Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Education / Kinesiology - Towson University Baltimore, Md. 1996 United States Professional Tennis Association - Elite Pro United States Professional Tennis Registry - Professional National Strength and Conditioning Association - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist / Certified Personal Trainer
Tryouts for Fall 2023 varsity consideration begin Monday, July 31- Aug 4
8-10am - 2 pm
Parent meeting will take place Monday, Aug 1 at 6 pm in the library
ALL COMMUNICATION / INFORMATION FOR THE SEASON AND RECOGNITIONS WILL BE ON SPORTSYOU APP
Varsity tryouts begin @ CTJ Monday July 31at 8 am. There will be multiple matches each day as we have our first tournament that week.Players should be heat-acclimated and prepared to play 2-3 eight game pro sets each day to establish the top 12 boys and girls spots. These tryouts end no later than 2 pm. each day.
We live in South Texas and have to compete in very hot temps for the majority of the Fall season. Incoming participants need to be heat acclimated by playing throughout the Summer. We do not have enough time from the beginning of tryouts to our first match to get the kids ready. This is an expectation of all who have varsity aspirations.
We keep approximately 20 kids in the varsity program. Most of these kids have years of tennis experience with many competing in tournaments each month along with lessons/clinics. Our team has been ranked #2 6A program in the city the past few years along with maintaining a ranking in the top 25 in the state. A commitment to tennis outside the tennis period has proven to be necessary to have success in this district and region.
The varsity expectation is attendance at morning practice is mandatory each day that practice is scheduled. Teachers do not get here until 8 am for tutoring. Kids need to be warmed up and ready to practice at 7:30 am. Only if there is an appointment or family obligation will practice be missed. Text communication is imperative if a student is running late. Excessive absences from practice do affect participation in matches and tournaments. We have doubles pairings that require each teammate to be in attendance at practice.
All required physical paperwork must be submitted for participation. These high school physical forms can be found on neisd.net. Click on athletics and then the parent page. There is a link for required athlete forms. There is an online participation form to be completed by the student and a parent. The physical needs to be completed by a doctor and the medical history is completed by a parent.
A parent meeting will take place at school on Mon July 31 2022 at 6 pm in the library to answer any questions and go over details for the year.
The Fall season is primarily a varsity season with only a few JV events. The Fall season ends in mid October with the Spring Individual season for both Varsity and JV beginning in January.
JV and Freshman tryouts will take place during the first week of school. The main JV/freshman season takes place throughout the Spring semester. Again, all required paperwork must be completed and submitted to tryout, practice and participate. The JV / freshman team is competitive and we keep about 24 kids. This is not an intro to tennis class or intended to take the place of a p.e.credit. Objective measurements of skills ( grips, spin, rallying) will take place.
In the Spring for varsity and JV events, there are 4 singles spots and 12 doubles/mixed doubles spots. In April there is a district tournament that gives the kids an opportunity to earn a spot in regionals and the state tournament
In the past 10 years we have had an individual state champion in girls singles (Chuyang Guan) as well as 3 state qualifiers. (top 8 players in the state.
The athletic periods are not intended to be an introduction to tennis or a substitution for a pe credit. We make every attempt to have kids participate in other activities at school but sometimes difficult choices have to be made if schedules overlap.
Each year we have had multiple summa cum laude graduates in our program, proving it is possible to maintain a varsity tennis commitment while budgeting appropriate time to academic pursuits. One of the main pillars in our program is to teach accountability and responsibility. Good grades are an expectation and are required for participation in the tennis program at Johnson.
Please email me at email@example.com or text me at (210) 632-8176 if you need help finding local tennis lessons and camps. Blossom tennis center has half and full day camps all summer. They also offer 30 minute and 1 hour private lessons to get ready for tryouts. Basic strokes with the right grips and spins are expected to make the JV/freshman team.You can find out more info on blossomtennis.com (210) 491-6108.
Please have all required forms completed and submitted before tryouts.
Johnson High School Varsity Tennis Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time
Mon 7/31-8/4 Varsity tryouts CTJ 8 am -2pm
Mon 7-31 Parent meeting CTJ Library/cafe 6 pm
Mon 8/8 Smithson Valley @ CTJ 9 am
Fri 8/10 Pieper @ Pieper 9 am
Wed 8/15 Boerne @Boerne 4:00 pm
Wed 8/23 Marshall @NISD ATC 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8/29 Madison @Blossom 4:30 pm
Friday 9/1 Reagan @Blossom 4:30 pm
Wed 9/6 Clark @ Blossom 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9/12 L.E.E. @Blossom 4:30 pm
Wed 9/20 Brandeis @NISD Ocoonor 4:30 pm
Friday 9/22 Churchill @Blossom 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9/26 Roosevelt @ Blossom 4:30 pm
Mon/Tues 10/9 or 10/10 Bi-District playoffs TBA TBA
Thurs/Fri/Sat.10/12,13 or 14 Area Tournament TBA TBA
Mon /Tues 10/16 or 17 Regional Quarterfinals TBA TB
10/25 or 26 State Team Tennis Tournament TBA TBA
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*You need to email Coach Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot get in touch with me concerning tennis information
I am the Head Tennis coach at Johnson High School and I teach Special Education in the History department. This is my 11th year at the best High School in San Antonio. I have coached tennis at the Academy/High School/College level for 30 years. I am originally from Maryland and played Division I College Tennis at Towson University in Baltimore.
2023 - 2024 school year
1st period Varsity tennis
3 & 4th period - Coteach U.S. Government 3rd period - / US Govt
2nd & 5th h period - Coteach Economics
6th period - Lunch
7th period Conference
8th period - JV / Freshman
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