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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." 

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Judy Long is citizens of the court program coordinator, women's daytime league coordinator and a tennis instructor at Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center, a premier St. Paul tennis facility and youth development program offering tennis lessons, classes, leagues, teams, summer camps and youth development programs. 

Kelley Nelson
Director of Education and Partnerships

phone: 612.252.8367 ext. 102
email: kelley@fwtec.org

Kelley Nelson joined The Fort team in 2014, bringing a full career's-worth of experience working for social justice and educational equity. 


Judy Long
TW Stars Coordinator
Tennis Instructor

phone: 612.252.8367 ext. 108
email: judy@fwtec.org  

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. 

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Johnny Yang
Education Coordinator

email: johnny@fwtec.org

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.



Kye Allums
Education Assistant

Bio coming soon! 





Alexa Lehman
Education Assistant

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.