Please check the emails for match info:
This weeks tennis info as follows:
Congrats to all of our 11 teams who had big wins this week, we are really doing what we planned as we work hard heading towards states! Great job to all of our kids and coaches!
We will have all days this week as always Mon, Wed, and Fri. (Parents even if it rains please do not come get your kids unless you have to before 5 p.m. We go inside and use the inside for play and class.
Break down for all day is this:
All days will start this Monday 6/2 and will be on Mon, Wed, and Fri (as weather permits, if it does not rain all day we will go in gym then back out to courts as the weather passes, so no need to run and pick your children up when it rains like past three years) it is very important to make as many all days as you can (this is how we trained to win last three years and train for the heat at states to beat other teams. Breeak down:
$15 per day includes lunch
int players with me and coach Gerald for advance drills in a.m.
beg players with our intern staff including 8's, 10's, 12 beg (unless sent to int group) and 18 beg (unless sent to int group)
(you can arrive or leave at anytime during the day but cost is the same)
drop off between 7 and 8 a.m. in the morning
8 a.m. video on drill of the day and discussion time
9-12 on court training
12-1:30 lunch and break
1:30 discussion n drill of the day
2 p.m. -3 p.m. drill of the day (longer if needed)
Match play until 4:30-5 p.m. Please pick up by 5:30 the building is only open until 6 p.m.
(if we have match same day, No match play open to gym or pick up to make match time rides can be coordinated to take kids thier match with other parents!
Hawkins Center directions (it takes about 5 mins from Trussville) 8920 Roebuck Blvd, Birmingham, Al 35206-1524 it is where the Roebuck Golf Course is, It is a beautiful and remodled center, with indoor basketball, a playground, a auditorium, a lunch room, locker rooms and a fitness center for our ages 12 and up to use. Everyone will love this over MTN since we do not have problems when it rains. We may use MTN later in session closer to states for some advance match play for more courts to use. Roebuck Blvd is right past the Walmart center plaza on right off of hwy 11.
Please make sure you watch your sportsmanship video parents! Every team has less than half that have completed this it takes 10 minutes of your time so PLEASE go do this:
for parents to watch: (much like stars video kids need to watch to play for a school from the state, takes all of 12 mins of your time) I am working on the list this week of whom from each team has not done this (good example Claire checked the list for her players names only the girl from her team have done this) if not done same problem no playing and no attending states with the team!!!!!
Link to video: http://www.southerntennis.com/sportsmanship/
Link to illustrated rules book for players:
I have now started collecting the states fees to attend it is $100 per child and please feel free to turn in a post dated check for up until the 25th of June. I will deposit them and pay for all of our fees and order the states uniforms on the 1st of July so the deadline is the end of the month.
We are down now to two hotel rooms left at the Hilton in Auburn, all three of the other hotels are booked as far as I know but feel free to contact them in case they may have king rooms left or a cancellation from some other event or booking:
Here are the Hotels:
Mariott at Robert Trent jones,
we used this one for sectionals. It is going to be use for some ages to play at states this year (no I do not know which age group until draw comes out around July 15th) but it has the practice courts we will use in a.m, Has an amazing play area lagoon pool for the kids to have fun, and it has a couple restaurants to eat breakfast at! It is the closest to the tennis center as well. Price is $139 a night you click on link and click on the book for our group and rate. here is the link for it: http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Totally%20Tuff%20Tennis%20Room%20Block%5Ecsgab%60ttrttra%60135.00%60USD%60false%607/18/14%607/20/14%606/20/14&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes
The Hilton Garden inn,
We use this every year at states as well, nice pool, good breakfast that you'll get a coupon for like 50% off of for your room each day. It is about 5-7 mins from tennis center on the loop. Price is $99 a night you will call tel: 334-502-3500 to reserve your room, tell them you are with totally tuff tennis group and the code is TUFF I do recommend asking for the manager Mark or the group booking agent Jody rather than dealing with the counter person who is usually busy to take your reservation.
Auburn Hotel at University,
Some of our group uses this one each year, I believe they have a pool. They are on campus so about 7 mins from the complex. I think they do continental style breakfast, I know some parents that stayed there ate breakfast at IHOP. The price is $144 per night and the number is 334-821-8200 there you just tell them you are with usta jr team tennis as that is the rate they book for the weekend.