionally, we have partnered with Saint Paul Recreation Centers through SummerBlast, SPPS Discovery Clubs, Keystone Family Services, SPPS Adaptive program, Highland Friendship Club, and YMCA Beacons at Maxfield Elementary.

Interested in partnering with us? We have a great curriculum for giving kids a fun entry point into tennis and developing social and emotional skills along the way. Email johnny@urbantennis.org for more information.

Where: (Sites to be determined, stay tuned!)

When: 

  • July 19th: 14 and Under, 16 and Under, 18 and Under
  • July 20th: 12 and Under, 10 and Under, 8 and Under

Who: The All-City tournament is a fantastic way to experience competitive tennis in a safe and supportive environment. We run tournament sites across the city at our various locations. Coaches will be on hand to help newer players feel confident in match play settings. 

Cost: $10 donation encouraged

Sign Up: Registration for the All-City tournament will be open on May 1st

Summer 2019 Site Map

Find a site near you!

Check out our new interactive map! Use the search feature to find sites nearest you. Click on the ball icons on the map to see what classes are offered at that site. Please note that this map shows our 2019 summer lesson sites. We also program with partners across the city to bring lessons to recreation centers, schools, and pretty much anywhere there are kids.

Don't see us in your neighborhood? Reach out! We will come anywhere that there is interest and bring low cost, high impact tennis along with us!

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