Reid Olsen

Tennis Center Manager
Junior Program Coordinator
Tennis Instructor

phone: 612.252.8367 ext. 111
email: reid@fwtec.org

Reid Olsen joined The Fort as a part-time tennis instructor in 2007. In the years that followed, he has helped the modest program blossom into one of the most successful programs in Minnesota. Today, he oversees tennis center operations ensuring that every patron and visitor has a good experience.

On court, Olsen enjoys working with young players from five to 18 years old. He draws upon his own high school tennis team experience that resulted in a third place finish at the Minnesota State High School League state tournament.

Certifications: Professional Tennis Registry (PTR)

Favorite tennis moment: Hitting a “tweener” in a high school section match against Hopkins

Favorite tennis player: Michael Chang

What makes an exceptional tennis player: Someone who loves the game and works hard

When I’m losing, I focus on: How I can turn it around

When I’m winning, I focus on: Keeping the pressure on my opponent

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption

People would be surprised that I: Play soccer

Items on my bucket list: See Jay-Z, Floyd Mayweather and travel to Europe

Best advice ever received: George Beske said, “Keep the ball inside the white line.”

When I’m not at The Fort: I enjoy traveling and playing soccer