Fruita Monument High School Athletics


Tennis Update


Clint Davis | 8/1/2020

As you may have heard, we got the good news this week that the State of Colorado approved CHSAA's plan for an adjusted boys tennis season this fall. So that's the great news - we get to play!

We will start on August 10th at 3:15 at Canyon View. We will start try-outs immediately (be ready!). We will continue this schedule through Thursday 8/13, then Friday 8/14 we will practice at 10:00 a.m. Starting August 17th, varsity will continue to practice at Canyon View after school, and JV will practice at the Fruita Monument high school courts.

No one can try-out, practice, or participate until they have registered, paid, uploaded their physical and medical history forms, and taken care of the whole process going through the "registration" link on this website. Take care of this now! If you wait until the last minute, you will not be cleared in time to start with the rest of the team.

Now, for the COVID-related adjustments:
Our season will be four weeks shorter than normal, ending with the state tournament September 25-26.
We are allowed 9 competitions instead of the usual 12.
Each athlete's physical must have had COVID screening questions.
All students/parents must sign a COVID-19 liability waiver.
Athletes must wash hands and have hand sanitizer available.
Do not come to practice or matches if you have symptoms.
Daily Symptom Tracker must be completed for all participants, including managers and coaches.
No shared equipment.
Arrive wearing a mask.
Masks must be worn when not actively participating.
Essential personnel only at practices.
Social distancing whenever possible.
No hand shakes, high fives, fist or elbow bumps.
Quarantine anyone who had contact with someone who tests positive (10 day isolation).
No scorecards.
Avoid using hands to pick up tennis balls.
Space water bottles 6 feet apart.
Spectators and coaches must wear face coverings at matches, and players must wear them if not actively playing.

I think that's it! Any questions, don't hesitate to email me. On one hand, these seem restrictive and cautious for a county that hasn't been hit very hard by this. On the other hand, we have team members and families with at-risk situations, and we absolutely want to keep them safe. It will take a whole team effort and we can still have a great season!

Coach Davis