Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center is a St. Paul 501(c)3 nonprofit with an innovative structure--a portion of the revenues from our fee based Twin Cities tennis programming goes directly towards our youth development initiatives for low-income Twin Cities youth. 

We're a 501(c)3 nonprofit with an innovative structure—a portion of revenue from our fee-based Twin Cities tennis programs goes directly towards TennisWorks, our education and outreach program for Twin Cities youth.  What does that mean? It means that, at The Fort, playing is giving.



Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00p.m.
Friday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Rental Rates

Court Rates: $28/hour
Ball machine rental: $5
USTA matches (patron): $12
USTA matches (non-patron): $15
Adult drill 1.5 hours: $24
Adult drill 1 hour: $16 

Facility Rental

The club is available for rent for groups up to 125 people. For more information, call Reid at 612.252.8367 ext. 111.


Our top-notch St. Paul tennis facility is located at the heart of Fort Snelling. It can be a tad tricky to find us--if it helps, we're 1 mile north of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, 1/2 mile southeast of the Veterans’ Administration Hospital, and right across the street from the Bishop Whipple Federal Building. In the indoor tennis season, we'll be the building with the big white bubbles behind it. When you find us, parking is on the south side of our building.

Our address: 

100 Federal Drive S
St. Paul, MN 55111



Every time you set foot on a court at Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center, you're supporting students in a big way. Your patronage enables us to partner with students from under-resourced communities around the Twin Cities at little-to-no cost for participants. We partner with more than 500 kids per year via programs focusing on tennis, life-skills and academic support. Because of you, TennisWorks!


Patron Fees

Junior (high school or younger): $55/year
Senior (age 55+): $55/year
Senior couple: $85/year
Individual: $90/year
Family: $99/year
Guest fee: $5

Interested in a membership? Sign up here or call the front desk at 612.252.8367 ext. 0


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

Non-patrons may reserve courts the day of play. (Must pay at the time of reservation).

We require 24 hour notice of cancellation or full court fee/drill fee will apply.

Reservations are first-come, first-serve.

Click here for more FWTEC policies.