February News & Events
- Community Open House
- Saturday Winter Program Schedule & Photos
- Jr. Group Tennis Lessons at RSFTC
- Volunteering at ICT
- Volunteer “Practice” Mondays
- ICT on Facebook
- Outreach Program Schedule
- Tennis Coaching Track
- Heart Health Month
- Value of the Month – Enthusiasm
1. Community Open House – Saturday, February 25
InnerCity Tennis and the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center are hosting a Community Open House on Saturday, February 25 from 1:00 – 3:00. Learn how you can get more involved with our programs that promote health and fitness through tennis; we have a lot to offer! Kids as young as 3 are welcome. We will have games and tennis for everyone, no matter what your age or ability. Don’t have a racquet, no problem! We will furnish racquets to use. Call InnerCity Tennis at 612-824-6099 for more info.
2. Saturday Program Schedule & Photos
We are on a short break from the Saturday Program until March 3rd. Download the complete schedule here. Our Saturday Program is FREE to all participants ages 3-17. Over 300 kids participate each week – check out group shots for Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4 from last week.
3. Jr. Group Tennis Lessons at RSFTC
In addition to the free programs ICT offers, the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center, a for-profit subsidiary of ICT, offers paid junior group lessons for younger and beginner players. Classes are offered on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings in 3 and 4 class segments. For pricing and programs details click here.
4. Volunteering at ICT
Don’t have any tennis experience, but want to volunteer? No problem! Our volunteers range in age from teens to seniors and range in ability from never having played tennis to being an advanced, competitive player. If you like working with kids, we can find a fit for you! Opportunities exist on Saturday afternoons and also during the days on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Email or call Dilcia at 612-824-6099 for more information.
5. Volunteer “Practice” Mondays
All ICT volunteers are invited to take part in our free Monday morning “practices” from 9:00 – 10:30. No need to RSVP – come check it out! The next session is Monday, February 27th.
- Improve your own tennis game
- Learn how to work with young kids
- Enjoy refreshments afterwards
6. Like us on Facebook
Like us on Facebook to get our posts on your page. See all the latest photos and videos, hear about upcoming events and interact with ICT community members. This is an easy way to stay connected and show your support for what we do.
7. Outreach Program Schedule
We run free outreach programs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at partner sites across the city. If you have an idea for a possible new partnership for ICT, email or call Dilcia at 612-824-6099; we would like to explore the possibility. Here is our current winter program lineup:
- Fraser Head Start – photos
- Nokomis Community School (children with autism) – photos
- Hale School (children with autism)
- Urban Ventures
8. Tennis Coaching Track – 2012
If you want to teach tennis and are looking for credentials, this is the certification training course you need. Roger Boyer, a United States Professional Teaching Association (USPTA), P1 Tester with 31 years of experience, and Dilcia Pederson, a USPTA, P1 with 4 years experience will lead the course. It will cover all aspects of the USPTA exam: Grips, Stroke Analysis, Stroke Production, Private & Group Lessons, & the Written Exam. Course information and registration forms are now available online – only 40 people will be accepted for each session. Times TBA.
- Session #1 – Monday, April 23 – FREE
- Session #2 – Monday, May 14 – $45
- Session #3 – Monday, July 23 - $45
- Session #4 – Thursday, August 30 OR November 1 – FREE
9. Heart Health Month
February is heart health month, a month to celebrate your heart and take steps towards a healthier heart. Check out one of our corporate sponsors Cub Foods ideas on healthy, economical ideas for meals.
10. Value of the Month – Enthusiasm
ICT has identified seven key character assets to nurture and incorporate into the lives of our youngsters for future success: Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, Enthusiasm, Integrity, Perseverance and Service. Each program that ICT has developed is designed to build one or more of these assets.
Enthusiasm – I will do things with eagerness and joy.