Swanson Tennis Center:
Lesson Programs

GUSTIE DRILLS

If you are a 7th-12th grade boy or girls on your school tennis team, come join in the fun! Each drill goes for 2 hours each Sunday of a 6 week session. There will be three different levels of drills to sign up for. We will have an "Elite" Drill Session that will be held from 11am-1pm, a "Varsity" Drill Session that will be held from 1pm-3pm, and a "JV" Drill Session held from 3pm-5pm. Gustie Drills is led by Jon Carlson, head coach of the Gustavus Women's Tennis Team. He is a two-time NCAA National Coach of the Year. He has led his Gustie teams to a National Championship and several top 4 finishes over the course of his 25 year career as Head Coach. Helping Coach Carlson are members of the current Gustavus Women's and Men's team. Gustie Drills are a great way to hit with athletes from other teams around the area, and a great way to learn strokes and strategies with some of the top collegiate players in the region.

SESSION I (6 weeks): Sunday, October 18, 25 - Sunday, November 22, 2015.

SESSION II (6 weeks): Sunday, February 7, 2016 - Sunday, March 13, 2016.

ELITE DRILLS 11am-1pm: This is for older kids that have played on the varsity for at least two years prior to this fall and are thinking of playing in college. There will be a maximum of 24, so less players per court, and more strategy and match play involved. COST: $180 for entire session (12 hours).

VARSITY DRILLS 1pm-3pm: This is for varsity players, and at least in 9th grade. There will be a maximum of 24, so less players per court, and a lot of drilling and sustained point play. COST: $180 for entire session (12 hours).

JV DRILLS 3pm-5pm: This is for the younger, Jr. high players (6th-8th grade). There will be mostly drilling and stroke technique. A lot of ball-fed drilling, and ball machine work. COST: $120 for entire session (12 hours).

  • YOU MAY SIGN UP FOR GUSTIE DRILLS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 VIA PHONE OR EMAIL. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THIS DATE. email mjeremia@gac.edu, or 507-933-6185

 

WINTER TOURNAMENT!

(You do not need to be a USTA member)

DECEMBER 18-20, 2015

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS' OPEN TOURNAMENT, DOUBLE ELIMINATION, BOYS AND GIRLS

 

JANUARY MATCH PLAY

JANUARY 10th, 17th, AND 24th, 2016

This is for players wanting more match play and strategy during match play. It will be player sustained warm-ups and mostly match play. It will be held from 11am-1pm (experienced/senior high school players) and 1pm-3pm (players on varsity one or two years only) on Sundays.

 

PRIVATE/GROUP LESSONS:

  • Our private lesson costs are $40 or $45 per lesson/hour
    • $40 with a student instructor with up to 4 years experience
    • $45 with a graduate instructor with over 4 years experience

      Our lessons run by sessions:

    FALL (6 weeks): Sept. 8 - Oct. 17

    HOLIDAY (9 weeks): Oct. 18 - Dec. 19

    WINTER (10 weeks): Jan. 10 - Mar. 26

    SPRING (7 weeks): April 4 - May 21

    WE PREFER PAYMENTS ARE DONE EACH LESSON, DUE TO POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OR CANCELLATIONS BY PLAYERS OR INSTRUCTORS, OR WEATHER-RELATED CLOSURES.

We also offer group lessons and semi-private lessons. Group lessons need a minimum of 4 players. Group lessons with 4 or more players run $15 per lesson/hour. Semi-private (2 players) run half of the private lesson cost for each player.

If interested in the Gustie Drills or any lessons, please email our lesson coordinator, Maria Jeremiason, at mjeremia@gac.edu or call our facility at 507.933.6185.

Please call 507.933.6185 for more information or to receive a program brochure.

Other sites of interest

United States Tennis Association