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.


Due to the MHSAA cancelling spring sports, the MHSTeCA has made a few decisions in regards to our coach and player awards.

  • We will not be awarding Spring 2020 All State or Coach of the Year awards

  • We will still do All Academic (NOTE: Coach must be a member of the Association) and Miss Tennis for the Spring of 2020

  • Hall of Fame, Distinguished Service, and Assistant Coach Awards will be handled in a normal manner

For more detailed information regarding the above items, click here - Passing Shots (from MHSTeCA’s President).

Stay Healthy.

April 2020

Here are the guidelines for submitting All Academic Spring 2020:

  1. You must be a current member of the MHSTeCA which means you either joined at the Workshop in January 2020 (135 members) or you sent your dues to Bruce Grotenhuis after the Workshop (63 members). If neither applies to you, it is not too late to join (or renew). The form may be found on the website: www.mhsteca.org.

  2. The deadline has been extended due to the circumstances as we know it may be difficult to reach someone at the school who has access to grades. But if you can, try sooner rather than later so the girls can be honored, especially for the sake of the seniors. If you are unable to reach someone at the school for grades, please have your form submitted by the end of August. Hopefully schools will be allowed to reopen in the fall and the administration will be there getting ready for the new school year.

  3. The form (click here) is just a guide for submission. Please submit who you think would have made the top 12 of your team. They do not have to be in line-up order. Freshmen who would have made the Varsity should be included as they would have a grade point average (unlike in the fall). The form should be signed by you as the coach submitting it and if possible, by the person who helped you obtain the grades (e.g. school counselor, principal, secretary, AD, etc.).

We hope, in some small way, this helps ease the disappointment of the canceled season.
Nancy Brissette (All Academic Chair)
Bruce Grotenhuis (Membership Chair)

April 2020

The MHSCA would like to remind everyone of the extended
April 30, 2020 deadline for Rich Tompkins Multi-Sports Awards nominations 

The scholarship materials are on links below.

Please submit your seniors athletes for this opportunity.    

Reminder and Clarification for 2020’s Special Circumstances Nominations must be made at:

The fact that Winter seasons were cut short and Spring seasons cancelled will not affect candidates for the award!

*To receive the 2020 award, candidates will be required to have participated in three seasons of school sponsored sports for each of their first three years of high school and the Fall and Winter seasons of 2019-2020, their senior year.

New this year:

  • Each State-Wide Winner of the MHSCA Rich Tompkins Multi-Sport Athlete Award will receive a $250 scholarship courtesy of Carol Tompkins.

  • If you have an athlete that meets the participation requirements for 2020 and you submit part one of the nomination, your candidate will receive a certificate naming them a Rich Tompkins Multi-Sport Athlete.

  • If you believe you have an “exceptional”, possibly the “best” nominee for your school’s class in their gender – in the State of Michigan, you’ll complete part two of the nomination form and your candidate will be considered for the scholarship and to be named THE class and gender state-wide winner.

Deadline to complete the nomination form is 30 April 2020

Questions: LarryMerx@gmail.com

April 2020


The 2020 Coaches' Directory is posted to the website.

The directory is password protected. In February 2020 the current password was emailed to all members that listed email addresses. If you can not access the Directory, you may not have renewed your membership for 2020.

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


  1. Please send any updates/corrections for the directory to Bruce Grotenhuis
  2. Click here to view directory. (Updated as of March 2, 2020)

February 2020


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


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.

The STATE CHAMPS! Sports Network
has highlights of the 2019 MHSAA Boys Tennis Finals.

The links are listed below.



November 2019


The MHSTeCA has renamed the Mr Tennis and Miss Tennis awards.

They will now be known as:
The Bob Wood Mr Tennis Award
The Tiger Teusink Miss Tennis Award

June 2019



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 2019.
Division 1 - Luke Baylis, Clarkston
Division 2 - Anish Middha, Midland H.H. Dow
Division 3 - Ben Collins, East Grand Rapids
Division 4 - Ian Sood, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard

The Bob Wood Mr Tennis Award
for 2019 is
Luke Baylis of Clarkston

Congratulations to Luke.
Previous Years Winners

2018 - Andrew Zhang, Bloomfield Hills
2017 - Steve Forman, Troy
2016 - Varun Shanker, H.H. Dow
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 2018

The MHSAA's Representative Council Approved the following items on 5/6/19. These items will be in effective for the 2019 Fall Season.

  • Coaches Texting at the Finals: Coaches that are allowed to be on court for coaching purposes during matches are allowed to text (non-competing athletes and staff) as long as it is not disruptive to play. Should it become a problem, the coach will lose that privilege.

  • Deadline to Make a Substitution at Regionals & Finals: At Regional and Final Tournaments any substitution must be made before the end of the last scheduled coaches meeting prior to play. If there is a possibility of a seeded player not being able to play, the coach should notify the tournament manager in advance. If a substitution is made for any seeded player, the flight must be reseeded and redrawn.

  • Number of Allowable Coaches at State Finals: Each School is allowed three (3) coaches on the first day of the Final Tournament. If additional sites are used, one coach may be added for each additional site. On the second day of the tournament only two coaches are allowed. All Coaches must meet MHSAA requirments.

  • Coaching Rule for Sub Varsity & MS Matches: In middle school & subvarsity matches a coach may offer coaching at any time during the match as long as he/she remains off the court and does not disrupt the flow of the match.

July 2019



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 2019.

Division 1 - Tia Mukherjee of Bloomfield Hills
Division 2 - Sloane Teske of East Grand Rapids
Division 3 - Monique Karoub of Detroit Country Day
Division 4 - Elizabeth Etterbeck of Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart


The Tiger Teusink Miss Tennis Award
for 2019 is
Sloane Teske of East Grand Rapids

Congratulations to Sloane.
Previous Years Winners

2018 - Sanoli Kumar, Northville
2017 - Ava Thielman, Utica Eisenhower
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 2019


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

June 2015

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