Hey Everyone, thanks for coming out on Tuesday nights and for playing so much. We have a TON of people working hard this summer. This tournament will not earn you USTA points, but it is far less expensive, it is close by, and it will likely draw a slightly different pool of players, so you may see some new faces. I hope you consider checking it out!
Hi Parents, here's a little info on the tournament tomorrow:
6:00 am Meet at McDonalds
6:20 am Leave for Riverview Athletic Club (Plainfield avenue)
7:15 am Arrive at Riverview to make a quick decision whether to play in or outside
If courts are wet in the morning:
- All singles plus 1 and 2 doubles will play at Riverview, and start at 8am
- 3 and 4 doubles will play at MVP Rockford and start just after 8am as soon as they arrive.
If courts are dry in the morning:
- All the 1's and 2's will play at Rockford High School
- All the 3's and 4's will play at North Rockford Middle School
- A school has prom, so if we go inside, play will suspend at 5pm and conclude on Monday.
- If play concludes on Monday, the most likely start time would be just after noon to accommodate AP testing.
- Recall that we have a match against Holland on Monday. If the tournament finishes Monday, we need to be prepared to play twice, or to possibly move the match to Tuesday.
Here is the information for Saturday’s tournament at Holland High School.
1st, 2nd, 3rd Singles and 1st & 2nd Doubles will be at Holland High (600 VanRaalte Ave).
4th Singles and 3rd & 4th Doubles will be at East K-7 School (373 E 24th St.)
Play begins at 8:30am sharp.
If they split sets, a 10pt tie break will be played.
SCHOOLS: Battle Creek Lakeview, EK, Kalamazoo Central, Lake Odessa Lakewood, Holland, Traverse City Central, West Ottawa, Zeeland East
Remember, the Tulip Time Run will be going on, so find an alternate route. I know they end the race at Kollen Park.
Looks to be a beautiful day! Hopefully, no blankets needed. Bring chairs.
Hi Parents/Players, here's varsity info for this week so we are on the same page:
Wednesday: Away at Hudsonville (Match at Baldwin Middle School)
Thursday: Home vs Rockford
Friday: Practice, then Pasta Party at the Karps...be there!
Saturday: Caledonia Invitational
Caledonia Tournament Details
Location: Caledonia High School and MS Courts
Teams: Caledonia (Regional Opponent), Coopersville, Wayland, West Ottawa
7:20am - Arrive at transportation
7:25am - Depart from transportation
8:10am - Arrive at Caledonia High School
8:30am - Coaches Meeting
8:45am - Team Meeting: 8:45
9:00am - Play Begins: 9:00
Format: Each player will play 3 matches on the day. Caledonia has decided to use no-ad scoring and to play super-tiebreakers instead of 3rd sets to make the tournament move along faster. No-ad scoring means that any time the score gets to deuce, the returning team tells the server whether to serve from the ad or the deuce court, and whoever wins the next point wins the game.
Harbor Lights Overal Record: 2-0
1 Singles-Drew Dykens(W)6-4,4-6,6-4
2 Singles-Matt Cox(W)6-2,6-0.
1 Doubles-Blake Pedersen and Christian Rottier(W)6-4,6-3.
2 Doubles-Brennar Schaap and Paul Stryker(W)6-2,7-6(7-2 in tiebreaker).
3 Doubles-Josh Lahmann and Tanner Schaap(W)6-2,6-3.
4 Doubles-Matthew Heckman and Riley Kuipers(W)8-7.
5 Doubles-Branden Beltman and Alex Janetzke(W)8-7.
6 Doubles-Linus Gugino and David Stanley(W)8-0.
7 Doubles-Oscar Ballinas and Collin Smith(W)8-6.
8 Doubles-Jordan Krotz and Matt Weiner(L)6-8.
The big trip is right around the corner! CLICK HERE for a full itinerary of the weekend.
How To Follow Every Team's Match Results:
For Varsity Results: "Women's Varsity" tab, and then click on "results / photos"
For JV Results: Click on "Girls JV" tab and and they are right there.
For Middle School Results: Click the "Middle School" tab, and they are right there!
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Avery's footprints are on top. Landon's are below...a little faded, but they are still there.
Girls, nice job at the invite on Saturday. Our level of play definitely rose from our scrimmage with Forest Hills Central, where I thought we played well also. Parents, thanks for the awesome food all day, and for all getting out there to support the players/team.
Note: A snack/driver list is now up on the Women's Varsity tab. Parents, please check it out.
Reminder that the parent meeting is Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30PM in the High School North LGI room. All players and at least one parent are expected to attend.
Boys Plaque Presentation Information: Friday, February 13
Where: High School Girls Baskeball game (Halftime of Purple out)
Why: Recognize players for Conference/Regional Title, All-Conference, All-Area, and All-State Athletes
What to wear: Something nice. Let's set a minimum niceness level at jeans, brown/black shoes, and a dress shirt/polo/or sweater. Obviously khakis/dress pants are great too.
Note: Players will be given free admission to the game.
Girls Tennis Signups: If you look to the top of this page, you will see a button where you can sign up for Spring tennis. Here's what I need you to do:
1. Sign up
2. Get into the weight room Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from after school to 3:30 for strength/conditioning.
3. Get onto the tennis courts as much as possible. Now is the time to be playing as much set and match play as possible. The time for drilling is nearing an end, it's time to compete whenever you can.
4. Obviously, make sure you have your physical on file, but this goes without saying:)
West Ottawa Tennis
High School Girls Tennis begins Monday, March 9
Click the button below to sign up!