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For those of you who missed the Summer Tennis informational meetings, here is the powerpoint I put together. It has information about both junior lessons and junior team tennis.
Welcome to the Shakopee Tennis Association!
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit sports association providing a summer youth and adult tennis programs in association with the Shakopee Park and Recreation Department
Ward C. Burton Junior Development Award
Jenny Arnfelt of Minnetonka, Minn., is the recipient of the Ward C. Burton Junior Development Award given to the individual or organization whom has promoted the growth of tennis for juniors and served the junior tennis community in USTA Northern. Arnfelt is a coach and managing director for the Shakopee Tennis Association in Shakopee, Minn., where she works with over 300 kids, four teaching professionals and several coaches each summer. In 2011, Shakopee won the 14U Intermediate Jr. Team Tennis Section championship and qualified for the JTT National Championships in Arizona, placing seventh. She also serves as a co-coach for the Shakopee High School boys varsity tennis team, which won the conference title for the first time in school history last spring. She is also the assistant girls varsity tennis coach in Shakopee. Arnfelt helped organize two tournaments in Shakopee (a junior Level 7 and a family tournament fundraiser for a parent battling cancer). A former college player at Gustavus Adolphus, she won the USTA Northern Jerry Noyce Junior Sportsmanship Award in 2004.
The Shakopee Indoor Steering Committee presented its proposal to the Shakopee City Council on March 19. The proposal outlined plans for an 8 court indoor and 8 court lighted outdoor facility on Shutrop Park located on the corner of Highway 21 and Eagle Creek Blvd.
The plans call for a non-profit public facility operated by the Shakopee Tennis Association that includes and education program and community space as well as a pro shop.
The Shakopee Tennis Association Junior Tennis program encompasses youth lessons for players 4-17, a USTA Junior Team Tennis competitive program, a High School Varsity Development program, and a QuickStart competitive development program for players aged 4-10. The Shakopee Tennis Association is also a USTA National Junior Tennis League chapter as well as a Tennis Welcome Center.
The youth lesson program is held Monday through Wednesday mornings from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. with Thursday as a rain make-up day. The Shakopee Tennis Association lesson program is designed for beginning to lower intermediate players. Lessons are structured in a drill and match format with an emphasis on the basics. Classes are divided by age and skill level with a student:instructor ratio of 8:1 or less. More>>
USTA Junior Team Tennis
USTA Junior Team Tennis is a competitive league for intermediate to advanced players with some match play experience for ages 9-18. USTA JTT has seen explosive growth over the past few years on a national scale. Shakopee currently has one of the largest Team Tennis programs in the USTA Northern Section. Players are evaluated based on age and ability and placed on co-ed teams made up of 8-10 boys and girls. More>>
10ANDUNDERTENNIS (formerly QuickStart Tennis) was introduced in 2007 by the USTA and is become a huge success in a very short time.
10ANDUNDERTENNIS is designed to get younger players playing faster and understanding the game of tennis in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. 10ANDUNDERTENNIS uses smaller racquets, lower comprssion balls and a smaller court. The results are amazing with younger kids developing their skills faster and having a lot of fun. More>>
NJTL Chapter (USTA National Junior Tennis League)
The NJTL was founded by the late Arthur Ashe. It is a devlopment program to help young players succeed at life as well as tennis. The Shakopee Tennis Association firmly believes the tennis should be a sport that players can enjoy their whole life and promotes the sport as such. The NJTL incorporates life skills, sportsmanship and good decision making as a core component or its program. The STA incorporates NJTL principles in all aspects of all of our youth programs More>>
Private lessons are one-on-one instruction with a USPTA Certified Coach and semi-private lessons are 2, 3 or 4 students per instructor. All private lessons will be scheduled at Jr. High/ Stans Park Tennis Courts or another location if available. To arrange for lessons in advance, call Jack Roach at (952) 943-0004, sign-up online at www.shakopeetennis.org stop by the ConStenson stand to make an appointment. More>>
Summer 2013 T-Shirt design
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If you ever need a racquet strung or re-strung, please click here.
We have a bunch of new and used racquets available for purchase. Everything from high-end demos to last year's models to some very nice youth and junior starter racquets at VERY good prices. Click here for more info.
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