Varsity Team has Solid Fall Season
The Rebel Varsity Tennis Team finished the fall season with 4th place standing in District. This gave the Rebels the opportunity to advance to the Area Playoff to take on the #1 ranked team in District 8, the Duncanville High School Panthers. The Rebels put us a great performance and all the matches were close, but the Rebels just fell short in taking down Duncanville. Regardless, we are very proud of the Team. Coach Johnson said,"I couldn't have been prouder of the team, they played with heart and left it all out on the court. Sometimes it comes down to just a few points, and Duncanville was just a little better."
Rebels Varsity and JV teams take down LD Bell!
This week, the Rebels took on L D Bell in their second team match of the season. Both the Varsity and JV teams came to the courts hungry for a win after last weeks loss to Southlake. The Varsity team traveled to L D Bell high school Tuesday and hit the courts in the highest heat of the day. The sweat was pouring as the Rebels produced win after win, and ended the match with 16 Wins to L D Bells 3 wins. Then on Thursday, it was the JV team turn to host the L D Bell JV team at the RTC under much more pleasant weather. And the match ended with an even more pleasant victory for the Rebel JV team and walking away with 17 wins the L D Bell 2 wins. Awesome Job Rebels, we are very proud of you!
Rebels Fall to the Dragons
This past week, the Rebels took on the mightly Southlake Dragon, the #1 District team last year. The Rebel Varsity team fought hard and had many close matches, but fell short overall with just 3 wins to Southlakes 16 wins. The Rebels JV team, which is made of many new players at the high school level, went to Southlake later in the week. The JV team also fought hard but fell to the strenght of the Dragons 18-1. Both Rebels teams can hold there heads high becuase they started the season taking on the top team for last year and performed well. Come out this week to see the Rebels take on LD Bell.
Rebels Kick-Off Season at Rebel Rally!
The Rebel Varsity and JV team kicked off the fall season by being recognized at the Rebel Rally night. The Varisty Team showed off their trophy representing their winning season last year, while the Team Captians introduced all the players on the teams. Good Luck Rebels - We Believe in YOU!
THANK YOU to our newest Corporate Sponsor!
The Rebel Tennis Team and Booster Club would like to give a standing ovation to our newest sponsor, ZAD Lawfirm. The ZAD Lawfirm provides clients representation with Immigraion, Family Law and Wills and Estate Planning. A big Thank You to Karen Alexander for your support. Visit their website at http://www.zadlawfirm.com
Awesome Trip to Newks
The Rebel Varsity and JV teams hit the road last week and went to New Braunfels, Texas to spend several days at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, most admirably referred to as NEWKS! The Rebel players received two days of instruction and drills from the pros at NEWKS as they get prepared for the upcoming fall season. But it wasn't all work and no play, part of the time included going to Main Event to play games, along with going to the pool to cool off, and wrapping up the trip with a visit to Dairy Queen for a treat. As you can see in the pictures, it was a great trip! To see more pictures, click on "Newks 8-2014 Picture" in the menu on the left. Enjoy!
2014 FALL SEASON IS HERE
ALL REBELS, the start of the Fall 2014 Season is here! Check out the calendar for upcoming events, and dates and time of upcoming matches. First up will be Varsity Try Out on July 31st and August 1st. Then on August 2, make plans to attend the Tennis Picnic in the OMNI Room in at Richland High School. THIS IS A MANDATORY MEETING FOR ALL PLAYERS. The Picnic will start at 10:00 am and end by noon. Coach Johnson will be going over the schedules and rules, make order for clothes, and other important information. Parents are expect to attend with players and we hope you will take time to join our Booster Club. And the following week, many players will again make the trip to NEWKS to get prepared for another successful season. Check with Coach Johnson for details on the trip to NEWKS.
Last year was a great one for the Rebels. The Middle School team almost had a perfect win record, and several players walked away winners at the many tournaments. The Varsity Team won 2nd place in District giving them the right to go participate in the Regional Tournament. And in the Spring season, many of the players again won tournaments and took home trophies. Congratulations again to Braleyn and Savannah Seely for advancing to Regionals in Girls Doubles, and a huge round of applauds for Riley Reeves for success at Regionals allowing her to advance to play at the State Tournament. And a standing ovation to Riley for making it to the final round! Below are just a few pictures of many memories and victories from last year. Good Luck and let it be a great year and one we will say, "It is a great day to be a Rebel!"
Booster Club Social - Start of Spring Season
Make plans to attend our upcoming Booster Club Social on Monday February 3rd at 6:00 pm in the clubhouse at the RTC. Coach Johnson ame Coach Bradshaw will be sharing details about the Spring season, upcoming tournaments And trip to Newks. Check out the calendar as it is going to be busy time for the Rebel players in the weeks ahead. And make plans to come out and show your support for all the players, it really does make a HUGE difference to them.
Booster Club Meeting Monday 1/13 @ 6:00 pm -RTC
"Come One Come All" to our next Booster Club Meeting on Monday, January 13, at 6:00 pm in the club house of the RTC. We will be giving an update on our fundraiser, discuss details about the annual high school players banquet, storage shed for team (Coach has details) and tournaments/events planned in the months ahead. We look forward to seeing you there as we kick off the Spring Season.
12/2/2013 -- Let the FUNdraising Begin
Today the Rebels Booster Club kicked off our annual fundraiser for the tennis team. And to make this year a little more exciting and competitive for all our players, we thought a little motivation would be good. So, every player that sells their box of Worlds Finest Chocolate this weeks and gets their money to Coach Johnson by MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th, will have their name put in the hat for a drawing for a $25 Chik Fil A gift card. The more players that turn in their money, the more gift cards will be given away.
And there is more.......If a players sells two boxes of Chocolates, that player will get their name put in the hat twice and get a $5 gift card as a bonus. And if their is a player that is "Go Getter" and sells 3 boxes, that player will get their name put in the hat three times and get a $10 gift card as a bonus. So let the FUNdraising begin.
Thank you again Players and Parents for helping us have a great fundraiser.
Booster Club Meeting Monday 1/13 @ 6:00 pm -RTC
12/1/2013 - Annual Fundraiser of Worlds Finest Chocolate
Come be the Tennis Center on Monday, December 2 after 2:00 p.m. To pick up your box of chocolates. This year we have a new variety of chocolates that will make great stocking stuffers or gift for Christmas. All monies need to be turned into Coach Johnson or Coach Bradshaw the week of December 16th before the christmas break. Thank you all for you support in helping us have a great fundraiser.
11/28/2013 - Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
The Rebels Booster Club would like to wish Coach Johnson, Coach Bradshaw, and all the Rebel Tennis players and especially their families a very HAPPY THANKGIVING!
Next Booster Club Meeting-Social
Please make plans to attend our next Booster Club meeting-social at the Richland Tennis Center at 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 7th. Primary topics will be discussing is our fundraiser event scheduled to kick off the first week in December, other upcoming holiday events, and the spring tennis schedule. Look forward to seeing you there.
10/30/2013 - Coach Johnson Announces ALL DISTRICT Team Tennis Awards
It has been a great fall season for the Rebel Varsity Tennis Team. This team is made up of a many talented athletes who play the game with a lot of heart and passion to win. This week, Coach Johnson shared with the team the All District Team Awards, and there were many. The team was awarded four 1st place team awards, eight 2nd place team awards, and five honorable mentions. Many applauds also to Braelynn Seely for being recognize as "Freshman of the Year" and to Daniel Shaw and Claudia Castro for Sportsmanship award. And many more appluads to the follow players:
Congratulations to all the players of the Rebel Varsity Team. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.
10/27/2013 - Rebels Varsity has Great Time at Regional
The Rebel Varsity team went to Abilene to participate in Regional Tournament against other top teams in the state. By the luck of the draw (or poor luck to some), the Rebels were put up against El Paso Coranado, an extremely strong team that has qualified for Regionals for the past 19 years. The team hit the courts in the same spirit and desire to win, which brought them this far. But unfortunately couldn't overcome the challenge brought by El Paso Coranado. The Rebels had a fun match in the afternoon against Duncanville, and won the majority of the matches played. Overall, being able to travel to Abilene on a charter bus with video, and hanging out with your friends and teammates turned out to be a great experience for all. Again we are very PROUD of YOU for the accomplishments this year.
10-18-2013 REBEL VARSITY IS REGIONAL BOUND!
Awesome, AWEsome AWESOME!!!! Rebels showed up at the Arlington Tennis Center today with one goal.....qualify for REGIONALS. And they did in a HUGE way by taking down Arlington Martin 10-2. WE ARE SO PROUD OF EVERYONE as this is, and has been, a truly team effort. Congratulations, you all earned the bragging rights to say you qualified for Regionals.
10/16/2013 - Rebel Varsity Shuts Down Lamar and Advance to Area Semi-Finals
Under much cooler conditions and cloudy skies, the Rebels welcomed Arlington Lamar to the RTC. The Rebels have had several days of rest, thanks to the rain, and were high spirited after being recognize for their recent achievements at the Homecoming Pep Rally on Monday night. As the Doubles matches were underway, it became very obvious that the Rebels were very focused on winning. Match after match the Rebels took down Lamar and they went into the Singles matches with cool heads, just like the weather. With the Rebel confidence running high, it didn't take very long the Lamar to completely fall to the strength of the Rebels. The smell of victory was in the air with a final score of 10-0, giving the Rebels of a reputation as they get ready for the semi-final round on Friday. Thanks you all who showed up today to cheer on the Rebels to victory, the Players greatly appreciate your support. The Rebels will be at the Arlington Tennis Center on Friday fighting for the opportunity to go to Regionals. We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday and cheering on the team.
REBEL Varsity takes Second Place in District
This morning the Rebels took on the Keller Indians and put up an extremely fierce fight. The battles on the courts and off the courts went back and forth. The Rebels keeped their focus on the goal of ten wins, and they were determined to put it to the Keller Indians hard. You could hear the Rebels ROAR when they reached 10 wins!!!!!! Next week, the Rebel Varsity team takes on Lamar Tuesday at the Richland Tennis Center for first round of the Area playoffs.
Rebel Varsity ADVANCES to finals!
This evening at the RTC, the Rebels took on Northwest and as the double matches were ending, it was very obvious this was going to be a close match. Northwest came to win, and after the doubles matches the Rebels had a small lead. This carries into start of Singles matches, and then the Rebels got focused and put the hammer on taking win after win, endin the victor! Tomorrow at 8:30-9:00 the Rebels will take on Keller and the winner will take 2nd place in District. WE BELIEVE in YOU - Go REBELS!!!!!
ANNOUNCEMENT - REBEL VARSITY DISTRICT PLAYOFF AT 3:00 PM FRIDAY @ RTC AGAINST NORTHWEST
10/6/2013 - Rebel Varsity is #1 Seed in District Playoff
The Richland Rebel Varsity team last Friday had a non-district match against the Birdville Hawks, and sent them Hawks home crying after the Rebels had a dominate 18-1 victory. This was a great practice match and another confidence builder for the Rebels as they prepare for the District Playoffs next week. Overall, the Rebel Varsity team has only lost one match this fall season (to the undefeated Southlake Dragons) making this an overall great season! Since the Rebels have played so well, they have earned the honor of being the #1 seed in the District Playoffs, and will have their first district playoff match at the semifinals on Friday, October 11 around 4:00 at the RTC. The Rebels will play the winner of the quarter final match played Tuesday between #5 Timber Creek and #4 Northwest. And again because the Rebel Varsity team are the #1 seeded team, they will play again on Saturday at 9:00 am at the RTC as part of the District Finals. Come out Friday and Saturday to cheer on the Rebels to victory! You guys have done a great job this fall, and we are very proud of you!
8/12/13 Rebels Have a BLAST at NEWKS Tennis Ranch
As you can see, going to NEWKS is a lot of FUN. Thirty one players from the Rebel Varsity and Junior Varisty team recently took a trip to New Braunsfel, Texas to the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch (NEWKS) The trip include spending a day at Fiesta Texas (Six Flag) taking on the roller coasters and enjoying the water park before getting down to business. Over the next two days the team received personal instructions on how to improve each players skills and teamwork from five world class professional tennis players. It was a memorable experience for all. Check our the Photo Album for Newks to see more.
THANK YOU Baskin and Robbins
Thank You Baskin and Robbins located at 6248 Rufe Snow (and Mid-Cities Blvd) for being one of our newest Corporate Sponsors.
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