A Letter from Coach Blanco

Head Coach: Carlos Blanco 940-367-6054 cell; E-mail: cblanco@dentonisd.org
Assistant Coach: Jonathan Berg 940-206-2138 cell; E-mail: jberg@dentonisd.org

Prospective DHS tennis players and parents,

I am pleased that you are considering the DHS tennis program! The program greatly emphasizes academics, fitness, competition and tennis skill development. The high school has two teams: Varsity and JV. We have open positions on both 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 team, just an interest in DHS tennis program.

Tryout schedule and requirements:

  1. Need a physical before tryouts (all players must fill out physicals and updates electronically at rankonesport.com Players without a physical will not be able to tryout or practice,
    1. Freshmen and juniors must complete all 10 pages (physician required).
    2. Sophomores and seniors complete only first 9 pages (parents and students only).
  2. Tryouts:
    Tennis skills test = Round robin tennis tournament, girls at DHS tennis courts and Boys at Goldfield Tennis Center, Wed. Aug. 1 through Fri. Aug. 3, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. (2 weeks before school starts)
  3. Practice
    The top four boys and top four girls’ varsity players remaining from last year will practice on:
    Wed. Aug. 1 through Fri. Aug. 3, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
    The new DHS varsity team will practice on Tue. Aug. 7 Through Fri. Aug. 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
  4. Meeting for Parents
    In order to start the fall tennis season, there will be a mandatory meeting for parents and guardians on Monday, August 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at DHS Fieldhouse upstairs. The Tennis Booster Club will provide BBQ meat, rolls, and drinks. Parents please bring a covered side dish and/or dessert.
  5. The first match for the varsity and JV team will be on Friday, August 17, against Fossil Ridge High School at 4:00 pm, Varsity at home and JV away. Top 7 boys and top 7 girls of each team will play on these matches.
  6. 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.

Let us have a brilliant academic/tennis school year!