Announcements

 

FCHS Girls Tennis

Updated Thursday February 19 2020

Attentions New Players!

The FCHS Girls tennis team is open to all girls at FCHS, no matter what your skill level is! We welcome girls who want to play competitive tennis as well as those girls new to the game who would like to learn how to play. If you would like to be added to our team communication list, please email Coach Joann Johnson at coachjoannjohnson@gmail.com

 

** If any new players need information on ordering uniforms, please contact Coach Joann ASAP by email at coachjoannjohnson@gmail.com

Match Schedule for the 2020 Season is Posted on the Team Website – updated schedule posted 2/6/2020

The match schedule is still a draft but most of the dates should stay the same, weather permitting! We are working on adding 1-2 scrimmages to the schedule and will announce those dates once they are finalized.

 

Optional Off Season Open Court Practices on hold for now!

Due to the limited daylight hours now that we are out of “daylight savings time”, we are going to have to suspend optional practices for now.
We will continue to readdress the daylight situation each week. This week, it becomes too dark to play outside before 5pm.
The coaching staff will meet to discuss possible Saturday late morning or early afternoon optional open court times. These will depend on weather, temperature, etc. We will keep you posted!

Orange Cards

Orange Cards! Please get your paperwork completed for you Orange Cards ASAP. All players must hand in an Orange Card to a coach on or before our 1st official practice on Monday, March 2.  No Orange Card = not permitted to step on courts!
We highly recommend that you not wait until the last week of February. There will be long lines at the Athletic Department desk that entire week and you will waste much of your time. You can start handing in your paper work to Mrs. Dahlseide (Athletic Secretary) any day now!
We would prefer that players hand their completed Orange Cards to a coach sometime during our preseason camp, Feb 25-28 – or better yet, hand it in at our player meeting on February 24th.
Reminder – you can’t hand in your forms to the coaches, just the completed Orange Card that you will receive from Mrs. Dahlseide!!
Here is the link to get the forms and more info on obtaining your Orange Card:

Meeting for Girls Tennis Team Parents

Our Preseason Parent Meeting will take place on Thursday, February 27th at 6:30pm. We will meet in the media center/library area at FCHS. We will introduce the coaching staff, review the team expectations and regulations, review the plan for the season, ask for volunteers to help with or host team dinners and for our team banquet committee. Players are not expected to attend this meeting, but they are welcome to attend if they would like.

 

Preseason Player Meeting

Preseason Player Meeting will take place next Monday February 24th at 4:15pm in classroom PE-1, located in the athletic hallway. This is a mandatory meeting for all players. We will review the plans for the first few weeks of practice, the challenge match format for Varsity and upper JV positions, team expectations and regulations and an overview of the entire season. We will also distribute the uniform orders that have arrived (so far only the Lululemon orders are in). If for some reason you are not able to attend, you must contact Coach Joann before February 24th.

 

Preseason Camp Dates – Optional but strongly encouraged for all!

Our optional Preseason Tennis Camp will take place next week, Tuesday February 25th through Friday February 28th, from 4:20pm to 6pm at the FCHS tennis courts. Camp will take place weather permitting – right now the forecast is not looking great for next week. We can’t practice on the courts if they are wet/snowy and we can’t practice outdoors if temperatures are close to the freezing mark. We do not have access to indoor gym space at school yet as the basketball teams are still in season. I will communicate on a daily basis via the Remind Text system if camp is cancelled. Let’s hope for warmer temps and a dryer March!!

 

First Practice and Challenge Matches

  • Start Monday, March 2nd
  • The returning varsity & some top JV players from last season will practice at Edora Park, 4:30-6:30pm this first week. Coach Joann will notify the Edora players by Feb 29 at the latest.
  • The rest of our JV players will practice at the FCHS courts, 4:20-6pm
  • Challenge match format for varsity spots same as last season
FCHS Tennis Team on Social Media
  • Please join our team Facebook Page:            FCHS Lambkins Girls Tennis 2020
  • We also have a team instagram account:     fchsgirlstennis

 

Any questions? Contact Coach Joann Johnson at coachjoannjohnson@gmail.com

REMIND Team Texts

Players and Parents – please set your phones up to receive important team updates using the REMIND text system.

From your smartphone, send this message to number 81010: @123fchs

You should then receive a welcome text from Remind, letting you know you have joined the FCHS Tennis Team Group.

If you have any trouble with this, please let Coach Joann know