Please see the right sidebar for 1) coach contact info & 2) scheduled matches 2014 ----->>>
To Parents and Players from Coach:
Varsity and JV players, I have your uniforms and I will need a check or cash for $51.00. Please, if you bring a check, make it out to me. I paid for the uniforms and Southwest had nothing to do with it. If you make the check out to them, I will have great difficulty recovering funds... Thank you for understanding! When the bus gets back to Southwest, I will head to Pershing with uniforms for the players at Pershing. If you have money ready, I will be able to give you your uniform immediately.
*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 still plan the best practices possible. I know we have a great group of guys that won't leave their teammates hanging. Duncan, Dan, and I expect you to have sterling attendance records.
p.s. If you choose to be upset over your practice location, feel free to ask me about what is going on. However, I urge you to get in some good days of practice and dedicate yourself to hard work and improvement before you let any emotions overwhelm you. Thank you!
Car Wash: Mark your calendars! This team fund-raising event will be on Saturday May 17 from 11AM to 3PM at the Holiday station at 25th & Hennepin. This is a wonderful opportunity for the boys to come together, spend some time with each other (away from the courts) and work hard to help raise funds to support their Tennis Program. ALL players are expected to participate. We hope that we can count on some parents to come help as well. Stay tuned for further info.
Remember to let coach know if you are interesteed in the potential team road trip up to Virginia, MN (they have an indoor tennis facility and my in-laws). They are hosting a tournament on May 3rd and have invited us. I am aware this is a considerable drive and could potentially involve an overnight. Please let me know your thoughts, parents and players.
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!
These players meet for practice at *Linden Hills* BY 4pm:
(In truly no order)
All other players meet for practice at *Pershing* BY 4pm:
Others, you are valued members of this program and are expected at Pershing to work with Duncan tomorrow. Duncan and I discuss everyone's attendance each day. Don't assume that you will get away with not showing up without hearing about from me. Be a part of something fun and rewarding that will help you grow as people as well as morphing you into athletic specimens. Make practice a priority!
If you are not on either list, let coach know and he will instruct you further.
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)
JV Practice: 4:00 to 5:45 pm
Varsity Practice: 4:00 to 5:45 pm
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! :)
The Car Wash Fundraiser raised almost $1000! Special thanks to Kathy and Todd Siegfried! Most of us helped, in one way or another, to raise almost $1,000 in a single chilly afternoon, but these two are the car-wash fundraising pros who make it all happen seamlessly.
Varsity and JV Banquet May 28, 2013 @First Unitarian Mount Curve 6-8 Special thanks to Allison Capano Stevens for bookkeeping and party-planning; Cathy Anson for photography, arranging gifts, sending emails, and keeping the contact list; Ann Cazaban, Margeaux, and Marc for BBQ delivery and set up; George Puzak for name tags; and everyone who brought more food to round out the lineup! As Carl Vaughan said as he filled his plate, "This is so great-- it's a happy, happy night."
Varsity coach: Colin McGuire <email@example.com>
JV Coach: Duncan Welty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Match Results: mshsl.org
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