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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Duluth Friends of Tennis

Posted by admin on March 31, 2012


Duluth Friends of Tennis is a non-profit community tennis association dedicated to promoting tennis in Duluth. We maintain the Longview courts and clubhouse and run a court reservation system during peak play hours. We are a Welcome Center for the USTA. We coordinate an outreach program of instruction and organize tennis lessons, tournaments, and team play opportunities for players of all ages.


Longview is adding pickleball court lines … check out the new tab for more info!



To kick off the season, Longview will be offering a boot camp the first week of summer.  The camp will be on June 13, 14 and 15.  You can sign up for 1, 2 or 3 days!  Instructors Lee Kruger (Current Duluth East Girls Head Coach and past Tennis and Life Camp instructor), Wells Patten (current CSS Men’s and Women’s Head Coach), Colby Carlson (current CSS Men’s and Women’s Assistant Coach and past Carlton College Head Coach) and Meghan Kimber (current Duluth East Girls Assistant Coach) will get players moving and hitting tons of balls through warm-ups, fed drills and playing drills.  Each 1.5 hour session will get players tuned up and pumped up for summer tennis!  Space is limited to 24 players per session.  Players must be 10 years or older with match experience to participate in this bootcamp.  ADULTS WELCOME! Cost is $25/session.  Pay cash or check to Longview when you check in on players first day of camp.  Click here to sign up online. Space is limited so sign up soon!

Session 1:  8:30-10AM

Session 2: 10:30-12PM

Also, look for exciting events such as adult mixers and our new fun Longview Kids League. The New Kids League play is free to all AM lesson participants ages 7 and up. Sign up in the Clubhouse. Space will be limited to 20 kids.


*Movie night will take place in August (date TBD).

*Duluth Junior City Tournament will take place in August.  New Fun Formats! Look for Scrambles, Round Robins, Pro’s Choice Matches.

*Wheeler Tournament will also be in August.


New Courts …

New courts


Our courts were completed in the fall of 2014 and ready for play for the 2015 season!  We are excited about the new surface and play this summer.  However, as you get out to enjoy the courts, you will notice some cracks.  According to our contractors, court surface cracks on an overlay like we did at Longview are normal especially after the kind of winters we have in the Northland.  The courts will need to settle for a season before the cracks are patched and painted.  When the courts were resurfaced in 1998 the same thing happened.  So get out and enjoy the new courts and the wonderful Duluth summer!



Longview Tennis Club is located at 326 N. 25th Avenue East, Duluth, MN 55812. Telephone (218) 724-5227. E-mail: Check out our Facebook page for info and updates as well as pictures from past tennis seasons and become a Fan of Longview Tennis Club!

Make a tax-deductible donation to Duluth Friends of Tennis!

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