Girls Tennis is a CHSAA 5A Spring sport, while boys tennis is a fall sport. At LHS there are three girls teams – Varsity, Varsity 2 and Junior Varsity. Tennis is a non-cut sport, so players of all abilities are encouraged to play. For the past few years, the Lady Tigers have qualified several players for the 5A State Championship.
Athletes are expected to participate in required practices and matches throughout the season, which starts in late February, and to keep their grades up for eligibility. Practices are typically every afternoon after school, and there can be one or two matches per week. Athletes are eligible to receive an athletic letter based on performance criteria at the varsity level and the coach’s discretion.
CHSAA rules require schools to run weekly eligibility reports and any athlete with more than one “F” class grade will not participate in their sport for the following week. A final class grade of an “F-Fail” can result in eligibility restrictions.
There are summer, fall and winter off-season practice programs that are voluntary, but highly recommended so girls are in shape and ready to compete come Spring.