1. Important Membership Changes
New ByLaws passed by STPC Board; Membership Renewal Change & Annual Dues Increase
At the August STPC Board meeting an amendment to the STPC ByLaws was passed unanimously providing for rolling memberships for new members and past members whose memberships have lapsed. The membership year for new members joining on or after September 1, will be for one full year from the date the annual dues are received.
Also effective September 1, the annual dues will increase by $5 to $30 which is the first increase for many years (10+). As reported at the annual meeting by President Hykes, STPC operational costs have increased while membership numbers have decreased during these past years.
Read the full by-laws announcement from STPC VP Dick Winga.
2. Matching Gifts for ICT
David Sommer will match contributions to InnerCity Tennis' Capital Campaign
Longtime Editor / Website David Sommer will match all gifts, up to $2,000, in the month of September, for InnerCity Tennis' Capital Campaign! If you love playing at Reed Sweatt - as David does - Please send your checks to David, made out to ICT, sometime in September! Read full story in September Newsletter.
David's address is:
3657 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
3. Indoor Drill Schedule (2014-15)
$8 Drills • September - May
Low cost drills are available as part of your STPC membership. Take advantage of them! Each month USPTA certified instructors lead drills, focusing on a different stroke each month. No reservations needed, just show up and play! 2014-15 STPC Drill Schedule.
4. Play on Clay to Benefit ICT
Tournament to be held at Wayzata Country Club - September 17-21
Don't miss this chance to play on clay at a beautiful venue! The event will be held at Wayzata Country Club from September 17 to 21 and will include men and women in 45 to 80 age brackets of singles and doubles . A cocktail party on Friday evening (included in the registration fee) will feature a raffle for a day driving a Tesla model S!
Download the registration form (pdf) or register online by Wednesday, September 10th.
5. Life Time Fitness Offer
Unlimited Tennis Pass Available at Life Time Fitness Bloomington South
For less than $110.00 a month you can play unlimited tennis from 7-9AM, 6 days a week (Sunday through Friday) at Lifetime 98th Street Club Bloomington South. This also includes 2 free weekly drills. Download flyer.
Contact Mark Mudra with any questions at 952-833-1469.
6. Open Court Time at Reed Sweatt
Courts available to reserve for the entire winter season or on a weekly basis
Below are open court times that are available for play at Reed Sweatt. If you would like to play on a regular, weekly basis and be added to the STPC Winter Group Play schedule contact Brady Schmidt. For week to week court bookings, contact Reed Sweatt at 612-825-6844 (courts can be booked one week in advance).
9:00-11:00am & 12:30-4:00pm (2 courts available)
1:30-4:00pm (3 courts available)
7:00-9:30am & 8:30-10:30am (2 courts available)
12:30-4:00pm (3 courts available)
7:00-9:00am & 2:30-4:00pm (2 courts available)
All members of STPC get special court rates at the Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center.
Doubles play rates:
$7 / player for 1 hour
$10.50 /player for 1.5 hours
$13.50 / player for 2 hours