Noteworthy News

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join us on Saturday, April 29 for our Annual Gala with Tennis Icon Nick Bollettieri and former Pro Tennis Star David Wheaton.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 9:15am

Scholarships available for all families in need; programs begin June 19!

Summer Junior Tennis!

Summer Parks and Cities Academy programs begin June 19

InnerCity Tennis has lots of options for juniors this summer, both outdoors in the Minneapolis Parks and indoors (with air conditioning!) at Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center. Scholarships are available for all families in need!

Fitness, Character & Introductory Tennis for Youth Ages 6-17 

Coaches Needed - Apply Online By April 7

Join the 1,000+ kids that participated in 2016. Lessons are delivered by student instructors, led by ICT certified coaches in 24 parks throughout Minneapolis.
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Junior Team & Club Tennis for
Youth Ages 10-18

Discounts for Parks Coaches' and Early Bird Registrants!

Enjoy training at Reed Sweatt and playing home and away matches with other area programs. Lessons are delivered by ICT certified coaches at Reed Sweatt.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 1:00pm

2016 was a great year for InnerCity Tennis, and we are committed to making 2017 even better.


2016 Highlights & Looking Ahead to 2017

This year, InnerCity Tennis Foundation is celebrating 65 years of serving Minneapolis youth, 1952-2017. As I reflect on how much the organization has grown, I can’t help but stop and recognize that our work simply wouldn’t be possible without the support and commitment of our generous community of players, donors, and volunteers. So today, on behalf of all of us at InnerCity Tennis Foundation and the kids we serve, I’d like to say, “Thank you!”  2016 was a great year for InnerCity Tennis, and we are committed to making 2017 even better.


Our new BIG Gym! program invites area schools to bring their students to the tennis center to experience ICT’s unique programming on full size tennis courts and in our Best Buy 21st Century classroom.

ICT’s new Excellence Team provides extended training and travel opportunities for kids with the potential to compete in national and international competition. After receiving a generous donation from the USTA Foundation, ICT is one of only eleven NJTL chapters in the United States with an Excellence Team. 

Our growing TopSpin program is an after-school leadership training program for underserved middle and high school students from diverse backgrounds. They receive tennis instruction, educational support, mentorship, and health and wellness instruction free of charge at ICT’s Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center.


ICT continues to deliver our nationally recognized early childhood physical education program, Kidspeed®, and the USTA’s Academic Creative Engagement (ACE) program (math, literacy, and social/emotional wellness) at no cost to underserved elementary students at the following schools:
  • Hmong International Academy in North Minneapolis (Kidspeed® and ACE)
  • Bdote Learning Center in SE Minneapolis (Kidspeed® and ACE)
  • McKnight Head Start School in S Minneapolis (Kidspeed®)
  • Fraser (Spero) Academy in NE Minneapolis (Kidspeed®)
  • Lake Nokomis-Wenonah Elementary in SE Minneapolis (Kidspeed® to autism classes)
  • Green Central Elementary in SE Minneapolis (Kidspeed®)
ICT has recently expanded outreach programming in North Minneapolis through our new partnerships with Hospitality House Youth Development on Logan Avenue North and Prodeo Academy, a K-8 public charter school on 40th Avenue Northeast. Teams of ICT instructors deliver tennis and Kidspeed® programming free of charge to youth ages 6-10 at both locations.


Thank you, again, for playing, donating, and volunteering at ICT, where you help us fulfill our mission every day. Maybe there’s someone special in our ICT community that you’d like to thank, as well -- a staff member, a coach, a fellow player or volunteer. If so, we invite you to share your sentiments, and we’ll be sure to pass along your message:  Share a Thank You.

Happy 65th Anniversary to everyone in our InnerCity Tennis Community. Here’s to another great year of serving kids across Minneapolis!


John Wheaton
Executive Director
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InnerCity Tennis Foundation is a §501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:45am

Spots available on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited and we cannot guarantee anyone's spot. Register soon!


Register for Spring Now!

Early Spring Session Begins February 20

Don't miss out on some great tennis classes! Spots available on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited and we cannot guarantee anyone's spot. You can view all the information and register online here.
    • Early Spring Options Beginning Feb. 20
      • 8 Week Option (session ends April 15): This 8 week program is available for the regular price of 7 weeks, which allows for players to take a week off over their spring break. Players welcome to attend for all 8 weeks.
      • 5 Week Pro-Rated Option (session ends March 26): This 5 week program is for boys high school team players only, whose season starts prior to the end of our Early Spring program.
    • Late Spring 7 Week Program (April 17 - June 4)
    • Summer information will be available Monday, February 20.
    Register for Spring
    Questions? Email  |  612.825.6844
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