Please see the right sidebar for 1) coach contact info & 2) scheduled matches 2014 ----->>>
Captains' Practices have begun!
Winter 2015: Sundays 5:30-7
Feb: (not 2/1), 8, (not 2/15), 22,
Mar: 1, 8, 15, 22...
...then Spring Break is the start of the season!
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 $75-per-player contribution, but ANY contribution amount is greatly appreciated. (Please see the form at end of document.)
What you get for your Investment (ROI):_vs._Similar activities valued at:
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__________________________ $40-75 private coach, per h.
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.
*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.
Players: Join 'Southwest Mens Tennis' group for team updates from your captains.
Boosters (Parents, Alumni, Community): Join 'Southwest Boys Tennis Boosters' group.
Every day of tennis season has either practice or matches. (Find match info in right sidebar.)
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.
We hope to see many new parents and fans cheering on the players this season. Go Lakers! :)
Varsity coach: Colin McGuire <email@example.com>
JV Coach: Duncan Welty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Match Results: mshsl.org
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
Outdoor tennis was a challenge in 2013. Tennis season officially began with coaches' practices 3/25, with tennis every day after school barring cancelations (usually due to weather).
April 8th vs Edison @Reed Sweatt (JV dependent on Edison team size)
Tue April 9th vs Holy Angels (Varsity away, JV Home) postponed to 5/6
Wed April 10th vs Benilde St Margaret's (Varsity Away, JV Home) postponed to 5/14
Thu April 11th vs Patrick Henry @Reed Sweatt (JV dependent on Henry team size)
Sat April 13th vs Mound Westonka, Mankato East, and Shakopee @Shakopee canceled
Wed April 17th vs Washburn @Reed Sweatt
Mon April 22nd vs Minnehaha Academy (Varsity Away, JV Home) canceled
Wed April 24th vs North @Reed Sweatt
Thu April 25th vs South @Reed Sweatt
Fri April 26th vs St Paul Harding (Varsity away, JV Home) canceled
Wed May 1st vs Roosevelt @Reed Sweatt
Thu May 2nd vs Hopkins (Varsity Home, JV Away)
Fri May 3rd vs Richfield (Varsity Away, JV Home) postponed to 5/13
Mon May 6 vs Holy Angels (Varsity Away, JV Home) make-up from 4/9
Wed May 8 vs Saint Louis Park (V Away) canceled
Mon May 13 vs Richfield (Varsity & JV Away) make-up from 5/3
Tuesday May 14 vs Benilde (Varsity Away, JV Home) make-up from 4/10
Southwest won vs Edison 6-1
Southwest lost vs Holy Angels 3-4
Southwest won vs Patrick Henry 7-0
Southwest lost vs Washburn 0-7
Southwest won vs Minnehaha Academy 6-1
Southwest won vs North 7-0
Southwest lost vs South 0-7
Southwest JV Won vs Holy Angels 6-1
Southwest JV Won vs Patrick Henry
Southwest JV Lost vs Washburn
Southwest JV Won vs Minnehaha Academy 5-2