General Information

  

 

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Spring Tennis details are subject to change.

Please visit the Athletics website for up-to-date information

or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org

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About Tennis (Spring Season)

Through our continued partnership with Cimarron Hills, Spring 2019 Tennis will consist of two groups: Competitive Tennis and Developmental Tennis.

Competitive Tennis - For student athletes serious about training and competing.

Student athletes do not need to be experienced tennis players to participate in this group, but they must be extremely dedicated. These student athletes should plan to attend all practices and work hard during each practice. They should be eager to learn all they can about tennis and how to grow as a tennis player. Additionally, when they commit to participating in a match, they will be there, short of an illness or family emergency. Out of respect to the coaches and the other athletes who are living up to their commitment to the Competitive Tennis group, student athletes who register for this group but do not attend practices regularly, do not take practices seriously and/or do not attend a match they committed to could be required to sit out a future match or moved to the Developmental Group. (The difference in participation fees would be forfeited if a student is moved to the Developmental Group due to lack of commitment to the Competitive Tennis group.) All eligibility requirements must be maintained (academic, financial, physical and character good standing).

Developmental Tennis - For student athletes who are not yet ready to compete or prefer a more casual tennis learning experience.

Student athletes do not need to be experienced tennis players to participate in this group. This is the ideal group for those new to tennis or those looking for more casual training. These student athletes will not participate in matches. All eligibility requirements, except academic eligibility, must be maintained (financial, physical and character good standing).

State Tennis Team - The 2019 TCSAAL State Tennis Tournament also takes place during this season of Tennis. Student athletes must be registered for Competitive Spring Tennis and participate in tryouts for the State Tennis Team if they are interested in earning a spot on the team. Spots are limited and we do anticipate cuts. (Please see "Tryouts" below.) Student athletes who choose to participate in Competitive Spring Tennis are not required to tryout for the State Tennis Team.

 Meridian will offer two groups for Spring 2019Tennis.

Team/

Group

Grades Eligible

Participation

Fees

Includes

First

Practice

Last Practice

Competitive

Tennis

7th –12th

$325

(due Jan. 15)

20 practices,

at least 4 matches

and a uniform T-shirt

Wed., Jan. 23

Wed., April 10

Developmental Tennis

7th – 12th

$275

(due Jan. 15)

20 practices

(no matches

or uniform available )

Wed., Jan. 23

Wed., April 10

 

 

Important Dates
  • Tuesday, November 6  – Registration opens
  • Tuesday, December 11 – Registration closes. (No late registration for students enrolled in Meridian School during registration window.)
  • Saturday, December 15  – Invoices in student's MySchoolBucks account.
  • Tuesday, January 11  – 
  • Monday, January 21  – School Holiday
  • Wednesday, January 23  –
    • First Practices
    • Team/Group Photos and individual athlete photos
    • Mandatory Parent/Athlete Meeting immediately after practice
  • Wednesday, February 6 – Student athletes declare if they plan to tryout for the State Tennis Team. (See Tryouts below.)
  • Friday, February 15, 4pm  – Academic Eligibility check point. Students who previously lost academic eligibility can regain if now passing all classses.
  • Monday, February 18  – School Holiday, no practices or matches
  • Wednesday, February 20  – State Tennis Team Tryouts (See Tryouts below). Must be academically eligible to try out.
  • Saturday, March 2  – Texas Charter School Academic and Athletic League (TCSAAL) State Tennis Tournament
  • March 18-22  – Spring Break. No practices or matches.
  • Wednesday, April 10 - Last Practice and End of Season Celebration.
 
How to Register - Coming Soon
  • The registration window for this sport is November 6  – December 11, 2018. Registration details will be available by the first date of this window.
  • There is no late registration for students who are enrolled as a Meridian student during the registration window, Students who enroll in Meridian after the registration window may request a New Student Late Registration Exemption by emailing Meridian-athletics@mwschool.org within five school days of enrolling at Meridian. New Students might not be able to tryout for the State Tennis Team, depending on the date by which they complete the Late Registration Process for Spring Tennis, as the State Tennis Team Tryouts will have cuts.
 
Practices, Game Schedules, & Tournaments
  • The Spring Tennis season is January through April
  • Practices will not be cancelled due to weather. Instead practices will be moved indoors to the club house in the case of bad weather or court conditions.
  • Spring Tennis Practice Schedule - The same schedule applies to both Competitive and Developmental Tennis. 
  • Spring Tennis Match Schedule - Applies to Competitive Tennis only.
 
Participation Fees 
  • Competitive Fall Tennis - $325
    • Participation fees includes 20 practices, at least 4 matches (the State Tennis Tournament counts as one match) and a uniform Meridian Tennis T-shirt, which student athletes can keep after the season ends. The Meridian Tennis uniform T-shirt is required to be worn for all matches. Lost or damaged uniform T-shirts must be replaced at the cost of $45 each.
  • Developmental Fall Tennis - $275
    • Participation fees includes 20 practices. (Developmental Tennis does not include matches or a Meridian Tennis uniform T-shirt.)
 
How Do I Pay?

Invoices will be in students MySchoolBucks account by Saturday, December 15. Participation fees are due by January 11. Families requesting a Payment Plan should do so on their Google registration form. Their Payment Plan will be outlined in their MySchoolBucks invoice.

 

Meridian School wants all students to have the opportunity to participate. Financial assistance and/or payment plans are available for those who need it. Please contact financialaid@mwschool.org for questions about payment plans and/or Athletics scholarships.
 
About Tennis Competitions
Cimmaron Hills works with area schools to establish a match schedule that is challenging and fun for our Competitive Tennis players. 
 
Tryout Information
This is a no cut program meaning there are no tryouts to participate in the season. Any 7th-12th grader who wants to play tennis for Meridian Tennis can! However, as there are limited spots on the TCSAAL State Tournament Tennis Team, there are tryouts for that team. Please see "Tryouts" below for more information.
 
Please keep in mind that eligibility requirements do apply and that placement in Competitive Tennis or Developmental Tennis is ultimately at the discretion of the coaches.
 
Uniform & Equipment Needs
Student athletes participating in Competitive Fall Tennis will receive one Meridian Tennis uniform T-shirt, which is to be worn to all matches. Replacements for damaged or lost uniform T-shirts must be purchased for $45 each, and student athletes cannot compete unless they are wearing the approved uniform T-shirt. 
 
All tennis players (Competitive or Developmental) should wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in and tennis shoes to all practices. Additionally, all participants (Competitive or Developmental) should bring their own racquet to practices and matches (if applicable). 
 
Transportation to Practices & Matches
All practices and matches are held off-campus. Practices are at Cimarron Hills Tennis Center, and many of the matches will be there, too. Some matches are at area schools. Meridian does not provide transportation for any Athletics activities, including Tennis practices and matches. Meridian and its coaches cannot make arrangements or suggestions about transportation either. However, the parents of those registered are provided with a list of parent emails for all those who are participating in this sport, this season. Parents are welcome to use that list to make transportation arrangements on their own. (The parent contacts are not to be used for solicitation purposes.)
 
Tryouts (for TCSAAL State Tennis Tournament Team)

Tryouts for the 2019 Meridian State Tennis Tournament Team will be Wednesday, February 20. Tryouts will be during the normal practice time. Student athletes interested in trying out for the State Tennis Tournament Team must:

  1. Complete the Spring Tennis registration process on or before December 11.
  2. Have a valid physical form on file that is valid until at least April 10th. Physical forms must be submitted on or before January 11.
  3. Have paid the participation fee in full by their participation fee deadline (January 11).
  4. Attend the mandatory parent/athlete meeting on January 23.
  5. Declare that they wish to tryout for the State Tournament Team by Wednesday, February 6. Student athletes declare their intention to tryout by emailing Meridian-athletics@mwschool.org with the email subject line: "Tennis Tryouts." This email must be sent by end of day Wednesday, February 6th.
Skills Test for State Team Tryouts

Here is the  rubric  to help all Spring Tennis participants prepare for tryouts. Also, please see the Lines on a Tennis Court and Spaces on a Tennis Court documents. 

 

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Spring Tennis details are subject to change.

Please visit the Athletics website for up-to-date information or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org

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TENNIS COMMUNITY
To connect with the Meridian Tennis community, consider joining the Facebook group created and managed by Cimarron Hills Tennis Center