Swanson Tennis Center:
Lesson Programs

GUSTIE DRILLS/JANUARY MATCH PLAY

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 during his four years as a student-athlete, and two years as the Gustavus Men's Assistant Coach. 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, November 4, 2018 - Sunday, December 16, 2018. (no drills 11/25 for Thanksgiving Break)

SESSION 2 (6 weeks): Sunday, February 17, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019

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 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: $180 for entire session (12 hours).

JANUARY MATCH PLAY:THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME MATCH PLAY AND POINT PLAY IN. It runs two hours on Sundays (Elite 11am-1pm, Varsity 1pm-3pm). January Match Play focuses more on point situations and strategy. COST: $120 for the month of January (4 Sundays, 2 hours each Sunday).

  • YOU MAY SIGN UP FOR GUSTIE DRILLS/JANUARY MATCH PLAY BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 9th, 2018 VIA PHONE OR EMAIL. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THIS DATE. email sdirks@gac.edu, or 507-933-6185

 

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. 9 - Oct. 27, 2018

    HOLIDAY (8 weeks): Oct. 29, - Dec. 21, 2018

    WINTER (11 weeks): Jan. 7 - Mar. 30, 2019

    SPRING (6 weeks): April 7 - May 17, 2019

    PAYMENTS FOR EACH SESSION CAN BE MADE IN FULL ON THE FIRST NIGHT. IF YOU HAVE TO CANCEL DUE TO ANYTHING OTHER THAN WEATHER-RELATED ISSUES, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THAT LESSON. IF AN INSTRUCTOR CANCELS LESS THAN 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE, YOU MAY COME IN AND PLAY ON THAT COURT FOR NO CHARGE, AND THE LESSON WILL TRY TO BE MADE UP DURING THAT WEEK.

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