2015 SWHS Boys Tennis Web News

Please see the right sidebar for 1) coach contact info & 2) scheduled matches 2015  ----->>>

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

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 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.
Facebook: Players join 'Southwest Mens Tennis' group for team updates from your captains.
Boosters (Parents, Alumni, Community) join 'Southwest Boys Tennis Boosters'.

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 Reed Sweatt (RSFTC), Fred Wells (FWTEC), or Baseline (UofM)

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.

Pasta Party:


Car Wash: May 17 11-4:00


Banquet: May 27 6:00