Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Spearfish Tennis Association -  Middle School Girls Tennis Developmental Program

girl silloette2The Spearfish Tennis Association is offering a middle school tennis program this fall for all Spearfish 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls.  Joe Doerges will be running the program with assistance from other Spearfish Tennis Association members.

This program is for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade girl in the Spearfish area.   Since tennis is not an official middle school activity at Spearfish MS, any area MS girl may participate in the program.

There is no cost to participate but t-shirts are available for $10.

Practices are Monday through Friday, Aug 7 -  from 9:00am to 10:45 at the HS tennis courts.  After school starts on Aug.  30  practices are from 3:30-4:45 at the MS tennis courts.  Players are not required to attend all practices, but it is helpful for staffing purposes to know when your child will not be at practice.

Practice Schedule

  • Aug 7 - 29  (M-F)            9:00am – 10:45am            Spearfish HS tennis courts
  • Aug 30  - Oct 3  (M-F)            3:30pm -  4:45pm      Spearfish MS tennis courts


Participants will need proper practice clothes, T-shirt, shorts with pockets, tennis shoes, warm clothing for those cooler days. NO flip flops, jeans. We will provide water but they need to have their own water bottle.

The Spearfish Tennis Association will provide tennis rackets or students may bring their own.

Players will learn:

  • basic tennis skills (footwork, grip, forehand, backhand, volley, serve, and overhead)
  • rules of the game
  • tennis etiquette
  • keeping score (regular, no-add, and tie-breaker)

7th and 8th graders attending Spearfish Middle School who have adequate skills as determined by the coaching staff, may participate on the Spearfish HS girls tennis team.  These students will need a school physical and commit to attend HS practices and local and Rapid City tennis meets.   Practices are Monday-Friday (9am-noon before school starts and 3:30-6:30 when school is going).  The HS tennis season is August 7 – October 7.  Contact Doug Dexheimer, HS girls tennis coach, with additional questions.   **582-2292**

Information on Saturday “Play Days” and meets with Rapid City will be sent out later.

You can order a Middle School team T-shirt for $10.00. They are the same as last year - maroon, 100% polyester and will have “Spearfish Tennis” and the two Spartan heads in white. Please indicate number and sizes on the registration form. They should be ready in about 3 weeks once we put an order in.

Please complete the attached form and return to the Middle School Office or bring to your first practice.
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