LAHS Boys Tennis Player Handbook

The boys tennis program season is ten months of the year and is a non-cut sport’s program. The NMAA allows us to practice year round, but because of weather conditions, we can only practice 10 months of the year. Off-season work is from June to October, in-season work is January to May. We have a JV team and a Varsity team which is based on a ladder system. All players challenge each other one-on-one and are ranked on the team based on their play.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Los Alamos High School Boys Tennis Program is to provide an opportunity for our student athletes to learn a life-long sport, enjoy representing their school and community through competition, and to develop a great attitude, essential interpersonal and character skills through the game of tennis.

Absence/Tardiness:
Academic, personal issues, health issues are acceptable reasons for missing or arriving late to practice. Communication is number one. Always contact the coach by calling, texting, or e-mailing at least one hour prior to the start of practice. Excessive tardiness or absence (determined by the coach), without authorization by either Lloyd Wilton, Eric Martinez, or Gillian Hsieh Ratliff, may result in:
• Loss of tournament participation
• Loss of position in the line-up
• Possible dismissal from the Varsity/JV Boys Tennis Team

Parents/Guardians:
I am always available to meet with parents in person, via cell phone, or email if you have any questions or concerns.

Team Expectations:
Respect and good sportsmanship are mandatory on and off the court with members of other schools, coaches, and most importantly between each other. Student-Athletes who choose to use profanity, act inappropriately, bully and/or mock other players or coaches, and/or demonstrate unsportsmanlike conduct, will be asked to leave practice or matches if the coach finds it is a cause for dismissal. Unsportsmanlike conduct: is a foul or offense in many sports that violates the sport’s generally accepted rules of sportsmanship and/or participant conduct. Examples include, but are not limited to, verbal abuse or taunting of an opponent, an excessive celebration following a scoring play, hitting racket on the ground, hitting a ball against the fence or feigning injury. The official rules of many sports include a catch-all provision whereby participants or an entire team may be penalized or otherwise sanctioned for unsportsmanlike conduct.