As with most springtime sports, tennis begins each year near the first of March. Practices are daily from 3:30 until 5:15. 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 1st and 2nd singles players, the next two are 1st doubles, and the next two are 2nd doubles. A team in tennis is 6 players.
Cadets typically compete in at least four meets in April and one the first week of May. All of the 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.
2014 High School Tennis Schedule