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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:00am

Thanksgiving Weekend - No Guest Fees!

Bring your family and friends in to play over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend - no guest fees will be charged! Lots of court time is available next Thursday through Sunday because InnerCity Tennis has no regularly scheduled programs. Courts can be booked one week in advance.

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Hours

  • Wednesday 11/22 (7:00am - 9:00pm)
  • Thursday 11/23 (8:00am - 1:00pm)
  • Friday 11/24 (7:00am - 8:00pm)
  • Saturday 11/25 (7:00am - 6:00pm)
  • Sunday 11/26 (7:00am - 11:00pm)

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 2:45pm

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed this season!

Volunteer in 2-4 person teams. No tennis experience required!

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UPCOMING SUPER SATURDAY  (September 2017)  • Register Online to Volunteer
VOLUNTEER COURT TIME SCHEDULE   • View Schedule


Volunteer Hours Sign-upAs an InnerCity Tennis volunteer, you will be actively engaged in bettering the lives of the nearly 4,000 children we serve every year.  We are not asking you to shape young children into tennis stars; rather we are asking you to help shape young leaders. We want coaches that can model core values such as responsibility, integrity, teamwork and perseverance. One role model can make all the difference in shaping a young person’s mind! 

We work with 250 volunteers of all ages who support staff in delivering programming to children, both on site at our Super Saturday Program and in the community throughout the week.  The intergenerational relationships forged between volunteers and children and youth are integral to the success of our programming. 
VOLUNTEER TODAY!
To get started volunteering at one of our many programs click on Register Online or contact Community Engagement Manager Bao Thao  to schedule your mandatory background check. This can be completed before the start of your first program.


 


SUPER SATURDAYS
Our greatest need for volunteers is our Super Saturday Program, which runs from 3:00-4:30pm (ages 3-10) and 4:30-6:00pm (ages 11-17). Each week, a volunteer crew of over 50 helps deliver programming to 250 kids. No tennis experience is necessary for the early group, but volunteers must be able to feed with a racquet to work with the older group.

  • Saturdays • InnerCity Tennis (3:00-4:30pm) (ages 3-10)
  • Saturdays • InnerCity Tennis (4:30-6:00pm) (ages 11-17) 

TOPSPIN
Topspin is a mentorship program designed to help youth build character, improve academics and participate in weekly tennis training. Students are engaged in weekly leadership discussions, various tutoring sessions and play indoor tennis year round. To inquire about availability, contact  Bao Thao, Community Engagement Manager.

  • Wednesdays, InnerCity Tennis (5:00-7:30pm) - Middle School Youth
  • Fridays, InnerCity Tennis (4:30-7:00pm) - High School Youth

SCHOOL OUTREACH
During 2016-17 school year, ICT will deliver weekly Community Outreach Programs Tuesday - Friday at 6 elementary schools and 2 Head Start location. No tennis experience is necessary to work the following programs:

Fall 2017 Outreach Schools Line Up

  • TBD

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS

  • Free court time on Saturday evenings (6:00-7:30pm) View Schedule (PDF)
  • Free court time on Monday mornings (8:30-10:30am) View Schedule (PDF)
  • Free racquet stringing for every 6 times volunteering
  • Eligible for a new tennis racquet raffle after 6 times volunteering

GENERAL POLICIES

  • Complete a background check with us
  • Sign in when you arrive to volunteer
  • Wear a coach name tag while volunteering
  • Call or email if you cannot attend a program that you have signed up for​

For more information please contact Community Engagement Manager Bao Thao at 612-584-4736.
 

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 5:30pm

Play with the Gopher Men's Tennis Team! Join us for a fun night of match play and drills with the Gopher Men's Tennis Team to benefit ICT Outreach Programs. Spaces are limited. Reserve your tickets today! 

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 5:30pm

2017 Holiday Play Days for 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U

Tuesday, December 26 - Friday, December 29

For players ages 7-14 that are looking to play tennis and have a good time. These events provide the chance for young and upcoming players to play points and interact with others through fun and enjoyable activities on and off the court. Pizza will be provided after competition! 
All play days are held at InnerCity Tennis, please email Dylan Kelly at Dylan.kelly@innercitytennis.org for more information

8U & 10U: Tuesday and/or Thursday 12:30-1:30pm: $10; scholarships available
Register Online 
Deadline: Thursday, December 21

12U: Tuesday and/or Thursday 1:30-3:30pm: $20; scholarships available
Register Online 
Deadline: Thursday, December 21