The ISM MS Tennis program runs during 2nd second season from early November through early February.
Our teams play in the ISTA League Tennis Tournament which conducts age group divisional round robin tournament with playoffs and finals at seasons end.
Teams from last school year were as follows as a guide. Teams for 2016-17 will be confirmed in early November after tryouts. 2015-16- we have entered 7 teams with 52 MS players to represent ISM. Teams were as follows- 2 girls teams gr.5-8 in Div 1 Junior High Section and 5 boys teams, 2 x gr. 5/6 teams in Div 2 Grade School Section and 3 teams in Div 1 and 2 Junior High Section
Each team is generally made up 5-8 players who are selected at the conclusion of the tryouts week at the start of the season. All players intending to tryout for team selection are required to attend tryouts. If you are unable to attend tryouts for any reason please inform firstname.lastname@example.org so that this can be taken into account when teams are finalized.
2016-17 Tennis Season: Match schedules will be posted on the ATAC game schedule page which can be accessed via the parent portal and dates/results can be accessed here http://atac.ism-online.org/atac/2nd-season/ms-boys-and-girls-tennis/ms-tennis-schedule/
General Information for players/parents- Please attend all training sessions and matches, if you cannot make a session or match please tell your coach ahead of time or email email@example.com to advise if your son/daughter is unable to play.
Permission forms will be given out each week for matches to those players who are selected and available to play. All MS ISTA League matches will be held at our ISM roof top courts.
To check for the most up to date ISTA League playing dates go to the game schedule page this will link you to the most up to date game schedule which will list the playing dates. Check the schedule each regularly as dates can change at short notice. Your tennis coaches will advise you ahead of time of the match schedule and a permission slip will be issued for each playing date to MS team members selected to play. With 5-8 players on each roster not all players will be selected to play in all matches.
Match overview: All matches are played as a best of 5 match with each set being a pro set to first to 8 games. If a set is tied 7-7 a 7pt tie breaker is played to determine the winner. Matches must be played in the following order Singles 1, Singles 2, Singles 3, Doubles 1 and Doubles 2. All players must arrive 20 minutes prior to scheduled match start time (AM matches begin at 8am and PM matches 1pm)
Our goal as coaches is to develop match play skills and of course work on tennis fundamentals at training each week. We look forward to working with our enthusiastic members of the ISM MS tennis teams. If you have any questions related to the MS tennis program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org