THE DRAW IS NOW UP! CLICK HERE TO SEE WHO WE PLAY!
IF IT RAINS, we will all still meet at Great American Bagel and then head to Grand Haven. All teams have been told to meet at GH regardless of the weather. If it is raining, we will meet in the cafeteria. The plan would be to wait out rain and get in as much tennis as possible. The current forecast is for only a 30% chance of showers at 1pm tomorrow, but it's Michigan, so forecasts can change.
IF THE EVENT RAINS OUT, the players will be excused from school on Monday to play the tournament. I am meeting with Ms. Wade today to get a details on the make-up date for any AP test that may conflict. I'm not sure if we have any players testing on Monday, but I'll have details for you in case.
6:40am - Meet at Great American Bagel for Breakfast (This is a recent revision)
7:30am - Arrive at Grand Haven
7:45am - Coaches Meeting
8:00am - Players Meeting
8:15am - Play Begins
Host School: Grand Haven
Sites: GH High School - All Singles, plus 1 and 2 doubles
White Pines Middle School - 3 and 4 doubles
*All 5th/6th place matches for the 3rd round will be played at WP Middle School
*All 1st-4th place matches for the 3rd round will be played at GH High School
Directions to White Pines Middle School from GH High School (3.7 Miles)
1. Go North on US-31
2. Right on Robbins Road
3. Take 3rd Left onto Griffin Street (the courts are behind the school)
Regular Season Standings:
1. Hudsonville 5-0
2. West Ottawa 4-1
t3. Grandville 1-2-2
t3. East Kentwood 1-2-2
5. Rockford 0-2-3
6. Grand Haven 0-4-1
*Note that Grand Haven is in last place. However, we played Grand Haven, and I hope that everyone remembers that Grand Haven is a GOOD TEAM. Just because you beat a team before, it doesn't mean they are easy and will just let us beat them the next time. You better fight for every match you play. We are entitled to nothing.
Tournament Format: Pool Play. All players will be placed in their flight 1st-6th. Pool A will consist of the 1,4, and 5 seeds. Pool B will consist of the 2,3, and 6 seeds. The winners of each pool will play for 1st/2nd place, the runner up in each pool will play for 3rd/4th place, and the loser of each pool will play for 5th/6th place. SAMPLE DRAW SHEET
What we need to do. Beat a lot of people all day long. We are in 2nd place. To win the OK-Red, we need to win the tournament. If we do that, we are the OK-Red Champs. Just as importantly, your performance at the tournament is a large factor for Regional Seeding, which helps us advance to the State Finals.
Schedule for this week:
Tuesday - Practice
Wednesday - Practice
Thursday - No Practice for Tulip Time (I'll attend the seed meeting in GH that evening)
Friday - Practice (I'll have draws printed out for each girl)
Needs for the tournament:
1. Snacks - We have a list, but hopefully other parents will bring stuff even if their name isn't on there. This tournament will go from morning to dinner time and the girls will need energy.
2. Tent - Does anyone have a tent to set up to give the girls some shade. If we have one for each site, that would be amazing, but especially for the High School. There's less shade at the high school, and we will need a home base to put lots of stuff.
Leave a comment below if you have a question/suggestion. There's a lot to keep track of, so tell me if there's other information you want posted. Players, parents, and coaches have put in a great investment over the last year so the next few weeks will go well. Let's work together to make sure it pays off.
And finally, thanks for the continued support you give me all year long, and particularly at this time of the year. I was standing on the bleachers with my father last night watching Colleen play Hudsonville, and we talked briefly about how fortunate I am to be here at West Ottawa. Life's about doing memorable things with people you care about, and I'm glad to be doing that with all of you.
Make it a good week,