We bring people together of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to embrace the lifelong game of tennis while serving under-resourced youth with the help of the Community.
We believe that the tennis court can be the site of powerful, lifelong lessons like sportsmanship, perseverance, and hard work.
Years serving the Community
The Fort opened its doors in 2002 and has been actively serving the tennis community in honor of Fred Wells!
Volunteer hours in 2017
Our loyal group of volunteers give generously of their time, working with under-resourced youth in our after-school programs.
TennisWorks, the program at the heart of our mission, will impact youth through the game of tennis by teaching The Fort Five: Safety, Respect, Commitment, Persistence, & Kindness.
WE ARE PROUD TO HOUSE ONE OF THE LARGEST, MOST COMPETITIVE AND MOST AFFORDABLE TWIN CITIES JUNIOR TENNIS ACADEMIES AROUND. WE BREED COMPETITORS, BUT WE ALSO AIM TO CREATE HOLISTIC PLAYERS—BECAUSE AT THE FORT, TENNIS IS MORE THAN A SPORT. IT'S A WAY OF LIFE.
Ultra Stars (ages 9-12)
Students develop technical and tactical skills along with continued development of ABCs.
Little Stars ( Ages 5-6)
Students learn the game of tennis and stroke mechanics though athletic skill acquisition.
FW Groups (Ages 13+)
Players will continue to develop technique and competitive competence.
Futures (Invitation Only)
Experienced U12 players that are beginning to compete and train with dedication and focus
Tournament Groups (Invitation Only)
Sectionally competitive players that train with
commitment to success well beyond their junior careers.
Varsity (Invitation Only)
Players are committed to success and may aspire to play collegiate tennis.
ADULT TENNIS PLAYERS OF ALL ABILITIES WILL FIND SOMETHING AT THE FORT, WHETHER IT'S A FITNESS CLASS, AN AFTERNOON DRILL OR A SPOT IN ONE OF OUR IN-HOUSE TENNIS LEAGUES.
We've got drills to work with any schedule! Morning, afternoon, or evening; coaches at The Fort will help you take your game to the next level!
There's no better way to get your competitive fix than an in-house tennis league at The Fort!
Women's Day League
Don't miss out on this season of high-quality coaching, competitive bi-weekly practices and match-play and a fabulous team atmosphere!
Thoughts from Our Students
Thank you for teaching us teamwork we learned a lot from you . . . Teamwork is important in many other ways."
Want to get in on the action and Support The Fort?
There are so many ways you can join in the fun!
Join a Junior Program
Learn more about which program is right for your student and sign up today!
Join an Adult Program
We have plenty of option to fit even the most daunting schedules!
Donate your time, snacks, equipment! Learn more about how your donations help us!