Tennis - Girls
Varsity Team 2022-2023
JV Team 2022-2023
JV2 Team 2022-2023
|Girls Tennis Coaching Staff|
|Head Coach:||Assistant Coaches:|
|Jacquie Hartmann||Ron Akins|
|Barbara (Leigh) Perks|
Spring Sports 2023 Registration opens July 25 2022
Please have registration and packet in by February 16th.
The first day of Spring Sports is February 27th.
Only those whose Eligibility Packets are completed, and on file in the Athletic Office will be able to get on the court.
ALL SPRING SPORTS PARENT MEETING- March 7th 6:00pm-8:00pm. Meetings will start in the PAC and then break out by individual sports.
Tennis Photo Day: TBD, @ tennis courts, but if it is raining they will be indoors. Hope for a dry day.
Registration is a 2-step process. You must complete the online portion as well as turn in the sports packet to the Athletic Office.
Online Registration : Online Registration Link
You will be required to submit the following forms to the Athletic Office: 2022-2023 Athletic Packet
**Note if this is your 2nd or 3rd sport, only a Signature Page is required to be turned into the Athletic Office, as well online registration needs to be completed**
* Refund Notice (please refer to Athletic Eligibility Handbook): If the Athletic Office is notified no later than the second full week of practice, a refund will be given in full. There will be no refunds issued after this date.**
Welcome to Girls Tennis!
Below is key information about our teams and season:
Important Dates: Typical Season Dates
Tryouts are TBD Saturday session time is TBD
Reserve all Saturdays in May for practice and matches due to this shortened season. We may not use all the Saturdays, but you will need to reserve the 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
MIHS Sports schedules can be found on the KingCo Conference website: www.kingcoathletics.com
Once on www.kingcoahletics.com
Click on the MI Logo for the list of available sports
Click on Girls Tennis
Once on the MI Girls Tennis home page, click the "Schedules" link
Choose the squad
That team's schedule comes up
On the specific team's schedule page, you can print the schedule.
Back on the KingCoAthletics home page, you can click "Subscribe" to register for email notifications of schedule changes. If you don't sign up for email updates, you will need to check back to the site regularly to note changes.
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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)|