MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOL
TENNIS COACHES
ASSOCIATION

 


Welcome to the Michigan High School Tennis Coaches Association's web site. We hope you will find this media informative, easy to use, and a source of continuous support to tennis coaches around the State. We would appreciate any constructive criticism and ideas you may have to improve this service. As with many web sites, we emphasize that this is "under construction". We will build on your ideas and our own as time permits.

The main purpose of this site is to improve our communication with our members and to encourage more coaches to join our Association. If you click on any of the topics listed in the left column, you will be taken to information pertaining to that topic. Have fun!! Let us know what you think.

NOTICES and/or SPECIAL ATTENTION!

MHSTeCA's MISS TENNIS AWARD - 2017

The MHSTeCA's Miss Tennis award is given to a Number One Senior Singles player. Each Division nominates one player from their Division and then one of those is chosen Miss Tennis.

The following players were nominated for Miss Tennis for Spring 2017.

Division 1 - Ava Thielman of Utica Eisenhower
Division 2 - Claire Holly of Portage Northern
Division 3 - Grace Whitney of Imaly City
Division 4 - Eliza Solarewicz of Grand Rapids West Catholic
Kate Shaffer of Ann Arbor Greenhills

 

Miss Tennis for 2017 is
Ava Thielman of Utica Eisenhower

Congratulations to Ava.
Previous Miss Tennis Winners
2016 - Raven Neely, Grosse Pointe South
2015 - Davina Nguyen, Utica
2014 - Alexandria Najarian, Cranbrook-Kingswood
2013 - Mary Hanna, Saline
2012 - Hailey Barrett, Grand Ledge
2011 - Kelsey Dieters, Rochester
2010 - Kathleen Hawkins, Kalamazoo Hackett
2009 - Maggie Remynse, Battle Creek Lakeview
2008 - Shannon Mathews, Cranbrook Kingswood
2007 - No Season
2006 - Jessica Seyferth, Ann Arbor Pioneer
2005 - Emily Dudzik, Greenville
2004 - Stephanie Kebler, Okemos

June 2017

ATTENTION COACHES!

The MHSAA has made arrangements to use an online scoring program called Tennis Reporting starting with the 2017 Fall Season. This program will be free of any cost to you and your school. After the fall season, the program will be 'upgraded' for the 2018 Spring Season. This online program will become mandatory starting with the 2018 Fall Season.

Our Association, MHSTeCA, and the MHSAA both strongly recommend that you use Tennis Reporting for the 2017-18 seasons.

Click on a link below to view the program.

Tennis Reporting Website (scroll down and click on 'WATCH VIDEO')

Video from Clinic

June 2017

ATTENTION COACHES!

The 2017 Coaches' Directory is posted to the website.

The directory is password protected. In March 2017 Ed Waits emailed the current password to all members that listed email addresses. If you can not access the Directory, you may not have renewed your membership for 2017.

Please check to make sure that your information is correct and send any corrections to Ed Waits (see below).

NOTES:

  1. Please send any updates/corrections for the directory to Ed Waits
  2. Click here to view directory. (Updated as of July 13, 2017)

March 2017

MHSTeCA's MR TENNIS AWARD - 2016

The MHSTeCA's Mr Tennis award is given to a Number One Senior Singles player. Each Division nominates one player from their Division and then one of those is chosen Mr Tennis.

The following players were nominated for Mr Tennis for Fall 2016.
Division 1 - Josh Mukherjee of Bloomfield Hills
Division 2 - Varun Shanker of H.H. Dow
Division 3 - Michael Khaghany of Detroit Country Day
Division 4 - T.J. Dulac of University Liggett

Mr Tennis for 2016 is
Varun Shanker of
H.H. Dow.

Congratulations to Varun.
Previous Mr Tennis Winners

2015 - Connor Johnston, Northville
2014 - Tim Wang, Novi
2013 - Davis Crocker, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix
2012 - Brett Forman, Troy
2011 - Andrew Cahn, West Bloomfield
2010 - Joe Dube, Detroit Catholic Central.
2009 - Aaron Pfister, Grand Blanc.
2008 - Michael Sukenik, East Grand Rapids
2007 (Fall) - Andrew Jung, Battle Creek Lakeview
2007 (Spring) - Michael Calderone, Jackson Lumen Christi
2006 - Matt Parks, Troy
2005 - Kevin Hayward, Ann Arbor Pioneer

October 2016

ATTENTION!

MHSTeCA is now on FaceBook. If you have a facebook account, just type in Michigan High School Tennis Coaches in the white space near the top of your 'page' (says Search in the space). Click on Request to Join 'button' and you should get approval shortly.

If you are not on facebook, go to www.facebook.com and set up an account.

June 2011

Coaches - The MHSTeCA's 2015 Fall Newsletter is on available.
Click here to read.

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Click here to see past Newsletters.

December 2015

COACHING REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES
2014-15 Rules Meetings (Head Coach Rules Meeting Requirement has NOT changed)
DEADLINE - Thursday, April 16

1. Each head coach of a varsity team in a sport under MHSAA jurisdiction shall complete (in person or online) the MHSAA rules meeting for that sport for the current school year prior to the deadline if meetings are provided and attendance is required. If the head coach does not complete a rules meeting prior to the deadline, that coach shall be prohibited from coaching in that season's MHSAA tournament for the sport involved and shall not be present at the facility where the MHSAA tournament involving that coach's team is being held. An administrator or faculty member designee of that school shall be present with supervisory capacity over the school's competitors. Failure to receive reminder notifications (email or other) does not change the requirement of this Section.

2. Schools shall attest that all assistant and sub-varsity coaches have completed an MHSAA rules meeting (online or in person) for that sport for the current school year prior to the deadline or, in the alternative, one of the free online sports safety course posted on or linked from MHSAA.com and designated to fulfill this requirement. If an assistant coach does not complete a rules or safety meeting prior to the deadline, that coach shall be prohibited from coaching in that season's MHSAA tournament for the sport involved and shall not be present at the facility where the MHSAA tournament involving that coach's team is being held.

Besides the rules meeting (online or face-to-face), assistant and sub-varsity coaches may take one of the following online sports safety courses:
• MHSAA Rules Meeting Concussion Information & Protocol Review
• NFHS Concussion in Sports Course
• U of M School Coach Concussion Training
• Heads Up to Clinicians - CDC
• NFHS "Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment"
• NFHS"A Guide to Heat Acclimatization & Heat Illness Prevention"
• NFHS "A Guide to Sports Nutrition"

3. Effective with the 2015-16 school year, high schools must attest by each season's established deadline that all varsity head coaches have a valid current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. FAQ about CPR Certification

4. Effective with the 2016-17 school year, each head coach of a varsity team in a sport under MHSAA jurisdiction hired for the first time at any MHSAA member school after July 31, 2016 shall have completed either Level 1 or Level 2 of the MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program (CAP). If the head coach does not complete CAP Level 1 or 2 prior to the established deadline, that coach shall be prohibited from coaching in that season's MHSAA tournament for that sport involved and shall not be present at the facility where the MHSAA tournament involving that coach's team is being held.

March 2015

NOTICE!

MHSTeCA now has a written procedure for adding new members to its Board of Directors.
Click here to check on this process.

June 2015

COACHES!

MHSTeCA wants to get input from its membership on a number of items concerning tennis in the State of Michigan. A discussion forum has been set up dealing with different topics. Several new items have been added to this Discussion Forum that have come up at previous Board of Directors Meetings.

  1. Proposal for restructing Finals Tournament
  2. Proposal for "ethical, rule, and code violations." (Claims Committee)
  3. Regional Wild Card Entry
  4. Deadline for Line-up
  5. Tennis Parity
  6. Third Set Match Tiebreak.

Click here to check out other coaches' opinions and/or to add your opinion.

If you have other topics to either be added to this forum or discussed at a future Board of Directors meeting, please contact Joe Gentle or any Board Member.

MORE FUNDS NEEDED FOR HALL OF FAME

The creation and development of such an energetic project plus the maintenance of it has not been without difficulty, particularly in the funding of the undertaking. We have been able to collect some contributions from different sources within our association and from donors in several tennis communities. However, there is still a definite need for more funds to defray the expenses of this entire endeavor. If you are able to contribute any finances individually or as a group, you are encouraged to send your check of any amount to:

Gary Ellis, Sec.-Treas.
115 Delano Street
Allegan, MI 49010

All contributions will be tax-deductible.

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