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HUETHER FAMILY MATCH POINTE 2017 USTA FACILITY AWARD WINNER

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.

A Day With Luke Jensen

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!!

Legends Supports Sioux Falls Indoor Tennis Facility

For two years, the Huether Family Match Pointe tennis facility has provided an indoor space for Sioux Falls to play tennis.

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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

Mark Vellek Named SD PTR Member Of Year

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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
 

Huether Named Tennis Advocate of the Year

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

The Price of Fun

KELOLAND
Bailney Milene
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

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set

Mark your calendar for the CITC's groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, September 16th at 11:30 a.m.! Hope you can make it!