Tennis Meeting Information
BELTON TIGER TENNIS 2015-2016 OUR VISION To mold and develop quality citizens and active participants in society To develop young people into men and women of honor and character To develop skills in the game of tennis Have a fun and productive year HEAD COACH JAMES STINSON BELTON HIGH SCHOOL Finishing his First year at BHS Former Belton High School player Coached formerly in Kilgore and Allen Taught at country clubs in Lufkin and Arlington Former players have been and currently are state ranked and play at the collegiate level CHAD HAMMONDS: HEAD COACH NORTH BELTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 9 Years of coaching experience in Belton TTCA member and USTA instructed RETURNING NBMS PLAYERS Roshan Abraham Makayla Baltimore Dean Biava Drew Biava Cheyenne Burns Taylor Evans Phoebe Helmcamp Codey Legore Sarah McGoldrick Emily Millington Kyra Moore Allison Moseley Tristan Potts Sofia Psolka Kevin Schoeman Andi Sibiya Luke Thomas EQUIPMENT Provide your own racquet. Any Racquet is fine. Just make sure it is normal size, no junior rackets. The correct length would be 27 inches. The grip size they would need is 4 1/8 and 4 1/4 Bigger boys would need a 4 3/8 grip size Wear Red, White, or Black shorts and red, white or black top. No Markings Other than Belton, Tigers, or Tiger Tennis EQUIPMENT CONTINUED We are currently in the process of creating an order form for shirts, sweats, and shorts More information will be given out as we get it. TENNIS PRACTICE Practice is at 7:30 in the Morning at the BHS tennis courts Be on Time every day. Arrive around 7:20 Please provide your own racket Give 100% every day When a coach asks you to do something, you do it, hustling while you do it. Tutorials: Unless you are failing or close to failing, you need to be at practice. Talk to your teachers about being in HR for tutorials. NBMS practices at the high school and then rides a bus back to school. MATCHES We will play matches on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays with tournaments on some Saturdays in the Spring. Tuesday and Thursday matches will start at 4:00 Saturday matches are at 8:00 Players who win challenge matches during practice and who are high enough on the ladder will travel to matches. Directions to matches can be found on the Edublogs BMS Tennis Web Site GRADES, BAND, TUTORIALS Players must keep their grade above a 70. Failure to do so for a six week period means that you must go to tutorials. Failing for 2 six week periods could remove you from the team If you are missing practice for band, you must come after your rehearsal or report to the other athletic course at school to work out. Tutorials is not for doing work, it is for getting help if you are failing or close to failing, or if you have missed a class and need to get makeup work. Not for doing homework. GRADING Grading will be made up of participation, effort, dressing down, and showing up for matches. Participation: Every three weeks Dressing down: -5 pts a day for not being dressed down Missing days: Missing for anything other than an excused absence, -5 pts. Missing a match: -10 pts for missing a match SUMMER CAMP Date: When: June 8-12 Location: BHS Tennis Courts Beginners 8:00-9:15 $35 Intermediate 9:30-11:30 $55 Beginner Camp is open to grades 3-6. Basic fundamentals will be taught while having fun playing games. The focus will be to expose young kids to the game of tennis. If you have taken lessons for at least a year, the Intermediate camp will be for you. Intermediate Camp is open to kids grades 7-9. The focus is to help build the complete player using higher level drills, games, and conditioning. All Players playing next year need to be in this camp. Instructors: James Stinson-Head Coach at BHS Kyle Egan-Head Coach SBMS Steve Foegelle-Head Coach @LBMS LESSONS Peloton Ridge http://www.pelotonridge.com/ While not mandatory, getting lessons is important. There are several places in the area in which lessons can be found: Wild Flower Country Club http://www.clubcorp.com/club/script s/section/section.asp?NS=PCH& MFCODE=WLFCC You can also contact Coach Stinson or myself about getting some lessons. 7-9 AM at SBMS or LBMS June 6-9 June 13-16 July 20-23 and 27-30 Football Coaches will be on Hand to monitor players SAC Summer A t h l et i c C o n d i t io n i n g Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11 AM Open Court at BHS 5-7 PM Open Court at BHS Only afternoon activities June 8-12 No Activities June 29-July 3 SUMMER TENNIS O P P O R T U N IT IE S PHYSICALS Each Player MUST have a physical prior to participation in tennis next fall. Please have that done before school starts. Get it scheduled now so it will be done. Spots fill quickly. THANK YOU!! Thank you for coming out tonight! We look forward to working with your son or daughter next year! If you have any questions, I will stay around! Good night!