Welcome to Colony Tennis!
2023 SEASON BEGINS JULY 26th! CLICK ON TEAM FORMS FOR MORE INFO AND A DETAILED SCHEDULE
Tennis is a no-cut sport. Come out and try it. We want you on our team!
2023 Tennis season begins July 26th, 2023 with daily practices. The schedule is as follows:
July 26th - through August 8th We practice DAILY 9am-12pm for conditioning and skills.
August 9th - practices are daily 2:30-5:45pm at the Colony High School Courts.
TO ALL NEW AND RETURNING PLAYERS:PRIOR TO JULY 26th, 1ST PRACTICE: Go to FORMS, ACCESS 2023 Player information. This is the best place to start!
- Mandatory Parent/Player Team Meeting -AUGUST 2nd 6:30pm CHS Commons
- Season Match schedule - see Arbiter Sports for full schedule Arbiter Sports Link
- All Valley Tennis Jamboree @ CHS Saturday, August 12th 10am
- Fairbanks Invitational Friday-Saturday, August 25th-26th
- First Varsity Competition August 22nd 3:30 pm @ Wasilla
- First JV/Open Competition August 17th 3:30 pm @Palmer
- Valley Invitational @ AK Club September 15-17
- HAVE A CURRENT SPORTS PHYSICAL (this may not expire during the season)
- REGISTER ON PlanetHS
- COMPLETE PAYMENT ON SCHOOL CASH or MAKE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS WITH MR. EWART IN THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE
All players are required to sign up BAND app messaging. This is the PRIMARY method of communication between coaches and players. If there are delays or changes due to weather, etc., messages will go out via BAND app. Parents are welcome to register for these messages too and communicate with other parents about car-pooling, etc.
All players are required to join Tennis in Google Classroom. This is where daily attendance, COVID-19 records, player contact information, and schedule updates will be posted. Google classroom code is: YFXKABV
Follow Knights Tennis at Colony High @ColonyKnightsTennis on Facebook and knights_tennis_at_chs on Instagram
TEAM COMMUNICATION IS PRIMARILY DONE THROUGH BAND APP POSTS -- ATHLETES ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COMMUNICATION. PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO. THIS WILL BE HOW YOU WILL BE ALERTED IF THERE IS A SCHEDULE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER, OR IF IMPORTANT TEAM INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE UPDATED.
TO REGISTER FOR BAND APP:
BY EMAIL: OPEN THIS INVOTE LINK: HTTPS://BAND//US/N/ADAA99PCmCS98
I suggest sneakers that are specifically designed for tennis. Unfortunately, you may have to buy these online as there is a pretty limited selection in Alaska. “Tennis”-specific shoes have reinforcements on the sides of the shoe that regular running shoes do not have. With all of the side to side footwork on the tennis court, the difference in support is really very noticeable. You can play in regular sneakers, but you will really notice a difference with real tennis shoes. Try Tennis Express or Tennis Warehouse
If you have never, ever played…I suggest that you come to the first practice and try out a few different racquets. I have a couple of loaners to let kids try. Weight and grip size are the biggest things to look for and you really want to make sure the racquet is comfortable in your hand. My racquet was over $200, which is why I suggest that you try out a few before you make a big purchase.
i ALSO HAVE A PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH dIADAM sPORTS. tHEY MAKE EXCELLENT TENNIS EQUIPMENT. i HAVE RACQUETS THAT PLAYERS CAN DEMO AND CAN BE PURCHASED FOR MUCH LESS THAN RETAIL. cHECK OUT THEIR PRODUCTS HERE: DIADAM
*Note, players are expected to have their own racquets beyond the trial period.
You will receive a team jersey ($50 Deposit required). You need to supply your own SOLID black tennis skirt/skort(girls) or shorts WITH POCKETS (boys). Target and Kohl’s both carry these in the fitness section, or you can order online just about anywhere.Plan for Alaskan weather! You may want to purchase cold temp layers for under your uniform. Black leggings or workout tights can be worn under your skirt/shorts. Long sleeve top under layers must be black, green or white.Lesson and off-season training information:LESSON INFORMATIONAaron Haines is available for private or small group lessons. His website is Tennis AlaskaSTAY INFORMEDVisit Mat-Su Tennis Association on Facebook for updates and information. Mat-Su Tennis AssociationCONTACT THE COACHSusan Brunner, Head Coach firstname.lastname@example.org (907)301-5818