Courtside Club - Women's Tennis

The Courtside Club is the official support organization for women's tennis at the University of Minnesota. Being a member of the Courtside Club allows you be a part of the continuing success of the tennis program.

2016-17 Membership Information

Dear Tennis Enthusiast,

imageIt has been my great honor to come back to the University of Minnesota to lead the women's tennis program. I cherished my days as a Gopher Men's Tennis Team Member and now I happen to lead the women's team at my alma mater! It has been an exciting 4 years and we have put the program in the upper half of the Big Ten Conference and we are pushing hard to be an elite team each and every year. I believe the foundation has been built and now we just need to GO-PHER IT!

The Courtside Club has been an integral part of the women's tennis program at the "U" for many years. Our goal is to friendraise and fund-raise! There are specific needs for this program that requires us to supplement the budget and the Courtside Club has really helped "kick-start" these projects. The Courtside Club has been able to support minor facility improvements, host tournaments, and most importantly, the club has increased attendance and awareness. We would love for YOU to be a member of this organization and be involved with such a wonderful and talented group of student-athletes.

In addition, just last year we re-started the Courtside Classic Tournament, in which four nationally ranked teams including the Gophers battled for the prestigious title in February. Mississippi State claimed the title but the Gophers defeated a strong New Mexico team in the consolation final. This year's Courtside Classic includes Dartmouth, Washington State, and DePaul. This tournament is presented by the Courtside Club!

If you are a past member of the Courtside Club, we would appreciate you renewing your membership and getting the word out to other tennis enthusiast. If you are a potential new member, please consider joining the Courtside Club and being involved with the women's tennis program. The time is now to take this team to the next level!

Go Gophers! Ski-U-Mah!

Coach Merzbacher
Class of '87

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