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					     New Middle School Tennis Team!!
This spring Mona Shores Middle School will offer a new program: middle school tennis.




    Students / Parents, keep this page for your records

Why do I want to join the Mona Shores Middle School Tennis
Team?
    First and foremost: fun, fun, fun! The team will provide lots of match play.
    Tennis is a great sport that provides a lot of exercise and hand-eye coordination.
    The skills learned in tennis help athletes excel in other sports.
    Similar to golf or bowling, tennis is a life-long sport. People who learn tennis
     early in life play tennis the rest of their lives. Tennis is fun if you’re 12, 34, or 65.

Who can play?                                     What if I can’t pay $50?
All 7th & 8th grade students can play.            Scholarships are available if you are
Both boys and girls can participate.              unable to pay $50 to participate.
When are practices?                               What if I can’t make all the practices
The tennis team will practice twice a             or matches?
week, at Mona Shores High School.                 The main goal of this team is to have fun
When are matches?                                 playing tennis. It’s alright if you can’t
All matches will take place on Saturday           make all the practices or matches. But if
afternoons.                                       you can’t, please communicate that to
How much does it cost to play?                    your coach as soon as possible.
Each player will pay $50 to help cover            ****Do I need a physical?
the cost of expenses for the program.             ***Yes, before 1st practice.


What will I need to play?
All players will need the following:
     A tennis racquet. Any racquet will do. If you are a beginner you do not need an
        expensive racquet. Affordable, beginner racquets are great.
     A good pair of shoes. You do not need a pair of “tennis” shoes. Cross training
        shoes are fine, basketball shoes are fine. Running shoes are not ideal because the
        slopped soles encourage sprained ankles. However, don’t let that stop you from
        playing. If necessary, running shoes are adequate.
     A t-shirt / uniform. All tennis players will receive a free t-shirt for
        participating on the team. This t-shirt will be the team’s uniform.

Any other questions?? Please call Jeff Bush, the MSHS varsity coach, @ 616-881-9669
Middle School Tennis Schedule, Spring 2008:*
WEEK 1
Monday, April 14th -       Practice, @ Mona Shores High School, 5:30 pm
      Physical, Player Information sheet, & Pay to Play must be turned in before
      1st practice.
Tuesday, April 15th -      Practice, @ Mona Shores High School, 5:30 pm
                    th
Saturday, April 19 -       Mona Shores @ Fremont, time TBA
WEEK 2
Monday, April 21st -       Practice, @ Mona Shores High School, 6:00 pm
                 nd
Tuesday, April 22 -        Practice, @ Mona Shores High School, 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 26th -     Mona Shores @ Grant, time TBA
WEEK 3
Tuesday, April 29th -      Practice, @ Mona Shores High School, 5:30 pm
                      th
Wednesday, April 30 -      Practice, @ Mona Shores High School, 5:30 pm
Saturday, May 3rd -        Mona Shores @ Ludington, time TBA
WEEK 4
Monday, May 5th -          Practice, @ Mona Shores High School, 6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 6th -         Practice, @ Mona Shores High School, 5:30 pm
                   th
Saturday, May 10 -         Fremont @ Mona Shores, time TBA
WEEK 5
Tuesday, May 13th -        Practice, @ Mona Shores High School, 5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 14th -      Practice, @ Mona Shores High School, 5:30 pm
                   th
Saturday, May 17 -         Grant @ Mona Shores, time TBA
WEEK 6
Monday, May 19th -         Practice, @ Mona Shores High School, 5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 21st -      Practice, @ Mona Shores High School, 5:30 pm
                   th
Saturday, May 24 -         Ludington @ Mona Shores, time TBA

There will be no makeup dates due to rainouts.

*This schedule is subject to change for inclement weather or other unforeseen conflicts.
All changes will be announced during practice and posted on the Middle School Tennis
Blog page @ http://blogs.monashores.net/bushj/middle-school-tennis

                              ***Parents***
Note that all away matches will need transportation to and from the matches.
Please consider helping by carpooling or helping coordinate transportation.

Contact information:
Shaun O’Neal:        616-901-3775 (cell)
Head Coach, Middle School Tennis
Jeff Bush:           616-881-9669 (cell)
Assistant Coach, Middle School Tennis
Head Coach, Boys/Girls High School Varsity

				
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