***  at Maple Grove Middle School courts — Osseo Sr. High courts under construction this Summer ***
REGISTRATION OPENS Wednesday May 5 at 9:00am! Register through Maple Grove Parks and Rec here. Open to residents of all cities.

June 14 – July 30 (except July 5-9). Open to Student-Athletes entering grades 7 - 12

High-energy instruction for tennis players who have their sights on varsity-level high school tennis. Includes plenty of point and match play to improve strategy for both singles and doubles.

Offering 4 Sections. We reserve the right to move players into the appropriate group based on tennis ability.

Varsity Elite Package (Varsity plus UTR events, extra hitting, speed & strength sessions. Requires prior approval of Coach Rusche: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 10:30am
$350  Course #307313-01 (Waiting List)

Varsity (You must have played varsity matches at your high school, or have a verified UTR of at least 1.70.)
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 10:30am
$325  Course #307313-02 (Waiting List)

JV/C (You know the basics and are eager to take your game to the next level.)
Monday – Friday
10:30am to 12:30pm
$300  Course #307313-03

QuickStart (You are new to tennis or want to re-learn the basics.)
Monday – Thursday
6:45pm to 8:15pm
$225  Course #307313-04

SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration is through Maple Grove Parks and Recreation and opens Wednesday May 5 at 9:00am. Registration link here.

Have Fun and Improve Your Game

Tennis improves strength, speed, agility, flexibility, endurance, both large- and small-muscle skills, mental toughness, and problem-solving skills. High school tennis has particular rewards: Fun outdoor exercise, group camaraderie, a chance to excel at a lifetime sport, and, most importantly, sensing improvement through focused effort.

If you work hard you will develop: clean ball-striking, a good serve, passing shots, strategic lobs, overhead smashes, doubles and singles strategies, and mental toughness.

This academy is for players who are committed to learning and improving. Be prepared to have fun while giving purposeful effort. We will try to make every minute on court contribute to your development as a player.

What to Bring

Racquet, legit tennis shoes, shorts with pockets, a full water bottle, hat or visor, sunscreen.

2021 Staff

  • Brian Rusche, Director.
  • Jessica Dahl, Tennis Instructor. Luther College '24 Women's Tennis, Osseo '20 NWSC All-Conference #1 Singles
  • Daniel Prody, Tennis Conditioning Instructor. Speed & Strength and Powerlifting Coach at Osseo Senior High (Girls Powerlifting State Champions, 2020)
  • Grace Bakke, Tennis Instructor. Maple Grove '21, NWSC All-Conference #1 Doubles
  • Alison Rusche, Tennis Instructor, Osseo '15, NWSC All-Conference #1 Singles

Flyer for Orioles Tennis Academy Summer 2021 (PDF)

Making every minute on court contribute to your development as a player.