Exciting News – Morgan Courts
We are excited to announce that construction has begun on the Morgan tennis courts. Construction began on Monday, August 10th and we hope to have new courts completed this fall!
The Minneapolis Park Board and Love Morgan Courts/Support the Courts joined forces for the past three years to secure funding to replace the Morgan tennis courts. Thank you to all of you who have supported this project, either financially and/or in lending your support to petitions. In particular, we want to thank our donors and neighborhood supporters –
USTA Northern Grant
USTA National Grant
Hennepin County Youth Sports Grant
Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association Grant
Washburn Foundation Grant
Support the Courts Foundation
Private donations and Give to the Max day donations
We’d also like to thank all the work the Minneapolis Park Board has contributed to this project. We would not have been able to get this done without them!
The project is expected to move quickly with grading, installation of fence posts and paving to be completed by the last week of August. Once that is completed, fencing will be installed and the asphalt needs to cure for 30 days before we are able to color coat. We plan to color coat in early October, however we need warm weather for several days in order to complete the work. If the weather does not cooperate, we will color coat in the Spring of 2021.
For more information and updates on this project check out “Love Morgan Courts” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/
Support the Courts – Love Morgan Courts
Beth Gyllstrom, Tracy Robinson, Ann Prentice, Anne Miller & Ellen Doll
Please alert your family, friends, neighbors, teachers….really anyone who might go be doing some grocery shopping this weekend and encourage them to do their shopping at Kowalski’s (54th and Lyndale location). Kowalski’s pays us for our time—and all tips come directly to the team. We will be there Feb. 1st, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Hi Washburn Tennis Family,
Please see below for a reminder about a great opportunity offered through Fred Wells. Please contact Ryan Berkas (info below), with any questions.
Curriculumand Evaluation Coordinator
612-252-8367 ext. 106
Hello Washburn Girls Tennis Families!
Tennis season is fast approaching. Welcome to all new families and players. And welcome back returning players and families. It’s going to be a great Miller girls tennis season and we are so glad you will be part of it. Here are some key dates and information for upcoming team events.
- August 1st: Fall Sports Registration Night – 6-8 PM at Washburn, https://washburn.mpls.k12.mn.us/athletic_forms
- August 5, 6, 7, 8, 9: Captains Practices – KENWOOD courts, 8-10 AM for ALL PLAYERS
- August 12 & 13: Try Outs – At KENWOOD courts, 3-6 PM for ALL PLAYERS
- August 14, 15, 16: Practices – 3-6 PM or 4-6 PM, locations TBD by squad at (Kenwood & Lynnhurst)
- August 19 onwards for Season: Practice Times & Locations, Monday to Friday:
- Varsity- KENWOOD 4-6 PM
- JV Orange- LYNNHURST 5-6:45 PM
- JV Blue- LYNNHURST 3:30-5:15 PM
- Monday, August 19 – ALL PARENT MEETING – 7-8 PM at Washburn in the Cafeteria
Feel free to get to know a bit about your amazing coaches in the Girls Tennis section of this website for Varsity and JV. Stay tuned for more team information.
Happy Saturday Washburn tennis family. We are NINE short days away from the season starting and two weeks from our first varsity tournament and I am so excited to get started. While I’m hopeful we will be able to be outside for some of tryouts, I have reserved indoor court time for the first week. All the times can be found on TeamSnap and also at the bottom of this email. Also at the bottom is where (and when) your child needs to be on the first day. Plan on adhering to that schedule unless the snow suddenly goes away and we are able to save the money and get outside.
*If you know you’re going to miss a practice, match, tournament please let me know at tryouts (even if you have already emailed me). We have practices and matches during spring break and need to be able to field an entire team.
- This year’s tournament is on March 24th from 1-3 pm at Washburn. We decided to do this BEFORE the season officially starts since it gets so busy in April and May!
- Everyone is welcome! If you’re a member of the team, you are highly encouraged to participate…but the more the merrier — you do NOT have to be on the team to compete, so please share this link with your ping-pong loving friends and have a fun afternoon.
- We will need volunteers (tennis team members and their families) to help the day-of with table set-up, take-down, raffle sales, beat-the coach collections, referees. etc. Watch for a sign up link shortly,
It was a great day to be a Miller today! Thanks to all that stepped up and donated their time to make this event great! I was so impressed with the 12-2 group and I’m hearing wonderful things about the others. I’m proud to announce that we raised $1843.30 in just six hours. That’s unbelievable considering it was only tips that made up that amount.
A HUGE thanks to Ann Prentice for getting this set up and also to the parent and player volunteers that showed up and participated.
How crazy to think that tennis season starts next month!
A few important notes:
Thanks to Jennifer Bastian et al leading the charge, we will have the Kenwood courts this spring! Varsity will be practicing and playing there. Thank you Jennifer for leading the fight and speaking on behalf of the team. We are grateful!
Jv Orange (top jv team) will be coached by Varo again this season and will practice at Lynnhurst from ~345-515
Jv Blue will be coached by Tim Burke once
again and will have practice from ~445-615 at lynnhurst.
If you attend Justice Page middle school (or any other school that gets out after 3pm) plan on being on the JV Blue team (exceptions are if you were on jv orange last year, amount of players at tryouts and/ or varsity candidates). This is a change I’m implementing this year so kids do not miss so much class. If you have a question, please let me know.
Please be mindful that we leave school early for both conference and away matches. Plan accordingly with your sixth hour teacher (better yet, make sure to have an elective that hour).
Ping pong tournament is set for March 24th and the tennis season starts the following day. What a great way to take us into the tennis season with some great competition. Henry Smith is the defending champion. I hear he has a nasty hangnail that’s preventing him from practicing much—he is ripe for an upset! More details forthcoming soon.
We will dress up for matches this year: shirts and ties. No tie, no match.
If you’re planning on taking the ACT on April 13th please let me know. We will be playing a tournament that day.
If you have afternoon IB or AP exams, please let me know.
For those not going on the spring break trip there will be a home match over spring break. Please let me know ASAP if you have out of town travel plans and then again during tryouts.
We use team snap—make sure you do too.
We have a Facebook page—add us as a friend @ Washburn men’s tennis
Only 8 weeks until our first match!
I love this team.