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Carlson Tennis Lessons

Our mission with Junior Tennis is to provide a tennis pathway for kids from learning how to play to applying it in match play. Our Stars Program is for both beginner and those that have played. Please contact Dan Carlson with any questions. or check out their - Register for these classes with Waconia Community Education & Recreation. TBD Match Play Day weekends in Victoria. Register By: 9/28 & 11/7

Tennis Little Stars Ages 4-6

This class is for our youngest players. We emphasize agility, balance, and coordination. Movement and tracking skills will give the kids the ability to properly handle a racquet and ball. We feel that this foundation will be instrumental in their long term success playing tennis. FUN and SUCCESS is our goal!
F-165: Thurs - Oct. 3, 10, (skip 17), 24, (skip 31) & Nov. 7
F-166: Thurs - November 14,21, (skip 28), December 5 & 12
Minimum: 4 / Maximum: 12
Fee: $45 Southview Green Gym

Tennis Rising Stars Ages 7-8

The goal of this class is control. We will split this group into two levels, past players and beginners. The kids will enjoy playing games and rallying the ball back and forth while working on technique and tactics. These kids will play games with rallying by the 2nd lesson and the final day will be full of games and competitions.
F-167: Thurs - Oct. 3, 10, (skip 17), 24, (skip 31) & Nov. 7
F-168: Thurs - November 14,21, (skip 28), December 5 & 12
Minimum: 4 / Maximum: 12 6:00pm-7:00pm
Fee: $65
Southview Green Gym

Tennis Future Stars Ages 9-11

We will split this group into two levels based on ability; however everyone will be rallying from the first day. Our emphasis for these kids is to get them to rally the ball and understand the fundamentals of the forehand and backhand groundstrokes, volleys, and serve. If you have any questions about Carlson Tennis programs please contact Dan Carlson.
F-169: Thurs - Oct. 3, 10, (skip 17), 24, (skip 31) & Nov. 7
F-170: Thurs - November 14,21, (skip 28), December 5 & 12
Minimum: 4 / Maximum: 8 7:00pm-8:00pm
Fee: $65
Southview Green Gym

Wildcat Tennis Camp

Lessons are taught at Cedar Pointe Park located on Lake Waconia near Bayview Elementary School. Individuals are able to register for up to three sessions of tennis camp this summer. Participants should bring their own
age appropriate tennis racket and water bottle with them each day. If weather does not permit, the back-up location will be the Bayview Elementary School Gym – Enter thru the North Doors near the castle playground. Please note, we are NOT able to cancel/transfer or refund without 6 business days notice.
June 10, 11, 12 & 13
S-252: Age 4-K (2019-2020) 10:30am-11:00am
S-253: Girls 1-4 (2019-2020) 11:00am-12:00pm
S-254: Boys 1-4 (2019-2020) 12:30pm-1:30pm
S-255: Girls 5-8 (2019-2020) 1:30pm-2:30pm
S-256: Boys 5-8 (2019-2020) 2:30pm-3:30pm
June 24, 25, 26 & 27
S-257: Age 4-K (2019-2020) 10:30am-11:00am
S-258: Girls 1-4 (2019-2020) 11:00am-12:00pm
S-259: Boys 1-4 (2019-2020) 12:30pm-1:30pm
S-260: Girls 5-8 (2019-2020) 1:30pm-2:30pm
S-261: Boys 5-8 (2019-2020) 2:30pm-3:30pm
July 15, 16, 17 & 18
S-262: Age 4-K (2019-2020) 10:30am-11:00am
S-263: Girls 1-4 (2019-2020) 11:00am-12:00pm
S-264: Boys 1-4 (2019-2020) 12:30pm-1:30pm
S-265: Girls 5-8 (2019-2020) 1:30pm-2:30pm
S-266: Boys 5-8 (2019-2020) 2:30pm-3:30pm
July 22, 23, 24 & 25
S-267: Age 4-K (2019-2020) 10:30am-11:00am
S-268: Girls 1-4 (2019-2020) 11:00am-12:00pm
S-269: Boys 1-4 (2019-2020) 12:30pm-1:30pm
S-270: Girls 5-8 (2019-2020) 1:30pm-2:30pm
S-271: Boys 5-8 (2019-2020) 2:30pm-3:30pm
Jeff Bessire
Cedar Pointe Park by Lake Waconia (near Bayview School)
Age 4-K (2019-2020 ) Fee: $30
1st-8th Grade (2019-2020) Fee: $40
Minimum: 6 /Maximum: 12 (Maximum for 4-K: 10)
Register By: Two weeks prior to camp start date (may fill prior! Please be sure of the session you register for as there are no refund/credits/tranfers without 6 business
days notice.

Carlson Tennis Competitive Program

The Competitive Program is the next step after our Stars Program. While our Stars Program introduces tennis the Competitive Program focuses on match play, tactics, and technique. Most kids advancing into this program consider
themselves tennis players and tennis as one of their sports. Classes will be held at the Victoria/Holy Family Tennis Courts. Class descriptions are available at Please contact Dan Carlson at 612.875.5507 or for placement questions. Register
online at

Wildcat Fall Tennis Camp

Waconia will be starting a tennis program in the Spring of 2020 and the Fall of 2020 for boys and girls! Come join this fun camp with our new varsity boys coach this fall. Each session will consist of skills, drills and matches. This is a great way to prepare for the upcoming tennis season. More information information to come!
F-171: Tuesdays & Thursdays September 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, October 1, 3, 8 & 10
3:15pm - 4:30pm
Boys & Girls Grades 7 - 12 (2019-2020)
Minimum: 12 / Maximum: 25
New Tennis Courts located East of WHS
Jeff Bessire
Fee: $70
Register By: August 27

Carlson Tennis Competitive Program

Competitive 3 & 4 Tennis
Ages 12-15 (Middle School - Freshman)
S-284: June 10 – June 26
S-285: July 8 – July 24
S-286: July 29 – Aug 14
Mon/Wed from 1:00pm-2:30pm
Competitive 5 & 6 Tennis
Ages 8-12 (Orange Ball & Green Dot)
S-287: June 10 – June 27
S-288: July 8 – July 25
S-289: July 29 – Aug 15
Tue/Thur 2:30pm-4:00pm
Fee: $150

Carlson Weekly Tennis Match Play

We will have weekly match play on Fridays for all levels. Sign ups will be through We will run red ball matches, orange ball matches, and regular court matches for all ages. We will provide instruction and strategy critiques during play. Matches with other teams will be scheduled as well.

Carlson Free Tennis Play Day

Sunday, May 5 – Holy Family High School – Victoria, MN
Ages 4-8
Ages 9-11
Give tennis a try or if you already play, come out for fun and games! The event is Free, Fun, and promotes a sport of a lifetime. We will introduce some tennis basics and get the kids playing games. Wear athletic clothes and bring water. Rackets are available if needed.