Anyone from Minneapolis/St. Paul here??

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  1. schaaf

    schaaf New User

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    Anyone here play league tennis in or around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area? Im moving there next month and would like some information on the leagues, and best clubs to join. I know of the Northwest clubs, and the whitebear racquet and swim club, but I just wanted to know if there were any other... cheaper... options.

    thanks
    ryan
     
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  2. Morpheus

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    Not from there anymore, but it depends a lot on where you are going to live. The cities are spread out and its hard to get crosstown, especially at rush hour.
     
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  3. tykrum

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    I go to school at the U of MN, and I play at the Baseline Tennis Center on campus. I think prices are around $12 per court per hour. The Northwest Athletic Clubs are probably a better choice because with a membership you get a lot more than tennis. Also, I know the pro at White Bear and he is very good. The pro at Moore Lake has been named instructor of the year for the section a few times. I think that the Reed-Sweat (sp?) Tennis Center is free or close to it. Im from Winona though, and if you want to drive 2 hours, we have a club that has got to be the cheapest in the country. What is your skill level by the way? Im a 4.5, or I play in a 4.5 league anyway.
     
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  4. schaaf

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    I'll be up in Maplewood, so the WB club is closer... and I like some of the programs they have there, but they sent me a broshure thing, and it listed girls singles and doubles leagues... they have a million... but I didnt see a single thing about mens leagues.. so im not sure if they have any... right now, Im a total newbie.. Ive taken one lesson, and plan on taking more, but I'd like to get in a beginners league, becuase that seems to be the best way to learn, to just get out and play different people, with different styles of play...

    I just didnt realize that you had to pay a retarded 500 dollar set up fee, then pay 100 bucks a month for a tennis membership, then pay every time you go play... just seems expensive to play tennis.
     
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  5. Morpheus

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    Maplewood. Hmm. Any chance you're with 3M?
     
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  6. schaaf

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    no..
    Fresh out of University at UND (up in Grand Forks, where that girl went missing and was just found)

    moving down to live with my fiance and her parents so we can get our feet on the ground and find jobs and a place to live... because damn... I wouldnt be able to stand living there for too long.

    Yeah I need a job down there... know of anything?
     
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  7. Morpheus

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    Not many people (except maybe Ivy) could say "move down" to Minneapolis, which by the way is north of Toronto. :lol:

    Can't help you on the job front...Sorry. You picked a good city, though, and I'm certain you'll do just fine.
     
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  8. Frodo Baggins

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    Morpheus:thanks :oops: But I may live in canada -Middel earth. But I also live in alberta An the shire is in alberta... So theres no way I can go to toronto or minneapolis. Thanks But for me I rather move to Riverdell where the elf's live Thats where my good friend Legolas lives an I Wanna be with legolas srry morpheus. But the matrix wouldn't be a good place for this little hobbit... :)
     
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  9. Morpheus

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    Ivy, if you visit Riverdell, you will undoubtedly meet Elrond, who interestingly enough looks an awful lot like my nemesis, Agent Smith.

    And, Ivy, unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself
     
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  10. gully

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    Hey, tykum, I work in Winona (live near La Crosse) and play a 4.5 game too. Always looking for people to play with. If you're in Winona this summer, reply here and I'll figure a way to contact you.
     
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  11. lucky22

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    I'm from Winona!
     
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  12. bluegrasser

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    I live in the twin cities, and one of my closest friends owns a tennis ( Twin Cty Tennis ) store, so let me know when you get here and I'll fix you up with all the league info etc.. keithdjango@yahoo.com
     
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  13. bobbob

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    Probably the most inexpensive club in the Cities is Reed-Sweatt. They have programs for beginners, great drills for intermediates and plenty of inhouse leagues. Check out their website: www.nicollettennis.com

    There are a couple of drills for beginners at the U of M. Check out www.gophersports.com/BaselineTennisCenter

    Another public tennis facility is the Ft. Snelling Tennis and Learning Center. They sometimes have drills for beginners. Their website is www.tennisandlearning.org
     
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  14. bluegrasser

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    That's where I play ( Nicolett tennis ctr ) and have had a reserved time since 1981. the cost is $60 for the season + court time.
     
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  15. tykrum

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    Hey small world, three members on the site from our small town (counting Gully, who happened to be my 4.5 doubles partner two months later). I see you go to Cotter, good luck this season, and sorry about the coach defecting. I'm actually a junior at the U of MN but I used to be a senior high player.

    BTW, you should have done junior drills this summer. I was an instructor for the second time; it was a lot of fun and I think all the kids improved quite a bit.
     
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  16. lucky22

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    hey thats pretty weird that we all live in winona...some of my friends did those drills, and they did improve. I was actually going to switch to soccer, so I didnt play most of the summer, but I wish I wouldve!
     
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