Wednesday, October 05, 2022

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 to $20 depending upon what the girls decide to go with.

Practices are Monday through Friday, Aug 19 - from 3:30pm-5:00 at the MS tennis courts. After school starts on Aug. 29 practices are from 3:30-5:00 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 19 - Aug 28  (M-F)            3:30pm -  5:00pm      Spearfish MS tennis courts
  • Aug 27 - Sep 27  (M-F)            3:30pm -  5:00pm      Spearfish MS tennis courts

Matches on Saturdays - September 7, 21, and 28. Starting at 9:00am and ending around 2:00pm


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 3:30-6:30, 3:30-6:00 after school starts. The HS tennis season is August 6 – October 6.  Contact Doug Dexheimer, HS girls tennis coach, with additional questions.  **591-0840**

You can order a Middle School team T-shirt for $10.00 or $20.00. They are not the same as last year. Order form will be sent out later

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