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2019 Tennis Team Tryouts

Any current 6th- or 7th-grade student interested in trying out for next year’s tennis team should read the commonly asked questions below.

Where: Marcus Tennis Courts (2800 Dixon Ln.)
When: May 7 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. and August 14, 15, & 16 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. (Beginning of the next school year). Busses will transport the students back to their campuses.

  • What do I need to bring? You only need to bring a racket, a current physical and be dressed for physical activity.
  • Who is eligible to try out? Anyone with a desire to play should give it a try. The tennis team has a wide variety of levels from beginners to state-ranked players. 
  • Who do I contact if I have further questions? Mark Jester or 817.793.4050 & Kelly Langdon at or 817.233.5793
  • Who do I contact to register for the tryouts? Coach Langdon at the above contacts.
  • Are there drills or lessons available prior to the tryouts? Yes, contact coach and he will give you various options. Also, Marcus will have 4 summer camps. The flyer to the Marcus camp will be posted on the Marcus webpage in April. ( Register at (
  • Can my son or daughter come to both tryouts? Absolutely! We want everyone to have as many opportunities as possible.
  • How many students will make the team? As of now, we are planning on 40 – 50 players.

Thank you for your interest in the Downing Middle School Tennis Team!