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 will be led by Mitch Elofson, former player for the Gustavus Men's Tennis Team.  He has helped his Gustie teams to 4 MIAC Championships the past four years. Helping Mitch 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 30, 2016 - Sunday, December 11, 2016. (no drills 11/27-Thankgiving weekend)

SESSION II (6 weeks): Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Sunday, March 19, 2017.

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 6, 2016 VIA PHONE OR EMAIL. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THIS DATE. email sdirks@gac.edu, or 507-933-6185

 

 JANUARY MATCH PLAY

JANUARY 8th, 15th, AND 22nd, 2017

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 (7 weeks): Sept. 11 - Oct. 29, 2016

    HOLIDAY (7 weeks): Oct. 30 - Dec. 17, 2016

    WINTER (10 weeks): Jan. 8 - Mar. 25, 2017

    SPRING (7 weeks): April 2 - May 20, 2017

    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, Sid Dirks, at sdirks@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