STaFIT's new 5-court tennis dome is climate controlled making Tennis & Pickleball a year-round sport for both members and non-members
Benefits of Playing on Indoor Tennis Courts
Weather When you play on outdoor tennis courts, you’re not just playing against your opponent, you’re also playing against the elements. Rain is the obvious showstopper for outdoor tennis as wet tennis courts make for slippery conditions. Also, a wet tennis ball isn’t very useful. Wind also impacts the trajectory of the ball across the court. Depending on how the wind is blowing, one side might have an advantage. High school and college competitions sometimes take place outdoors, and players have to learn how to adapt to environmental conditions. However, recreational players just want to play for fun, and windy conditions can pose as a challenge for consistent rallying. With indoor tennis play, you don’t have to worry about unfavorable weather conditions.
Consistent Climate Our indoor tennis facility is climate-controlled, making it much more pleasant to play in hot and humid conditions, and blustery, cold Minnesota conditions. Playing outdoors on a hot summer day can leave players sweaty and uncomfortable. Direct sunlight can also be a hindrance depending on the time of the day, where sunglasses can only help so much. Not all outdoor tennis facilities have adequate lighting for evening play. Indoor facilities tend to be open later, allowing you to play at all times of the day.
Cleanliness and Facility Upkeep Upkeep is important for dedicated tennis players. Our indoor tennis facilities are professionally maintained. Outdoor courts are exposed to the elements and may not be maintained as frequently. Cracked or unlevel courts can cause frustration or inconsistent playing conditions.
Reservations and Availability of Courts Most outdoor tennis courts operate on a first come, first served basis. If you’ve ever shown up to an outdoor tennis park only to find out all the courts are occupied, you know how frustrating that can be. Indoor tennis facilities operate on a scheduled basis, allowing players to book courts in advance. Therefore, you know exactly what court availability there is when you make a reservation and you don’t have to waste time waiting for courts to open up.
Gathering Place to Meet Other Players Tennis is a social sport. Our Indoor facility consists of a large tennis community offering more opportunities to compete against new opponents, giving you more chances of meeting people and making new friends.
BOOKING COURT TIMES
All court reservations will be done online. Go to: www/stafitnow.com and login to your member portal to book your reservation.
Payment will be taken online at the time of booking. Once you reserve your court, refunds will not be issued.
Members of Sta-Fit can book court reservations 7 days in advance.
We have a member kiosk on-site at our Sartell location where reservations can be made as well.
All court reservations will be done online. Go to: www/stafitnow.com and create your Guest Access account to book your reservation.
Payment will be taken online for your reservation at the time of booking. Once you reserve your court, refunds will not be issued.
Non-Members will be subject to a $20 day pass in addition to the court rental. there are a few exceptions. Certain court rental times or when booking through Engdahl tennis may exempt or reduce nonmember fees. Please check with Engdahl tennis or the online schedule for more details
Upon arriving at the club you will pay for your $20 day pass at the front desk.
Non-members may only make reservations 24 hours in advance.
Permanent Court Times (Tennis or Pickleball Leagues):
We will continue to offer permanent court times with these changes:
Permanent Court times require a minimum of 6 weeks of reservations. (i.e. reserving Thursday evening for 2 courts from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for 6 weeks)
All permanent court time requests will be made by emailing member services at least 48 hours in advance at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name, dates requested, starting, and ending times and the # of courts requested.
Once reservation times are confirmed as available your billing information on file will be charged and advanced reservations will be completed. Confirmation and receipt for your payment will be returned via email.