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Newsletter for Tennis Booster Club Members--01.20.20

Breaking News

We have parents from each team who have volunteered to be "Team Parents" for their child's respective team.

  • You should expect to receive an email invitation to join a WhatsApp group for your child's team from your Team Parents in the coming week if you have not yet received it.
  • Please join join the team Whatsapp group to get direct communication on upcoming matches, coaches messages to the team, booster club communications, and volunteering needs to know what's going on with and to help out YOUR PARTICULAR TEAM.
  • PLEASE contact Monica or 972-978-7123 if you want to be part of the group but do not receive an invitation.

WE STILL NEED JV2 TEAM PARENTS!! We have team parents who have volunteered for all teams EXCEPT JV2. Without team parents for your team, you may miss out on important announcements, and your players may not have snacks or drinks or representation to the booster club. PLEASE CONSIDER STEPPING UP.

Also, check out the section below about the All District Awards our players received!!

We are still in DESPERATE NEED of HELP for this semester and next year. We especially need to fill the remaining Banquet Volunteer Slots--this is a GREAT WAY to get to know other parents, and it's fun!! Jan has written detailed descriptions of each position so you KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOUR SIGNING UP FOR.

Our FIRST BANQUET COMMITTEE MEETING will be Monday, February 3, immediately following the regular Booster meeting.

Last week's Booster Meeting notes are attached at the bottom of this newsletter. Thank you Rajeev Seetha.

Last month we sent a parent feedback survey to everyone. There is a PDF with the results attached at the bottom of the newsletter. If there is something you feel PASSIONATE about, we need you to help us make it happen. Contact Monica Cole 972-978-7123 or

College Signing Day Celebration

The College Signing Day Celebration will take place on February 5, 2020 @8am in the CHS Arena. All are welcome to attend and celebrate the achievements of two of our senior girls who will be playing college tennis next year.

  • Sofia Sanchez—Mary Hardin Baylor
  • Aishwarya Kannan—UT Dallas
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People Needed to Shadow Board Members & Take Over Positions Next Year

We will need a president, vice-president, secretary, volunteer coordinator, banquet chairperson and newsletter person. If you are interested in having a partner to help carry the load, that is also possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Monica Cole 972-978-7123 or coppelltennisbooster@gmail. She will be happy to answer any questions.

Hello Banquet Volunteers,

It’s that time of the year...preparing for our CHS Tennis Banquet! The date of this year’s banquet is FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020.

Hello Banquet Volunteers,

It’s that time of the year...preparing for our CHS Tennis Banquet! The date of this year’s banquet is FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020.

Henry Tian & Swarna Murugan have graciously volunteered to shadow Jan & Anita and take over as co-chairs of the banquet next year!! However, we still need people to help with the following:

A. Invitations/Programs -

  • Coordinate theme/colors/design with Banquet Chair, Decorations committee and Coach

  • Verify date, place & time of Banquet and other invite details

  • Design invitation in digital format

  • Get final approval from Coach, Banquet Chair & CHS Booster President

  • Submit invitation for electronic distribution to CHS Tennis Booster Club Webmaster

  • Liaison with Webmaster for 30 day advance distribution

  • Liaison with Webmaster for spreadsheets with final meal counts by team 1 week in advance of Banquet

  • Liaison with Webmaster for Check-in Sheets for evening of Banquet


  • Coordinate theme/colors/design with Banquet Chair, Decorations committee and Coach

  • Coordinate order of evening, dinner menu with Coash and Banquet Chair

  • Have Banquet Chair and Coach proofread and assess layout

  • Establish # of programs to print (1 per place setting plus 6 extra)

  • Submit to be printed with completion date 1 week before Banquet

B. Decorations -

  • Establish theme/colors/design

  • Check storage room and assess what decorations are available

  • Design centerpieces – 20 to 30 depending on number of guests (10/table)

  • Décor for reception tables

  • Balloon stands

  • Make table plan (room set-up)

  • Help senior’s committee with photos and boards

C. Senior Flowers -

  • Get number of seniors from Coach

  • Order flowers needed for 1 arrangement per senior

  • Purchase other items needed for arrangement

  • Put arrangements together

  • Deliver to Banquet venue for distribution by each senior to parent

D. Senior Posters -

  • Get list of seniors from Coach

  • Organize photographs to take action shots and tennis center of all seniors

  • Check storage for poster frames available and replace or purchase

  • Have posters printed

  • Put posters together with frames

  • Hang posters evening of Banquet

  • Pass out posters to seniors at the end of the evening / KEEP frames

E. Video -

  • Collect photos of all tennis players year round

  • Liaise with Senior committee to get baby, middle school and senior picture for video

  • Work with Coach to build slide show

  • Coordinate with Coach to bring laptop evening of Banquet to show slide show

  • Arrive early evening of Banquet to set-up and work with AV staff to insure video presentation

F. Check-In Table -

  • JV2 - Volunteers Needed
  • Freshman - Volunteers Needed
  • 2 parents per team table; Varsity, JV1, JV2 and Freshman

  • Arrive 30 minutes before player check in time

  • Review Check in sheet for any food allergies

  • Greet Players and guests at arrival, verify meal selections and place coordinating meal bracelet on wrist

G. Help with Set Up on the afternoon of May 15

  • Arrive on day of Banquet at time specified by Banquet Chair (usually between 12:00-2:00pm.

  • Assist with placement of decorations, etc

H. Help w/ Clean up after the banquet

  • Assist with removing senior posters from walls and removing frames to distribute posters to seniors

  • Assist with removing decorations from tables and packing for storage

  • Done by 10:00pm – we have to leave the venue by then☺

Thank you all for your consideration and continued support of our CHS Tennis Team!

Please feel free to call/text/email Jan Ciskowski (469-233-9113 with any questions or comments.

2019 All District Awards

WHAT IS ALL-DISTRICT? Every year All-District teams are chosen by all the head coaches in a district for Team Tennis. Each head coach nominates players from his team for each honor based on such things as: how that athlete performed in district play, minutes played during the season, statistics, work ethic, attitude, and how that athlete is looked upon by opposing coaches; however, coaches can only vote for players from other teams. Coppell Tennis obviously has a very dominant presence on the All-District Team!!

Boys Singles

  • Matthew Abbey (1st team)
  • Andreja Zrnic (1st team)
  • Clark Parlier (1st team)
  • Vinay Patel (Hon Men)
  • Cason Cole (Hon Men)
Boys Doubles
  • Matthew Abbey/Andreja Zrnic (1st team)
  • Vinay Patel/Clark Parlier (Hon Men)
  • Kunal Seetha/Elias Diaz (Hon Men)
Girls Singles
  • Ruchika Khowala (1st team)
  • Lindsay Patton (1st team)
  • Aishwarya Kannan (2nd team) Rishita Uppuluri (Hon Men)
Girls Doubles
  • Rifat Shindi/Rishita Uppuluri (1st team)
  • Aishwarya Kannan/Ruchika Khowala (2nd team)
  • Lindsay Patton/Sofia Sanchez (Hon Men)
Mixed Doubles
  • Cason Cole/Nandini Thallpareddy (Hon Men)
Special Awards
  • MVP- Matthew Abbey
  • Freshman of the Year- Lindsay Patton
  • Newcomer of the Year- Arjun Arunachalam & Sofia Sanchez
  • Sportsmanship- Elias Diaz & Nandini Thallapareddy
  • Coach of the Year- Rich Foster

Coach's Report

Welcome Back!

We hit the ground running in 2020.

  • JV1 Practice: 8:15 am Daily (Except on Tournament Days)
  • Varsity Practice: Until 4:45 Monday-Thursday (Except on Tournament Days)
  • Our first tournaments will be THIS WEEK!! Tuesday, January 21, 2020 (Grapevine) & Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (Lewisville)--JV
  • JV will also have another tournament Next Wednesday, January 29 in Grapevine.
  • Next Friday, January 31, 2020--Varsity
  • Our complete schedule is on the website.


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Sports Post Player Photographer Update

Monica spoke with Jim about the team pics again. This was his response…”I guarantee orders will be back to me from the lab and ready to deliver by January 24, at that time everyone who ordered can pick another picture that I will give them for free.”

Once again, we apologize for the delay.


Our players are not only fantastic athletes, but the are STUDENT ATHLETES. These honor roll students also excel in the classroom!!
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Varsity Team Honor Roll

Down the Line (Save the Date)

TOMORROW, January 21, 2020--Grapevine JV Tournament

THIS WEDNESDAY, January 22, 2020--Lewisville Freshmen Tournament

January 29, 2020--Grapevine JV Tournament

January 31, 2020--Grapevine Varsity Tournament

February 5, 2020--Marauder JV Tournament

February 7-8, 2020--Coppell Super Bowl Varsity Tournament

February 11, 2020--Fossil Ridge JV Tournament

February 12, 2020--Hurst JV Tournament

February 14-15, 2020--McKinney Varsity Tournament

February 20, 2020 @10am--Varsity Leaves for Midland

February 21-22, 2020--Tall Cities Varsity Tournament

February 26, 2020--Marcus (LEF) JV Tournament

February 27, 2020--Central JV Tournament

February 28, 2020--Central Varsity Tournament

Upcoming Meeting Dates

ALL PARENTS are welcome and encouraged to attend Regular Booster Meetings.

Monday, February 3 @ 6pm—Regular Booster Meeting

Monday, February 3, Following the regular Booster meeting--1st Banquet Committee Meeting

Monday, March 2 @ 6pm—Regular Booster Meeting

Monday, April 6 @ 6pm—Regular Booster Meeting

Monday, May 4 @ 6pm—Regular Booster Meeting

Team Mates

Coach: Rich Foster

Coach: Natalie Landa

President: Kelley Parlier

Vice President: Monica Cole

Co-Secretary: Rajeev Seetha

Co-Secretary: Neeta Seetha

Co-Volunteer Coordinator: Analyn Abbey

Co-Volunteer Coordinator: Mark Abbey

Treasurer: Debbie Crumpler treasurerchstennis@gmail

Newsletter: Monica Cole

Webmaster: Teri Pratt


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