Evanston Boys Tennis 2018

 All players should report to Beardsley Gym on Monday 2/26 at 6PM for meeting, basketball, etc.  Full schedule coming soon...

First Week Schedule
Monday 2/26 - All Levels and Freshmen 6PM - Beardsley Gym
Tuesday - TBA
Wednesday 2/28 - All returning Varsity/JV and invited Freshmen 6AM - NU Tennis Center
Thursday 3/1 - Varsity 6AM - NU Tennis Center
Thursday 3/1 - JV, returning Sophomores and new Freshmen - Beardsley Gym
Friday 3/2 - Varsity 6AM - NU Tennis Center
Saturday 3/3 - JV and Invited F/S 6:30-8PM - NU Tennis Center

Reminders - All athletes need a current updated Physical as well as completion of the Concussion Protocol test to participate in Tryouts.  Questions? Contact the Athletic Office 847-424-7370.  Try-outs begin Monday 2/26.  Check back here for schedules in February. 

Please take advantage of the new Strength & Conditioning program being offered by ETHS' Coaching Staff.  Details below.

WINTER CLASSES (December 4 – February 22)
STARTING THIS WEEK, we are providing a variety of weekly classes for Strength Endurance, Explosive Strength and Speed & Agility Training.  The classes are run by a variety of ETHS coaches that want to change the culture and mentality of Wildkit strength and conditioning.  Our Strength & Conditioning Coach, Albert Ferguson, developed the training module for the strength classes and our baseball coaches lead the speed and agility classes.  Attend whichever sessions work with your schedule.
Strength Endurance: Focused on improving muscular endurance for aerobically demanding sports. Recommended for: soccer, cross country, track & field, lacrosse, field hockey, swimming, badminton, basketball, golf, tennis, pomkits, water polo.
Mondays – 6:15-7:05am, G220 (Coach Gedion Yitref)
Tuesdays – 6:15-7:05am, Weight Room (Coach Rosette Ochoa)
Thursdays –8:00-8:50pm, G220 (Coach Joyce Anderson)
Explosive Strength: Focused on improving explosive strength, power, and speed. Recommended for: football, track & field, baseball, softball, wrestling, volleyball, lacrosse, gymnastics, swimming, diving, bowling, badminton, basketball, cheerleading, tennis.
Tuesdays – 6:15-7:05am, Weight Room (Coach Sophia Lugo)
Wednesdays – 6:15-7:05am, Weight Room (Coach Ashley Meyer)
Thursdays – 6:15-7:05am, Weight Room (Coach Luis Vargas)
SPEED & AGILITY: Focused on improving the ability to accelerate, decelerate, stabilize, and quickly change directions with proper posture while at a competitive speed. Recommended for: football, track & field, baseball, softball, volleyball, gymnastics, badminton, basketball, cheerleading, tennis, soccer, cross country, lacrosse, field hockey.
Mondays – 2:30-3:15pm, Fieldhouse (Baseball Coaching Staff – all sports welcome)
Tuesdays – 3:45-4:30pm, Fieldhouse (Baseball Coaching Staff – all sports welcome)
The days/times/location for Speed & Agility workouts may change beginning January.
Please arrive to the sessions 5 minutes before the start time dressed in athletic apparel and ready to train.  Bring your school bag with you as the locker rooms may be unavailable before/after many of these sessions. 

***Please check back a day before your scheduled practice as levels, locations etc may change***
Please contact the head coach at plonus@comcast.net or 847-977-2634 with questions.

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    Season Schedule

    Marcus Plonus, Boys Varsity, USPTR
    Marcus attended ETHS and was a 4-time state qualifier.  He held the #1 ranking in CDTA Boys 18s. winning 13 area tournaments the Summer  entering his senior year.  He attended Northwestern University and was a member of the NU Varsity Tennis Team.  After graduating college, he moved to Jackson Hole, WY, taught tennis at Teton Pines Country Club and was Harrison Ford's private instructor from 1994-1997.  He moved back to Evanston in 1998 and after business consulting stints for a couple years, re-entered the professional tennis ranks in 2000.  He has instructed at Wilmette Tennis Club, Northwestern, Nielson Tennis Center and privately throughout the area ever since.
    Michael Oremland, JV Coach, retired Periodontist, teaching pro

    Andrew Ginsberg, Asst. Varsity/F/S.  Former Varsity player at the University of Chicago.  Current History teacher at ETHS.

     Matt Johnson, Asst. Varsity, father of Varsity player Max Johnson
    Conrad Gordon, former ETHS #1 Varsity doubles player.  Current student Northwestern University


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