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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

Kenneth Bice

 

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2022 Summer schedule / Fall varsity tryouts and matches:

Monday evening workouts in the Summer are for players intending to try out for the varsity team will begin in July from 6-8pm. They will take place July 11, 18 and 25  This way if someone is out of town for a week, we will still be able to keep up with how /what they are doing as tryouts approach. 

Varsity tryouts begin @ CTJ on Monday Aug 1 at 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 keep approximately 24 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 August 1, 2022 at 6 pm 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 kbice@neisd.net 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

Please have all required forms completed and submitted before tryouts.

 

Go Jags!

 

 

Johnson High School Varsity Tennis Schedule

Fall 2022

 

Date                Opponent                               Site                              Time              

 

Mon 8/1-3rd &5              Varsity tryouts                            CTJ                                8 am -2pm

 

Mon 8/1                  Parent meeting                       CTJ Library/cafe                         6 pm

 

Thurs 8/4                   Smithson Valley                            @ SV                                1 pm

 

Mon 8/8                     Boerne Champion                            @ BC                             3:30 pm

 

Fri 8/12                        Marshall                                      @ Blossom                         4:30 pm

 

Wed 8/17                          LEE                                           @Blossom                        4:30 pm

 

Fri 8/19                            Roosevelt                                    @Blossom                          4:30 pm

 

Wed  8/24                         Churchill                                     @Blossom                         4:30 pm

 

Wed 8/31                           Madison                                       @Blossom                          4:30 pm

 

Fri Sat  9/10-11                 NEISD Invitational                      TBA                           2 matches Fri & 1 Sat

 

Fri 9/16                          Reagan                                         @Blossom                            4:30 pm

 

Wed 9/21                         Clark                                       @NISD Ocoonor                          4:30 pm

 

Wed 9/28                       Brandeis                                   @Blossom                                     4:30 pm

                       

 

Mon/Tues  10/10 or11            Bi-District playoffs                          TBA                                 TBA

 

Thurs/Fri/Sat 10/13,14,or 15          Area Tournament                   TBA                                TBA

 

Mon /Tues 10/17 or 18                         Regional  Quarterfinals                  TBA                       TBA

 

Thurs/ Fri 10/20 or 21                      Regional Tournament                          TBA                       TBA

 

Wed/Thurs 10/26 or 27                      State Team Tennis Tournament          TBA                      TBA

 

 

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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. 

 

 

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    2021 - 2020 school year

     

    1st period Varsity tennis

     

    2nd  period -  Coteach U.S. Government


    3rd period - Coteach Economics 


    4th period -  Coteach Economics

     

    5th period - Coteach U.S. Government

     

    6th period - Lunch

     

    7th period Conference

     

    8th period - JV / Freshman