As with most springtime sports, school tennis begins each year near the first of March. Practices are daily from 3:30 until 5:15 pm. The season begins with athletes working through conditioning exercises and undergoing a refresher course on the basics for singles and doubles play.
During the third week, everyone plays a “round robin” with a record kept of wins and losses to determine a ranking of ability. The top two players then are the first and second singles players, the next two are first doubles, and the next two are second doubles. A team in school tennis is six players.
Cadets typically compete in at least four meets in April and one the first week of May. All meets in which students participate are at the junior varsity level, and gives the participating students a chance to achieve a medal. St. John’s Military School competes each year in the Salina South High School Junior Varsity Invitational.