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     2020 SEASON BEGINS JULY 29th!  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!

    2020 Tennis season begins July 29th, 2020 with daily practices. The schedule is as follows:

    • July 29- through August 11 We practice DAILY 9am-12pm for conditioning and skills.

    • August 12 - practices are daily 2:25-6:15pm at the Colony High School Courts.

     

    IMPORTANT DATES: 

    • Mandatory Parent/Player Team Meeting TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH 6:30PM in the CHS GYM  
    • Season Match schedule - see Arbiter Sports for full schedule  Arbiter Sports Link
    • All Valley Tennis Jamboree @ CHS Saturday, August 22 10am
    • Fairbanks Invitational Friday-Saturday, August 28-29 
    • First Varsity Competition Tuesday Sept 1 3pm @WHS

     

    TO ALL NEW AND RETURNING PLAYERS:
     
     
    PRIOR TO JULY 29TH, 1ST PRACTICE:  Go to FORMS,  ACCESS 20-21 Player information.  This is the best place to start!
     
    • HAVE A CURRENT SPORTS PHYSICAL (this may not expire during the season)
    • REGISTER ON ARBITER ATHLETE
    • COMPLETE PAYMENT ON SCHOOL CASH   or MAKE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS WITH MRS. JOHNSTON IN THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE
    • Complete the COVID Permission to particpate form and submit to CHS activities prior to 1st day of practice 

     

    All players are required to join Tennis in Google Classroom. This is where daily attendance, COVID records, player contact information, and schedule updates will be posted. Google classroom code is:  YFXKABE

     

    COVID

    The health and safety of our tennis players and families is paramount to CHS Coaches and Administration. COVID Mitigation protocols for our team include:

    • Players will be asked COVID questions prior to participation each day.  Parents are encouraged to keep their athletes home if there are signs of illness and report to the Coach as soon as possible

    • Encouraging the use of face masks when unable to allow for 6' social distancing

    • Sanitizing all equipment and materials after and between use

    • Tennis balls will be sprayed with disinfectant after every practice

    • Sanitizing station will be located outside of the courts near the porta-potty

    • Players will be required to keep their personal items outside the courts and distanced 6' from others

    • Players will not be allowed to share racquets

    • Players' water bottles are allowed on the courts, will be kept appropriately spaced, and MUST INCLUDE THE PLAYER'S NAME CLEARLY LABELED (to avoid mistakes)

    • Hand washing breaks will be taken throughout practice

    • Players are encouraged to bring their own supplies of hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes and keep these in their tennis bags

    • Assigned seats on the bus

     

    Contact:

    TEAM COMMUINCATION IS PRIMARILY DONE THROUGH REMIND101 TEXTS.  ATHLETES ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COMMUNCATION, 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 REMIND 101 VIA TEXT:  text @tenniste to 81010 

    TO REGISTER VIA EMAIL: sends an email to tenniste@mail.com  The message and subject can be blank.

    Equipment:

    I suggest sneakers that are specifically designed for tennis.  Unfortunately, you may have to buy these online as there is a pretty limited selection since Sports Authority closed.  “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- they have some pretty good sales going on right now.

     https://www.tennisexpress.com/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwnazLBRDxrdGMx-Km4oQBEiQAQJ1q68EM3C4iF9faw9NlrPw_CzfE7oskJfWpQjVfo_6YrmwaAsVT8P8HAQ

     http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/index.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwnazLBRDxARIsAECdausqZPO3XSUsJg2KH7NT4MqHZXW3iFoHWsCEUec2nIQ5CwY5x1IFqTgaAiXsEALw_wcB 

    Racquets:

    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 thing to look for and you really want to make sure the racquet is comfortable in your hand.  You can buy a decent, fairly inexpensive racquet at Fred Meyer, Target, probably even Wal-Mart ($25-$40).  Or, if you want to invest, you can go online.  My racquet was over $100, which is why I suggest that you try out a few before you make a big purchase. 

    *Note, players are expected to have their own racquets beyond the trial period. 

     Clothing:

    You will receive a team jersey (Deposit required). You need to supply your own SOLID black tennis skirt/skort(girls) or shorts (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 INFORMATION
    Aaron Haines is available for private or small group lessons.  His website is Tennis Alaska 
     
     
     STAY INFORMED
     Visit Mat-Su Tennis Association on FaceBook for updates and informationMat-Su Tennis Association
     
     
     CONTACT THE COACH
    Susan Brunner, Head Coach  susan.brunner@matsuk12.us   (907)301-5818