FAQs
What kind of dress code is required?

Players are expected to wear shirts and appropriate non-marking shoes when on the courts.

WATA has a policy of “no scented products to be worn on the courts.” This policy is in place for those players who have allergies to these products.

How much does it cost to play pickleball?

$8 per person, payable by cash or check upon arrival, for 1.5 hours.

*** $5 per person for 2 hours for Pickleball members.

Do you rent out your facility?

Yes. Winona Area Tennis Center is a wonderful facility that is ideal for college and high school teams to rent for practices, matches, or tournaments. We have six courts with a viewing area above each court.

To check rates or availability, please contact Dan Hampton at 507-474-6700.

Are there any tennis leagues?

Registration for all leagues is handled at the front desk. A player taking part in our leagues must be a WATA member. Please click on our program pages to learn more,

Do you host any tournaments?

Yes, our SMU coach hosts an annual tournament the first weekend in December each year.

Are there locker rooms we can use?

No. We lease our tennis court area from Cotter schools and they do not allow us access to their locker rooms.

What are your hours?

Please check our hours of operation on the Home page or you can find the hours at the bottom of our website.

Do you have teaching pros?

WATA has two teaching pros, Tom Sanvik and Monica Sanvik.  They are independent contractors and you can contact them directly for information or click on our program flyers.  Their contact information is found on the flyers or by their names under the Staff page.

If a nonmember would like to take lessons or drills with one of our pros, he/she will be required to pay an additional $10 guest fee (in addition to the lesson or drill fee).

WATA allows for a “member prospect” to try out a session of drills for the first time without paying guest fees; however, should the player wish to continue beyond the first session, he/she will be required to either join or begin paying the extra $10 per day/per drill guest fee.

Registration for lessons, drills or programs is handled by the pros who are running the session.

Do you have demo racquets?

No

Do you sell tennis balls?

Yes

Is there access to a ball machine?

Yes we have a ball machine.  You will need to reserve and pay for the court time to use it.

How do I pay for court time?

WATA only accepts cash or checks (no cards) to be paid when you arrive to play.

How do I reserve court time?

All courts are available to members by reservation only and may be reserved by members up to 7 days in advance and, preferably, at least 24 hours in advance.

“Permanent” court time reservations will be honored for those individuals requesting such on a seasonal basis subject to court availability and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Permanent court time may be requested no earlier than September 15 of the current season. Once a member has secured a permanent court time, he/she (or his/her group) will be required to begin using the court no later than October 15. If at any time the member/group does not show up for the permanent reservation, the member/group will be given a warning. If “no shows” or cancellations of said permanent court time continue (and there is a “waiting list” for courts at that time), WATA reserves the right to reassign this court to another member/group.

When do I have to renew my membership?

Membership rates are due on an annual basis.

What is the bad weather policy? How do I know if the center is closed?

Tennis activities may be suspended during severe weather. Please remember to let us know if you choose not to come for your scheduled court time due to the weather. If you are uncertain as to whether WATA is open, please call 507-474-6700. If no one answers it’s likely we are closed. If players cancel do to the weather we let our desk worker go home.

Who do I contact for any questions regarding tennis or pickleball?

For questions about tennis and pickleball, please fill out our contact form or contact Dan Hampton at wata@hbci.com or 507-474-6700.

What kinds of shoes are allowed on the court?