Welcome to Tennis on the North Shore of Lake Superior
The Cook County (MN) Tennis Association was formed in 1992, when a very small group of tennis enthusiasts decided to form a club. From very humble beginnings, our organization has grown from 11 people to approximately 80 dues paying members from all over the upper Midwest.
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Three of our CCTA Board members (John Muus, Rod Wannebo, and Mark Summers) have been using these services for years and are very pleased with the rates and service. The Swanson Law Office and Thomsonite Beach Inn and Suites have also subscribed to long distance phone services through this website. Itís very simple to register online by going to the website above. If you like some of the other products available on the website, our CCTA may also receive some kind of commission for them.
Check it out, at least for the long distance options! You wonít regret it! This could be a great source of ongoing revenue for our CCTA, which wants to continue promoting and developing the great lifetime sport of tennis! Support our CCTA!
For help or more information, contact John Muus at (218) 387-2198, or email@example.com
1992 - 2011
MISSION STATEMENT: To grow tennis and serve the needs of tennis players in Cook County, MN.
1992: Formed the Cook County Tennis Association and wrote by-laws. Started with 12 members and reached 82 members by 2000.
1993: Promoted the reconstruction of 3 courts with funds from city, county and school district. Assumed the organization and administration of the Fisherman’s Picnic Tennis Tournament.
1994: Started USA Tennis NJTL program for youth. Hosted first Junior Tennis Jamboree with players from Thunder Bay (Ontario) and Silver Bay. Began USA School Tennis program and also free youth clinics by USTA staff. Received USTA/Northern Section Tennis Town USA Award.
1995: Started implementing USA Tennis 1-2-3 (formerly Play Tennis America) program.
1995-97: Received 3 recreational grants from the county and built a viewing area and backboard, and brought water and electricity to the courts.
1995: Started an adult tennis league which is now a USA Team Tennis program.
1998: Received USTA/Northern Section NJTL Chapter of the Year Award.
1996-99: Raised funds to build 2 courts next to the 3 existing courts in Grand Marais.
1999: Received first USA Tennis Pathway Grant and USTA Special Section Grant. Held our first Community Tennis Rally and USA Tennis Free for Alls. Implemented USA Team Tennis programs for youth and adults. Introduced tennis into Grand Portage Elementary curriculums (PACE). Hosted first Junior Novice Tennis Tournament.
2000: Implemented first after-school tennis program (USA Team Tennis - Youth) during the Spring. Hosted first Wheaton Tennis Camp in Grand Marais.
2001: Received IRS 501(c)3 not-for-profit status. Hosted first Challenger 2 Junior Tournament and first USA Tennis Development Coaches’ Workshop. Received USTA/Northern Section Organization of the Year Award.
2002: Held our first USA Tennis Rock & Rally Festival and North Shore Tennis Camp.
2003: One of 5 organizations, nation-wide, selected to test market the H.A.L. (Hit And Learn) System of teaching and learning tennis. Held the first annual Grand Marais Liberty Doubles Challenge. Sent our first two USA League tennis teams (2.5 women, 7.0 mixed doubles) to the Sectional competition in Minneapolis. Implemented an innovative USA Team Tennis program for families. Offered first USA Tennis 1-2-3 program for Seniors, only.
2004: Held first Regional Competitive Training Center for junior players. Implemented a new class for intermediate adult players to improve competitive singles play. Received Adopt-a-Court grant to improve indoor tennis facility. First year that Cook County H.S. tennis courts were registered as a Tennis Welcome Center.
2005: Held a Tennis Instructor In-Service for P.E. teachers and others interested in teaching tennis.
Introduced first Cardio Tennis sessions. Received USTA Community Funding Grant and USA Tennis NJTL Special Assistance Grant.
2006: Held first CCTA World Team Tennis Match-Play Competition. Hosted a USTA Recreational Coach Workshop. Held first Super Set Saturday Tournament and Grand Marais Open Tournament. Began raising funds for the reconstruction of three tennis courts and the resurfacing of two others. Held first team competition versus Silver Bay adult tennis players.
2007: Organized first North Shore Challenge League (w/ Thunder Bay, Ontario and Silver Bay, MN). Received USTA Community Funding Grant and Section Community Development Grant. Began raising funds for the reconstruction of 3 public tennis courts
2009: Raised the funds and rebuilt 3 courts, adding a new viewing stand roof, lights and a storage building.
2010: CCTA sought approval for and successfully started two Varsity Tennis Teams, a boy's team and a girls team. The CCTA organization is sponsoring, organizing and funding this project.
CCTA distributes a newsletter 2-3 times a year to members and community.