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2021-22 Winter Competitive Tennis

 

*****Subject to Change******

Last updated 11/14/21 - Practices now scheduled to start on 11/29. Season extended to 3/9.

 

About Winter Competitive Tennis:

  • Opportunity to compete in up to 4 matches. 

  • Opportunity to tryout for State Tennis Tournament Team.
  • Up to 23 90-minute practices.

  • Masks are strongly recommended.
  • Participants:
    • 7th-12th grade students. (MS = 7th & 8th grades. Varsity = 9th-12th grades. 8th grade students could be asked to play up.)
    • All genders.
    • Minimum participants = 8 MS, 12 Varsity
    • Maximum participants  = 16 MS and 16 Varsity
  • Students will need to provide their own tennis racket and wear athletic clothes and shoes to practices. Black tennis bottoms required for competitions. (A Meridian Tennis jersey will be loaned for the season.)
  • Fees:
    • $35 Registration Fee +
    • $385 Participation Fee
  • Varsity Tennis players could qualify to letter in Winter Competitive Tennis if all requirements are met. See 2021-22 Lettering Requirements here.
 

Tryouts

Wednesday, 11/10

Please arrive 15 minutes early for your tryout time.

  • High School - 2:30-3:30 PM
  • Middle School - 3:30-4:30 PM
 
8th grade students could be considered to play up to the Varsity level; however they will try out with the middle school group from 3:30-4:30 PM.
 
Meridian Tennis coaches will work together to determine which players make the team(s). To help you prepare for Winter Competitive Tennis Tryouts, please review this rubric  and see the Lines on a Tennis Court and Spaces on a Tennis Court documents.
 
Tryout Results - Because tryout numbers were not used during tryouts, emails will be sent by 10 PM Wednesday, 11/10. Your email will inform you if you made a team or not. If you made a team, you will receive a welcome email on Thursday with more information.
 

2022 TCSAAL State Tennis Tournament:

The State Tennis Tournament is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2022. The location has not yet been determined but has historically been in Georgetown. The State Tennis Tournament Team roster will be determined based on tennis skill level, tennis IQ, and sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the season. The coaches will determine the State Tennis Team roster towards the end of the season. Up to 7 MS girls, 7 MS boys, 7 HS girls, and 7 HS boys could be selected for the State Tennis Tournament Team roster. Students must participate in the entire season of Winter Competitive Tennis to be eligible for the State Tennis Tournament Team roster. All other eligibility requirements apply. Besides the Winter Competitive Tennis participation fee, there is no additional participation fee for tennis players to participate in the State Tennis Tournament. Students participating in Winter Competitive Tennis are not guaranteed a spot on the State Tennis Tournament Team roster.

 

Practice Schedule:

For the Winter Competitive Tennis season, Middle School and Varsity will train on the same days, at the same time, and on adjacent courts.

  • Mondays - 4:45-6:15 PM (changed from Fridays 5:00-6:30 PM as of 10/27/21)
  • Wednesdays - 2:30-4:00 PM

When weather or court conditions are not conducive to practicing outdoors, practices will be moved indoors to the Cimarron Hills fitness center rather than cancelling practices and causing a delay in the season by adding make-up practices. Masks are required when practicing indoors.

 

Tryout & Practice Location:

Cimarron Hills Tennis Center,

200 E Cimarron Hills Trail,

Georgetown, TX 78628

 

Match Schedule:

Coming soon. Please check back.

 

Lead Tennis Coach:

Cal Loveridge

 

Important Dates for Winter Competitive Tennis

10/20 - Registration opens

10/28 - Registration closes at 10:00 PM

10/29 - Physical forms due

11/10 - Tryouts (2:30-3:30 PM - High School; 3:30-4:30 PM - Middle School). Results posted here by 10:00 PM.

11/11 - Invoices for participation fees sent to parent/guardian via MySchoolBucks

11/11, 7:00 PM - Kick-off Meeting via Zoom

11/14 - Participation fee invoices due. (Participation fees must be paid before the first practice.)

11/29 - Practices start

1/12 - Halfway point

3/5 - State (tentative)

3/9 - Last practice

 

 

Lettering Requirements

Find the 2021-2022 Lettering Requirements here.

 

Questions: Please send questions to Meridian-athletics@mwschool.org