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There are 4 JTT teams who will be competing in sections next week. For more information, please check your email or look at the Jenny's Loft page of the website. The Shakopee 14U Corsairs will be playing on Monday and Tuesday (July 28-29) at Baseline Tennis Center. The 18U Thunderbolts will be playing on Wednesday and Thursday (July 30-31) at Baseline Tennis Center. The 12U Wildcats and Lightning will both be playing on Friday (August 1) at Baseline Tennis Center. 

Summer 2014 Registration is now open

Click on the link below to sign up!

Like our Page on Facebook!!!

To see photos from the summer and updates about our tennis program, please like our page on Facebook - the Shakopee Tennis Association page!! :)

Shakopee HS Tennis Boys team wins back to back conference titles

The Shakopee High School boys tennis team, coached by Coach Susan Allen and Coach Jenny Arnfelt won their second conference championship in a row. Congrats!!!!

Coach Ben highlighted in the Chanhassen Villager

Our own Coach Ben is team captain playing #1 singles at Holy Family. He was featured this week in the Chanhassen Villager.

Summer Tennis PowerPoint

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

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


Jenny Arnfelt selected as 2013 USTA Northern Ward Burtion Jr. Development Award recipient

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.

 

Shakopee Indoor Tennis Passes First City Council Test

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.

Link to March 28 Shakopee Valley News Article

Here is the link to the CIty Council meeting

Link to Shakopee Patch article

 

Indoor Tennis Facility Presentation 2/25/2013

The Indoor Facility Steering Committee presentation to the Shakopee Park & Rec Advisory Board

Shakopee Valley News Article on Indoor Tennis Facility

Click on the link to read the Shakopee Valley News article on the proposed Indoor Tennis Facility.


Fun Shakopee Tennis Facts

  • Many of the coaches have been with the program since they were 5!
  • Coach Steve is in Mussoorie, India teaching Phy. Ed. at the Woodstock School
  • The 14U Corsairs won 7th place at the 2011 USTA JTT Nationals in Surprise, AZ!
  • Tennis is the only mainstream sport that has seen an increase in participation in the last 3 years
  • The ConStenson Stand is named after STA founder and all-around good guy Tom Stenson
  • Former Director of Tennis Mark Johnson was really known as "The Big Kauhuna"
  • Going with Coach Jack to the telephone pole to "chat" isn't always a bad thing! :)
  • When you sign up for Shakopee Summer Tennis you are GUARANTEED to have fun!!!

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.

Youth Lessons
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
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
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 LESSON OBSTACLE COURSE

Summer 2013 T-Shirt design

Summer 2013 T-Shirt design

Shakopee Tennis Calendar

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Racquet Stringing

If you ever need a racquet strung or re-strung, please click here.

 

Need a Racquet?

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.

We need your email!

We are striving to communicate effectively with all our participants. The easiest way is to send email.

If you or your child is signed up for a tennis program and you have not received an email from the Shakopee Tennis Association, please add dforbes@shakopeetennis.org to your address book. We do not give, sell, or provide email addresses to any third parties and only use it for STA messages.

If you are interested in learning about our programs or just want to be kept up to date, register using the NGIN login above to get on our mailing list.

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