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  • Spring Registration Now Open
    Despite the 0 degree temperatures, the spring athletic season is just around the corner.  Make sure you're all signed up and squared away before our first day of practice on Monday, February 25th by registering online here:  https://jacobs.8to18.com/accounts/login
    Posted Jan 10, 2019, 7:20 AM by Jon Betts
  • Twenty Great-Teen
    The Fall 2018 Season kicks off on Wednesday, August 8th.  See our "Preseason" practice times below.
    All players must be registered online: https://jacobs.8to18.com/accounts/login

    Wednesday, August 8th
    5:30-8am  Sunrise Practice for All RETURNING Players
    8-11am  Practice for All FIRST YEAR Players
    Noon-2:30pm  Practice for ALL Players Not Otherwise Assigned
    2:30-6pm  Practice by Invitation
    6-8pm  Alumni Hitaround

    Thursday, August 9th
    8-11am  Practice by Invitation
    11am-2pm  Practice for ALL Players Not Otherwise Assigned
    2-5pm  Practice by Invitation
    5-6pm  Optional Practice:  Games, Serving, & Ball Machines

    Friday, August 10th
    TBD  Practice by Invitation
    3-5pm  Practice for ALL Players

    Saturday, August 11th
    9-Noon  Practice for ALL Players
    Noon-1pm  Mandatory Fall Sports Athlete & Parent Meeting

    Monday, August 13th
    2:30-3:30  YOGA!!!
    Posted Aug 1, 2018, 11:09 PM by Jon Betts
  • BOE Recognition Video
    Please check the video link for the D300 Board of Education State Qualifier Recognition for Haley, Kylie, and Lindsay (26 min. mark) and Coach Betts' induction into the Blue Ribbon Society (30 min. mark).

    Posted Feb 9, 2018, 9:51 AM by Jon Betts
  • Spring is Here (pay no attention to the temperature and snow...)
    The spring boys' tennis season kicks off on Monday, February 26th.
    Posted Feb 6, 2018, 3:04 PM by Jon Betts
  • Post Season & Post-Post Season
    Post Season
    At Lake Park, Haley & Kylie played two days of absolutely dominant tennis, capturing the doubles title, the first for both.  Both seniors are heading to state for the second time.  Haley previously qualified in singles while Kylie earned a trip in doubles both in their junior season.  Lindsay carried the momentum from her outstanding sophomore season at the top of the lineup by battling to a fourth place sectional finish, earning her her first trip to the state tournament.
    Brianna/Ramya and Amber fought hard, but ultimately fell in the quarterfinals, just shy of qualifying for the state tournament.

    After playing great against a high-caliber opponent in the first round, Lindsay played through nerves to record her first win at the state tournament and set the foundation for success in the seasons ahead.  Haley & Kylie also fell in their opener, though they bounced back to pick up two wins in the back-draw to advance to Friday, where they were ultimately eliminated by a spirited O'Fallon pair.

    All-State Double:  Haley Steinkamp & Kylie Skepnek
    NW Herald Players of the Year:  Haley Steinkamp & Kylie Skepnek
    NW Herald All-Area Team:  Lindsay Cunningham, Nikole Gilman, Rebecca Mudge, Haley Steinkamp/Kylie Skepnek, Brianna Japkowski/Ramya Nissankula, Amber Seong/Paige Shiakallis

    Coach Betts' Major Award!
    Accompanied by his family, Coach Betts made the trip to the USPTA/USTA World Conference in Orlando where, in addition to a week of professional development seminars and workshops with the world's leading tennis minds, he was named the 2017 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year.

    Charity Tournament
    With the incredible support and generosity of The Crystal Lake Racket Club, the first annual Winter Classic Charity Tennis Tournaments (benefitting The Muscular Dystrophy Association) were a massive success.  Not only was there great competition in both the male and female draws, but the event was able to raise over $500 for the MDA!

    IHSTCA Winter Workshop
    Though presenting on-court prior to Todd Martin in 2016 and watching Tom Gullikson run the Jacobs boys through drills in 2017 were outstanding experiences, Murphy Jensen's unsolicited compliment of Coach Betts' oft-maligned beard, apropos of nothing, might just have provided a new highlight!
    Posted Feb 6, 2018, 3:22 PM by Jon Betts
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