This past summer, Courts Plus Community Fitness started Fargo’s first United States Tennis Association (USTA) one doubles 4.5 men’s league. Each team consisted of 2-4 players at the 4.5 USTA rating level.
The team first won the local Courts Plus Community Fitness league this summer to qualify for sectionals. 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.
In December, the team won sectionals. There were 8 other teams from around the USTA Northern section who also won their local leagues. These leagues came from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and part of Wisconsin.
The team will now represent the Northern Section at Nationals in Indian Wells, California March 15-18, 2018. This is the same date as the pro tournament that takes place there every year. 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. We have all different levels for both men’s and women’s leagues. If your game needs a tune up, Oliver Summers and his team of professionals can take your game to the next level, visit our tennis page for more information.