January 2018

Winter Tennis

Location: Arrowwood Courts

Youth tennis began mid-January and will run through the end of February.  Lessons for grades 5, 6, and 7 are Tuesday nights from 3:30 to 5:30.  Lessons for grades 9-12 are also Tuesday nights, but from 5:30 to 7:30.  The fee is $10 per session attended, please pay the coaches at the courts.  Questions should be directed to Doug Holm, dougholm@realtyexecutives.com.

Adult tennis happens as players are available.  Typically on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.  If you are interested in joining the fun, contact Casey DeJong, casey.jan@hotmail.com.

Family Fun Nights

Location:  Alexandria Area High School Courts

Dates for Summer 2018 Family Fun Nights have been set.  This a free event for all ages.  We ask that adults please join in the fun with their youth on the tennis courts.  Age and skill appropriate rackets and balls are available for use during the event.  Join us Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 7:00 pm on July 25, August 8, and August 22!  Contact Us if you have any questions.

Jamboree

Location:  Alexandria Area High School Courts
When:  Thursday, July 26; 9:00 – 3:00 pm

Tennis players in grades 6-10 are invited to join us for a day of fun!  Registration and warm up begin at 9:00, play begins at 9:30.  Come for a day of singles and doubles play.  Fee for the day is $10, lunch for players provided at the courts. Contact Us if you have any questions.

LAR Lessons

Location: Alexandria Area High School Courts
Session I:  June 11-22
Session II:  July 9-20

Youth lessons are back for another summer of fun.  Session I includes lessons for ages 5-10+.  Session II includes lessons for ages 5-14+.  Golden K lessons will not be running this summer, so be sure to register for LAR Lessons!  Visit the Youth page for a full break down of lessons.   Register with Lakes Area Recreation beginning in March.  Contact Us if you have any questions.

 

 

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November Update

2018 Adult Drop In

The 2018 Adult Drop In tennis season will start when courts become available in the spring.  High school and middle school tennis schedules will be posted when the seasons start in March and April.  Drop In tennis will be cancelled on nights the teams play at home, but you are invited to come cheer on our local teams!

Schedule:

Discovery Middle School Courts
Mondays and Fridays at 9:00 am
Wednesdays at 3:00 pm

Alexandria Area High School Courts
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm

October Update

Winter Youth Tennis at Arrowwood

Look for youth tennis again this winter at Arrowwood.  Sessions will run Tuesday and Thursday nights starting in January.  An official start day will be published as we get closer.  Currently one session is planned for 3:30-5:30 pm, time slots will be added if needed.  Please bring $10 to each session to cover court fees.

Winter Tournaments

We will be on the look out for tournament and competitive play opportunities for all ages this winter.  Information will be made available as soon as we know about it.  Be advised that some opportunities may require USTA Membership, get yours today!  If you know of a tournament or other opportunities for play, contact us with the details, so we can publish it!

Open Tennis at Arrowwood

Indoor tennis courts are available at Arrowwood.  Arrowwood court fees are $12 per court, per hour for Arrowwood members and $15 for nonmembers.  Call ahead to verify the courts are available: 320.762.1124.

September Update

As the weather turns colder, remember two indoor courts are available at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center.  Call ahead to confirm the courts are available: 320-762-1124.  Arrowwood charges a small fee for the use of their courts, by hour per court used.

Interested in providing or assisting with individual and group lessons?  Let us know!  We receive many requests for private lessons for area youth and adults, let us know if you are interested in filling the need – paid or volunteer.  Once we hear from you, we will contact you to set up an informational interview before referring families.  We also encourage you to attend a training organized by USTA Northern.  With enough local interest, we can bring a training session to Alexandria!

FREE memberships to USTA available for kids 10 and under if registered before December 31, 2017.  Sign Up today to receive camp, tournament and other competitive play information, discounts on merchandise and tournament tickets, and so much more!  Use the source code FYF17CNS when registering to receive the free membership.

Planning for next season’s adult and youth offerings is underway.  Have ideas or suggestions, please let us know.

August Update

Last chance for organized tennis fun with the family! Join us Wednesday, August 23 at 6 pm for our last family fun night of the summer.  Family fun nights are held at Alexandria Area High School and include activities for all ages.

Looking for more tennis play opportunities?  Check out the Morris Prairie Open happening September 9 and 10 in Morris, MN. Play is grouped for ages 18+ and for ages 12-17.  Sign up for singles, doubles, or mixed doubles.  You can also register for more than one category.

The last two weeks of the Doubles Tennis League were rained out.  All teams are still encouraged to make up their games.  Updated standings and missing matches are available on the Player’s Page.  We had a good first year, but are looking to improve.  If you have any suggestions or concerns we should look to address, please let us know!

20170719_193336.jpgThis summer, four area youth participated in World Team Tennis.  The team was made up of two female and two male players.  At each event, players compete in doubles, singles, and mixed doubles.  Play follows usual rules, with a few ‘power ups’ to keep it interesting.  Let us know if you are interested in joining next year’s team – open to players ages 14-18!

Over 100 area youth participated in our lessons and jamborees.  Thank you for joining us!  If you have suggestions or concerns we should address for next summer, please let us know.  If you missed out on the fun, check back frequently for updates on winter programming and summer options after the first of the year.  Make plans to join us next summer!

June Update

June was a great month for tennis.  Great weather and only one cancellation.

Doubles league started out strong, the teams of Casey DeJong/Keith Hoeschen and Matt Verant/Dave Hammer remain undefeated.  The Player’s Page is live, and contains standings and score updates.  Contact Us if you need the password.

LAR youth lessons were well attended, with over 30 area youth participating.  Looking forward to another great turn out in Session 2 starting Monday, July 10.  

The afternoon jamboree for middle school and junior varsity was attended by 15 players.  Another jamboree is scheduled for the end of July. The July jamboree will run all day, lunch provided.

Remember when playing singles challenge matches to report scores via the score reporting link on the Player’s Page, or on the Contact Us page.

A big THANK YOU to Craig Mische for the updated photos now on our page!

 

May Update

Registration for this year’s doubles league has closed.

If you are looking to get out and play this summer join us for drop-in play Monday-Thursday as your schedule allows.  You can also join the Singles Ladder, and schedule matches to fit your schedule.

Not too late for lessons!

Register through LAR.  Join us for one or two sessions.
Visit the Youth page for session details, times, and dates.