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Hello JT Tennis Fans!

Our tennis philosophy is that in order to be successful players, the players must work 100% in practice and be dedicated to the team. Each member of the team is first a student and second a tennis player. We expect consistent attendance, good sportsmanship, and hard work. While our ultimate goal is to win, we can feel like a success if we know we have given our best effort and played a good match.

Our goal is not to turn your young player into a professional, but to give her the tools for success that will make the game more enjoyable. We want to create a competitive team. We want the girls to have solid basic skills, a deep understanding of the strategies, and give their best effort at all times.

Our coaches are committed to the tennis program. The coaches attend coaching clinics and keep up with what other SWSC tennis teams are doing. Coach Gillman is a retired pro and has coached tennis for over 35 years. He has coached at both the Varsity and JV level. Coach Birkner wii coach JV tennis and leads the Freshman thru Seniors. Both coaches are very encouraging during practice and at matches.

Our focus this year will be drills, technique, and strategies to win. We are hoping to send more girls to state this season.

Parents should encourage their athletes to show dedication and determination in their tennis game! Your support would be greatly appreciated at matches and tournaments. Make sure your athlete is eating healthy and getting plenty of sleep. When not in tennis season, have your athlete take lessons and get out and play the game.

We are excited about this year and are looking forward to a successful and rewarding season!

 
General information

IHSA

important dates

 Girls Tennis 2015
Varsity Tryouts: YOU CANNOT MISS ANY DAYS

Aug. 12  4-7:00 pm      Aug. 13 5:30-7:30pm     Aug.14  7:30-10:30 am & 3-6pm                         Aug. 15 TBA

 

JV Tryouts: YOU CANNOT MISS ANY DAYS

Aug. 12  4-7pm         Aug 13 5:30-7:30pm            Aug. 14  7:30-10:30 am & 3-6pm                    Aug.15 TBA

Regular Practice begins: Monday August 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m. M-F  Sat. TBA

coaching staff

Head Coach - Kit Gillman kit_gillman@yahoo.com

JV Coach - Jennifer Birkner
jbirkner@jths.org

 
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