Love Morgan Courts

Morgan Courts Update 8/12/2020:

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/lovemorgancourts) or join our mailing list on our Love Morgan Courts website at  https://supportthecourts.net/morgan-courts.
Support the Courts – Love Morgan Courts
Beth Gyllstrom, Tracy Robinson, Ann Prentice, Anne Miller & Ellen Doll

Overview

 

Morgan Tennis Courts are nestled within Minnehaha Creek Park, part of a regional system of parks in Minneapolis. The courts are positioned within a prime location in the Lynnhurst neighborhood in south Minneapolis. Morgan Courts provide hours of tennis for neighborhood and community members, and also serve as the home courts for Washburn High School Boys’ and Girls’ tennis teams.

  • Over the past few years, Morgan Courts have fallen into serious disrepair.
  • Recreational tennis players and the Washburn teams have stopped using the courts, due to concern about the potential for injury.
  • The Washburn Tennis Boys’ Tennis Team, which currently rosters 45 boys on a no-cut team, was forced to relocate 2017 varsity practices to a Bloomington park, a 30 minute drive from Washburn High School!