Thanks to everyone who helped out with our Summer Lovin' Pickleball Tournament last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! We had lots of gals and parents help out which was needed given how busy it was at the tournament. The tournament was a grand success with players coming in from Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and up and down the western US. We could not have held this tournament without everyone's help so thanks to those who donated their time and effort to the cause.
As we head into week 2, here's what to plan on for practice:
Monday: Varsity/JV Practice @ 8:00. Practice Squad @ 10:00.
Tuesday: Varsity/JV Practice @ 8:00. Practice Squad @ 10:00.
Wednesday: Varsity/JV Practice @ 8:00. Practice Squad @ 10:00.
Thursday: Varsity/JV Practice @ 2:30. Practice Squad @ 4:00.
Friday: Ashton Invitational (more info to come) No Practice Squad practice
There will be a player/parent meeting this Tuesday @ 7:00pm. We will hold this meeting outside at our tennis courts (Court #1) to allow for social distancing. Each attendee needs to bring a chair to sit in (don't worry, it'll be in the shade). We will discuss a number of necessary items given the unique circumstances we're in.
The AF Tennis program is proud to help host a huge Pickleball Tournament this weekend, the Summer Lovin' Tournament. This will be our main fundraiser this year and we are looking for volunteers to help assist the tournament. We will need helpers each day, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday . . . especially Saturday. Check out the link below and check out the times, talk with friends to see what works for you all and sign up for at least one time slot.
Volunteer duties will include getting water, assisting in court assignments, and other errands. You won't be playing pickleball, but you'll be able to see all skills and levels.
Hit up Coach Herrud if you've got any questions
For Tuesday please attend the tryout time listed below. Bring lots and lots of water!
Please attend the tryout time that you've been assigned below. These times below are only for Monday, August 3rd. Tuesday's and Wednesday's times will be posted each night. Plan on showing up a little early so you can answer COVID questions and log your registration info.
Make sure to bring all your tennis gear including headwear (hat or visor), racket, lots of ice water, and a towel. Each tryout time should last about 2 hours.
If you don't see your name on either time slot, please show up at 10:00 and we'll see about getting you registered and squared away to play.
See you tomorrow!
Girls tennis tryouts are two weeks away! All girls interested in playing tennis for AFHS this fall plan on coming to tryouts August 3rd at either 8:00am or 10:00am. We'll let you know what time you're responsible to come at. Check out what the coaches are looking for and what it takes to make Varsity/JV.
For all those guys looking to get their hands on their uniforms and swag the wait is over. We had to work with administration to figure out what we were going to do with fees for our season since it was cut way too short. Here's the breakdown of fees for this year:
Participation Fee: $25 (we played about 1/4 of the season)
Equipment Fee: $0
Uniform Fee: whatever you ordered . . . see button below
To get you your uniforms, please sign up for a time to come in and get your gear, if today or tomorrow don't work I'll add some more days next week. You will need to come during the time you sign up for so we adhere to social distancing. If you received a pair of shorts and polo already but didn't get a logo on them (the A or Caveman head) bring them with you and I can heat press those on for you during your pickup.
Pickup will be in our team supply room, south side of the old gym. The door will be propped open and I'll be there.
After a great start to the season (check out match scores link below) things have taken an unexpected turn. With the safety of everyone in mind, tennis has been shut down for a while. For at least the next two weeks all UHSAA sports are suspended. That means we're not to practice, play, or have any organized activity until the suspension is lifted. We'll let you know when things change.
Teams for the AFHS Boys Tennis program are posted below. Please attend the practice times posted for each team.
Varsity/JV Team (2:30 - 4:30)
Practice Squad (4:00 - 5:30)
For those trying out for the Boys Tennis team this year, please show up at the following times below with warm clothes comfortable enough to play in 39 degree weather. Each player will be evaluated by coaches as they drill, workout, and play matches. There are three tournaments set up to allow each player match play scenarios. Some matches might begin before 3:00pm to allow maximum use or courts, those players will be notified.
Most courts will be used for match play, the remaining courts will be used for drills with players not currently playing matches