2015-16 SWHS Boys Tennis Web News

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2016 Harding Invite

 

When:  Saturday April 30, 2016

*Coaches meeting @ 8:15 am at Harding High School (go over scoring/team scoring, and hand out brackets

 

 

Where:  9am start play:  #1, 2, & 3 Singles @ Harding High School (7 courts)

           1540 E. Sixth Street

           St. Paul, MN 55106

 

#4th singles & 4th doubles will be played at Phalen Regional Park Tennis Courts (4)

        Phalen Reg. Park courts are located near the corner of 

                                               Johnson Parkway and Maryland (just south of  Phalen Lake)

 

 #1, 2, & 3  Doubles @ Como Park High School (8 courts)

                                    740 Rose Ave. West

          St. Paul, MN 55117

 

Welcome to the 5th annual Harding Invite.  Please make sure that you’ll have transportation to all the sites.  It should only take about 10 minutes to get from Harding to Como Park High School.  Phalen Regional Park Tennis courts are a couple of minutes away.  Coaches, we will meet at the Harding courts to go over scoring, team scoring, and hand out the brackets. 

 

Tentative Scoring:  best of three sets; regular scoring; super tie breaker in lieu of the third set; each individual win counts as two points if they continue in the championship bracket and one point for each win in the consolation bracket. Assuming all the teams have full line ups, everyone will be guaranteed three matches. *Each position will play in their own flight **consolation brackets will play an 8 game pro set no add scoring.  Please bring a can of balls for each position (8).  There will be medals for the runner up and champion of each bracket.

 

Restaurants:  All sorts of Fast Food Chains & Restaurants are on White Bear Ave. and Suburban Ave. South of highway 94.  We will provide some water, but may not be enough throughout the day, so please bring your own beverages.

 

Teams Participating:  Bloomington Jefferson, Forest Lake, Harding, Minneapolis Southwest, Minneapolis Washburn, Park C.G., Rosemount, and Roseville

 

Tournament Fee:  Please send the check to Harding Athletics for the amount of $45.

 

 

Tournament Directors:  Harding Site:  Koua Yang  651-278-5682

             Como Site:  Emily Walz   612-388-9416

             Phalen Site:  Pong Vang 651-398-3683

 

*Please email or text me your cell phone in case of weather; I will make a call on Friday if there is definite weather issues for Saturday.

 

*At Harding, the school will be open only until 2:30pm, so please make accommodations for water and bathroom useage after that time.  Como Park High School should be open in the morning till noon.  They also will have a porta potty.  Phalen Regional Tennis courts do not have bathroom facilities.

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BOYS' TENNIS IS A SPRING SPORT, BUT CAPTAINS' PRACTICES BEGIN WITH OUR KICKOFF PLAYER & PARENT MEETING in NOVEMBER. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TENNIS TEAM, PLEASE SIGN UP THROUGH THE ATHLETIC OFFICE AND THROUGH OUR FACEBOOK PAGES (ONE FOR ADULTS, ONE FOR PLAYERS-- LINKS TO SIGN UP BELOW). WE WILL BE COLLECTING CONTACT INFORMATION AND SENDING NOTICE BY EMAIL, TEXT AND FACEBOOK BEFORE PRACTICES BEGIN.
 
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!
 


From the Boosters:
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 $75-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

Remember: 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 ANN CAZABAN, 5000 QUEEN 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 ANN). If you must mail directly to the school to qualify for matching funds from your employer, please notify ANN 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.
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Facebook: Players join 'Southwest Mens Tennis' group for team updates from your captains.
Boosters (Parents, Alumni, Community) join 'Southwest Boys Tennis Boosters'.

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Practice Schedule
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 Inner City Tennis/ICT (formerly Reed Sweatt/RSFTC), Fred Wells/FWTEC, or Baseline/U of M.

Match Schedule
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.
 

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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Pasta Party: TBD

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Car Wash: TBD

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Banquet: TBD
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See our most recent Booster newsletter here: