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    You MUST have a physical on file before participating in practice or tryouts!!
    Athletic physicals may be from your own doctor or at a cost of $20 by
    Summer Creek Physicians (behind Popeye's) located on Beltway 8/Lockwood. 
    Fallcreek CVS @ Mesa Rd is also offering physicals done for $39.
    All physicals must be turned in on the Humble ISD physical form for 2011-12.Click here to download
     
    Fall Team Tennis Season Important Notes:
    • Team tennis matches consist of 6 boy's singles, 6 girl's singles, 3 boy's doubles, 3 girl's doubles, and 1 mixed doubles.  The team that gets to 10 match wins first is the winner of the dual meet.
    • Matches are usually played after school and typically lasts around 4 hours.  Each player may play 1 doubles and 1 singles match.
    • All players shall travel and remain with the team until the conclusion of the last match.  In rare emergencies, players needing to leave early may do so only if the outcome of the meet has been decided AND a (click here to download form) release from liability form has been signed by a legal guardian.
    • Players, friends, and family can for cheer for the team by saying phrases like "nice shot" or "good try".  Also, it is deemed unsportsmanlike if you applaud when the opponent commits an unforced error.
    • Parents and teammates may NOT communicate with the players on court; only coaches are allowed to communicate/coach the players. 
     
    Spring Tournament Season Important Notes:
    • Players are allow to miss up to 8 days within one semester or a maximum of 10 days within a school year. This includes ALL UIL activities such as Band, Choir, Orchestra, Drama etc.
    • Spring tournaments usually start at 8AM; therefore, we usually need to leave from Summer Creek at around 6:45AM.
    • After a coaches' meeting, players will spread out to go to their sites.  Each site will be supervised by other coaches.
    • If your child is finished playing, he/she may accept rides back to the main site from other coaches only!  Once the entire team is finished, we will head back and parents may only pick up their child(ren) from the school.  Typically we arrive back on campus at around 6PM.
    • Please pack your lunch and snacks for the day.  Please bring money as well as we occasionally will stop for food on the way back to school.
    • PARENTS CANNOT TAKE/PICK UP PLAYERS TO/FROM THE TOURNAMENTS. IF HE/SHE IS LATE TO THE BUS, HE/SHE WILL GO TO CLASS INSTEAD.  ALL PLAYERS WILL RIDE THE BUS BACK TO THE SCHOOL WITH THE REST OF THE TEAM. 
    • In extreme cases such as sudden sickness, injury, or family emergencies, a release from liability form must be signed by a legal guardian.  
    • Players are expected to ask for make-up work at least one day PRIOR to the tournament date as each player should be well aware of the scheduled dates. Players will have time during the tournament to work on their homework assignments and/or make-up work.
    Playing Tournaments Outside of School:
    • Non-sanctioned tournaments are usually smaller, local tournaments in which any player can sign up.
    • USTA sanctioned tournaments requires membership (~$20 annually) prior to registration for the tournaments.
      • ZAT (Zone Advancement Tournament) is the first level of competitive play.  Winning ZAT matches will earn points used for ranking purposes and advancement to the CHAMP level.  A total of 65 points (one ZAT tournament win), comprised from the best 4 tournaments within a 12-month period, is required to become a CHAMP.

      • CHAMP (Championship) is the second level of competitive play.  Winning CHAMP matches will earn points used for ranking purposes and advancement to the SUPERCHAMP level.  A total of 80 points (one CHAMP tournament win), comprised from the best 3 tournaments within a 12-month period, is required to become a SUPERCHAMP.

      • SUPERCHAMP (Super Championship) is the highest level of competitive play for juniors in Texas.  Winning SUPERCHAMP matches will earn points toward a state ranking and invitations to national competitions. 

      HOW TO FIND TOURNAMENTS ONLINE?

      1. Go to www.texas.usta.com

      2. Under "Juniors" along the left hand side, scroll down to "tournament/rankings"

      3. Select "Searchable Schedule"

      4. If you know the tournament ID number, type that in and click "Find It"

      5. If you don't know tournament ID number, Select Texas section and do a keyword search

          Use "ZAT" for ZATs 
          Use "CMZ" for Championship Major Zone
          Use "SCMZ" for Superchamp Major Zone

      6. Select the month and year and click "Find It"

      HOW TO REGISTER FOR A TOURNAMENT?

      1. Click on "Click here to register online" in the middle of the tournament homepage.

      2. You need USTA and credit card number in order to complete the registration

      3. Verify and print your confirmation number

      4. Check the Applicant List to see if your name is in the tournament

      5. If you don't see your name, contact the tournament director