Boys Tennis

IRVINE HIGH SCHOOL
2022-23 Boys Tennis Information

Thank you for your interest in the 2022-23 Irvine High School Boys Tennis team. The tennis
season promises to be a very competitive and exciting one. The following information will help
guide you towards making sure you are prepared for the upcoming tryouts and season.

Tennis Boot Camp June 7th – June 17th (M-Th) (More Information Coming Soon)
This 2-week camp focuses on basics. It is design for players who are new to tennis or have limited
experience, and for the more advanced player wanting improve form and proper technique.

Tennis Team Camp June 21st– June 30 & July 18th-July 28th - No Camp July 4th - July 14  (More Information Coming Soon)
Match Play on Mondays starting wk #2

For all level players wanting to focus on learning and improving skills and techniques. Stretching,
conditioning, skill development and tennis knowledge will be part of each day of camp. Players
will play singles and doubles in various competitive formats. The camps are an excellent way to
become comfortable with other players on the team and Coach Russell. Returning players should
plan on attending a minimum of 4 days of camp. Players who want to learn and improve their
tennis skills, but do not plan on trying out for the team, are also welcome.

Before Summer Camp, Tryouts and Season
 Register and Complete online athletic clearance process. Go to
https://irvinehigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletic-clearance-process to find the to view the
instructions for creating an account.

 Download the Pre-Participation Exam Form (physical). Complete form at your Health Care
Provider, then add form to your online clearance account and submit a copy to IHS. Physicals
are good for 12 months.

Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for December 5th through 8th, 2022.
Tryouts are for all players not currently on the team. All necessary cuts will be made after
Thursday, December 9th. New players will have their schedule changed after successfully making
the team. I anticipate a very competitive tryout this year. Skill is not necessarily the most
important factor in determining the results of the tryouts. The players that make the team will be
decided by several factors including skill, experience, potential, attitude and work ethic. The total
team size (varsity and jv) is usually between 26-30 players. Varsity and jv squads will not be
determined until after tryouts. Returning players are not guaranteed their spots.

There is an available off-season tennis class available during the 2nd quarter of the fall
semester.

The off-season class is optional, but available for interested new players. You do not have to be
on the team to sign-up for the class but it is designed for players wanting to make the team.
Freshman must still be enrolled in Freshman PE if they are not playing a sport in the fall and have
an open 8th period.

Team practice starts at the beginning of the spring semester in January and runs through the end of the spring semester. Matches begin in mid-late February
 An average practice runs from 2:20 pm until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
 Matches start at 3:15 pm and end at approximately 5:30-6:00pm.
 Matches are played mainly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Pre-league matches can vary.
 There are between 18 and 22 matches per season, plus PCL league finals and CIF playoffs

Requested Team Contributions
 Team donation is approximately $150 (uniforms, misc.)

If you or your parents have any questions, please feel free to contact me @ GaryRussell@iusd.org.

Gary Russell
Irvine High School
Director of Tennis