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05/22/17 – Forde Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year For 2016-17

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017

The inaugural yearlong Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Sacred Heart’s Brooke Forde was named the first overall winner. Beginning in May of 2016 with the Bass Fishing State Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 14 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2017 State Archery).

The Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year award is based upon overall athletic performance (60%), academic achievement (20%) and community service (20%). Students must possess an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify, and must be academically eligible during the season in which they are nominated. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes online at KHSAA.org, and the nominees are voted upon by a closed panel consisting […]

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05/17/17 – State Tennis, Track and Field Championships at UK This Weekend

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2017

The 2017 KHSAA State Tennis Championships and the 2017 KHSAA Track and Field State Meet will be contested this weekend in Lexington on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The State Tennis Championships (May 18-20) begin Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with boys’ matches at Shillito Park and the girls’ competition at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex.

All remaining matches will move to the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex after the first day, with Friday’s competition starting at 8 a.m. Saturday’s action opens with the boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles semifinals at 9 a.m. Championship matches for boys’ and girls’ doubles are slated for 12 p.m., with the finals for the boys’ and girls’ singles set for 2 p.m.

Team champions will be determined through an accumulation of points throughout the tournament, with each singles player and doubles team receiving one point for each match victory. Brackets for […]

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05/05/17 – State Tennis Instructions and Information

Tennis Blog Updates

The information and instructions for the 2017 State Tennis Tournament have been posted to the KHSAA website. You can access the information by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website or by clicking the link below for State Instructions. All competing schools are strongly advised to download the files and review instructions to ensure everyone is aware of all KHSAA rules and regulations regarding the tournament.

State Instructions

Other important information including advanced ticket sales, maps and time schedules are also available on the Tennis page at KHSAA.org under the State Information and Instructions tab.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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05/03/17 – Regional Tennis Sportmanship

Tennis Blog Updates

As regional play approaches, we would like to remind all schools of behavioral expectations to further emphasize sportsmanship in our Tennis program. High school tennis is an extension of the classroom, and as such, all involved should conduct themselves in a manner that reflects teamwork, respect, responsibility and perspective. That includes coaches, student-athletes and spectators. 

Officials expect good behavior and will quickly penalize misconduct. To achieve this goal, all involved should:

  • Avoid unnecessary noise during play. This includes cell phones, pagers, etc.
  • Stay well away from the fence surrounding the courts so as not to distract any players or hinder any coaches.
  • Do not talk to players from the time they take the court to warm up until the match is over. This includes timeouts and set breaks.
  • Coaches, be sure to allow the Officials or opposing coaches to correct the […]

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03/30/17 – Postseason Tennis Information

Tennis Blog Updates

Information and instructions for the 2017 Regional Tennis Tournaments have been posted online and can be accessed by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/).

All coaches and competing schools should take the time to read these items carefully, even veteran coaches, to ensure that you are aware of all KHSAA rules and regulations regarding these tournaments.

Best of luck to all competitors for the remainder of the season. Check the blog on the Tennis page for further updates as we get closer to the Regional Tournaments and the State Tennis Championships.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

2016-2017 News Releases

Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular, the opening of the new Frederick Douglass High School have created this necessity.

We appreciate the understanding of our membership and various constituencies.

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02/13/17 – Postseason Dates For Tennis Championships

Tennis Blog Updates

Many schools are busy finalizing school calendars, the KHSAA staff wanted to again remind coaches, participants and administrators of the dates and locations for the Regional and State Tennis Tournaments. These dates are posted on the KHSAA website, but this reminder will help avoid conflicts for schools when scheduling proms, graduations, etc.

For 2017, regionals can be held from May 5th -13th at various locations. A summary link to the information regarding regional sites as well as state information is under continual development.

The State Tennis Championships will take place Thursday May 18th at the University of Kentucky Boone Downing Tennis Complex and Shillito Park, here in Lexington. Friday and Saturday May 19th & 20th. play will be at the UK complex. Due to the State Track and Field Championships also taking place that weekend on the UK campus, schools should plan ahead as far as acquiring Hotel accommodations 

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01/30/17 – Tennis Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Tennis Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is available beginning today, January 30, 2017. Below is additional information:

COACHES

  • January 30 to March 13 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • March 14 to April 9 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • April 10 to April 23 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
  • After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with many HTML5 enabled mobile devices and tablets (to view system requirements click on the Resources tab from within the clinic once the clinic has started).

You will be required to advance each […]

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09/22/16 – Board of Control Approves Unified/Adapted Opportunities in Bowling; Alters State Tennis Format

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016

During its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a proposal to add Unified and Adapted opportunities in the sport-activity of Bowling, beginning with the 2017 state championship. Bowling will be the second KHSAA offering to include Unified and Adapted opportunities, joining Track & Field which began including Unified events in 2015 following a joint partnership between KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky. The Unified Bowling events will be added to the singles competition on Feb. 9, with a final schedule to be announced at a later date. Unified sport allows for combined competition involving intellectually disabled students and non-intellectually disabled counterparts, while adapted sport allows for participation by those with physical disability.

“One of the most gratifying things we have been able to do in the past few years is the addition of adapted and unified track and field events,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian […]

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09/22/16 – Board Approves New Provisions for State Tennis

Tennis Blog Updates

After hearing from its membership and discussing the issue with the KHSAA Staff, the Board of Control yesterday decided to return the state tennis team title to a points-based championship for 2017. The Association will continue to sponsor an Individual and Doubles Championship, which will be held May 18-20 in Lexington. 

Following a change in format to the 2016 State Tennis Tournament, significant feedback was gathered from the membership after the individual and team events were split over separate weekends. The split, necessitated by competition limitations recommended by the USTA and its sports medicine researchers, was put in place to prevent any student-athlete from participating in more than two full-length matches per day. The change also necessitated mandated play to determine a true region champion, adding additional matches to an already full competition schedule for most players.

While team tennis has expanded over the last eight years of play, the requirement of seven players per school […]

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KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

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  Primary Event Contact Secondary Event Contact Primary Playing Rules Interpreter Secondary Playing Rules Interpreter Golf DB SB DB SB Field Hockey SB DB SB DB Volleyball BC DB BC DB Soccer MB CC CC MB Cross Country SB MB SB MB Football JT BC JT BC Competitive Cheer BC SB BC SB Bowling SB MB SB MB Swimming and Diving DB BC DB BC Wrestling MB SB MB SB Basketball JT BC JT BC Archery MB DB MB DB Bass Fishing DB SB DB SB Tennis MB BC MB BC Track and Field SB DB SB DB Softball DB MB DB MB Baseball BC SB BC SB           Lacrosse MB DB N/A N/A Rifle Marksmanship DB MB N/A N/A Trap Shooting Study MB DB N/A N/A Dance BC SB BC SB

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05/16/16 – Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Update

Tennis Blog Updates

The draw and times for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Tournament have been posted. Please familiarize yourself with the Tennis page on our website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/) for links to those and more information such as event schedule, locations, driving instructions, etc.

Please remember, there are no “hard copies” of the brackets available on site. Please remember to either print your own set from the tennis page or bookmark the link on your smart phone. The brackets will be updated periodically throughout the tournament.

Coach Check-in
On Thursday morning, coaches will need to report to the check-in tent at their site (big white tent) and find either Associate Commissioner Butch Cope (at Shillito) or Assistant Commissioner Michael Barren (at the University of Kentucky) to obtain coaching credentials. Only those coaches who have completed the Online Rules Clinic will be on the list at check-in. You will sign-in and receive your wristband, which will designate you as an […]

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05/10/16 – Bass Fishing, Republic Bank/KHSAA Tennis State Championships Begin This Week

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2016

State champions will be crowned in Lexington and Calvert City this weekend as the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing and 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Championships get underway. The two-day State Bass Fishing Championship (May 13-14), with Calvert City serving as official host city, begins each morning with the boat launch from Kentucky Dam Marina at 7 a.m. Teams will start returning to the marina at 3 p.m. each day, with the weigh-ins scheduled to begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. The Bass Fishing weigh-ins will be webcast live each day at KHSAA.tv, courtesy of FLW.

During the State Bass Fishing Tournament, fans and competitors will have an opportunity to take part in the Fish Festival Expo at Kentucky Dam Marina from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, with vendors, sponsor booths and activities for kids.

The Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Championships begin this weekend (May 14-15) with the boys’ and girls’ […]

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05/05/16 – State Tennis Instructions and Information

Tennis Blog Updates

The information and instructions for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Tournament have been posted to the KHSAA website. You can access the information by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website or by clicking the link below for State Instructions. All competing schools are strongly advised to download the files and review instructions to ensure everyone is aware of all KHSAA rules and regulations regarding the tournaments.

State Instructions

With the addition of the Team Championship weekend (May 14-15) being held the weekend before the traditional Individual/Doubles tournament (May 19-21), it is very important that teams and fans review all sites and schedules for the tournaments. 

Other important information including advanced ticket sales, maps and time schedules are also available on the Tennis page at KHSAA.org under the State Information and Instructions tab.

– KHSAA –

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04/26/16 – Tennis Postseason Information

Tennis Blog Updates

The information and instructions for the 2016 Regional Tennis Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/). All coaches are expected to take the time to read these items carefully, even veteran coaches, as changes have been made this year.

All competing schools should download the files to ensure that you are aware of all KHSAA rules regarding these tournaments.

Best of luck to you for the remainder of the season. Keep looking to this blog for further updates as we get closer to the Regional Tournaments and the Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Championships.

                                                             – KHSAA –

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04/25/16 – Draw Show For Baseball, Softball and Tennis Set For 12 PM Wednesday

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2016

The draws for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA Tennis Team Championship, the Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament and the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament will be determined Wednesday, April 27th at 12 p.m. when the Draw Show is conducted at the Association’s headquarters and webcast at KHSAA.tv.

This year will mark the first time Tennis is included in the spring Draw Show, as recommended changes from the Kentucky Medical Association’s Sports Medicine Committee led to the Board of Control approving a format change to the state Tennis tournament. The changes separated the team championship event from the singles/doubles competition, which were traditionally played together, in order to limit the number of matches a student-athlete could compete in each day. For more information on the recommendations that led to changes in the state Tennis tournament, visit http://khsaa.org/111915-tennis-tournament-format-changes/

The Draw Show will be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv, with complete brackets available on the KHSAA […]

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02/01/16 – Tennis Rules Clinic Now Available

Tennis Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is available beginning today, February 1, 2016. Below is additional information:

COACHES

February 1 to March 7 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
March 8 to April 4 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
April 5 to May 16 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with many HTML5 enabled mobile devices and tablets (to view system requirements click on the Resources tab from within the clinic once the clinic has started).

Once you advance to the […]

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11/19/15 – Board Approves Revised Schedule For State Baseball, Tennis Tournaments

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2015

On Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a proposal from KHSAA staff to revise the schedule for the state baseball tournament during its regularly scheduled meeting at the Association’s headquarters. In an effort to alleviate competitive issues under the current format resulting from pitching limitations and roster depth, as outlined in the extensive research conducted by Lawrence County Athletic Director Travis Feltner and validated through staff review of the current format, the new format will provide a minimum of three days of rest between the quarterfinals and the semifinals. Beginning with this year’s state tournament, the revised format will allow teams the opportunity to use their pitchers at the top of the rotation in both the early rounds (first round/quarterfinals) and the later rounds (semifinals/championship).

“Pitching limitations are in place for the health and safety of our student-athletes,” KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said. “In keeping with the overall desire of the […]

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11/19/15 – Tennis Tournament Format Changes

Tennis Blog Updates

For the past several years, the KHSAA staff and Board of Control have been reviewing the region and state tennis formats due to concerns expressed from experts in Sports Medicine. At its recent meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a staff recommendation based on feedback and consensus from the Commissioner’s Tennis Advisory Committee, to no longer play the team vs. team and individual singles/doubles state competitions on the same days. Rather, these events will be separated to conduct a separate team vs. team tennis (seven-player) tournament. The exact date, location and time of these team matches will be determined in the near future with the traditional singles and doubles event remaining on its corresponding weekend.

The Kentucky Medical Association’s Sports Medicine Committee, acting on a report and adopting research-based findings from the USTA, the governing body for Youth and Adult Tennis in the U.S., had recently strongly recommended that changes be made to ensure that […]

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10/01/15 – Riherds.com to Sponsor Above and Beyond Awards at All State Championship Events

2015-2016 News Releases

Riherds.com, a Kentucky-based company headquartered in Smiths Grove specializing in trophies, awards, name tags and signs, will provide the “Above and Beyond” award at each KHSAA state championship event for 2015-16. Riherds.com is proud to be the Official Supplier of Trophies and Awards to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

The award is given to a participant at each KHSAA championship event and will be awarded from the pool of candidates nominated by participating school representatives. The award is based on five attributes: Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship and Scholarship.

Nominated students should exemplify these five attributes by:

  • Playing the game/competition by the rules.
  • Treating game officials, coaches and competitors with due respect as fellow human beings.
  • Taking victory and defeat without undue emotionalism.
  • Controlling of tempers at all times on and off the playing field.
  • Being positive with officials, coaches and competitors, without criticism for things that occur during the contest.
  • Cooperating with the coaches, officials and fellow players in trying to promote good sportsmanship.
  • Being […]

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05/13/15 – Tennis, Bass Fishing Champions Crowned This Week

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2015

The 2015 KHSAA Tennis State Championships and the 2015 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament will be conducted this week in Lexington and Gilbertsville, respectively. The Bass Fishing weigh-ins will be webcast live each day at KHSAA.tv, courtesy of FLW, while a highlight package of the tennis tournament will be available following the conclusion of the event.

The Tennis championships begin Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with the boys’ competition at Shillito Park and the girls’ competition at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. The girls’ team semifinals are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the University of Kentucky, followed by the boys’ team semifinals at 6:30 p.m.

The action continues Friday morning starting at 8 a.m. with all competition taking place at the University of Kentucky. The girls’ team finals are slated for 5 p.m., followed by the boys’ team championship at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday’s competition begins at 9 a.m. with the […]

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05/12/15 – State Tennis Update

Tennis Blog Updates

The draw and times for the 2015 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament have been posted. Please familiarize yourself with the Tennis page on our website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/) for links to those and more information such as event schedule, locations, driving instructions, etc.

The University of Kentucky has announced two roads near our venue that will be closed for the summer. While they will not directly impede your access, some have used these roads in the past and may want to plan ahead for an alternate route. Here is a direct link to that information:http://khsaa.org/tennis/2015/tennistraffic.pdf

With the long range forecast of possible showers on Friday, now is a good time to remind you of how we plan to communicate any changes as to location and/or time schedules for the Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis Tournaments. We expect the participants to report to their site and if we have to move indoors we will give instructions at that location for those […]

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05/04/15 – Tennis State Updates

Tennis Blog Updates

Now that our regional championships have begun, it is time for you to begin making plans for the State Tennis Championships here in Lexington. Coaches, please review the links to information about the Tennis tournament found on the Tennis page of the KHSAA website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/). The documents will be updated each day as information is added.

  • Hotel accommodations: The University Inn Hotel (859-278-6625) is holding 25 rooms at a set rate for KHSAA Tennis teams and is located across the street from the UK Campus. Other hotels are available, but you may have to research for the best rates.
  • Thursday morning, you will need to report to the check-in (Big White Tent) and find either Butch Cope (at Shillito) or myself (at UK) to obtain your coaches credentials. Only those coaches who have completed the Online Rules Clinic will be on the list at check-in. You will sign-in and receive your wristband which […]

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  • 04/14/15 – Tennis Postseason Information

    Tennis Blog Updates

    The information and instructions for the 2015 Regional and State Tennis Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/). All coaches are expected to take the time to read these items carefully, even veteran coaches, as changes have been made this year. Those of you who will serve as Regional Managers will find your instructions have also been posted to the Tennis page.

    I would strongly suggest that all competing schools download the files to ensure that you are aware of all KHSAA rules regarding these tournaments.

    Best of luck to you for the remainder of the season. Keep looking to this blog for further updates as we get closer to the Regional and State Tournaments.

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    02/02/15 – Tennis Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Tennis Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is available beginning today, February 2nd. Below is additional information:

    February 2 to March 8 – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

    March 9 to April 5 – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

    April 6 to April 30 – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

    The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with many HTML5 enabled mobile devices and tablets (to view system requirements click on the Resources tab from within the clinic once the clinic has started).

    Once you advance to the last […]

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    05/21/14 – Tennis Final Alignment

    Tennis Blog Updates

    During its meeting at the KHSAA Office on May 12th, the Board of Control voted to approve an amended alignment proposal to be in effect for the 2014-15 school year. The staff at the KHSAA had been in discussions with various member schools concerning the proposed alignment of Tennis beginning in 2014-2015. Based upon the information gathered and feedback received, rather than a major overhaul of the alignment, a few adjustments to the alignment were made. These changes can be found at http://khsaa.org/current-alignment-tennis/  

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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    05/13/14 – Tennis Information Regarding Rain

    Tennis Blog Updates

    With the long range forecast of possible showers on Thursday, now is a good time to remind you of how we plan to communicate any changes as to location and/or time schedules for the Boys and Girls Tennis Tournaments. We expect the first round participants to report to their site and if we have to move indoors we will give instructions at that location for those participants. Second, we will use the Tennis page of the KHSAA website to post any “TENNIS HOT NEWS”. So please check there first (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/). Updates will also be announced via the @KHSAA and @khsaaevents twitter accounts, and through our facebook page. Finally, here is a link to the Driving Directions and GPS address for our two indoor centers that might be used in case of inclement weather. http://khsaa.org/tennis/rain.pdf

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    05/07/14 – State Tennis Championship Reminders

    Tennis Blog Updates

    Now that some of our regional championships have completed, it is time you begin making plans for the State Tennis Championships here in Lexington. Coaches, please review the links to information about the Tennis tournament found on the Tennis page of the KHSAA website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/). The documents will be updated each day as information is added.

    • Hotel accommodations: With the SEC Track Championships being held the same weekend as our Championships, you should be calling now for reservations. The University Inn Hotel (859-278-6625) is holding 25 rooms at a set rate for KHSAA Tennis teams and is located across the street from the UK Campus. Other hotels are available, but you may have to research for the best rates.
    • Please let your players know that BLACK-SOLED SHOES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE STADIUM COURTS AT UK. Since no one will know their court assignment until they report for play, it is best […]

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    04/30/14 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

    2013-2014 News Releases

    The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Spring Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online.

    Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org).

    Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.

    Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, […]

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    04/14/14 – Tennis Postseason Information

    Tennis Blog Updates

    The information and instructions for the 2014 Regional and State Tennis Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website. All coaches are expected to take the time to read these items carefully, even veteran coaches, as changes have been made this year. Those of you who will serve as Regional Managers will find your instructions have also been posted to the Tennis page.

    I would strongly suggest that all competing schools download the files to ensure that you are aware of all KHSAA rules regarding these tournaments. 

    Tennis

    Best of luck to you for the remainder of the season. Keep looking to this blog for further updates as we get closer to the Regional and State Tournaments.

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list […]

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    02/04/14 – Tennis Rules Clinic Now Available

    Tennis Blog Updates

    The 2014 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches in the sport of TENNIS is now available.

    February 3 – April 4 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.

    April 5 – April 26 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

    April 27– May 2– the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the makeup fee ($300) during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

    The presentation can be viewed from any computer, and is a web-based flash video product that should be viewable through any web browser.  Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, correspondence is automatically generated to the KHSAA so that you can receive credit. If the presentation is not completed, you will not receive credit.

    Athletic Directors can check to see if their coaches […]

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    01/31/14- Alignment Proposal

    Tennis Blog Updates

    At its January meeting, the Board of Control approved a draft realignment of teams in Tennis to be in effect for 2014-2015. This is part of the Board’s continuing efforts on the part of the membership to place schools in the same region as they are placed in basketball provided the numbers of schools allow for this placement. This decision will allow Tennis to be more consistent with other KHSAA sports (Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Softball) that have been realigned recently to the same regional format. Commentary and feedback will be accepted from the member schools by way of a survey that will be sent to the Principal of each member school. Following feedback from the schools, final adoption will be considered at the Board’s April meeting for implementation in 2014-15.

    The Current alignment can be found at http://khsaa.org/current-alignment-tennis/

    The Proposed draft alignment can be found at http://khsaa.org/tennis/alternativealignment.pdf

    Please alert your Principal to […]

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    12/03/13 – KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

    2013-2014 News Releases

    KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 3, 2013

    Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video broadcast network (KHSAA.tv) to an internal operation through a new partnership with First String Media and PrepSpin.com. After outsourcing its championship webcasts in previous seasons, this year’s championship events will feature live video streaming and highlight packages produced internally through the new partnership. Live video streaming, archived broadcasts and highlight packages will remain free of charge through the Association’s website.

    KHSAA.org will remain the exclusive home for live video streaming of KHSAA Championship events, with live championship coverage of 11 events, and post-event highlight packages provided for six other sports and sport-activities. Live video streaming will be available for a total of 41 games during the 2013-14 season through […]

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    11/22/13 – On-Demand Printing For KHSAA Championship Programs

    2013-2014 News Releases

    Updated commemorative copies of each completed KHSAA fall championship event are now available for on-demand printing through TheBookPatch.com. Full color and black-and-white versions of this year’s championship programs (Golf, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball) are all available for purchase.

    Commemorative editions of each championship program from the 2012-13 season are also available through TheBookPatch.com, along with the 2013-14 KHSAA Events Calendar and 2013-14 Handbook.

    A complete list of KHSAA programs available for sale can be found at:

    http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStoreResults.aspx?search=KHSAA&ddl=authors

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    05/14/13 – What if it Rains?

    Tennis Blog Updates

    With the long range forecast of possible showers on Thursday,  it might be a good time to remind you of how we plan to communicate any changes as to location and or time schedules for the Boys and Girls Tennis Tournaments. First, we will use the Tennis page of the KHSAA website to post any “TENNIS HOT NEWS”. So please check here first. http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/  Second, here is a link to the Driving Directions and GPS address for our two indoor centers that might be used in case of inclement weather. http://khsaa.org/tennis/2013/rain.pdf  

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    05/14/13 – State Notes

    Tennis Blog Updates

    The seed meeting went well and I want to thank those Regional representatives who traveled to Lexington yesterday to help with the seeding. The Brackets can be found on the Tennis page of the KHSAAA website. http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/  Check back later today as we will update these with the TIME for each match. I would like to point out some last minute items for you to keep in mind. First, we no longer require a coaches meeting on the Wednesday night before we begin. But, if you have arrived in town you may want to come out to the UK Tennis center and watch the “Final four” Team competition for boys (5:00) and girls (6:30). Thursday AM, you will need to come to the check in (Big White Tent) and find either Butch Cope (at Shillito) or myself (at UK) to obtain your coaches credentials. You will sign in and be given your wrist band […]

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    05/06/13 – Tennis, Track & Field Championships; Sweet 16® Programs For Sale Online; Spring Sport Media Credentials

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2013

    KHSAA Tennis, Track and Field State Championships Approaching

    Tennis regional tournaments got underway over the weekend, and will continue through Friday, May 10th leading up to the 2013 KHSAA Tennis State Championships (May 15-18). Four singles players and four teams of doubles will advance from each of the 16 regions to make up the 64-person state bracket in boys’ singles, girls’ singles, boys’ doubles and girls’ doubles.

    The winning team from each region will advance to team sectional play, which will be held the Saturday prior to the State Tournament (May 11). The winning sectional teams (four boys’ teams and four girls’ teams) will advance to the semifinals at UK’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex on Wednesday, May 15. The boys’ team finals will be held Thursday, May 16th at the Boone/Downing Tennis Complex at 6 p.m., with the girls’ team […]

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    04/22/13 – Corresponding Dates

    Tennis Blog Updates

    Hard to believe that the regular season is close to completion.  I realize many of you will take advantage of being together at the regional tournaments to work on next years schedules. I want to take a moment and remind you Coaches that as you begin planning for next season please take a close look at the corresponding calendar; http://khsaa.org/httpdocs/handbook/correspondingdates/tenniscorrespondingdates.pdf Every so many years the calendar rolls up a week and next year is one of those. This means you just cant say “we always play on week two”, check the actual dates before you find yourself double booking a date. The regional week will again begin the weekend of the Derby and State will be May 14-17.  

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    04/16/13 – Post Season Information

    Tennis Blog Updates

    Coaches and Regional Managers, please review the links to information about the Tennis program found on the Tennis page of the KHSAA website. They have been recently updated and all should be  current. http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/ You will be able to find Regional Contact information, forms that will need to be filed and other pertinent information for both the Regional and State Championships.   Please make yourself familiar with the Tennis page and the available links.

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    03/25/13 – Clarification on Cold Weather Participation

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The office has received several calls from people asking about a “Cold Weather Index” to parallel the existing Heat Index rules and regulations. At the present time, such an index does not exist in terms of a policy to eliminate participation at certain temperature combinations. However, the NFHS Sports Medicine Committee, as part of its 4th edition Sports Medicine Handbook provided to the member schools, has set up best practices documentation and suggestions to dealing with extreme cold. The recommendations are posted on the KHSAA web site at /sportsmedicine/nfhs/coldweatherrecommendations.pdf Please feel free to use this valuable resource document. If you need additional copies of the Sports Medicine Handbook, contact Marilyn Mitchell (mmitchell@khsaa.org) at the KHSAA offices.

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