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Century Boys' Tennis Information

I'd like to welcome everyone to Century Boys' Tennis in 2010. I'm excited about coaching my ninth season of boys' tennis for Century. I look forward to another fun and successful season as the team has had the past seven years. I will continue to take pride in my attempts to develop quality tennis players through hard work, teamwork, and committment.

Some things for you to know about the program. All boys in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate. A no cut policy now exists in the program. No seniors will be allowed to play JV tennis, unless there are not enough players to fill a JV roster. They will be allowed to play in any B-Squad matches. Seniors will be allowed to practice through the season with opportunities each week to challenge their way into the top six of the team. At season's end, if a senior has moved into the top nine of the roster, he may be eligible to be a part of the tournament roster. All boys in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in matches. It is important to know that only the top 12 players consist of Varsity/Junior Varsity. I will do my best to get all players matches with opposing schools in Bismarck/Mandan. There are no guarantees on the number of matches that your son will play.

I am very fortunate to have an excellent assistant coach by the name of Mike Kapp. He has been an assistant coach in the program for three years. Mike was a collegiate player for the University of Mary and a graduate of Mandan High School. Mike will continue to be a wonderful asset to the team as he has a great wealth of knowledge and love for the game. We will work hard together to enhance the abilities of all players. The challenge will be to bring out the best in everyone, while at the same time, keeping the focus on the varsity so they can achieve their highest level of tennis.

Finally, I would like to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to work with your son. It is truly an honor and privilege for me to coach quality people. If you have any questions during the season, you can call me at 323-7717 (H) or 391-4874 (cell).


Scott McPherson, Boys' Tennis Coach
Century High School


Should we have to move practice indoors, an announcement at school will be made. Practice times may change if we have to practice indoors. Indoor practice is held at Capital Racket and Fitness Center, 3200 N. 10th St., a block north of Century High School. If we have to practice indoors, each player will be responsible to bring $1 to help defray the costs. It may be a wise idea to make sure your son has this money when they leave for school just in case.

Guilt By Association

( Definition of the School Board Ploicy for tobacco, alcohol, and other drug usage )

The use or possession of tobacco, alcohol or any controlled substance as defined by the North Dakota Century Code is prohibited. Any co-curricular participant who is in violation of the foregoing shall be suspended from participation in interscholastic contests or activities for a minimum period of six consecutive school weeks for the first offense and a period of eighteen consecutive school weeks for any subsequent offense. The period of suspension shall begin from the date and time notification is given to the student by the school administration. The administration will take into consideration whether the student had a reasonable opportunity to remove himself or herself from the said location.

Parents' Day And Potluck

There will be a parent's day scheduled during the early part of the season. A date will be announced later. The intention is to show the parents how a typical practice works. I will visit with the parents during practice about tennis rules, etiquette, and other general information. If you know very little about tennis, this will be a practice you should attend, especially the parents of any athletes participating in the program for the first time. A potluck will follow the practice for all of the parents and athletes.

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