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Tennis - Girls

Program Overview:

The Greenwich High School Girls Tennis program consists of three teams, one Varsity and two Junior Varsity teams.  Varsity plays a 16 match schedule and competes in a postseason FCIAC and State tournament.  JV A and B usually play around 5-9 matches.  Our home courts are at GHS for Varsity and Binney Park for the 2 JV teams.


Time Commitment:

The Varsity team is a 6 day a week commitment (with either a Saturday or Sunday off).  Practices range from 1.5 to 2 hours in length.  Practices and home matches are at GHS. Practice sessions will start at 3:00pm half the time, and the other half at roughly 4:30, as we alternate with the boys team for early and late practice times (girls will usually be early on odd days, late on even).  Girls have matches every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays are reserved for practices and rain dates.  VARSITY TEAM IS REQUIRED TO BE HERE DURING SPRING BREAK.

The 2 JV teams practice Monday-Thursday at Binney Park (JVA) and Eastern Middle School (JVB) right after school (with an occasional non-mandatory Friday practice).  School bus is provided to transport the girls from school to practice.

Spectators are allowed and encouraged at matches.  Please adhere to our school norms while watching the matches and only positive cheering is allowed.


Tryouts for 2022 Season:

Tentative Schedule for tryouts as schedule may change. 

Saturday, March 19th: 9:30am-2pm (see the details below)

Sunday, March 20th: 2pm-6:30pm (staggered start)

Monday, March 21st: 3pm-4:45pm

Tuesday, March 22nd: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Wednesday, March 23rd: 3pm-4:45pm

Thursday, March 24th 4:30pm-6:30pm

Bring: Racquet (spare, restrung), Layers (jackets, sweatpants, change of clothing, blankets, gloves, hats, etc), water bottle, snacks, tennis shoes, bag large enough to hold everything.

 

Saturday, March 19th: 10am-2pm (in case Sunday gets rained out, we will start at 9:30).

10am All NEW non-USTA tournament level players (those without UTR).

11am Returning JV A and JV B players, as well as new tournament players.

12:30 Players that were on the 2021 Varsity Tennis team.


Meetings:

There will be a pre-season player meeting on February 3rd at 3:15pm in Room 719 and a parent meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 pm in room 900. 


Safety:

Every player is expected to take care of her health and to be respectful of others by diligently following health guidelines including frequent hand washing, maintaining proper distance, wearing a mask, avoiding risky environments as well as prompt notification of personal health conditions when asked during tryouts and the season.


Registration:

To register for the season please do so on the Greenwich Athletic page (will open before February 11th).  Please have a current sports physical on file by emailing it to sportsphysicalsghs@greenwich.k12.ct.us.

If you are interested in playing girls' tennis please fill out the interest form.


Tennis Merchandise Store:

The GHS Boys and Girls Tennis Merch store is now open for anyone who wants to buy warm weather tennis gear as well as some warmup items.  This is totally voluntary and is not required for tryouts nor will it have any impact on a player's evaluation.  The online store will stay open until February 7th and will then close until after tryouts.  Password is volley.


Optional Pre-season Conditioning Plan:

Click here for details.


Coaching Staff:

Julie Shropshire
Head Coach
julie_shropshire@greenwich.k12.ct.us

Karen DeWahl
Junior Varsity A Coach
karen_dewahl@greenwich.k12.ct.us

Jackie Keeshan
Junior Varsity B Coach
jacqueline_keeshan@greenwich.k12.ct.us