USTA Membership and High School Co-Ed Tournament
Norsemen Tennis Club - Fall practice and WTT
Boys and Girls Tennis
Before students may participate in the tennis club or World Team Tennis (WTT) they must fill out the Norsemen Tennis Club form and bring $25.00 to cover the cost of insurance, tennis supplies, and district court fees.
The Norsemen tennis club will meet M-F from 3:00-4:30 beginning Monday, September 14th.
Remind account for Tennis Players 2020-2021
Boys and girls planning to participate in tennis this year should sign up for the tennis Remind account
2020-2021 Tennis Information
Girls tennis has traditionally competed in the fall and boys tennis in the spring. This year tennis will compete as a co-ed team. Matches will have b/g singles, b/g doubles, and mixed doubles. The CIF aspect of co-ed tennis begins February 22.
In order to participate each person must complete:
1.the Clearance Process
a. Online Clearance
i. submit a copy of the return clearance email at your 1st practice
b. the Physical form
i. submit a copy of the physical form at your 1st practice
2. the Contact Information Form
a. submit the form online before your 1st pratice
3. the Donation Letter
a. print off, fill out and return to the Finance Office
2020-2021 General Information - Team Information, Starting dates, rules, etc. Dates and times are subject to change.
School Driver Registration Form - We will need to provide transportation to our away matches this year because the district
does not have the capacity to handle all the needs of the modified athletic schedules. If you are able to drive to our away
matches please fill out the form. Turn in the completed driver registration form to Coach Ackerly.
Valhalla Co-ed Tennis Schedule
Co-ed Tennis Schedule - tentative
All dates and times are tentative and subject to change. Some matches may be added, removed or altered.
This is our best estimate based on current information.
2020 BOYS TENNIS
When the season was cancelled the varsity team was 4-2 and the JV team was 4-1. Many players deserve recognition for their participation and effort.
Players receiving their varsity certificate and letter are:
Noah, Michael, Aidan, Brady, Drake, Jackson, Chaska, Evan, Laith, Indiana, and Fadi
Players receiving their JV certificate are:
Ibrahim, Calvin, Sajjad, Jeremy, Amain, Dylan, Nick, Ryan, Steven, Julian, Meroun, Imran, Connor, Leo, Gabriel, Yousif, Jack, Luke, Waseem, Dan, Jacob, Hindy, Christopher, Adrian, and Donovan
*Special thanks to Daisy for all her help with the team!
2020 Boys Match Summaries
Friday, March 6 vs. Orange Glen
Varsity 18-0 - Despite off-court changes the Orange Glen Patriots were able to come down for our match. We were able
to get many players into the match where they could gain valuable experience for the future.
JV 7-2 - In an all doubles match the Norsemen allowed many players to gain match experience.
Thursday, March 5 vs. El Capitan
Varsity 9-9 (79-68) - Down 7-8 with three sets still on the courts, Jackson Juhl won 6-0 and Drake Jacques-Evan
Knuteson won 6-2 to force a tie and give the Norsemen a tight win over the Vaqueros. The other points for the
Norsemen were added by Michael Cabusaou, Brady Francisco-Indiana Schafer, and Noah Bakayou-Chaska
JV 8-1 - The Norsemen overpowered an undermanned team from El Capitan.
Tuesday, March 3 @ Granite Hills
Varsity 12-6 - The Norsemen managed just 4 sets of singles against the Eagles but controlled the doubles play. Michael
Cabusaou won two sets of singles and Drake Jacques-Evan Knuteson and Brady Francisco-Indiana Schafer each
swept their three sets. Laith Marrow-Fadi Youhana added two more.
JV 11-7 - In a balanced attach the Norsemen won five sets of singles and six sets of doubles. Singles wins were posted
by Yousif Marooki (2), Steven Hsu, Waseem Michael, and Connor Llewellyn. In doubles play Ryan Gappy-
Donovan Zeto and Nick Erickson-Dan Moreno took two sets each. Imran Kyeso-Luke Matti and Julian Jamil-Gabe
Maayah each won one set.
Thursday, February 27 vs. Steele Canyon
Varsity 0-17 - The Cougars mauled the Norsemen, not dropping a set.
JV 4-14 - Donovan Zeto won a set in singles and Ryan Gappy-Yousif Marooki won both their sets with Imran Kyeso-
Jack Martin adding the final point for the Norsemen.
Tuesday, Febrary 25 @ El Cajon Valley
Varsity 9-0 - The Braves were short a few players and the Norsemen controlled play, not dropping a set in the match.
Thursday, February 20 vs. Helix
Varsity 8-10 - The Norsemen were able to capture six sets of doubles with Drake Jacques-Evan Knuteson winning
three sets, but the Highlanders were able to control the singles and the match.
JV 10-8 - Steven Hsu, Paul Perfecto, and Fadi Youhana combined to win five sets of singles for the Norsemen. Ryan
Gappy-Luke Matti collected two wins while Yousif Marooki-Donovan Zeto, Nick Erickson-Connor Llewellyn, and
Hindy Sabri-Chris Simaan added one each in doubles.
High School WTT
Sign up at HSWTT if you are interested in playing High School World Team Tennis.
Practices - after the girls season ends - date TBD - Monday-Friday, from 3-4:30.
Matches - Saturday mornings
Why Play Tennis (Health Benefits of Tennis)
by Jack L. Groppel, Ph.D.
34 reasons why playing tennis improves Physical and Psychological health.
GUHSD Conference Website
Conference page, click HERE