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The Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center was featured on Sunday, July 28, in the St. Paul Pioneer Press!!!! Check out this great opinion piece by Caryn Sullivan titled The Real Magic at The Fort Happens in the Afternoon. Click here!!!!

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The Fort Meets Its $10,000 Matching Gift Goal

Thanks to many generous people, The Fort raised over $38,000 in June and July, far exceeding our matching gift goal of $10,000 provided by an anonymous patron to kick off Phase II of the Capital Campaign!

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Capital Campaign Phase II; Part 2 Construction Starts August 16!

It’s happening as Phase II, Part 2 of the Capital Campaign will take place August 16-September 9! During that time, the new front bubble will be installed, as well as new LED lighting and energy efficient air conditioning! Read More!

Capital Campaign Luncheon Raises Over $34,000


Thank you to everyone who supported our first-ever Capital Campaign luncheon March 13 at Town & Country Club in St. Paul. We had over 170 attendees and raised over $34,000 for the Capital Campaign. We are so grateful for everyone’s generosity in supporting The Fort! Read More!

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Jessie Tschida: From Orange Ball To Division I Tennis

Junior player Jessie Tschida made history last week when she became the first person from The Fort to go from orange ball to signing a letter of intent to play Division I tennis at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y. Read more!

Capital campaign Phase I Complete With Walkway Ribbon Cutting

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The Fort celebrated a milestone January 18 with a ribbon cutting opening the new walkway between the front and back bubbles, completing Phase I of the Capital Campaign. Read more about it here! Click here for photos!

The Fort Announces $1.7 Million FORTifY OUr Future Capital Campaign

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The Fort is embarking on a $1.7 million fundraising effort that will finance the required capital improvements necessary to renew its lease with the City of Minneapolis, including replacing its two tennis domes, resurfacing and adding a ninth court, installing air conditioning and new lighting in both domes, expanding the parking facilities and constructing a new walkway between the front and back domes. These improvements will FORTify Our Future for years to come and support The Fort’s ever-growing TennisWorks program – its youth tennis & life skills continuum for under-resourced students in grades 3-12 in the Twin Cities. Click here to learn more.

The Fort Named 2018 Project Play Champion

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The Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center was one of 21 organizations nationwide and the only tennis organization named a 2018 Project Play Champion by the Aspen Institute. The Fort was also the only entity in Minnesota to earn the honor. Click here for more information.