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Fall 2020 Tennis

Updated 11/23/2020
Meridian has been using the information provided by the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) to guide our decisions for Athletics. As of 11/19/20, WCCHD reported that the County is in the Red / Uncontrolled Community Spread phase, which is characterized by very high community transmission. Due to the fact that athletics are an extracurricular activity, Meridian has suspended indoor sports, with the potential for cancellation, until further notice. We are still hopeful that our outdoor Spring Sports will operate as planned, which means that our Fall and Winter Sports seasons will need to conclude by the scheduled end date.
 
As Fall Tennis is an outdoor sport,
this update does not affect the plans for the remainder of the Fall Tennis season.
 
Plans for Meridian Athletics might change
prior to the start of the sport's season or during the season
if we receive recommendations from the local Health District
or the State to further limit athletic activities.

 

(Subject to change)
 

Fall Tennis

It is the intent for Fall Tennis to begin September 23rd if in Phase II/Yellow by September 14th. To keep participation fees as low as possible and to minimize changes due to postponed or cancelled competitions, the Fall Tennis season will be intramural only. Meridian will not participate in interscholastic competitions.

 

Overview:

  • Face masks are required when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Fanny pack or eyeglass lanyard to hold a mask while running is recommended.
  • Six student athletes per court maximum.

 

Practice Information:

  • Number of practices: Approximately 20, 1-hour practices per season. 2, 1-hour practices per week.
  • First practice: 9/23 if four or more days between 9/14 and 9/21 are in Phase II/Yellow
  • Practice days & times: The anticipated practice schedules are: 
    • Middle School: Monday 5:00 - 6:00 pm & Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 pm
    • High School: Monday 6:00 - 7:00 pm & Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Practice location: Cimarron Hills

 

Participant Information:

  • Eligible grades: 7th-12th grade
  • Minimum Participants:
    • Middle School = 8
    • High School = 8
  • Maximum Participants: 
    • Middle School = 18, based on the availability of 3 courts
    • High School = 18, based on the availability of 3 courts
  • Tryouts: There will not be tryouts for Fall Tennis as there will not be competitions in the fall. Registration will be conducted on a first come, first served basis with a waiting list for those beyond the maximum number of participants.

 

Fees: 

  • Registration fee = $35 registration for Fall Tennis, due 9/16.
  • Participation fee = $200 for Fall Tennis, due 9/21.
  • No refunds will be issued. No refunds for cancelled practices.

 

Competitions: Intramural only.

 

Important Dates:

9/9 - Registration opens. Communicated in Lions Share

9/16 - Registration ends. Communicated in Lions Share

9/16 - Physical forms due

9/18 - Invoices sent via MySchoolBucks

9/21 - Invoices due

9/21 - Parent/Athlete Mandatory Meeting (via Zoom Webinar) from 6:45-7:30 pm

9/23 - First practices if in Phase II/Yellow by 9/14

11/6, 4:30-6:30 pm - Matches vs. Cimarron Hills Juniors (spectators must wear masks)

12/9, 2:30-3:30 pm - MS Red vs. Black Match (spectators must wear masks)

12/9, 3:30-4:30 pm - HS Red vs. Black Match (spectators must wear masks)

12/14 - Last practice 

 

Coaches:
Cal Loveridge (Meridian Tennis Lead) - Cal@cimarronhills.com
Eric Wendt (Little Eric) - ericgwendt@gmail.com
 

The following applies to all Meridian Athletics offerings:

  • Physical Eligibility: Student athletes must have a valid physical form cleared by a physician on file with the Athletics Department before participating.
  • Academic Eligibility: Students must be academically eligible to participate in interscholastic or intramural competitions.
  • Lettering: Lettering is possible for students who participate in sports that are competing in interscholastic competitions at the Varsity level. 
Learn more about Eligibility for Athletics here.