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2018 SWHS Boys Tennis Web News

 

 

View Right Sidebar for Important

Information

Please see the right sidebar to view:

  1. coach contact info, and
  2. scheduled matches 2018 (see TeamSnap for updates)

Boys interested in joining the tennis team must sign up through the SW athletic office.   

Sign up for TeamSnap

Team members must sign up for TeamSnap as it will be our primary means of scheduling, including communicating late-breaking updates and changes.  Parents are also welcome to sign up, but should only RSVP for parent-related events.    

  • Find TeamSnap at www.teamsnap.com
  • And don't forget to download the app on your phone!
  • Sign up by sending your email to StromKeehn7@gmail.com
  • Please also join our Facebook page to share info and photos: www.facebook.com/SWHSBoysTennis.

Team Matches and Practices

During tennis season, every day of the tennis season is a practice or match day

Team Matches

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 Inner City Tennis/ICT, Fred Wells/FWTEC, or Baseline/UofM.

Please reference TeamSnap for the most up-to-date match dates, times and locations.  Scheduled matches are also posted in the right sidebar, but the sidebar is updated more sporadically.  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).
 All players will miss some class time for matches. 

We hope to see many new parents and fans cheering on our players this season!  And don't let the boys fool you: parents DO attend matches, and more are always welcome! 

Team Practices

Practice is 4-5:30.  Arrive at 3:45, if possible.  Please be on time with racquet, shoes, in athletic gear, and be ready to sweat!  Middle schoolers may arrive late to practice because of school times

Players’ duty to RSVP on TeamSnap and to Report absences

Please RSVP on TeamSnap.  If you have to miss a practice or a match, please update your RSVP on TeamSnap and notify the coaches ASAP, preferably no later than the day before.  Please update your RSVP on TeamSnap and notify the coaches using 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 and matches possible.

Match Location and Results

Varsity match directions and results available on TeamSnap and on the MHSL website (the latter is updated sporadically).   Link to 2018 MSHSL Boys Tennis (main SW page) including major dates for 2018 season, with start of season/ practice (3/26/18), section playoffs, etc.

New! Annual family gathering at the

Minikahda Club

The Krueger family has generously offered to continue the annual family potluck/pickle ball gathering at the Minikahda Club. This is a fun event and a nice way to meet other tennis families.

Here are the details. Go Lakers!

  • When: Sunday, May 6 (busy weekend with carwash on the 5th)
  • Time: 5-7:30 pm

Please bring a dish to share and a beverage.  

SW Tennis now has a public

presence on FB and Instagram! 

Where to find us?   

Parents of players are also encouraged to join the Facebook boosters group at Southwest Boys Tennis Boosters.  This is for our team to communicate with each other, request volunteers, update events we’re invited to and post non-public team information.

We have dates for our 

annual car wash fundraiser! 

We have dates for our annual car wash fundraiser. This is a fun and required event and we raise about $800. Boys should bring a bucket and lots of rags and towels. Please email Kathy Keehn at tkeehn1@comcast.net if you can help supervise from 10-12 or 12-2. We will provide pizza for the boys during the carwash.

  • Location: Holiday on 24th and Hennepin
  • Date: Saturday, May 5 (rain date is Sunday, May 20)
  • Time: 10-2 

Parents:  Sign up to volunteer for car

wash

Please email Kathy Keehn at tkeehn1@comcast.net if you can help supervise from 10-12 or 12-2 or if you can help with any of the following: 

  • 2-3 parent supervisors (for each shift) from 10-12 and 12-2.
  • car soap
  • buckets (six is probably sufficient)
  • make/bring signs (anyone want to plan a sign making event for the boys?)
  • bring lots of rags and towels
  • set-up shift leader to get out hose and coordinate set up
  • clean-up shift leader to put away hose away and coordinate clean up.

We will provide pizza for the boys during the carwash.

Other events TBD

Pre-Sectionals TBD
All-team Banquet TBD
 

From the Boosters

SWHS Tennis Donations

Boosters ask for $150 donation per player made out to SW Boys Tennis Boosters.   Our treasurer is Kathy Keehn, Strom's mom.

Please feel free to hand her a check when you see her, or send it to: Kathy Keehn, 5616 Colfax Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55419.

Booster update, team schedule, and donation form can be downloaded and printed. See PDF link at end of page.
 

Why do we ask for donations?

Our tennis families generously fund the recurring costs of current and upcoming tennis seasons. Our team depends on per-player contributions to meet all pre/current/and post-season costs. We ask for a $150-per-player contribution, but ANY contribution amount is greatly appreciated, great and small. Please see the form below to donate and join the boosters today!

Our fundraising car wash also brings in $600-800 and is fun for players and families-- and it gets the boys to have some skin in the game-- they work hard and are rewarded with a great banquet and indoor court time the next winter

It takes a little organizing effort on the part of the parents after the gas station is booked, so watch for more info to come!

What you get for your Investment (ROI) vs. Similar activities' value:

  • 10-12 winter captains’ practices____________ $420 for 10-12 clinics
  • 2h practice sessions, daily_________________$50 student rate daily
  • 15 regular season matches________________ $60 each tournament
  • Daily coaching__________________________ $25 clinic coaching, per hour

In sum, your money supports the winter captains’ practices, the welcome pizza party, pre-match pasta parties, the end of year banquet, and coach stipends in addition to all off-season court time, so please be generous!

Please make contributions to Southwest Boys Tennis Boosters c/o Kathy Keehn, 5616 Colfax Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55419.

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 Kathy). 

If you must mail directly to the school to qualify for matching funds from your employer, please notify Kathy and send the check to Sharon Larson, c/o Southwest High School, 3414 W 47th, Minneapolis MN 55410.

Become a member of the USTA 

Become a member of the USTA to play in USTA tournaments off-season. 

  • To become a member, click here.
  • You can search for USTA tournaments HERE.

 

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See donation form and an example of our Tennis Booster newsletter here: