You can tell by watching them play, that 10-year old Kela and and 6-year old Camron Semon love to play tennis. "I love this one, and love the balls. I love to hit the balls with my racket." says Kela. This weekly lesson at Huether Family Match Pointe is something...the brothers look forward to. Read more....
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 19, 2017 – The USTA has announced that Huether Family Match Pointe in Sioux Falls, S.D., is one of 12 winners in the 36th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country.
Huether Family Match Pointe will be honored at the Next Generation: A Tennis Innovation Workshop at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL, Oct. 11-15.
The Huether Family Match Pointe facility boasts six indoor tennis courts in one location, something the Sioux Falls community of 175,000 has not had in more than 20 years. As the only public, non-profit facility in the area, no membership is required in order to use the courts or participate in the facility’s programs. Huether Family Match Pointe attendees span a wide range of ages, offering youth lessons, adult lessons and drills, leagues and tournaments while also hosting collegiate matches, high school matches, youth play days and youth outreach programming.
“Great tennis facilities like Huether Family Match Pointe help us to grow the game at the grass-roots level, and we are proud to recognize them for their ongoing impact on the sport of tennis,” said Kurt Kamperman, USTA Chief Executive Community Tennis and the USTA National Campus. “Huether Family Match Pointe has embraced many of our tennis initiatives and kept the sport at the forefront of its community each year.”
To be considered for an award, facilities must be under the jurisdiction of a park and recreation department, an educational institution, a nonprofit corporation or be a private or commercially owned and operated facility that offers both USTA and public programming designed to help grow tennis.
Facilities were judged on the following criteria: overall layout and adaptation to site; excellence of court surface and lights; ease of maintenance; accommodations for players, spectators and press/officials; aesthetics; graphics (including the use of signs and landscaping); amenities such as casual seating for spectators, food services and social areas; and the facilities’ participation in USTA programs.
Nominated facilities were voted on in the following categories: Public Courts that are either small tennis centers with 2-10 courts or large tennis centers with 11 or more courts; Educational Institutions; and Private Facilities that support the USTA and other “growth of the game” programs open to the public.
All 2017 award winners will receive a wall plaque and an all-weather sign, which can be mounted at the facility. Certificates of award will be made available to park and recreation departments, schools and those professionals responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the facility. In addition, a one-year complimentary membership to the USTA will be awarded to each winning facility.
Thank you Keloland and Travis Fossing for featuring "A Day with Luke Jensen" to support our "youth tennis scholarships!!" on Keloland Sports News!! It was an amazing day with the two time Grand Slam French Open Champ!!
For two years, the Huether Family Match Pointe tennis facility has provided an indoor space for Sioux Falls to play tennis.
Match Pointe is unique from other facilities in Sioux Falls because memberships are not required— anyone can come and play for $5 per person per hour during open court time. The facility has six courts and five professional coaches who are available for private lessons and help lead the programs and clinics.
“We have been able to bring a tennis facility that has accessibility to everyone. Because we are a public, non-profit facility there’s no membership,” said Jessie Daw, the Community Outreach Director for Match Pointe. “Because of that we are able to provide more opportunities to more people to be able to play throughout the year…this facility has more than doubled the indoor court space in the community.” READ MORE
Congratulations to Mark Vellek of Sioux Falls, S.D., who has been named the South Dakota Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Member of the Year presented to a PTR member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and the PTR. Vellek will be honored during the 2017 PTR International Tennis Symposium February 15-18, 2017, at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Read More
TENNIS ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR Cindy Huether “Just getting the community involved” is Cindy Huether’s mantra when it comes to tennis in Sioux Falls, S.D. As executive director of the Sioux Falls Tennis Association, Huether has done that and more to build tennis from the ground up.
In developing the city’s tennis infrastructure, Huether’s accomplishments are vast. She provides equipment to elementary school and day-care facilities, was instrumental in building one of the nation’s fi rst-ever permanent, 36-footcourt tennis complexes, Spellerberg Park, and organized Recreation Coaches Workshops for all teachers in the city—to name a few.
Huether and her husband, Mike (below), who is the current mayor of Sioux Falls, have also opened their personal checkbook to grow tennis, providing the lead gifts on both the Huether Tennis Center at Augustana College in 2009 and the new Huether Family Match Pointe Indoor Tennis Center, which opened in 2015. —Lisa Mushett
Sioux Falls, SD
As the winter weather continues to make its presence felt in KELOLAND, you'll probably spend much of the next few months indoors. Yet, you don't have to become stuck in a rut or suffer with cabin fever. We take a look at some of the options available for the people of Sioux Falls when it comes to indoor recreation. Over the past two years, the City of Sioux Falls has seen the doors open to many new recreational facilities. From the rink to the court, there are new activities popping up all across town. Just over a month ago the newest facility opened its doors: the Midco Aquatic Center. Read More
A new partnership with EmBe, Citi and Huether Family Matche Point (HFMP) is providing a high-quality, in-depth tennis experience for sixteen students from Laura B. Anderson Elementary school.
For four Saturdays, students are bussed from Laura B. Anderson Elementary school to Huether Family Match Pointe for an afternoon of workshops and guidance from tennis professionals at HFMP. All students were fitted with new tennis shoes, rackets and t-shirts.
"Having the kids from Laura B. Anderson is a win-win!” said Jessie Daw, Executive Director and Tennis Professional at Huether Family Match Pointe. “These kids get exposure to and learn the basics of tennis, one of the best lifetime sports around. At Match Pointe, working with these kids gives our team an opportunity to share the sport we love with kids who typically wouldn't be involved in tennis. Our hope is that we create a lasting interest for tennis with these kids that will hopefully develop into a lifelong passion for some of them!"
The professional staff and facilities at HFMP, EmBe’s experience in executing quality youth programs and camps, and Citi’s generosity all came together to create a memorable experience for the students.
“Citi is pleased to be able to partner with EmBe, Huether Family Match Pointe and our longtime partner school, Laura B. Anderson Elementary, to introduce tennis to children from a variety of backgrounds who might not have had the opportunity otherwise,” said Jerry Nachtigal, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Citi. “Tennis helps kids learn sportsmanship, develop character and integrity, and also build discipline and work ethic. Plus, they’re learning a lifetime sport in a positive learning environment and making new friends.”
Students have completed three weeks of the camp and will celebrate with their final workshop on Saturday, May 21 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.
Congratulations to Bill Townsend who was the recipient of the EmBeliever Award. This award is given to a man, woman, or business that demonstrates the mission of EmBe to enrich our community by empowering women and families.
Bill Townsend has spent over 30 years focused on the complex needs of businesses property and casualty risks, most specifically those in the construction, financial institution and non-profit industries. As an enthusiastic leader at Howalt McDowell, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, Bill is also very focused on the development of future community leaders within the organization and expanding services and capabilities for their clients. Bill commits fully to projects and sees them through to completion. He treats all people with respect so that true collaboration can take place and brings clarity to difficult situations. Bill proudly serves in leadership roles in organizations like the Sioux Falls Catholic Schools, the University of South Dakota, Huether Family Match Pointe and Volunteers of America. Bill and his wife, Teresa, have four kids: Matt, Meg, Elizabeth, and Rachel. Bill loves coaching youth athletics, and is a past Board Member of Big Brothers/ Big Sisters (Helpline Center) and is a current Board Member of Volunteers of America, Dakotas.
Nominated by Lou Bosch of Huether Family Match Pointe
Hours of Operation & Soft Opening March 15-22
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Mark your calendar for the CITC's groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, September 16th at 11:30 a.m.! Hope you can make it!