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Instructor of the Year: Chris Harris


*************     SFTA will be holding a second  free racquet “Share the Love for Tennis” event next Saturday, September 26th at 11:00 at McKennan Park.

If you have children interested in learning to play tennis please stop by the park. We will have new and gently used racquets to get your student started.

Adults just learning are welcome to join also!


Re:  2020 SD Tennis Hall of Fame (Induction Sunday July 19, 2020)

Sioux Falls natives Angela Breitag Kopfer and Tonya Breitag Novak, along with Mitchell’s Chad Larson, will be inducted into the 2020 SD Tennis Hall of Fame Sunday, July 19.   The induction ceremony is scheduled for noon at McKennan Park tennis complex in Sioux Falls, during the SD Adult Open tennis tournament.  McKennan has been the host site for induction ceremonies since the HOF’s initial year, 1991.  A marker recognizing all inductees is featured near the tennis courts.

Friends for Life and Love


"Life is like tennis. If you serve well, you will seldom lose."



    Sioux Falls Tennis Association

    Our Goals:
    -Introduce tennis as a lifetime healthful, interactive pastime.
    -Make tennis available to any citizens of the Sioux Falls area, without regard to age, gender or origin.
    -Bring players who have left the sport back to the game.

    -Member of the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, National Public Parks Association, South Dakota Tennis Association, United States Tennis Association.
    -Maintains cooperative relationship with the Parks and Recreation Department and with the Section office of USTA.

    For more information, e-mail:

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    Lydia Healy SFTA

    Lydia Healy SFTA

    Executive Director

    Phone: 605-351-1631


    I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play.
    ―Boris Becker

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    Return to Play Safely


    • Hand sanitizer will be available at the tennis shack for participants
    • No sharing of equipment: towels, water bottles or racquets.
    • Balls will be provided in unopened cans for leagues.
    • Players and students will be given the option to turn in scores via text/email.
    • Lights will be turned on by shack attendants.
    • All teaching aides and equipment will be sanitized following use.
    • If benches and trash cans remain on courts, they will be sanitized. Gates will be sanitized and left open for participants.


    • Class times are staggered by 10 minutes to eliminate any lag time or overlap of parents and children arriving or leaving. Parents are discouraged from arriving any earlier.
    • Adult league play start times are spread out in 2-hour increments.
    • Class size will be limited to 6 students plus instructor. No ball touching by students outside of the service lessons.
    • Emails will communicate changes in participant behavior during activities (for example no shaking hands, high fives, no ball touching during lessons outside of serving.)
    • Officials, players, and coaches will be informed about playing conditions and/or activity rules being modified to support social distancing (for example – where officials stand, number of players on court, no use of score cards.)
    • Email will be sent to each parent with the link to the CDC guidelines:


    • All participants, officials, students, instructors, and parents are advised to stay home if they are not feeling well. Social distancing of at least 6 feet is easily achievable on a 78-foot court.
    • All non-compliant spectators and participants will be instructed on rules and regulations. No one is allowed on court other than participants. (All participants will receive the rules and regulations waiver via email before lessons begin and uploaded to the Parks Department google files.) The shack attendant and instructors will be responsible for enforcing these rules.
    • Signage will be up at each facility for spectators and reminding parents and attendees to stay home if sick, to social distance of at least 6 feet, and other rules directly from the CDC website. The link will be provided in all communications to parents.
    • Emails will communicate changes in participants behavior during activities (for example: no hand shaking, high fives, no ball touching during lessons.) Waivers will be sent to all parents or guardians and league participants and will be collected before any play or on court presence. A checklist will be used to verify all proper information has been received by parents and guardians.





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    From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. - Arthur Ashe

    I hate to lose more than I love to win. - Jimmy Connors

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    Fundraising Dinner Event

    Hear Ye Hear Ye!!

    Our third annual fundraising dinner is being rescheduled from June. Stay tuned for the new date TBA.

     If you would like to become a sponsor please reach out to Lydia at 351-1631 or to another Board member.




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