The Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association was founded to assist high school tennis coaches in providing young players with the tools needed to make them successful on and off the court.
Organized in 2006, as the tennis arm of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, the Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association was organized to further the interest of high school tennis in Florida.
Our goals are to raise the quality and competence of Florida high school tennis coaches, through furthering the interest of the FACA and to promote the rules of the FHSAA. Our duties include providing speakers and training for high school tennis coaches, at the FACA workshop.
Our long term goals were to promote our coaches and players though the National High School Athletic Coaches Assoc. and to start an All Star Tennis Tournament for our high school seniors, like other FACA sports enjoyed.
With a joint effort with the Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida, the Inaugural All Star Tennis Tournament was held in May, 2012. Sixty-four senior boys and girls, representing the eight FHSTCA Regions converged on Embry-Riddle College to compete for the final time as high school players.
With your help and partnership we will be expanding our All Star high School tournament to Ninety six boys and girls. With your help, we can continue these and hopefully other beneficial programs which will build a bridge from high school tennis to the life skills needed for college and the athletes future.
On September 5, 2012 the FHSTCA became a not for profit Corporation in the State of Florida, N12000008527. On October 8, 2014 the Internal Revenue Service informed us that FHSTCA is now exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3) and that donors can deduct contributions.
Please take the time to like FHSTCA.org on your Facebook and Twitter site; read our article in each issue of Florida Tennis Magazine and you may read our bylaws at www.fhstca.org
What to expect from FHSTCA Coaches…
…They monitor student’s grades and see that they are achieving in the classroom.
…They provide a safe learning environment for their players in practice and during games.
…They use losing and winning as an opportunity to teach students how to handle these situations properly.
…They strive to develop and maintain positive relationships with their athlete’s families.
…They understand that high school sports are for the student athletes, not the parents or coach.
…They keep an open line of communication with other coaches, players, parents, and administrators.
…They have written practice plans that challenge their players, refine their skills and execute them at a proper pace and in a fun manner.
…They promote and demonstrate good sportsmanship by showing respect to opponents and officials at every game.
…They hold athletes accountable for their actions and teach them how to take responsibilities for their own actions.
…Placing the athlete first, they strive to build champions on and off the field.
…They are positive role models on and off the field.