DHS Tennis Team Tryouts for 2022-2023

A Letter from Coach Blanco

Head Coach: Carlos Blanco
940-367-6054 cell
E-mail: cblanco@dentonisd.org

Assistant Coach: Paul Sweazy
E-mail: psweazy@dentonisd.org

Prospective DHS tennis players and parents,

Thank you for considering the DHS tennis program!  Our program emphasizes academics, fitness, competition and tennis skill development.  There are open positions on our Varsity and JV teams:

  • Candidates for the varsity team must tryout in the round robin skills test.
  • All players that do not gain a position on the Varsity team will participate on the JV Team.
  • For beginning and intermediate players, no tennis skills test is necessary to make the JV 2 team, just an interest in developing their tennis skills.

Tryout schedule and requirements:

  1. Physical
    1. All players must fill out the physicals and information forms at www.rankonesport.com
      1. Freshmen and juniors must complete all 10 documents (physician required).
      2. Sophomores and seniors complete only first 8 documents (parents and students only)
    2. Players without a physical will not be able to tryout or practice
    3. The school has arranged for a doctor to perform Physical Examinations on June 23rd at 7:00am at the Jim Bateman Fieldhouse (old campus).
    4. The cost is $25.
    5. Athletes will need to have a parent present in order to complete the exam.
    6. The medical history portion of the form must be filled out prior to the exam.
    7. You may need a physical if your physical on school file is more than 2 years old.

      *below is an additional list of health centers to obtain school physicals*

  2. Tryouts:
    1. Tennis skills test: Round robin tennis tournament, girls and boys at DHS tennis courts
      1. Old Denton High School Tennis Courts Monday, Aug. 1st through Wednesday Aug. 3 (about 2 weeks before school starts)
      2. Girls from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.
      3. Boys from 5 pm to 9 pm.
  3. Varsity Practice
    1. Thursday, Aug. 4 through Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 8 pm.
    2. The top four returning boys and girls (Aristoteles Cortes, Kyan Rakeeb, Jonny Tsoi, Vahid Baugher, Cassidy Shuck, Bonnie Tsoi, Sarah Wood, Isabel De La Rosa) will automatically make the varsity team.
    3. The rest of the varsity team will be chosen through the tryouts.

Additional Information:

  • The first Varsity Match is on Tuesday, August 16 against Braswell High School at 4:30 pm at home.  Top 7 boys and top 7 girls will play in this match.
  • All participants of the DHS Tennis Program need to be available on Saturdays to play additional games, tournaments, and/or challenge matches.
  • All players must have a medical doctor’s clearance and must bring inhalers if the player is diagnosed with asthma.
  • First JV Challenge Match: Saturday, Aug. 13.
  • Additional Coaching and practice is available over summer at the following locations:
    • Goldfield Tennis Center
    • UNT
    • Oakmont Country Club
    • Denton Country Club
  • Officers are needed for the DHS Tennis Booster Club
    • The DHS Tennis Booster club is essential for the success of our players!
    • Any interest parent can contact Coach Blanco for information.

Looking forward for another remarkable School/Tennis year!

Coach Blanco
DHS Head Tennis Coach

Coach Sweazy
DHS Assistant Tennis Coach

Locations for Physicals for the 2022-23 School Year

  • Just 4 Kids Urgent Care
    • $25 through end of Summer – by appointment
    • 2215 S Loop 288 Suite 322, Denton, TX 76205
    • (940) 514-9543
  • Care Now I-35E
    • $25 until end of August
    • $36 Starting Sept. 1
    • waiting list on line
    • (940) 383-2700
  • Care Now – Razor Ranch
    • $25 until end of August
    • $36 Starting September 1
    • appointment needed (web check in)
    • 2310 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201
    • (940) 220-5901
  • Minor Emergency of Denton
  • Community Med Family Urgent Care Cross Roads
    • $49 -appointment or walk-in
    • 11350 US-380 #100, Cross Roads, TX 76227
    • (940) 228-0721