I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play. - Boris Becker
For the 2020-2021 school year, Boys Tennis will be in Season I starting Sept 7, 2020. Now with six beautiful tennis courts and a larger coaching staff, we are in a strong position for everyone who wants to play a Season 1 sport to participate.
If you'd like to receive information about Summer 2020 small group sessions and/or WIAA Season 1 plans, please fill out this Google Form
Questions can be directed to Coach Andrea Kropp at email@example.com or 360-624-2355
1. Measurable skills improvement for each individual.
2. Evidence of one unified team, not individuals, not cliques.
3. 90%+ of eligible players return each year.
We are proud to be one of Ridgefield's few no-cut sports. In fact, all boys tennis in the league is no-cut, and most tennis nationwide is no-cut, making it the fifth largest high school sport overall by number of athletes participating.
No-cut school tennis teams allow students of all abilities to join a team representing their school and be physically active. This opportunity helps create well-rounded student-athletes, develops leadership and teaches responsibility.
WHY CONSIDER TENNIS?
High school athletics offers important developmental experiences that the classroom cannot offer. Tennis in particular puts young adults into many situations they may not have encountered in other walks of life.
It is a sport that many people choose to play for a lifetime because there is always something new to learn from each situation and each opponent. We are a competitive team working toward winning, but never at the expense of our core values.
12 wins - 3 losses
2nd in 2A GSHL
2019-20 VARSITY ROSTER
Sam Borgmeyer (12)
Ryan Gruber (10)
Derek Kropp (11)
Jonah Kropp (11)
Nathan Neil (12)
Mikey Nester (10)
Micah Ross (10)
Nick Sabo (10)
Mark Sanghera (10)
Peyton Yager (10)
Josh Zimmer (12)
2019-20 JV Roster
Jack Blehm (9)
Cory Enneberg (9)
Drewziah Henning (10)
Colin Mitchell (10)
Shawn Will (10)
Connor Williams (9)
2020 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
TBD. The schedule changes frequently due to weather and this year we have Covid-19 too. See Greater St. Helen's League website for current information: http://www.2agshl.com/index.php?pid=0.28.220.17.320
Varsity matches consist of 6 events (3 singles and 3 doubles) using 9 different players. Varsity matches are best 2 of 3 sets (to 6) with ad scoring. A 7 point tie break is played if the set score is tied 6-6.
JV matches consist of consist of 6 events (3 singles and 3 doubles) using 9 different players. JV matches are a single pro set. A pro set is first to 8 games (win by 2). A 7-point tie-break is played if the score reaches 8–8.
The winner of the matches between school is based on how many of the 6 events each school wins. In the event of a 3-3 tie, the school with more sets won is the winner. If the schools are tied on sets, the winner is the school with more games won.
High school matches follow USTA (US Tennis Association) rules. Because players will officiate their own matches, they should know the rules of the game. Download the complete rulebook called Friend at Court PDF
Equipment needs for tennis are very small. Players should have a tennis racket, suitable shoes and practice clothes. Players are also responsible for maintaining their tennis racket by replacing the strings and grip as needed.
Standing: Hayden Bennett, Sam Borgmeyer, Joe Lindbo, Peter Schafer, Andrea Kropp (coach), Josh Allison, Kellen Hartnett, Spencer Cultice, Drew Harrison. Kneeling: Nathan Neil, Derek Kropp, Jonah Kropp.
Back: Levi Hipple, Mark Sanghera, Micah Ross, Liam McKenna, Sam Borgmeyer, Derek Kropp, Jonah Kropp, Colin Mitchell. Front: Mikey Nester, Nate Lewandowski, Peyton Yager, Nick Sabo, Andrea Kropp (coach), Nathan Neil, Koel Hibner, Ryan Gruber, Josh Allison.