Monday, October 19, 2020

Spearfish Tennis Association -  Middle School Boys Tennis Developmental Program
Program has been posponed until further notice.
Please stay safe!

tennis playerThe Spearfish Tennis Association is offering a middle school tennis program this spring for all Spearfish area 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.

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Practices are Monday through Friday starting March 16 - from 3:30pm-5:00 at the MS tennis courts weather permitting. We will practice at the HS tennis courts when the HS is out of town. 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.

At this time we have three scheduled matches on Saturdays - April 18th in Spearfish and April 4th, May 9th in Rapid City.

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. SCHOOL PHYSICAL IS REQUIRED!

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 boys tennis team.  These students will need to commit to attend HS practices and local and Rapid City tennis meets. Practices are Monday-Friday 3:30-6:00. The HS tennis season is March 16 – May 19.  Contact Doug Dexheimer, HS boys tennis coach, with additional questions.  **591-0840**

There are two ways to register for this program.
1. Download and complete the attached form and return to the Middle School Office or bring to your first practice.
Click Here To Download Form
2. Register online using the lik below. We will print the 1st page of the the registration form. You can print and fill out the permissions page and bring to the first practice.
Online registration

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