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    2019 SEASON BEGINS JULY 31st!  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!

    2019 Tennis season begins July 31st, 2019 with daily practices. The schedule is as follows:

    July 31 - through August 9 We practice DAILY 9am-12pm for conditioning and skills.

    August 12 - practices are daily 2:30-5pm at the Colony High School Courts.

     

    IMPORTANT DATES: 

    • Mandatory Parent/Player Team Meeting WEDENSDAY, AUGUST 7TH 6:30PM in the CHS Commons  
    • Season Match schedule - see Arbiter Sports for full schedule  Arbiter Sports Link
    • Ribbon Cutting of NEW CHS Courts Monday, August 12 6pm
    • All Valley Tennis Jamboree @ CHS Saturday, August 17 10am
    • First Varsity Competition Tuesday August 20 3pm @CHS

     

    TO ALL NEW AND RETURNING PLAYERS:
     
     
    PRIOR TO AUGUST 31ST, 1ST PRACTICE:
     
    • COMPLETE THE BASELINE CONCUSSION TEST (need to do this only 1x per your HS career, unless you sustain a concussion)
    • 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 ACTIVITITES OFFICE

     

    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 @tenniscl to 81010 

    TO REGISTER VIA EMAIL: sends an email to tenniscl@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 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