We offer two after-school programs for Twin Cities middle-schoolers combining tennis instruction and life-skills education, designed to inspire students to talk about big issues and plan for the future. 

At Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center, we believe in youth. We believe that they have more insight and foresight than many adults give them credit for. We believe they can have conversations about big issueslike race, poverty and identityand that those conversations will help them become better leaders. That's where Boys and Girls Leadership Teams come in. 

Boys Leadership Team is a tennis and life skills program for 6th-12th grade boys; participants come to our St. Paul tennis facility for tennis instruction as well as discussion-based classroom sessions and community work. 

Boys Leadership Team is an evening program for 6th-12th grade boys which centers tennis as a tool to teach character-building lessons. On-court, participants strive to better themselves as athletes and competitors. Off-court, they work together to plan service projects and discuss relevant issues like race, gender and identity.  

Boys Leadership Team currently meets Mondays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up, please contact Education Coordinator Johnny Yang at johnny@fwtec.org

Girls Leadership Team is an after-school program for 6th-12th grade girls, combining tennis, life-skills, community service and leadership programming to develop engaged young citizens. 

Girls Leadership Team is a weekend program for high-school age tennis players that fosters their development on and off the court. On-court, participants strive to better themselves as athletes and competitors. Off-court, they work together to train physically and mentally, participate in service projects, and explore relevant issues like race, gender and identity. 

GLT runs Sundays from 2:30 - 4:30pm, from February 28 - May 30. We are currently accepting registrants. To sign up, please contact Education Assistant Alexa Lehman at alexa@fwtec.org or 612.859.1775. 

Interested in supporting these programs? You can make an online donation today by clicking here--or check out our volunteer page