VMS TENNIS will start April 2nd, 2018.
All tennis forms must be turned in before March 23rd.
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)
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 a 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
What to bring?
-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 SUNSREEN! 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 team mates.
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.