Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association

President Report:

President's Letter
Convention Report
Tennis Survey


Boy Tourney

IHSAA Girl Tourney

Match Hotline
Past State Champs

IRC Specials

Grievance Policy


Hall of Fame
Membership Info

Current Members
District Meetings
Job Board


Indiana Tennis Teams
Coaching Record(Total

Coaching Record (B/G)
Coaches' E-mail
Coach of the Year

Ed Yarbrough Award

HOT Links

Girls' Top 20
Boys' Top 20
Girls' District Rankings
Boys' District Rankings
Girls' Raters
Boys' Raters

Girls' All-State
Boys' All-State
Girls' All-District
Boys' All-District
Girls' Academic
Boys' Academic
Senior All Star

All-District / All-State
Academic All-State

Academic TEAM
Player Record Sheet
Senior Boys All-Star
Ed Yarbrough Award

2011 Tennis Convention
Overcomes Ice Storm

The 2011 Indiana Tennis Convention took place Feb. 3-4-5 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West hotel despite several days of a massive ice storm throughout the Midwest.  About 90% of the registrants were able to attend in the combined venture of the Indiana HS Tennis Coaches Association and the USPTA Midwest Division.  About 250 coaches and pros attended at least a portion of the conference.  Another 4-6 inches of snow arrived during the final day of the convention.

One highlight was the presentation of the inaugural Ed Yarbrough Community Service Award.  The award was presented by Coach Yarbrough's wife, son, and daughter to veteran New Albany HS Coach Bob Dusch.  Coach Yarbrough, the all-time victory leader in Indiana HS tennis, passed away in June 2010.  The award will annually honor a coach with a longtime commitment to developing a tennis program in his/her community.  Other criteria include passion, service to tennis, voluntarism, and dedication to teaching life lessons through the sport.

Selected as 2010 State Coaches of the Year were Bill Mountford of South Bend St. Joseph's (girls) and Mark Reilly of Jeffersonville (boys).

Inducted into the Indiana HS Tennis Hall of Fame were Andrea Calvert Sanders, Brian Fennerty, Stan Malless Jr., and Steve Pittman.

Bobby Cox, new commissioner of the Indiana HS Athletic Association, spoke during the convention.  He discussed the upcoming realignment of the tennis postseason tournament which will be worked on this spring and will take effect in the 2011-12 school year.

Bob Mount, Chair of USTA Officials for Central Indiana, spoke on common rules questions.  He discussed Medical Timeouts, the Point Penalty System, and USTA Rules Changes for 2011.  A summary of those changes will be posted on this site in the coming days.

More than a dozen other pros and coaches spoke on topics ranging from tennis technique to strategy to mental toughness to weight training.

 Here are some updated links to check out:
Match Hotline (matches needed)
Hall of Fame

The 2012 Indiana Tennis Convention will be Feb. 9-10-11 at the Indianapolis Racquet Club on Dean Road.  The 2013 and 2014 conventions also will be at the IRC.


New Grievance Policy
Approved for IHSTeCA Awards

The Indiana HS Tennis Coaches Association board of directors has approved a new Grievance Policy that can be used to appeal decisions regarding All-District, All-State, and Academic All-State honors.

Read the Grievance Policy


Ken DeHart Videos

Indiana native Ken DeHart, USPTA Master Pro from San Jose, Calif., who has been a big hit at our annual tennis conventions, is offering a special deal for IHSTeCA members on his instructional DVD's.

Corrective Techniques and Myth Busting - how to identify errors in players and how to fix them as well as debunking some of the things we were told about tennis.

The Best of Ken DeHart - featuring my favorite drills. movement, strategy and games

Defeating the Monsters in Your Mind - how to use Mental Tuffness skills with your players

20 Best Games for Strategy and Tactics - how to present information and games to use to develop strategy

Skills, Drills & Games for Beginners -
this is a long DVD with lots of information that can be adapted to any skill level

ntermediate Drills - more drills for a little higher level that can be adjusted up or down for appropriated skill levels

Ken is offering these to IHSTeCA members for these rates:

The Corrective Technique DVD is a 2 disk set $35
(regularly $59).

The others are 1 disk sets and sell for $20
 (regularly $29)

Tax, shipping would be $3 each.

More info is available at, including Ken's tennis blog with tips for coaches.  To order, visit Ken's website or contact Ken at




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