Tryouts

Gold Cards
Submit all Gold Card paperwork to the SHS Nurse before March 4, 2020 to insure that the Gold Card can be issued prior to the start of tryouts.
 
Tryouts-UPDATED 3/10/20
Tryouts begin on March 19, 2020 (weather permitting) and players must have their completed gold card from the school nurse.  Information on how to get a gold card can be found at
 
 
UPDATED 3/10/20
Varsity A and Varsity B tryouts will take place at the High School (location may change) per the following schedule: 
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 immediately after school at the High School until 6:00 pm

 

JV tryouts will take place at the Middle School (location may change).  Tryout times are as follows: 

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2020 at the Middle School from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Athletes can take a bus one way from the High School to the Middle School.  The bus leaves at 3:10 pm on Thursday and 2:15 pm on Friday.

 
Each player needs to have two tennis rackets, one can of tennis balls and plenty of water.   
Players are expected to be present at all tryout sessions.  Missing sessions will be incorporated into the coach's evaluation of players for the Varsity team.
 
 
Tryouts consist of assessments of individual tennis skills.  Varsity A & B players should be able to utilize dependable stokes with directional control using a variety of speeds and spins.  Players should have good shot anticipation, as well as, the ability to hit winners or force errors.  Can execute lobs, drop shots, overheads and has a well developed second serve.  JV level players should be developing their consistency and footwork.  Players should be able to maintain a backcourt rally as they further develop their strokes while also working on placement, direction and ball control.
 
 
The coaching staff also tests the athletes for general athleticism.  
 
Players are also evaluated on their cooperation with other players and their ability to take direction from the coaching staff.