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     2021 SEASON BEGINS JULY 28th!  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!

    2021 Tennis season begins July 28th, 2021 with daily practices. The schedule is as follows:

    • July 28- through August 10 We practice DAILY 9am-12pm for conditioning and skills.

    • August 11 - practices are daily 2:25-6:15pm at the Colony High School Courts.

     

    IMPORTANT DATES: 

    • Mandatory Parent/Player Team Meeting -TBD
    • Season Match schedule - see Arbiter Sports for full schedule  Arbiter Sports Link
    • All Valley Tennis Jamboree @ CHS Saturday, August 14 10am
    • Fairbanks Invitational Friday-Saturday, August 27-28 
    • First Varsity Competition Tuesday August 17 3pm @CHS

     

    TO ALL NEW AND RETURNING PLAYERS:
     
     
    PRIOR TO JULY 28th, 1ST PRACTICE:  Go to FORMS,  ACCESS 2021 Player information.  This is the best place to start!
     
    • 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 MRS. JOHNSTON IN THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE

     

    STAY INFORMED

    All players are required to sign up for Remind101 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 our via Remind.  Parents are welcome to register for these messages too. Send a text message to 81010 with the message @colonyte

     

    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

     

    New in 2021- Follow  Knights Tennis at Colony High @ColonyKnightsTennis on Facebook

      

     

     

    COVID-19: MSBSD AND ASAA HAVE NOT YET RELEASED THE GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19 MITIGATION PROTOCOLS FOR THE 2021 TENNIS SEASON. I will update you as soon as I know.

     

    Contact:

    TEAM COMMUNICATION IS PRIMARILY DONE THROUGH REMIND101 TEXTS.  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 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.   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 PRODUCT HERE:   DIADAM

     *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