Welcome To The Fort!

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Hours (fall, Winter & Spring)

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


The Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center, affectionately called β€œThe Fort,” offers court rental, event space and racquet stringing!

  • For court rentals, please call the front desk at (612) 252-8367, ext. 0.

  • For events & facility rentals, contact Aaron Holland, Director of Operations, at aaron@fwtec.org.

  • For stringing contact Dan Swanson at dan@fwtec.org.

Patron Fees - As of November 1, 2018

  • Junior: $75/year

  • Senior (62+): $75/year

  • Senior Couple: $105/year

  • Individual: $110/year

  • Family: $150/year

  • Guest Fee: $5/visit


  • Indoor Court Rates: $28/hour

  • Outdoor Court Rates: $10/hour

  • Ball Machine Rental: $5

  • Adult Drill 1.5 hours: $28

  • Adult Drill 1 hour: $16

  • USTA Matches (Patron): $12

  • USTA Matches (Non-Patron): $17


Our Policies

Rental Policies

The Fort accepts cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.

Patrons may reserve courts up to 7 days in advance, starting at 6:00 a.m.

Non-patrons may reserve courts the day of play.  Payment is required at the time the reservation is made.

24-hour notice is required in the event of a cancellation or full court/drill fee will apply.

Reservations are first come, first served.

The Fort is available for group rentals of up to 125 guests.  For more information call Aaron Holland at 612-252-8367 or email him at aaron@fwtec.org.


  • All players and patrons must check-in with the front desk.

  • Tobacco use and Alcohol are prohibited in the tennis center. FWTEC is a drug-free zone.

  • Food & beverages (except water) are not allowed on the courts.

  • No glass on the tennis courts.

  • Only tennis shoes (non-marking shoes) are allowed on the courts.

  • Shirts must be worn at all times.

  • Spectator seating on end-court bleachers and lobby area only.

  • Pets are not allowed.

  • Private tennis instruction can ONLY be taught by FWTEC certified Tennis Professional.


FWTEC expects all staff, players and volunteers to demonstrate good sportsmanship and respect for one another at all times. 

  • FWTEC does not tolerate foul, abusive or derogatory language, racquet throwing, or ball abuse. Exhibiting any of these poor behaviors will be asked to leave the court by management.

  • Please arrive on time and wait in the lobby until your scheduled court time. Before your court time is up, gather gear and leave promptly so as not to interfere with the next scheduled users of the court.

  • Do not walk onto your court until the designated time. To get to your court, please use the designated walkway. Do not walk across courts.

  • Locker room is available to all patrons. Please remove all your personal belongings after using it. Do not leave any valuables in the locker room. FWTEC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Workout room is to be used while waiting for a participant in a class or 1 hour before or after a court reservation.

Understand the Rules of Tennis: