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Aaron Holland Named Director of Operations


Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center (The Fort) is pleased to announce that Aaron Holland will become the Director of Operations at the St. Paul based nonprofit.  Holland’s appointment will begin July 1st, 2018.

A familiar face at The Fort, Holland currently serves as the Program Director – Junior Team Tennis as well as a tennis instructor.  As the Director of Operations, Holland will provide supervision, leadership and guidance to the facility, desk and stringing staff and promote the organization’s culture and its mission. He will manage the maintenance of the facility in maximizing the longevity, safety and efficiency.


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Nguyen Vo, junior development coach and TennisWorks coach at The Fort, is the recipient of the 2017 Frank Voigt Pro of the Year Award. This award is given to a tennis teaching professional who demonstrates leadership skills on and off the court.

Clay Sollenberger, Director of Junior Tennis and TennisWorks coach, is the 2017 Junior Team Tennis Organizer of the Year. The award recognizes an individual for his or her efforts in expanding an existing Junior Team Tennis league or developing a new league within the section.

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Why Tennis?

The USTA Foundation commissioned a study of over 54,000 8th - 10th grade students (tennis players, athletes of other sports, and non-athletes), and the results are in!

As our name TennisWorks suggests, participation in tennis plays a key role in helping youth succeed on and off the court!

View the full report here.