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CV to hold info meetings for two teams
Mike Rodriguez coach
Head coach Mike Rodriguez will find out how many players plan to suit up for Central Valley High School’s boys and girls tennis teams during Thursday’s Zoom informational meetings. - photo by DALE BUTLER/ Courier file photo

Head coach Mike Rodriguez will be holding informational meetings via Zoom for Central Valley High School’s boys and girls tennis programs this Thursday.

“I have it open to everyone (all students),” he said. “Whoever clicks on the link should get in.”

The meeting for returning and prospective Central Valley girls tennis players will be held at 1 p.m.

The boys meeting will be staged at 1:30 p.m.

“I’ll find out what my numbers are for both teams,” Rodriguez said. “We should have a good number of returners. I don’t know how many of them have been practicing on their own. They don’t have access to tennis courts and equipment.”

Central Valley’s girls team could return as many as 15 players from a year ago.

Central Valley’s boys team could welcome back as many 10 players.

“You have to have younger players come in every year to fill spots when older players leave,” Rodriguez said. 

Both teams could start practicing on campus as early as Feb. 1.

Coronavirus safety measures will be followed.

The 2020-2021 season is scheduled to begin on Feb. 21. The start date could be changed this week by the Sac-Joaquin Section.

“The state lifted the stay-at-home order on Monday,” Rodriguez said. “It will be nice to get out there and interact with the players. We have a lot of space on the tennis courts. It should be easy to keep everybody apart.”

Central Valley’s boys team had its season cut short this past spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hawks posted an 0-3 record in the Central California Conference.

Central Valley’s girls team compiled a 2-12 record in route to a sixth-place finish during the fall of 2019.