FCHS Girls Tennis

FCHS Girls Tennis Team – Team Uniform Orders 
The first team uniform order deadline is coming up fast – Sunday January 13th! If you are ordering uniform pieces and would like them to arrive before our first match in early March, you must place your order online before Jan 13th. We will have another opportunity to place uniform and fan gear orders later in February, but these items will most likely not arrive prior to our first match and there will be a surcharge added to these late orders.
A email was sent out to everyone on Jan 7 with a detailed attachment about ordering uniforms, “Tennis Order Info 2019”. You can also find this attachment on this website, under the “team document” tab. If you did not get this email please contact Coach Joann ASAP at
All players who hope to play on the varsity team or top JV spots must order the new uniform pieces (skort and white top). All other returning players have the option to order new uniform pieces or wear last year’s uniform. New players should order the new uniform. This is explained in detail in the email attachment.
All orders are to be placed online by each player/family individually. The link to the order is
I still have some sample sizes available and will bring them to open court practices.

Optional Open Court Tennis Sessions Jan 7 though Feb 16, 2019

We will continue with our optional preseason open court practices every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30pm. All players are encouraged to attend!
We will also have optional open court times on Saturdays from 11am-1pm.
At this time of year, the weather plays a significant role in practice times. 
If it is raining or snowing, practice will be cancelled. If the outside temperatures are below 40 degrees, practice will be cancelled. If the courts are wet, no practice.
Players will be notified about cancellations via our REMIND text system. 
Please understand that these sessions are optional. I know that many of you are involved in other sports and school activities right now. But if you can make it, we would love to see you out on the courts!
Most of our optional open court sessions will involve match play. This is a great time to work on your match play and get ready for tryouts/challenge matches in February.
Please pay attention to the weather forecasts and dress appropriately.
New players – scroll down to bottom of this page for instructions on how to receive our team REMIND texts
Player Meeting and Optional Preseason Camp
We will have a mandatory player meeting on Tuesday, February 19th at 3pm in classroom PE-1, in the athletic hallway. Plans for the season and the varsity tryouts/challenge match system will be reviewed at this meeting.
Our annual 3-day optional preseason camp will be held Wednesday, February 20 through Friday, February 22, from 3-4:30pm.
All players are strongly encouraged to attend this camp!
First Day of Practice and Varsity Tryouts/Challenge Matches
Per CHSAA regulations, the first day of our official season practice will be on Monday, February 25th.
High School Tennis is a no-cut sport at FCHS, so all players who come out for the team will make the team and play!
However, we only have 11 spots on our Varsity roster so we do hold tryouts and challenge matches to fill those spots. Varsity tryouts will begin on February 25th.
During this first week, depending on weather and how tryouts progress, some players may be given a day or two off as courts are limited. Coaches will try to give 24-hr notice to players about days off.
FCHS Tennis Team on Social Media
  • Please join our team Facebook Page:            FCHS Lambkins Girls Tennis 2018
  • We also have a team instagram account:     fchsgirlstennis
Fundraising Opportunity for Girls Tennis Players
We have organized a fundraising opportunity for FCHS girls tennis team players and families, to raise funds for the upcoming season. Fundraising is optional. Any funds raised by an individual player will be used only for that player, and may be put towards uniform costs, equipment needs, or the PSD Athletic Fee ($120 for PSD Non-Charter Students and $180 for Home-Based, Charter & Private School Students).

Here is the fundraising program we are working with:

  1. Old Chicago Pizza Palz Cards

This is a great deal! The Pizza Palz cards cost the player $6 each. They are then sold for $11 each – so the player makes a $5 fundraising profit on each card sold. The cards are good for any large pizza at Old Chicago restaurants, up to a value of $25!! Really a great deal not only for the fundraiser but also for those who purchase the cards! Interested players/families would need to commit to selling minimum 10 cards.

I need to know how many cards each player/family would like to sell. If interested, please let Coach Joann know ASAP and she will get you an order form. Please note, the Old Chicago Pizza Palz Cards will need to be paid for in advance by each family ($6 per card ordered), then you just keep the cards and the $5 profit for each card sold. 

Any questions? Contact Coach Joann Johnson at

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