Meet the creative team behind our innovative youth development program, TennisWorks.
These are the people that dedicate their work days (and nights!) to the fulfillment of our mission: "To engage our tennis community to inspire youth to thrive on the court, in the classroom and in the community."
Director of Education and Partnerships
phone: 612.252.8367 ext. 102
Kelley Nelson joined The Fort team in 2014, bringing a full career's-worth of experience working for social justice and educational equity.
TW Stars Coordinator
phone: 612.252.8367 ext. 108
Judy Long joined The Fort in 2005 as it launched several community outreach tennis programs to provide education, fitness and life skills for underserved youth.
Johnny recently started at The Fort, but he has been working with youth and tennis programs throughout his career. He graduated from Bethel University and worked for Americorps Service and Public Allies Twin-Cities at Inner City Tennis.
Bio coming soon!
Alexa Lehman has worked at The Fort on and off and in many capacities since 2006. Throughout high school and college, she coached with The Fort's summer camp and helped with TennisWorks and Girls Leadership Team.
Tennis Development Coordinator, Tennis Instructor
Mike has been coaching at The Fort for several years. He recently assumed a formal Education Team role and works on-court with TennisWorks players several days a week.