2021 Middle School Fall Tennis

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

DEVELOPMENT TO BEGINNER
Our Loudoun Middle School Tennis League with 11 participating schools for both girls and boys is to serve as a bridge from middle school to high school tennis while maintaining a competitive level.

Emphasis will be placed on improvement for all players. This includes learning to compete and succeed, establishing team goals, and demonstrating good sportsmanship toward all players and coaches.
Everyone enrolled will be placed on a team according to their level.

Exceptions can be made regarding practice times only.

Ages: 9 – 14
Dates: September, 19th – November, 7th
Day: Sundays
Time:12 pm – 4 pm
Cost: $340

121586 -01 Location: HS in the area (Trailside MS League)
121586 -02 Location: HS in the area (Farmwell Station MS League)
121586 -03 Location: HS in the area (Lunsford MS League)
121586 -04 Location: HS in the area (Stone Hill MS League)
121586 -05 Location: HS in the area (Belmont Ridge MS League)
121586 -06 Location: HS in the area (Blue Ridge MS League)
121586 -07 Location: HS in the area (Harmony MS League)
121586 -08 Location: HS in the area (Mercer MS League)
121586 -09 Location: HS in the area (Willard MS League)
121586 -10 Location: HS in the area (Brambleton MS League)
121586 -11 Location: HS in the area (Eagle Ridge MS League)

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED

Our Loudoun Middle School Tennis League with 11 participating schools for both girls and boys is to serve as a bridge from middle school to high school tennis while maintaining a competitive level.

Emphasis will be placed on improvement for all players. This includes learning to compete and succeed, establishing team goals, and demonstrating good sportsmanship toward all players and coaches.
Everyone enrolled will be placed on a team according to their level.

Team practices are once a week for two hours from 4:30-6:30pm (OR 6:30-8:30pm) at a corresponding high school and matches are played every Saturday, starting 9/25.

Ages: 9 – 14
Dates: September, 13th – November, 6th
Day: Mondays
Time: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $340

121587 -01 Location: HS in the area (Trailside MS League)
121587 -02 Location: HS in the area (Farmwell Station MS League)
121587 -03 Location: HS in the area (Lunsford MS League)               
121587 -04 Location: HS in the area (Stone Hill MS League)
121587 -05 Location: HS in the area (Belmont Ridge MS League)
121587 -06 Location: HS in the area (Blue Ridge MS League)
121587 -07 Location: HS in the area (Harmony MS League)
121587 -08 Location: HS in the area (Mercer MS League)
121587 -09 Location: HS in the area (Willard MS League)
121587 -10 Location: HS in the area (Brambleton MS League)
121587 -11 Location: HS in the area (Eagle Ridge MS League)

Contact
lrosado@lctacademy.net

ELIGIBILITY

All boys and girls in grades 6th through 9th grade are eligible to participate who live or are attending schools private or public within Loudoun County. Any child attending a school that is not listed is welcomed to join and be assigned to a team.

RULES

LCTA adheres to the official tennis rules booklet.

High School Facilities Used For Practices and Matches

Briar Woods High School
22525 Belmont Ridge Rd.
Ashburn, VA 20148

Broad Run High School
21670 Ashburn Rd.
Ashburn, VA 20147

Freedom High School
25450 Riding Center Dr.
Chantilly, VA 20152

Independence High School
23115 Learning Cir.
Ashburn, VA 20148

John Champe High School
41535 Sacred Mountain St,
Aldie, VA 20105

Lightridge High School
(currently not available)
41025 Collaboration Drive
Aldie, VA 20105

Loudoun County High School
415 Dry Mill Rd SW
Leesburg, VA 20175

Riverside High School
19019 Upper Belmont Pl
Leesburg, VA 20176

Stone Bridge High School
43100 Hay Rd,
Ashburn, VA 20147

FINALS NOVEMBER 6TH @ INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL

TEAM FORMATION

Team selections will be determined during the first two team practices.

Each middle school team will have a Varsity team of 8 players and Junior Varsity team of 8/10 players. If your child is not selected on the Varsity or JV team they will be placed on the developmental Team. LCTA has a NO-CUT policy. Varsity and JV teams are selected by skill level and not grade. Each team can have a maximum of 8/10 players, with the exception of the developmental team. Players may be asked to move up and down from their corresponding team with the discretion of the coach.

LCTA will see that ALL students who register will be placed on a team. While we realize our community is continuing to grow, there is a finite number of tennis courts available. The process for the formation of team rosters is left to the discretion of the corresponding coach and league coordinator.

The process for the formation of team rosters is left to the discretion of the coaches and league coordinator. During the first couple team practices, evaluations will be conducted to assess skill level and playing ability of each player to facilitate the formation of teams of “roughly” equal playing ability, experience, skill, and size. This is not limited to a “mixed” team of boys and girls.

PRACTICE

Practices are scheduled by the League Coordinator and have been set with Loudoun County Parks and Recreation (PRCS), and the corresponding high school’s Athletic Director. Teams will practice at the times provided to them by the League. The league has permission through PRCS to use the high school courts on specific days and times for practices and matches. While the league offers one organized team practice a week, practice outside the middle school league is highly encouraged and recommended. Email:  jrosado@lctacademy.net  for more information about additional tennis training in your area.

  • Players should arrive on time to practice and should leave immediately after practice.
  • Most practices are held at the middle schools’ corresponding high school.
  • Practices are Monday through Thursday.
  • Each middle school will have one team practice per week.

The balls used for Varsity and JV practices are the standard regulation of yellow balls.

If a player misses a practice there are no makeup practices. If the practice is canceled, only then will a makeup practice be set for the same week. Rain does not always constitute a cancellation. Practice can consist of agility drills, conditioning, and team building.

MATCHES

  •  Matches for Varsity and JV are held on Saturdays
  • Matches will consist of 6 singles and 3 doubles
  • Singles and doubles matches will be 50 minutes timed matches including a 5 minute warm-up with your opponent
  • Matches will consist of 8 game pro-set (no-ad scoring) for both singles and doubles
  • Varsity players can arrive 30 minutes prior to their match to warm up. JV players can arrive 20 minutes before their match and if a court is available to warm up that does not interfere with an existing match, then the players are allowed to warm up.
  • Coaches will make the effort to ensure fair play for all participants to have the opportunity to play singles and doubles matches.

Coaching

  • A team coach or certified volunteer is always present at the matches to assist the players of either team.
  • Parents are not allowed on the court or to assist during matches unless otherwise asked. 

The balls used for Varsity and JV matches are the standard regulation of yellow balls. The goal is for all players to compete with the standard regulation of yellow balls.

PLAYOFF MATCHES

Loudoun North and Loudoun South Varsity teams will play the corresponding teams based on rankings within their league.

  • Playoff matches are NOT timed and include ad scoring.
  • 6 Lines of singles and 3 Lines of doubles
  • 8 game pro set is played for singles and doubles. If the match is 8 all then a 7 point tie break is played for singles and doubles matches.
  • Matches will be stopped once a team has reached the required 5 games to become champions. Example – If all the singles win for a team then they are determined by the Regional Champions 4.