Red Bridge Road and Holmes Road
When Marie Minor Sanborn (Mrs. Thor Sanborn) died in 1941, she willed about 200 acres of the farm that she and her husband owned just south of Kansas City, around 110th Street (Red Bridge Road) at Holmes, to the City of Kansas City as a park upon her husband's future death. Mrs. Sanborn indicated that the park be named for her father, Dr. William E. Minor, who had owned the property and had been a surgeon in Kansas City. She also willed that the City be required to spend $2,500 annually for 10 years on the property. The acreage was located outside Kansas City’s city limits.
Thor Sanborn died in March 1956, and the property was turned over to the City on Sept. 1, 1956. Two years later, Kansas City’s city limits were extended to include the property. Work began on a golf course in 1965, and it was dedicated in June 1967. A history of the property shows that the Santa Fe Trail passed through part of what is now Minor Park.
At 235.09 acres, Minor Park is equipped with many amenities including 12 tennis courts (six lighted); practice boards; picnic tables; two shelter houses (one reservable); playground; rugby field; three lakes; and a golf course.
William Minor Golf Course
This classic 18-hole municipal golf course is known throughout Kansas City for its playability. The layout is fun and easy to walk for players of all ages and skill levels. At 5,700+ yards, it is a reasonable length for all players to manage, yet the greens are small and challenging offering enough difficulty for seasoned players as well. Minor Park offers a snack bar, pro shop, lockers, putting green and a full-length, lighted driving range. The golf course is a par 70. Rental clubs, golf and pull carts are available.
Minor Park Open Tennis Tournament
Minor Park Open Tennis Tournament
Minor Park Tennis Courts,
11420 Blue River Rd. Kansas City, MO 64131Sept. 21 - 23
Men’s Singles 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and Open
Men’s Doubles, A (7.0 to 8.0) and B (8.5 and above)
Women’s Singles A (3.0 to 3.5) and B (4.0 and above)
Women’s Doubles A (7.0 to 8.0) and B (8.5 and above)
Each entrant may compete in a maximum of one singles and one doubles event. The tournament committee will have the final word on this. This is a non-USTA event. Email the tournament director for clarification of divisions
Some singles matches may begin Friday evening after 6:00pm, all other matches will begin Saturday. All contestants are asked to report on-site 15 minutes before each of their scheduled matches. A 15-minute default rule will be strictly enforced
Tournament Director: Steve Cooper
Assistantant Director: Coley Williams
Assistantant Director: Ron Farmer
$14 Singles/$16 Doubles (per team); One player must pay entire doubles fee during registration
Monday, September 17 at 11:59pm. Entries will be limited.
Match times will be emailed by Thursday, September 20 at 11:59am.
Plaques will be given to 1st and 2nd place winners in each division
Each entrant must provide one can of new yellow tennis balls (USTA & ITF approved) when entrant checks-in for their first match, for both singles and doubles.
Matches will be 2 out of 3 sets, regular scoring. With 3rd set 10 point tie breakers. Finals will be 2 out of 3 sets with a full 3rd set. Depending on number of entrants, this may be modified. ITF Rules of tennis will be followed.
In Person: Southeast Community Center in Swope Park, 4201 E. 63rd St. Kansas City, MO 64130