Tryout Info & Ping Pong

By March 18, 2019Uncategorized

Happy Saturday Washburn tennis family.  We are NINE short days away from the season starting and two weeks from our first varsity tournament and I am so excited to get started.  While I’m hopeful we will be able to be outside for some of tryouts, I have reserved indoor court time for the first week.  All the times can be found on TeamSnap and also at the bottom of this email.  Also at the bottom is where (and when) your child needs to be on the first day.  Plan on adhering to that schedule unless the snow suddenly goes away and we are able to save the money and get outside.

*There are a few individuals that need to get the rest of their paperwork/payment/physicals in.  Please do so before the first day of practice (March 25th) so you are able to participate on day one.
Next Sunday, March 24th we have our annual Ping-Pong fund raiser for the team and friends.  We would love to have EVERY kid participate.  This is a fun event that determines the ping-pong champion as well as an opportunity to take me on (I was 33-1 last year…and I’ve been practicing).  As an added bonus, if you are able to beat me, you will be gifted 3 points to be able to use at any start of a tournament game!  Oh and coach Dan Leslie is playing too but I’m not sure I’m going to allow the bonus 3 points until I scout his game….
It really is a great event and I’m grateful for the Bastian and Graff familes for taking the lead on this.  Please sign up!
Tickets can be purchased here:
Bring a friend or 3!  What a great opportunity to build some momentum heading into the first day as well as some team bonding.  Hope to see everyone there!
Uniform tops will be handed out the first day of tryouts.  Everyone gets an orange uniform top.  Please wear royal blue shorts for matches if possible.
Varsity players will pick up their team issued blue shorts and sweat suits on Wednesday, March 27th after school in the equipment room (next to the Black box theater).
Below are the lists of the two tryout groups.  Please understand that this is only the first day and it will change based on challenge matches and coach evaluations.  Just because you are in one group Monday does not mean you will stay in that group the rest of the week.  The entire week is an evaluation so we can put your child in the best situation for them to have success.  The teams are fluid and there is quite a bit of juggling players throughout the season.
VARSITY GROUP: Monday, March 25th, 6:30-8:30pm Baseline Tennis Center (Show up by 615)
JV GROUP: Monday, March 25th, 8-9:30pm Baseline Tennis Center (Show up at 745)
A look ahead:
Tuesday Varsity @ Baseline 630-830pm, JV@ Fred Wells 9-11pm
Wednesday Varsity @ Baseline 9-11pm, JV @ Washburn lunchroom 4pm
Thursday Varsity @ Baseline 630-830pm, Jv @ Fred Wells 9-11pm
Friday TBD
Saturday Varsity 5am bus departure to South Dakota, JV OFF

*If you know you’re going to miss a practice, match, tournament please let me know at tryouts (even if you have already emailed me).  We have practices and matches during spring break and need to be able to field an entire team.
Should be a great spring for Washburn tennis.  Time to shock some people!

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