Reagan Tennis Tryout Information for 2021-2022 School Year

Necessary Forms First
ALL players will need to have a current doctor’s physical, an updated medical history, and their online
participation paperwork submitted PRIOR to trying out for ANY tennis team. This is a non-negotiable
required by both NEISD and UIL. Please find the appropriate forms at the following link (also available
through the NEISD website by clicking on Students, then the Parent Page under Athletics, and finally the
Required Forms):

Click For Forms

Or copy and paste this URL link for forms:  https://www.neisd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=139&ModuleInstanceID=25584&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=60841&PageID=3420

You may either submit a digital copy of your physical to Coach Daniel at ddanie@neisd.net, OR better
yet, you may submit it directly to our Athletic Trainer in charge of paperwork, Coach Martinez at
jmarti20@neisd.net. Again, this MUST be done PRIOR to ever coming on the court.
For the 2021-2022 school year, the Reagan Tennis Team will again feature three different levels of
teams: a varsity team (which will consist of the top 10-12 boys and top 10-12 girls for a maximum of the
top 24 players at Reagan High School); a JV-A (Junior Varsity traditional which will consist of the next tier
of 10-12 boys and 10-12 girls for a middle competitive team with another maximum of 24 players); and
a JV-B (a second Junior Varsity team that will be more developmental in nature and geared more toward
players who are freshmen and sophomores, but it will consist of the next tier of 10-12 boys and 10-12
girls for another maximum of 24 players). All teams (with a maximum of 72 players overall, a number
that is determined by our court space of 6 courts on-campus) are considered competitive teams with
the aim toward representing Reagan High School at matches and tournaments. The varsity team is
expected to compete at the highest levels within the state of Texas, while the other two teams should
be developing toward that capacity.

Varsity Tryouts

Varsity Tryouts will be conducted August 2-4, 2021, at the Reagan High School tennis courts. Tryouts
will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day and go until necessary (with the hope that we do not have to surpass
3:00 p.m.). These tryouts will include mostly singles matches featuring best 2 out of 3 sets, no-ad
scoring, with a super tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set. It is recommended (but not limited) for the 2021-
2022 school year that boys have no lower than a 4.0 UTR and girls have no lower than a 3.0 UTR. Those
who make the varsity team will begin practice and playing team matches almost immediately for the
2021 Fall Team season. Please note that simply trying out for the varsity team and not making it does
NOT assure one of a spot on the JV-A team. Coach Daniel is looking for players who excel on the court
not just in their match scores, but also in how they conduct themselves win or lose, on the potential of
their tennis abilities, and on the intangible of how they fit into a team.

JV-A/JV-B Tryouts

Both the JV-A and JV-B tryouts will be conducted during the first two weeks (the last two weeks of
August) of the 2021-2022 school year. The great majority of these students have been pre-loaded into
7th (JV-B) and 8th (JV-A) periods; however, the number of students exceeds the court capacity which we
have at Reagan. Due to this, a schedule will be released on the first day of school that designates what

days certain players will be trying out (these will be mostly delineated along the lines of boys on certain
days with girls on the others). These schedules will include some activities during both 7th and 8th
periods AND time after school (not to exceed 5:30 p.m.). Players will be evaluated on multiple facets
including (but not limited to): physical condition, stroke mechanics, match play, abilities within drills,
attitude, and effort. At the end of the first two weeks, we will maneuver the students into the correct
placements for 7th and 8th periods and produce schedule changes for those who, unfortunately, do not
earn placement on one of the teams. At the JV-B level, more consideration will be given for youth (i.e.,
freshmen and sophomores) since they will have more time to develop.

Other Important Information

Please note that none of teams is considered an apt placement for a person who is a beginner at the
sport of tennis. Playing experience is expected at ALL levels, for these are all competitive teams. Over
the summer, ALL prospective players are encouraged to seek hitting clinics where they can improve their
skills. The Reagan HS program players have found success at many different levels in many different
programs around San Antonio. Our current recommendations include (but are not necessarily limited
to) Godwin Tennis Academy, San Antonio Tennis Academy, Ivic-Oliver Tennis Academy, Shavano Park
Tennis Center, The Tennis Park at Whispering Oaks, FIT Tennis Academy, Blossom Tennis Center,
Dominion Country Club, and Northside Tennis Center. Certain players will fit better at different
programs within these (and other) hitting clinics. Each player is encouraged to find the best fit for him
or her. In addition, players are encouraged (really, strongly suggested) to participate in USTA level
tournaments and UTR tournaments throughout the summer to prepare themselves for the match play
experience required.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Daniel at ddanie@neisd.net. Please give
him a little more time to answer in the summer, for he will not be on email every day. Thank you, and
we look forward to seeing you in the 2021-2022 school year!