Spearfish Tennis Association -  Middle School Boys Tennis Developmental Program

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The Spearfish Tennis Association is offering a middle school tennis program this spring for all Spearfish 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys.
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 boy in the Spearfish area.   Since tennis is not an official middle school activity at Spearfish MS, any area MS boy may participate in the program.
Players will need a school physical and need to complete our STA registration form for this program.
Registration form, signup sheet and information sheet are available in the MS office or you can download using the following links.
STA Registration Form
Parent Information Letter
Signup online

7th and 8th graders attending Spearfish Middle School who have adequate skills as determined by the coaching staff, may participate on the Spearfish HS boys 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 3:30-6:30.  The HS tennis season is March 11 – May 18.
Contact Doug Dexheimer, HS boys tennis coach, with additional questions.   **582-2292**

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

Practices are Monday through Friday and start Mar 18  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:

  • Mar 19 - May 10  (M-F)       3:30pm -  4:45pm      Spearfish MS tennis courts
  • Practice schedule will vary until the MS tennis courts are clear of snow.
  • Days that the HS team is playing out of town we will practice at the HS tennis courts
    We will use the Remind App and online calendar to communicate any changes.

Scheduled matches:
Saturday, April 6 - Rapid City Christian JV/MS invite - 9:00am to 2:00pm @ Sioux Park
Saturday, April 13 - Spearfish JV/MS Doubles Invite - 9:00am to 2:00pm @ Spearfish HS Tennis Courts
Saturday, May 4 - Raider JV/MS Invite - 9:00am to 2:00pm @ Sioux Park
2:00pm is an approxomate end time for these meets

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)

If you have any questions, please feel fee to contact us at:
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