Boys Tennis Information for 2018-2019 School Year
Welcome to the life of high school tennis! It can be a wonderful and rewarding experience. If you have any questions, I encourage you to contact me. You can also find additional information on the school website under Canton Boys Tennis. The website will continue to be updated the closer we get to the season.
Head Coach Barb Lehmann
Parent/Player Meeting is August 6, 2018 Canton HS Library at 7pm
Remind 101 texting directions for the BT2018 are below. This is an easy way to stay connected before, during and after the season.
-Text @437c7b to 81010
Equipment for the season
-shoes, adult size racket, and white shorts w/pockets and black shorts w/ pockets
Official Practice Begins (tentative schedule but we start on the 8th)
–August 8th 8am –noon Practice/Challenge Matches
-August 9th & 10th from 8-12:00 Practice
- 1-3 Challenge Matches (assigned)
-August 13th – 17th Challenge Matches (if needed) 8-11:30am
-August 20th – 24th Practice/Challenge Matches from 8:30-11am
Huron Valley Tennis Camp, August 13th-17th 12:30-3 provide own transportation. Approximate Cost is $130. Every player is expected to attend. If you have financial concerns, please speak to me and see what we can arrange. Challenge matches will be held as well from 8am-11am. Expect to play during that time as well
Summer Conditioning: for new & returning players
Begins June 25th – July 27th (no conditioning the week of July 4th)
Captains run conditioning and will contact players and maintain communication throughout the summer.
- Incoming 9th graders must have a sport physical turned in to the athletic office to participate in the summer conditioning. See the school website for the form.
- The expectation is that if you are in town and not in Summer School, you will be in attendance it leads to future success as a player and the team. It is a great time to change your serve and hit a few hundred tennis balls along with playing matches to work on your overall game.
Those hoping to try out for varsity should try to participate in at least 2 local tournaments. Find a way to play matches against others if the tournaments don’t work. Many local clubs set up “Match Play” giving you a chance to play competitively. Many players need to practice for confidence. Go to www.usta.org for more information on local tournaments.
Current High School Students Team Meeting:
June 7, 2018 2:30-3:00 for current high school boys, new and returning. We will meet in the Canton Pit area in front of the counseling office
* No vacations or appointments should occur once the season begins on August 8th. The season only lasts 2 ½ months which does not leave time to miss practice. We do play every day and many Saturdays.