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By the time you read this, August has started. It amazes me every year how fast the summer goes by. We have had a great summer down on the tennis courts.There have been multiple times when the courts have been full with kids and adults. We also have renewed the “rivalry” with White Bear Yacht Club as the Dellwood Women played the WBYC women on July 31st. We had a great turnout for that and I need to thank Jane Schneeweis for helping recruit ladies and coordinating the event with me.

Junior tennis has been great! As bad as the weather was to start the summer, we sure have been lucky to get in all of the classes the last few weeks. Just a reminder that Junior Tennis ends on August 7th, so please make sure to attend the final classes. I am trying to re-incorporate the Junior Club Championships this year. All Tournament, Players, and Elite juniors are eligible to play. We have Aug. 14th and 15th as the days of the tournament, but if we need to run it differently, we can. For example, if we need to run it through August we can do that, I know that families take trips before school starts.

We have had a busy summer for adult tennis. Our Mom’s Drill has been a big success, as has our Sunrise Drill. As of now we don’t offer any adult drills on Fridays or Saturdays, if you would like to have a drill offered on those days, we can make that happen. Please talk to me, and if you have a group that would like to drill those days we can make sure to have it staffed. Also, our new tennis rebound wall has been installed on the far east fence.

We are still in the planning mode for the new courts, but things are looking great. We are getting bids to add a fourth court and make two if them clay. More to come as plans are firmed up.

Remember, even though Junior Tennis is ending, we will still have adult programs and private lessons available.

Here are the upcoming events for August and September:

August 8 and 9 Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic. Come and watch Justen and Aaron play and support Children’s Cancer Research and Children’s Hospitals. If you are interested in donating to this great cause please contact Justen.

August 13 and 14 Women’s Camp from 11am – 1pm.

August 14 and 15 Junior Club Championships, the dates are flexible.

August 29th I am combining the End of the Season Mixer and Daiquiri Mixer. I can’t think of a better way to end the season.

September I am working on the Gopher Women’s Night and trying to coordinate a night that will work for them. We are looking at either the first or second week in September.

Justen Seim
Head Tennis Pro