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Winter I Junior Registration NOw Open

Registration is OPEN NOW for Winter I Junior Classes. The session runs from January 2-February 24. Register online at, over the phone at (612) 252-8367, ext. 0 or in person. Questions or need more information? Please contact Clay Sollenberger at

$50,000 Matching Gift Available For All Donations To Capital Campaign In December!

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Thank you to a generous gift from Wells Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, all gifts made to the Capital Campaign in December will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000! With your support, we can continue to FORTify Our Future and continue serving our tennis family as we replace our domes, build a ninth court, add air conditioning and new lighting and expand our parking facilities! Help us continue to bring people together of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to embrace the lifelong sport of tennis while continuing to serve kids from under-resourced communities!

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.

Great Fun Had At “Naughty Or Nice” Social

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A great time was had by all at the “Naughty or Nice” Doubles Social held December 1 at The Fort! Congratulations to Team Snowmen (Visala and Joe Goswitz, Stacy Johnson, Sharon Larkins and Sue Nissen) as they took home the title. Thank you to everyone who braved the snow to come and play as the event raised over $1,000 for the Capital Campaign!

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.

PROAM & Give To The Fort Week Huge Success


Thank you again for being so generous during the ProAm and Give To The Fort Week! We raised over $70,000 for our TennisWorks program and Capital Campaign project! Also, congratulations to all of our raffle winners, including Ruby Nguyen, winner of the autographed Serena Williams tennis racquet courtesy of Wilson! Click here for a recap of the week including photos from the ProAm.