November 4th, Wednesday
We will be hosting a final get together for the team on 11/4/20. We plan to meet by the courts at 3:30 and then proceed to the bottom to play tennis baseball and other games. We will then have a recognition ceremony for all players at 4:15 on the courts. Families are welcome to watch!
Update for 10/15
We finished our season as Consolation Champions in our section with a 5-2 win over Winona! More importantly, we stayed healthy and Covid free the entire season! Thank you athletes and families for adapting to a unique season! We have much to be proud of and much team enthusiasm and collaboration to carry into Fall 2021! We will announce when the awards are ready for pick up for the Varsity players, captains, and academic award winners.
Update for 10/13
Another strong win last night vs Redwing! Tomorrow, Wednesday, we will play Winona at the JM courts at 4:00 p.m. This is for the consolation championship! Please come out and support the athletes!
Update for 10/9
Our practice will be from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. today! Also, we will be playing Red Wing in the consolation bracket on the JM courts on Monday, 10/12, at 4:00 p.m. If it rains Monday, the make-up day will be Tuesday. We had a strong win last night against Farmington!
Update for 10/7
Tomorrow's match, Thursday, 10-8, will be against Farmington in the consolation bracket. It will be a home match. Match will start at 4:00 p.m. Varsity players and 5 alternates please be on the courts ready to warm up at 3: 15 p.m. JV players please come and cheer on your teammates!
Busing update for 10/6 game
We LOAD the bus at 1:45 p.m. and DEPART at 2:00 p.m. Please note the change from Sunday.
Update for 10/5
For sectionals, we will be playing Hastings in Hastings on Tuesday, 10-6. Match begins at 4:00 p.m. We will leave JM at 2:00 p.m. We will also be playing this Thursday, 10-8, win or lose on Tuesday!!!! There will be a consolation bracket, so this guarantees us 2 games. Depending on who wins/loses on Tues, will determine where we play on Thursday. However, our match on Thursday will have a start time of either 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. We will be bringing 15 girls with us on Tuesday to Hastings as we will be able to have a few exhibition matches.
Update for 10/1
We had to reschedule our Albert Lea match today. They had a down pour right before we got there and the courts couldn't dry up in enough time for us to be able to play matches safely. We made the decision at 5:00 p.m. to postpone and reschedule due the lack of needed elements to dry the courts quickly: sun, warmth, and wind! We will play them tomorrow, Friday, 10-2. Bus leaves JM at 2:30 p.m. Girls can load at 2:15 p.m. Please let teachers know and avoid getting marked unexcused.
Update for 9/29 Tuesday
Be at courts by 3:45 p.m. today. Last day of "official" practice for JV is this Friday. However, ALL girls are encouraged to attend next week on Monday and Wednesday. Sectionals will either be on Tuesday or Thursday next week. More info. to come.
Update for 9/28 Monday
Practice is pushed back to 5:00 p.m. Plan on practicing until 6:15 p.m. However, we will check the courts at 4:40 p.m. and let you know if practice is on or off. Please wait for text before leaving for practice.
All Varsity and JV will be playing at the JM courts tomorrow for our home match against Mayo.
Update for 9/23 Wednesday
Pasta feed is today after practice. We will provide milk.
Update for 9/21 Monday
The match vs Winona is postponed for tomorrow. We will hold regular practice. Our pasta feed is on for Wednesday after practice on the JM courts. Athletes will need to bring a beverage.
Update for 9/16 Wednesday
Home match tomorrow vs Owatonna ; 10 varsity players at JM courts; all others at Kutzky park at 3:45 p.m. Please have rides lined up ahead of time so coaches/players aren't waiting.
Photos on Friday. Be sure to wear 2020 JM tshirt. Bring order form and money.
Update for 9/15 Tuesday
Varsity be at Century 3:30; 3:45 at the latest. JV be at JM by 3:45 p.m. Please bring plenty of water today!
Update for 9/14 Monday
Game tomorrow. Varsity is at Century; be at courts at 3:45 p.m. JV is at JM courts. Photos will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. Be sure to wear the team tshirt. Bring photo form and $.
Update for 9/12 Saturday
NO MATCH today in Red Wing! It is postponed until October 3rd.
Update for 9/9 Wednesday
Practice is canceled today. Pictures are reschedule for Friday, September 18th. We will be loading the buses at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday for our 10:00 a.m match in Redwing. Please remember, you must attend practice to be able to travel and play in a match.
Update for 9/8 Tuesday
NO practice today. We will distribute clothes tomorrow and also forms for pictures on Thursday.
Update for 9/7 Monday
Practice has been changed to 4:45 p.m. due to the rain that is passing through. We are unable to use the school gym/building like in the past years so we have to be flexible! Thanks!
Update for 9/4 Friday
There will be no practice today . However, we will be have practice on Monday from 4-6. Clothes from Superior Screener will be distributed on Tuesday. Pictures will be on Thursday, 9/10. Forms for the photos will be handed out on Monday and Tuesday.
Update for 9/3 Thursday
We will be playing 10 varsity players at the JM courts on 9/3 and JV will play at the Kutzky courts. They have approximately 10 JV players . Varsity be at the JM courts at 3:45 p.m. JV please be at Kutzky at 4:00 p.m.
Update for 9/1 Tuesday
The bus loads by the JM gym today at 2:15 p.m. for our match in Northfield. We will leave at 2:30 p.m. Please be sure to bring plenty of fluids and food. We will be home after 7:00 p.m. Also, bring warm clothes for the cool weather.
Picture Day: Thursday, September 10th, we will take our tennis pictures on the JM courts. Mrs. Eldredge will be the photographer. More information will be given to the players this week.
Clothing: Clothing will be arriving soon. Please pay for these items this week. Items need to be paid for before they can be picked up. Make a check out to "Superior Screeners" or pay cash. Thanks!
Update for 8/31
Way to work hard and put for effort and show a positive attitude in Mankato! Varsity won 4-3 and the JV girls played some of their (Mankato) varsity exhibition players and we learned a lot!
Practice tomorrow, Monday, is at 3:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Girls are required to be there, ready to hit the courts, unless they have a prescheduled conflict and they MUST communicate with one of us coaches. We will go over our team rules and expectations again tomorrow and we will pass out a typed copy for families to read over. It is the responsibility of the player to schedule work conflicts and such in advance. Please note the Big 9 schedule on the webpage and assume we will practice every day! Practice is required for a player to be able to play in match play the following day. Also, girls are require to attend class in order to come to practice. If the athlete is absent for 1/2 of the day or more, she is NOT allowed to attend practice.
Update for 8/28
Load the bus today at 2:15 p.m. Bus leaves at 2:30 p.m. Pack plenty of water to last you 2:30-*8:30 p.m. Pack snacks and supper too.
Way to show JM athleticism and sportsmanship last night! Girls Varsity won 6-1. The JV had girls playing first time matches and others getting the opportunity to play 2 sets of great tennis.
Update for 8/26
Match at home tomorrow 8/27: Varsity report to courts at 3:45 p.m. at JM courts; JV report to Kutzky courts at 4:00 p.m.
UPDATE for 8/25
We will be going to Mankato West on Friday , August 28th. Bus loads at 2:15 by JM gym/pool doors. Bus leaves at 2:30 p.m.
HOME Match on Thursday August 27th.
New Practice time for 8/26 Wednesday:
8:00 a.m -10:00 a.m. at JM courts.
Game for 8/25 Tuesday is CANCELED due to heat.
Practice for 8/24 Monday is CANCELED due to heat.
Following the MSHL guidelines, we will NOT have practice today. The advisory goes until 9:00 p.m. so we were unable to move the practice to a later time. We will be making a decision by noon tomorrow regarding the away match tomorrow afternoon.
UPDATES FOR 8/24
Practice times for M, W, and F this week: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Game schedule: Tuesday away in Mankato, bus load at 2:00 p.m, bring a jug of water and other beverages and bring food for supper and snacks as we will NOT be stopping. We will be arriving home around 9:00 p.m. All players, including JV, will be able to travel.
Thursday: home vs. Mankato; varsity is to be at JM courts by 3:30 p.m.; JV is to be at Kutzky park at 3:30 p.m.
BSN clothing store will close on Monday, 8-24.
UPDATES FOR 8/18/20
The Red Wing away matched has been changed to Saturday, Sept 12th at 10:30 a.m in Red Wing.
Athletes are required to complete the attendance form on the link above DAILY and at least 2 hours prior to practice. They will not be able to practice without the required attendance taken.
We will be passing out clothing forms for the team tshirt, sweat pants and sweat shirt today at practice. These items are optional and not required.
Please look at the new Big 9 schedule link (above the image). There are changes!
Uniforms: Varsity players are required to have the shorts and the tank that are displayed on the BSN website. JV players are welcome to purchase the items but they are NOT required. There will be a shipping fee. The store will be available until 8/24. (Players will be informed of their Varsity/JV status by 8/20 to know if they need the above items. ) ALL GIRLS are encouraged to purchase the 2020 JM tshirt. The cost is $14. Girls can pay with cash or a check made out to “Superior Screeners”. We will take orders for these on Tuesday and Wednesday 8/18 and 8/19. Information will be shared on the first day of practice. No money will be collected up front. After the shipment arrives, we will collect the fee.
Below are some of new COVID procedures and requirements for players at all practices, bus rides and matches. These are subject to change and I will post the updated information as soon as possible.
Girls will be required to have a temperature check before practice, before bus rides, and before matches.
Everybody MUST bring a mask to EVERY practice and wear it during non-aerobic activities.
We will be taking attendance daily.
Please bring a bottle of hand sanitizer. Girls are to use it before and after practice.
We will not be going inside the building, so if it rains, practice will be cancelled.
You will be required to bring your own water or drink. We can't share water, ever.
When gathering around the fence to start or end practice, please have your mask ON.
If you are feeling sick, do NOT come to practice or attend a game. Please stay home.
Families are encouraged to wear masks and avoid being around the players during practice and games. We want to practice the 6 feet physical distancing and CDC/MPH guidelines to keep all healthy and safe!
We are looking forward to having a successful season and grateful to work with the athletes!
Jane and Elizabeth
Hello to all JM Tennis players and families!
We are excited to welcome the 2020 tennis season! We are appreciative of the difficult decisions the MSHL made in regards to all athletes and fortunate that we can participate in our fall sport. Our season will be reduced by 20 percent and our matches will be reduced by 30 percent. Because our school is going to a hybrid model, as of now, we are able to have a season! However, our dedication to social distancing and good hygiene will be vitally important.
Your coaches for the 2020 season will be Elizabeth Fink and Jane Peloquin. Contact information is provided in the attached slide show.
We will begin our season on Monday Aug. 17. We will practice at the JM courts from 4 p.m. -7 p.m. the first week (Monday-Thursday), and 4 p.m. -6 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the rest of the season. We will NOT have practice on Friday, September 4th. Please bring plenty of water, a mask ( must be worn when we are not physically distancing which is about 2 racket lengths), hand sanitizer, and towel/mat (for conditioning and stretching).
If the weather does not allow us to practice, we will notify the athletes via the app GROUP ME and this website. (Jane will manage the Group Me members and will discuss this at the first practice.) We will make the decision no later than 30 minutes before practice. Athletes, please do your best to make schedule changes ahead of time with work, etc. so you will be there for the entirety of practice and matches. The updated Big 9 conference link is on top of the JM image on this page. Our first match will be away on Tuesday, August 25th in Mankato at 4:30 p.m. There will be protocol coming out that states travel procedures for the team and how many spectators will be allowed. This will be shared during the first week of practice.
If you know of someone who wants to play, but has not yet registered, please urge her to do so immediately! Because we are a JV/Varsity program, we highly encourage the tennis player to be able to rally and serve. There are two tennis centers in Rochester that give group and private lessons for those students who are interested in trying out the sport.
Also, be sure to check on Skyward to see if you are in need of a physical. You will not be able to start the season without one. If you go on the MAIN webpage of the JM Athletics, click on the HOME tab in the upper left corner, there will be a link for Fall 2020 registration and information on how to see if an updated physical is needed. It is titled "Fall Online registration".
Attached is the slideshow created by the captains and coaching staff regarding the upcoming season. You will find the contact information of the captains and the coach. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you may have and/or if you'd like to set up a time to converse regarding the JM girls' tennis program.
See you on the courts!