The JM Tennis program consists of two teams: Varsity and JV. Our program is a competitive high school program, and the competition for playing time will increase with the higher level teams in the program. Playing time will not be equal; but all student athletes are given the opportunity to get better in practice and earn playing time.
The Varsity squad will be determined by competitive try-outs the first week of the season and will be those players the coaching staff feels show the ability, attitude, and worth ethic to compete at the highest level in our program. Varsity players will be the top players regardless of grade.
The JV (Junior Varisty) squad will also be determined by competitive try-outs the first week of the season and will be those players the coaching staff feels show the ability, attitude, and worth ethic to compete and develop into varsity players in the future. JV players may include 7th thru 12th graders.
The high school athletic department is sensitive to the needs of athletes during the try-out period, and our desire is to see as many students as possible involved in our program. This is a no cut program.
Try-outs for all athletes are held the first week of practice and are based on the performance, attitude, attendance of athletes during this time. Participation on summer teams, performance during camps, or other non-school season activities are not part of the try-out evaluation. The head coach and lower level coaches work together on selecting the players for each team. If you have questions on the try-out policies, philosophies, or procedures please discuss them with the head coach or the athletic department.
Attendance at practices, games, and team functions during the season is very important. Practice times will be fluid early in the season -- and athletes need to be available to attend practice when these schedules change. It is especially important for athletes to attend practices, scrimmages, events during the early season try-outs if they expect to make our higher level teams. If you miss practices, players should expect to miss out on playing time. Work, drivers education, family vacation, other non-school activities are not excused absences for practices.