Sioux Falls Tennis Association
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Improve your game with private lessons from these local tennis pros:
Marc Kurtz

Mark Vellek

Jessie Daw


Kevin Plank


Emily Weisser







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Tennis lessons are run in partnership with the Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Department and are taught at various times and parks around the city in the summer months. 

The SFTA provides summer lessons for ages 4 - adult.  The goals of the SFTA Lesson Program are to either introduce participants to the sport of tennis or instruct players with previous experience, raising their skills to a higher level.  Junior lessons are run in two five week sessions beginning in June and running through August.  Juniors may participate in either or both sessions.  At the end of each session players have the opportunity to participate in a one day novice tennis tournament (Weber Tournament).  Each tournament drawns more than 100 participants.

10 and Under tennis is a new format to help kids ten and under learn and play the game.  Each level uses equipment and plays on court sizes appropriate to their size and age.  Children start playing tennis almost immediately and experience greater success.  New QuickStart courts are available for public use at Spellerberg Park.

Junior Team Tennis is the "Little League" for tennis.  The team atmosphere provides kids the opportunity to learn and compete on a team and be with their friends.  Matches are team-based and are fun because kids have the support of teammates and coaches. Team Tennis also serves to motivate and encourage junior players at various abilities to develop to the highest competitive level possible.

Adult evening lessons are designed to teach basic skills to new players, players who have never had formal instruction or for those players who haven't played in a long time.



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Junior Lessons Session 2 with play day at McKennan park

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2017 Summer Junior Tennis Program

SFTA summer lessons are run in partnership with the Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Department at various city parks. The SFTA provides lessons for ages 4-adult. For complete class descriptions, schedules please click on 'read more'. Download Document

Junior Team Tennis 2017

USTA Jr. Team Tennis (JTT) program is for players who are match/tournament-ready. USTA JTT is the ‘Little League’ of tennis. The local season consists of team competition against other area teams of similar age and ability level. Teams can then choose to participate in the USTA Northern Championship series with the shot at a National Championship! For more information and to register please see story. All participants must maintain a USTA membership through October. Download Document

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