REGISTERING TO TRYOUT TO MAKE THE TEAM FOR SPRING 2024
IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRYOUT PLEASE READ THE BELOW "GREY BOX" FOR DETAILS.
You need to be cleared to tryout.
Tryout Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria SPRING 2024
Tryouts will start on Monday, February 19.
We will be using both Holmes Middle School and TJ Courts for tryouts.
THE FIRST DAY OF TRYOUTS IS A HOLIDAY. SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY ONLY. TRYOUTS FOR THIS PARTICULAR DAY WILL BE AT TJ COURTS.
FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES: 12 NOON TO 2:15PM.
JUNIORS, SENIORS AND RETURNING VARSITY PLAYERS: 2:15PM TO 4:30PM.
2nd, 3rd and 4th day of tryouts: 4:30 to 5:45 at Holmes Middle School. A bus will be provided at 4:15 (Door 10) to take you to Holmes Middle School. Parents to pickup at Holmes Middle School.
Wear appropriate clothing for the outside elements and bring water.
In case of weather, check the above team twitter account for updates.
Tryouts will continue for the next 2-5 days, and most likely final cuts by the end of the week Saturday (if needed).
Criteria to be selected are:
Varsity Tennis Skills right now. Projected to be a Starter this year and the top Alternates.
Projection to be able to play Varsity Level in the future.
Also considering being a Team Player, Leadership, Ability to learn and Attitude.
You must be in good standing with Fairfax County Public Schools and TJ.
You must follow the Extra-curricular participation policy.
COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BOYS TENNIS TEAM
Must have 2 tennis rackets (racket provided for tryouts if needed). There are no stringing services at the school but Coach Palomo will find a vendor to help with stringing for you.
A uniform shirt will have to be purchased by the participant (approximately $40). It will be yours to keep. If anyone needs some financial support for the required shirt please let Coach Palomo know. A team store will be set up shortly after tryouts. There will also be accessory items such as a hat and other shirts you can buy for family members who support TJ Tennis.
You will be required to provide your own black tennis shorts for matches.
Coach Palomo’s expectations for the Boys Tennis Team:
Be a Great Teammate!
Be at Practice!
Work Hard at Practice!
Clean Up After Yourself and Your Teammates!
Root for Your Teammates!
Be Grateful that you get to represent TJ!
Communicate with Coach!
And after you have done all the 10 things listed above- Win your Match!