Fargo’s first United States Tennis Association team will represent the Northern Section at Nationals in Indian Wells, California on March 15-18.
Courts Plus Community Fitness started the team last summer. Each team consisted of 2-4 players at the 4.5 USTA rating level. Team players are Oliver Summer; Courts Plus Community Fitness Tennis Director and MSUM Women’s Head Tennis Coach, David Youngs; a student of Oliver’s, current collegiate player at Concordia and a stringer at Courts Plus Community Fitness and Adam Gustad; a former student of Oliver’s and ex-collegiate player. Both David and Adam are Fargo South High School alumni who honed their skills at Courts Plus Community Fitness during their high school careers.
The team first won the local Courts Plus Community Fitness league last summer to qualify for sectionals. The team then beat out 8 other teams from around the USTA Northern section at sectionals. These teams were the top players from leagues in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and part of Wisconsin.
The National tournament in California takes place concurrently with the annual pro tournament in the same location. The team will have an overwhelming amount of support as many Fargo tennis players spend time in Indian Wells each year. Brad Wimmer typically volunteers at the pro event every year.
Courts Plus Community Fitness Tennis leagues, including the summer USTA league, are open to anyone wanting to play. All skill levels can participate in both men’s and women’s leagues. Oliver Summers and his team of professionals at Courts Plus Community Fitness can take everyone’s game to the next level.
Courts Plus Community Fitness is located at 3491 University Drive South. For more information on Courts Plus Community Fitness visit CourtsPlus.org or call 701-237-4805