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NOAH Junior High Tennis

Duals & Tournaments

Competitive play is usually in one of two settings – duals and tournaments. A dual is competitive play between two teams. A tournament is competitive play between several teams (typically between 8 and 16). Duals involve most of the players on our team who are ready to play matches (including beginners). Duals usually take place in the afternoon and players get to play one or two matches. Tournaments typically involve the top 6 players for both boys and girls who are in grades 7-9. They are all day events with players playing three of four matches. Occasionally, opportunities for players not in the top 6 open up as well.

Team Pictures

Team Pictures are usually taken in the Spring at a Park. All players should come in uniform and bring their best smiles. Both group and individual photos will be taken at this time. No one will be allowed to hit or play tennis until pictures are finished. Cost is $20.00 for the first player and $10.00 for each additional player – which includes three individual shots and the group photo. Payment – the preference is cash, but PayPal, Cash App, Checks, Venmo, and Apple Pay can be accepted as well. Once ready, pictures will be made available via Dropbox.

Jenks Tournament

The second tournament of the season is the Jenks Invitational Tournament. Girls play on Monday, March 28th and Boys play on Tuesday, March 29th. Multiple locations are normally used for this tournament. The tournament headquarters is the Jenks High School Tennis Courts – 223 W J St, Jenks, OK 74037. The secondary site is the Jenks East Intermediate Tennis Courts – 3933 E 91st St, Tulsa, OK 74137. Usually, #1 singles & #1 doubles plays at the high school and #2 singles & #2 doubles plays at the intermediate. This will be confirmed probably the night before the tournament.

For this tournament, there is no coaches meeting and players directly report to the site that they will play. Coach Hillock will be there after 10:30 and be able to help players the rest of the day.

Players should arrive at their site no later than 8:00 AM, go out on a court, stretch, and lightly hit all strokes, volleys, and serves. Stretching is important as you will be playing all through the day – take care of your body. Players should have plenty of water for hydration, bring a substantial and nutritious lunch, and snacks to keep your energy level up. Match play begins at 8:30am.

Uniforms are to be worn at this event. Bring warm ups as well. Weather will at least be cold in the morning, and maybe cool throughout the day.

Anticipated bracket is an 16 team bracket and double elimination. Players should expect to play three or four matches, with play ending at approximately 5:00 pm. Pro 8 sets will be used for matches until semi finals and finals. In-between matches, players should stay off their feet to conserve energy for play. Do not play catch with a frisbee or football, do not play hack-sack. Stay off your feet and conserve energy.

There are some bleachers to view matches for some courts but not for other courts. It is recommended to bring folding chairs to insure seating for any court. Blankets, hats, sunglasses are also recommended. Players (and parents) should bring sunscreen to avoid sunburn. Families should watch the weather forecast to best prepare for the day.

PLAYER SLOTTED FOR THIS TOURNAMENT

GIRLS: #1 Singles – Callie Hillock, #1 Doubles – Elena Knight and Anna Reynolds, #2 Doubles – Tatum Barnes and Lexi Price

BOYS: #1 Singles – Joshua Marsh, #2 Singles – Isaac Imlay, # 1 Doubles – Chris Ketchum and Jon Scheiper, # 2 Doubles – Rylan Venable and Canon Webb

Bartlesville Tournament

Due to weather, this tournament has been postponed. As of 3/17/22, no new information has been provided. Information for this tournament will remain posted for reference until new information is available.

The first tournament of the season is Friday, March 11th at Bartlesville and is for both boys and girls. Multiple locations are normally used for this tournament. The tournament headquarters is the Hillcrest Country Club – 1901 Price Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74006. The secondary site is the Bartlesville High School Tennis Courts – 1700 Hillcrest Dr, Bartlesville, OK 74003. If a third location is used, it will be the tennis courts right next to the Bartlesville YMCA – 101 N Osage Ave, Bartlesville, OK 74003.

Coach Hillock will be there the entire time, be able to attend the coaches meeting, and help players throughout the event. This may not always be the case (a parent may have to do this for some tournaments), but this is good since it is the first tournament of the year. The coaches meeting is at 8:00 at the Hillcrest Country Club. Location of play will be communicated to all after the coaches meeting.

Players should arrive at Hillcrest no later than 8:00 AM, go out on a court, stretch, and lightly hit all strokes, volleys, and serves. Stretching is important as you will be playing all through the day – take care of your body. Players should have plenty of water for hydration, bring a substantial and nutritious lunch, and snacks to keep your energy level up.

Uniforms are to be worn at this event. Bring warm ups as well. Weather will at least be cold in the morning, and maybe cool throughout the day.

Anticipated bracket is an 8 team bracket and double elimination. Players should expect to play three matches, with play ending at approximately 4:00 pm. In-between matches, players should stay off their feet to conserve energy for play. Do not play catch with a frisbee or football, do not play hack-sack. Stay off your feet and conserve energy.

There are bleachers to view matches for some courts but not for other courts. It is recommended to bring folding chairs to insure seating for any court. Blankets, hats, sunglasses are also recommended. Players (and parents) should bring sunscreen to avoid sunburn. Families should watch the weather forecast to best prepare for the day.

PLAYER SLOTTED FOR THIS TOURNAMENT

GIRLS: #1 Singles – Callie Hillock, #1 Doubles – Elena Knight and Anna Reynolds

BOYS: #1 Singles – Joshua Marsh, #2 Singles – Canon Webb, # 1 Doubles – Chris Ketchum and Jon Scheiper, # 2 Doubles – Rylan Venable and Isaac Imlay (Boys line up may change, but this is what it is currently entered)

Practices

 Junior High Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at Tracy Park. Practices will officially begun on Monday, February 7th. Practices are from 5:00-7:00pm for all players at the same time.

Other Info

Head back to the Main NOAH Tennis General Information Page HERE for additional info!