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Boys Tennis

Head Coach: Laura Leonard
Email: Laura_Leonard@dpsk12.org

Assistant Coach: Maureen Kechriotis
Email: CoachMoatSouth@gmail.com

Season: Fall


Boy’s Tennis is an all inclusive program from beginner to expert! This 5A team practices behind South High School on our six court tennis facility and travels within Colorado for individual matches and tournament play. Rebel tennis stays active on the courts and within their community, volunteering at the Denver Rescue Mission and others.

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Reach out to Coach Laura or Coach Mo to get involved!

 

South High School Tennis Guide to Off-Season Hitting and Conditioning

We hope that you find time over the winter through the beginning of next school year to develop and work on your tennis games. If you want to improve your tennis game, the following pieces are important:

– South open-hitting and conditioning sessions

– Play in USTA tournaments

– Sign up for clinics, group lessons and/or individual lessons

– Strengthen your fitness level

South Open-Hitting Sessions:

Coach Laura and Coach Mo will host optional open-hitting sessions during the winter weather permitting at South courts or indoor at the Denver Tennis Park. Spots are limited to varsity and approved JV players.

USTA Tournaments

Tournaments are a great way to improve your match play and mental toughness. While clinics and lessons are great, they will not provide match experience. In order to play in USTA tournaments, you must join (membership starts at $20). Then, you can register to play singles or doubles in tournaments all year and work on your ranking.

  • Join USTA (usta.com)
  • Go to www.tennislink.usta.com to search for tournaments
  • Search tournaments in the area
  • Register

Lessons and Clinics:

Lessons are pricey, but if you are able to take a lesson to work on technique, it is a great investment. Clinics are a great way to play with different players at your level. There are many different clubs in the Denver area where you can sign up for clinics and lessons. Below are a few options-

  1. Gates Tennis Center- Public Facility in Cherry Creek
  2. Meadow Creek Tennis Club in Lakewood
  3. Colorado Athletic Club at Monaco & Yale
  4. Denver Tennis Club in Hilltop
  5. Denver Tennis Park- behind South

 Strength and Conditioning

Fitness is an important component of improving your tennis game. You can work on this on your own or by taking conditioning classes or camps. Here are some resources to help you work on this part of your game.

Fitness Training Components:

– flexibility

– speed and agility

– power training

– strength training

– endurance training

Website Resources:

Www.ITFtennis.com

www.OptimumTennis.net

www.USTA.com

www.tennisfitness.com