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Eagle Pride runs high throughout the tennis program at Joplin High School. The 2008 boys' team boasts the first Joplin boys' state champion, John Lazenby. State level play in both single and doubles, and team district honors have been obtained in the past and will continue to be a goal for each season.

Boys Tennis Tryouts Information

Boys Tennis Head Coach: Aaron Stump


Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm 

Location:  JHS Tennis Courts (Weather Permitting)

Required equipment:  Tennis racquet, tennis shoes, athletic shorts w/ pockets.

Dress:  Dress warm and be prepared to practice inside, if necessary. Tennis shoes and athletic clothing

Parent Meeting: Monday, February 26 at 5:30 PM at the JHS Tennis Courts

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Tryouts & Practice
The boys’ tennis season is in the spring, beginning in late February. Boys and girls, 9-12th grade, may try out for their respective team.

The Varsity squad will consist of the top eight players who have successfully attended all try-out practices and competed in a team challenge tournament where each player is ranked according to his/her position on the challenge ladder. The rest of the players make up the JR. Varsity squad and must have attended all try-outs and completed the challenge tournament. Challenge matches to move up or down the ladder occur throughout the season. Team uniforms and warm-ups will be issued, with players furnishing their own racquets and shoes.

The season consists of 14 duals and 4 tournaments. Home matches are held on the tennis courts on the South end of the campus, at Joplin High School. We play all the teams in the Ozark Conference and travel to Springfield, Columbia, and Jefferson City for tournament play and other dual matches.

The boys’ team hosts the Joplin Boys Invitational in April. It has grown each year in strength of teams, and we hope to make it a Four State tournament to include teams from Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas.

Summer Camps
Team Camp and other activities are offered throughout the summer.

Meet the Coach

Boys Head Coach
Aaron Stump

Assistant Coach
Richard Perry