Head Boys and Girls Tennis Coach
Player/Parent Meeting – Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 7:30pm (Auditorium)
Tryouts – Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 3:45-5:00pm at Walnut Creek Country Club (1151 Country Club Dr, Mansfield, 76063)
2018 TAPPS 4A Girls Double Team – 3rd in State
2017 TAPPS 4A Girls Team 7th in State
2016 TAPPS 3A Boys Team 3rd at State, Girls Team 6th at State, Boys Singles State Champion- Jonathan Sheehy
2015 TAPPS 3A Boys Team State Champions, Boys Singles State Champion- Josh Sheehy
2014 TAPPS 4A Boys Team 4th in State, Boys Doubles State Champions- Josh Sheehy and Jonathan Sheehy
2013 TAPPS 4A Boys Team 3rd in State
All-State Honorable Mention:
Claire Bullington, Girls Doubles
Ellie Parker, Girls Doubles
|Monday, 2/5||Grapevine Faith||Arlington Tennis Center||4:00 p.m.|
|Monday, 2/12||THESA||Arlington Tennis Center||4:00 p.m.|
|Monday, 3/5||at Denton Calvary Academy||Texas Woman’s University||4:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, 3/21||at The Oakridge School||The Oakridge School||4:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, 4/4||District Tournament @ Midland||Midland College Tennis Center||All Day|
|Thursday, 4/5||District Tournament @ Midland||Midland College Tennis Center||All Day||Nathan Holm & Drew Moore – 6th in District
Claire Bullington & Kay Lee Sedwick – 2nd in District
|Monday, 4/16||State Tournament||Waco Regional Tennis Center||2:30 p.m. (Round of 16)
5:30 p.m. (Round of 8)
|Tuesday, 4/17||State Tournament||Waco Regional Tennis Center||10:00 a.m. (Semifinals)
12:30 p.m. (Championship)
|Claire Bullington & Kay Lee Sedwick – 3rd in State|
Grace Prep Tennis News
The Role of Coaches
The Role of Players
The Role of Parents
We expect our coaches to be teachers of the game using demonstration, imitation, correction, and repetition. Along with this methodology, we expect constant feedback and encouragement toward the players.
We expect our coaches to give their very best to the athletes every day. We want our players coming off the field knowing that their coaching staff worked hard to teach them the game.
Be an example.
We expect our coaches to be pace-setters with their Christian walk; if they aren’t “walking” it, they can’t “talk” it.
Be a worthy representative.
Teammates, coaches, and our GPA community should all reflect the Christ-like values of commitment, discipline, and hard work we demonstrate.
Attend all practices, games, and meetings.
Express your feelings and ideas intelligently and appropriately to both teammates and coaches.
Be a student first.
Be aware that your future as a responsible adult relates more to academic than athletic activities.
Attend all orientation and informational meetings as your schedule permits.
Make sure your child attends all scheduled practices and games.
Be patient with other parents and school personnel if we can’t find an answer for you right away. This positive attitude ensures a wholesome and successful athletic program for the school.
Be mindful of authority.
Please remember that the coach has ultimate authority in determining both strategy and player selection.