Tennis - Girls
|Girls Tennis Coaching Staff|
|Head Coach:||Assistant Coaches:|
|Jacquie Hartmann||Ron Akins|
|Barbara (Leigh) Perks|
Information on the 2023-2024 upcoming season is coming soon.
Registration: FINAL FORMS
- Click Final Forms to access MIHS registration site
- Create a new user ID within Final Forms to register for sports.
- Link to step-by-step directions for setting up your Final Forms account can be found HERE
Key Registrations Dates:
Registration for all sports open June 26th
- Football Registration closes August 10th
- First day of Football is August 16th
- Fall Cut sports, Registration closes: August 18th
- First day of Football is August 16th
- Winter Cut Sports Registration closes: November 9th
- Spring Cut Sports Registration closes: Feb 22n
*Note for incoming 9th graders, your sports physicals on file at the Middle School do not transfer to the athletic office. You will need to supply a current physical
- Please pay through our online payment system Intouch
- An ASB card (ASB Fee $70) must be purchased to participate in any sport.
- $350.00 per sport per season For Payment Plan options, please contact Becky LeMaster
- Refund Notice (please refer to Eligibility Handbook): You are eligible for a refund for two weeks after the start of the season. No refunds are issued after the second week.
Uniform and Equipment Late Fee Policy:
- A $25.00 late fee and a replacement cost of the uniform and/ or equipment will be assessed if an athlete does not return uniforms during designated time
Try Out Information:
What Happens at Tryouts?
Tryouts begin with a meeting at the MIHS tennis courts immediately after school on Feb 28th. Come ready to play with your racket and a water bottle. There will be a quick coach introduction, a short warm up and then tryouts begin on the courts. If there is rain, we will meet at PEAK. Everyone will be evaluated by all the coaches. We nearly always have rainy days during our first week of tryouts. We do our best to determine teams quickly.
How are Players Evaluated?
In addition to tennis skills, we look at agility, foot speed, balance, general athleticism, attitude, work ethic and enthusiasm for the sport. If we are hampered by rain, the evaluation process may be adjusted and take longer.
Once teams are set, every team will have challenge ladders. This enables players to compete and demonstrate improvement during the season. In some instances, players who emerge at the top of their team through challenges may move up to the next team or play in matches with the next higher team.
How Many players are on each team?
*Girls Tennis will be a cut sport if the number of players trying out exceeds 50. In 2018, we had 93 girls tryouts.*
Team size is variable from year to year because we group together players of similar skill level as part of determining team size. In general, team size targets will be:
What is the Time Commitment During the Season?
No matter which team you are assigned to, each player should block out 3 p.m.-6 p.m M-F from May 3rd-June 12th. Every day must be blocked out for practices and matches throughout the entire season. We do not have practices or matches during Spring Break. Matches can happen any day of the week and, due to rainouts, we can have as many as 3-4 matches a week toward the end of the season.
What if I have a weekly conflict and will miss a day or part of a practice each week?
A tennis team is not doable for those who have any type of consistent weekly conflict. Examples of conflicts we do not excuse are Driver’s Ed, non-MIHS Theater, private music lessons, work, club sports, SAT prep and tutoring. We understand that Mercer Island Students have packed schedules, but participating on tennis team requires a full commitment.
What about Academic Conflicts?
Occasional school curriculum conflicts are excused, such as MIHS band, drama, DECA or a class trip. Major testing for SAT, ACT and AP are also valid excuses.
If you are unable to commit to a tennis team this year, we encourage you to continue to enjoy tennis recreationally and try out for a tennis team when your schedule allows it!
What Skills are Required to Make a Team?
Prior to 2018 tennis was a “no-cut” sport. However, depending on the number who tryout it is possible that there will be cuts. We do not provide tennis lessons for beginners. If you are still learning tennis, do not know how to serve or score we suggest you continue to work on your game. There are wonderful public tennis centers in our area that provide private and group lessons and court rental - Amy Yee Tennis Center in Seattle and Robinswood Tennis Center in Bellevue. There are 6 locations with free outdoor public courts on Mercer Island. There are also numerous private clubs and tennis academies in the area.
For your guidance, below is a description of the general skill level we see at each of our team levels:
Congratulations to those that have made the teams.
We have a great match schedule for all teams and look forward to getting the season underway. Teams will be fluid during the season and may change as players develop their skills. You may be invited to practice and/or play in a match with a higher team. Bring a good work ethic to the courts every day and your efforts will yield results!
For a match schedule preview go to: http://www.kingcoathletics
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|MIHS Hall of Fame Members|
|1978 Leslie Tobin|
|1980 Terri Agee|
|1982 Lori Brillhart|
|1982 Erin Majury|
|1985 Mindy Mounger|
|1985 Wendy Gross|
|1987 Cindy Olejar|
|1988 Shelley Keeler|
|1989 Liz Allen|
|1989 April Appel|
|1993 Erin Gowen|
|1998 Allison Rindlaub|
|1999 Katie Cunha|
|2001 Lindsey Adams|
|2004 Stephanie Hammond|
|1991-2009 Joyce Hedlund (Coach)|