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Tennis (Grades 6-8)


Middle School Athletics / Tennis -
Spring 2021

About Middle School Tennis

LEAP middle school team tennis is open to all boys and girls in grades 6-8. Team tennis brings students together in teams to play singles, doubles, and mixed doubles against other teams. The middle school tennis season is six weeks in length.

    INFORMATION FOR THIS OFFERING MAY CHANGE FREQUENTLY. CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION

    • Safe Return to Play: MS Sports will follow MHSAA guidelines for safe return to play. A few key changes that will be required this season include:
    • Face Coverings: Masks will be required without exception. Per MHSAA guidelines, there is no medical waiver exempting any students. Should your son choose to play, s/he will be required to wear a mask at all times.
    • Spectators: Spectators may be limited dependent on facility & will be required to mask while in our facilities.

    If you have questions about any of these items or are not sure you have completed the registration process please email: kielda@tcaps.net - include your students name, school and grade. Thank you.

    DUE TO COVID-19:

    • Additional safety & sanitation measures will be in place.
    • Athletes must pass a daily screening & temperature check. This year we will be utilizing FinalForms to complete the daily screening process. Final Forms is an online forms and data management service that is currently utilized by our High School Athletic Departments.
    • ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR A FINAL FORMS ACCOUNT SO PROPER SCREENING/MONITORING CAN TAKE PLACE. Final Forms is in addition to a sports physical and registering to play the sport, if you did not check out and pay in Eleyo you ARE NOT registered.

    • Please create an account at: https://traversecity-mi.finalforms.com and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students, and sign your forms.
    • If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support,” or feel free to contact our office. NOTE: During parent registration, you will need to input your students’ TCAPS email address. It will be helpful to have that info available ahead of time in case you do not know it!
    • ONCE YOUR STUDENT IS REGISTERED, PLEASE ADD HIM OR HER TO THE SPORT YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR. 

    Season Start & End Dates

    East Middle School: Monday, April 12th, 2021 - Friday, May 21st, 2021.

    West Middle School: Monday, April 12th, 2021-Friday May 21st, 2021.

    Practice Schedule

    East Middle School

    Practice Schedule:

    • Mon: 2:45 - 4:15
    • Weds: 2:45 - 4:15
    • Fri: 2:45 - 4:15
    • Players should meet at the tennis courts.
    • Practice will always be outside, but on questionable days, please listen to announcements for any changes.
    • What to bring:
    • Tennis racquet (if you have one)
    • Tennis shoes and water bottle
    • Dress appropriately for the weather (layers)

    West Middle School

    Practice Schedule: 

    • Mon: 2:45 - 4:15
    • Weds: 2:45 - 4:15
    • Fri: 2:45 - 4:15
    • Players should meet at the tennis courts.
    • Practice will always be outside, but on questionable days, please listen to announcements for any changes.
    • What to bring:
    • Tennis racquet (if you have one)
    • Tennis shoes and water bottle
    • Dress appropriately for the weather (layers)

    Match Schedule -TBD

    Match play begins on Friday, April 23 and runs for 5 weeks (through May 21)


    Head Coaches

    East Middle School

    • Shane Dilloway, dillowaysh@tcaps.net

    West Middle School

    • Blake Vance, blake.b.vance@gmail.com 

    Helpful Information

        Sports Physicals:

        Middle School Athletes must have an updated physical on file each school year. Sports physicals must be dated April 15th, 2020 or newer, and can be used for the entire 20-21 school year. For 2020-2021, TCAPS is accepting a new Health Questionnaire that students who had a valid sports physical in 2019-20 (completed on or after April 15, 2019) can complete with required signatures to meet the pre-participation health status requirement in 2020-21. This NEW health questionnaire is a 14 question form that if all answers are 'no', then the 2019-20 physical on file is good for next year and can be found HERE.

        • Incoming 7th & 8th graders: Students who had a valid physical for the 2019-20 school year do not need a new physical if you answer NO to all 14 questions on the form & submit it prior to your sports season.
        • Incoming 6th graders: will need a new physical dated April 15th, 2020 or later.
        • 6th-8th graders that did not have an up to date physical will need a physical dated April 15th, 2020 or later.
        • If you answered YES to any of the 14 questions, you will need a new physical.
        • If you answered NO to all of the questions, you may still go get a new physical if you choose.
        • This is all in response that Dr. offices and clinics have said it will be difficult to see all athletes prior to the start of fall sports.
        • For more information on this process, you can access a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for this new Health Questionnaire form by clicking HERE.
        • If all answers are NO, email or mail the signed form to: TCAPS LEAP 1150 Milliken Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686 and we will mark your physical valid for next year.
        • Do you need a new physical? Download and print the TCAPS physical form here, and then please call your family physician to schedule a physical for your child. Mail completed physicals to: TCAPS LEAP 1150 Milliken Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686
    • Bring a water bottle, tennis racket, and tennis shoes to practices and matches.
    • Tennis can be cancelled in the event of rain as the courts become too slick for safety. LEAP will inform you of any weather cancellations with an announcement at the schools and with an email to the address on file.
    • In the event school is closed, no LEAP activities will be held per TCAPS policy. There is no guarantee of a make-up date in the case of inclement weather. Missed matches will only be made up if schedules allow.
    • Transportation is NOT provided for this LEAP offering, transportation will be the sole responsibility of the participants parent/guardian. 

    Participation Fee

    • Cost $125.00
    • Reduced fees are available to those who qualify for the free and reduced meals program. The participation fees for those that qualify are as follows:
      • Reduced Meals Participation Fee: $70.00 if registered by the deadline.
      • Free Meals Participation Fee: $40.00 if registered by the deadline.

    Registration Deadline & Details

    • Deadline: Wednesday, March 31st, 2021.
    • Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date.
      • In the event of availability of late registration, there will be a late fee of $25 in addition to the registration fee.
    • Register for your school below.
    • If your child does not attend a TCAPS school, select the "Non-TCAPS" option.
      • In an effort to be a good community partner, LEAP will accept non-TCAPS students when possible. Space is limited and enrollment may be capped for various offerings. For high demand activities TCAPS students will receive priority.

    Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH via a checking or savings account please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made in the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. The LEAP office is located near the Auditorium. Use the first parking lot on Milliken and enter through the first set of doors. Our office is the first office on the right. Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 for more information.

    Note: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistant, please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570. If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered. 

    6-8 Tennis- EMS Closed

      Shane Dilloway


    TC East Middle School
    Mon/Wed/Fri, Apr 12 - May 21
    2:45 - 4:15 PM

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    Grades   6th - 8th


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    6-8 Tennis- WMS Closed

      Blake Vance


    TC West Middle School
    Mon/Wed/Fri, Apr 12 - May 21
    2:45 - 4:15 PM

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    Grades   6th - 8th


    Online registration is over