Practices are Monday through Thursday, starting 2/14/2022
Matches are for the entire team! Please plan on being at every match for your team.
When Varsity has a match away, JV will have a match or practice at home. When JV is away, Varsity will have a practice or match at home.
Be aware of the match schedule and the release time from class. For early release from class, please let your instructor know at the BEGINNING of class (before the bell rings) when you need to leave. Your field trip permission form is on file in the athletic office, you don’t need to show it to your teacher.
If you are not going to attend practice or a match, you must contact your coach and communicate your absence before practice or 24 hours prior to a match.
For the 2022 season SDA Boys Tennis is playing in the North County-Coastal League against Canyon Crest, La Costa Canyon and Torrey Pines. SDA will play matches against those schools and other nearby schools that the coaches have arranged. More information can be found at he CIF website here.
Boys Tennis is a spring sport with the regular season typically running from mid-February through mid-April each year. SDA has both Varsity and JV Boys Tennis Teams, each with about 12-14 players. Practices and matches are held during the week after school with most matches on Tuesdays and Thursdays, practices on Mondays and Wednesdays. There are usually one or two weekend tournaments during the season.
At a match the coaches present their line-ups: 3 singles players and 3 doubles teams from each school followed by alternates, listed in order of strength. The order of strength on the line-ups is determined by UTR ratings. Each round is 6 match ups: 3 singles matches and 3 doubles matches (all schools have at least 6 tennis courts). In the first round the number one singles players from each line-up play each other, the number one doubles teams from each line-up play each other, the number twos play each other, and so on. They play one set to 6 games. When they finish the next round starts with the players playing line 1 against line 2, line 2 against line 3 and line 3 against line 1. The third round would be the remaining match-ups, line 1 against line 3, line 2 against line 1 and line 3 against line 2. Players can be substituted out for another player to come in and play, but once taken out that player cannot be placed back in the match. More information on UTR is here.
The SDA Mustangs are usually a strong tennis team in the county and advance to CIF at the end of the season. Boys Tennis Team power rankings can be found here.
Tryouts are held the week before Feb. 15 each year. If you are interested in playing on the team, please be practicing and have knowledge of the game, skills and strokes involved in tennis as well as scoring. You must also have your ATHLETIC CLEARANCE completed before tryouts. Start here for the clearance process.
Photos of the team from this season and past seasons can be found on our Shutterfly site.