KSHSAA Tennis
Tennis

NEW FOR 2016-2017

STATE SCORING

There will be a change in the state scoring (page 17 of the Tennis Manual). The only changes will be to the top three places. 1st place from 18 points to 15 points; 2nd place from 16 points to 14 points; 3rd place from 14 points to 13 points. Rationale: To bring balance to the current rubric used with one point separating each place would better determine the top three teams at state and not over reward placing in the top 3 ins singles or doubles.

ELIMINATE COIN FLIP @ STATE

The coin flip that was used to determine the 3rd and 4th seeds at the state tournament will no longer be in place. All four regional winners will continue to be up for seed and voted on by the coaches (see page 17 of Tennis Manual). Rationale: Coaches should be trusted with the voting decision to make the draw fair and ethical for all athletes as is stated in the Tennis Manual. Coaches are trusted with the voting process during regional, league and regular season matches so they should be trusted with the final vote of the season as well.

SEASON RECORDS FOR REGIONAL WINNERS POSTED ONLINE

The complete season record of the regional singles and doubles players will be posted on the Tennis page of the KSHSAA website in advance of the state seeding meeting.

  • At the conclusion of the regional meet, the coaches of the first place players will be given a form on which to list all matches played during the season (including regionals)
  • The coaches of these first place athletes must email the completed form to the KSHSAA (cgleason@kshsaa.org) no later than 10AM on Tuesday following the regional tournament.
  • These records will be posted on the KSHSAA website for all coaches attending the state tournament to review in advance of their arrival at the state site.
  • It is no longer necessary for the 1st place coach to bring copies to the state seed meeting.

PRIVATE LESSONS & TENNIS DOUBLES PLAYERS

The following addition to KSHSAA Rule 26 was passed by the Board of Directors at their September 2016 Meeting. While this policy is now in effect, it does not appear in the 2016-2017 KSHSAA Handbook or KSHSAA Tennis Manual.

Doubles Tennis Exception: Given the uniqueness of teamwork when playing doubles tennis, a doubles pair may receive private instruction and not be in violation of KSHSAA Rule 26. Once their school coach identifies a doubles team, those two doubles partners may participate in a private lesson together without violating this rule.

Rationale
Permitting two players from the same school team take a lesson together during their season of sport makes sense for tennis since 2/3 of the entries at state, regionals, league meets and regular season meets are doubles. Changing the current rule from 'allowing private lessons to allowing semi-private lessons' would enable players to spend extra time, effort and money working with their doubles partner if they so choose. Players may not know whom they will be playing doubles with before the season starts so they are not always able to use the other 10 months of the school year preparing for the season with their partner.

 

 

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Current Boys Champions Current Girls Champions

6A

5A

4A

3-2-1A

OP-Blue Valley West

Maize

Wichita-Collegiate

Sterling

6A

5A

4A

3-2-1A

OP-Blue Valley North

Arkansas City

Wichita-Collegiate

Wichita-The Independent School


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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