Please see the right sidebar for 1) coach contact info & 2) scheduled matches 2015 ----->>>
Captains' Practices have begun!
Winter 2015: Sundays 5:30-7
Feb: (not 2/1), 8, (not 2/15), 22,
Mar: 1, 8, 15, 22...
...Monday, March 23 is the official MSHSL start of the season! We hope to see many new parents and fans cheering on our players this season. Go Lakers!
From the Boosters:
In recent years, our tennis families have generously funded the recurring costs of current and upcoming tennis seasons. With the payment of our 2014 winter & spring court fees, we have drastically depleted those funds and are in need of new contributions to keep our boys on the courts and having fun. We depend on per-player contributions to meet all pre/current/and post-season costs. We ask for a minimum $75-per-player contribution, but ANY contribution amount is helpful. Please take a look at the cost analysis provided below!
What you get for your Investment (ROI):_vs._Similar activities' value:
10-12 winter captains’ practices_____________ $350-450 (10-12 clinics)
2h practice sessions, daily_________________ $40-60 (2 h court time), daily
15 regular season matches________________ $50-100 (each tournament)
daily coaching__________________________ $25-45 semi-private coach, per hour
Plus team meals, banquet, team travel and immeasurable fun and friendships with schoolmates VS. meals, travel costs, and difficulty making friends because players live across the metro area.
Please make contributions to Southwest Boys Tennis Boosters c/o Allison Stevens, 4500 York Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55410. To make a tax-deductible donation, make a check payable to Southwest High School and be sure to note “for Boys Tennis” (preferably, still send to Allison). If you must mail directly to the school to qualify for matching funds from your employer, please notify Allison and send the check to Sharon Larson, c/o Southwest High School, 3414 W 47th, Minneapolis MN 55410.
PLAYERS, THIS IS IMPORTANT:
*If you have to miss a practice or match, notify coach ASAP, no later than the day before if at all possible* contact info at top of right sidebar----->
It is your duty to your teammates to be accountable for any absences so we can plan the best practices possible.
Facebook: Players join 'Southwest Mens Tennis' group for team updates from your captains.
Boosters (Parents, Alumni, Community) join 'Southwest Boys Tennis Boosters'.
Every day of tennis season has either practice or matches. (Find match info in right sidebar-- when available.)
Plan on practice from 4-5:40. That isn't a long practice, so please be on time!
Most practices and home matches will be at Linden Hills, Pershing Park, or Lynnhurst Tennis Courts, as available.
Indoor Courts will be secured as necessary for weather: usually Reed Sweatt (RSFTC), Fred Wells (FWTEC), or Baseline (UofM)
Match dates and locations are posted in the right sidebar. For most matches, athletes report to the bus between 2:30-3:00pm depending on travel time, and are on the courts by 3:30. Matches normally begin between 3-4pm (see right sidebar).
Match Locations & Results
Varsity match directions & results available on the MHSL website.
Link to 2014 MSHSL Boys Tennis (SW page) including major dates for 2014 season, with start of season/ practice (3/24/14), section playoffs, etc.
Varsity coach: Colin McGuire <firstname.lastname@example.org>
JV Coach: Duncan Welty <email@example.com>
Match Results: mshsl.org
5-11-2015 SW vs. Minnehaha Academy (JV@SW)
TEAM: Round 1: May 13
Round 2: May 14
SF: May 19
Finals: May 21 Individuals:
May 26, 27
State Tournament June 2-5, 2015
Baseline Ctr. - AA; Reed Sweatt Ctr. - A
May 2nd Becker L:2-5 (but close matches!)
May 6th St Louis Park @Southwest (JV @SLP) canceled
May 7th Hopkins @Hopkins (JV @SW) canceled
May 7th City Doubles
May 8th Minnehaha Academy...
May 9th Holy Angels (rescheduled from 4/30)
May 13th Pasta Party at Carl's
May 13-14th-? Sections
May 17 CAR WASH FUNDRAISER
MAY 29 BANQUET