VMS TENNIS will start on April 12th, 2021.
All tennis forms must be turned in by April 12th. Fees must be paid before the first match on April 27th.
Concussion Information (needs to be read, but not turned in)
FEES CAN BE PAID ONLINE- Go to Victory Middle homepage and click the "Pay Online" icon in the upper-righthand corner.
Practices will go from 3:30-4:45.
All athletes will need to be picked up by 5:00.
All athletes must have 10 practices before participating in a match.
(Practices can be made up in advisory in room 118, bring a racquet)
Before the first match, practice will be Monday-Friday. After the first match, only A team will practice on Fridays.
Each athlete is required to purchase an activity card for $22.26 which includes tax and pay the $90 participation fee before the first match in order for the athlete to be allowed to participate in the match. Fees can be given directly to the bookkeeper or paid online.
On rainy days, practice will either be canceled or go from 3:30 to 4:30 in the gym. Students will be told over the announcements.
VMS tennis has an A and B team. These teams are decided the week before the first match. Athletes are able to challenge throughout the season for a place on A team. Only 24 athletes including alternates can make A team.
A team and B team matches will be on the same day, at the opposite school locations.
Example: A @ Home vs LHMS , B @ LHMS
Tues. April 27 @ Sawtooth (B team @ home)
Tues. May 4th @ Lake Hazel (B team @ home)
Thurs. May 6th vs Eagle (B team @ Eagle)
Tues. May 11th @ Meridian (B team @ home)
Wed. May 12th @ Heritage (B team @ home)
Thurs. May 13th vs Lewis & Clark (B team @ Lewis & Clark)
Tues. May 18th vs Lowell Scott (B team @ Lowell Scott)
Thurs. May 20th vs Star (B team @ Star)
May 24th, 25th District Tournament- Location TBD
What to bring?
-A MASK! Masks must be worn until strenuous activity begins.
-PROPER ATHLETIC ATTIRE! If you are not dressed down, you will not participate. It could also count as a strike. No jeans, or shoes that are not for athletics.
-TENNIS RACQUET! You will NOT be supplied one.
-WATER AND SUNSCREEN! These need to be at the court, we will not let the athletes into the building.
-AN AWESOME ATTITUDE! Tennis can be tough, especially for beginners. Remember that everyone is trying and everyone is there to have fun. Don’t get down on yourself or other teammates.
Tennis is a difficult sport, to play and learn. Scoring can be very confusing for new players. In a perfect world, we would have 24 players, because there are 24 spaces on 6 tennis courts. In reality, we have around 80 to 100 students come out for tennis every year.
It is very hard to play "actual" tennis matches to review scoring when we can only have 24 players play at a time, matches lasting 45 mins or longer.
If your athlete decides to play tennis at VMS, they need to learn the scoring of tennis at practice AND at home. The number one issue every school has is false scoring, which leads to major problems during our matches. We do our best to teach it, we need your help at home to review and teach as well.ATHLETE PICKUPOn practice days athletes MUST BE PICKED UP BY 5:00 pm.On AWAY matches, students may be picked up by their parents at the opponent's school. Athletes MUST be signed out or they will be expected on the bus. Once the bus returns to Victory, students are expected to be picked up within 10 minutes of our return time.