Hyoutei Academy Middle School
From Tenipuri Info
|Student body||Total 1652 (♂1021 / ♀631)|
|Assistant treasurer||Kabaji Munehiro|
Hyoutei Academy Middle School (
|Middle School Tennis Club Regulars|
|3rd Years||Atobe Keigo|
|2nd Years||Hiyoshi Wakashi|
|Middle School Tennis Club Members|
|3rd Years||Taki Haginosuke|
|High School Tennis Club Members|
|3rd Years||Ochi Tsukimitsu|
|2nd Years||"Aka Meshu"|
Two Years Before the Storyline
Atobe Keigo arrives at Hyoutei in his first year and revolutionizes both the school and the tennis club. On the first day, he declares himself king of the school, and presents impressive, state-of-the-art updates to the school campus and facilities. At tennis practice, Atobe "[takes] over the club room" and declares himself captain. The current captain and young Atobe agree that if any current club members defeat Atobe, he could not join the team.
Nobody can defeat Atobe, so he becomes the tennis club captain. The rules change: all benefits from seniority are gone, and only the strongest players will be at the top and play as regulars. This eventually becomes the policy of replacing regulars who lose matches.
High schooler and U-17 member Ochi Tsukimitsu is captain in his time at Hyoutei's middle school before the current third years enroll.
Accustomed to easily winning the tournament each year, Hyoutei did not bring all of its regulars to the Tokyo Tournament. In the quarterfinals they face Fudoumine Middle School, an unknown force at that point. For singles 3, Shishido is the first regular to play in the match and claims he will win in 15 minutes. His opponent is Tachibana Kippei, who ends up winning– in 15 minutes. Shishido's defeat results in his removal from the Hyoutei regulars.
In the consolation match, Hyoutei defeats St. Rudolph Academy Middle School.
Kantou Regional Tournament
Hyoutei and Seigaku compete in the first round of the Kantou tournament. This matchup receives a lot of hype; both schools are tennis powerhouses with talent that destines them for nationals, yet the loser would be unable to advance. Hyoutei and Seigaku play six matches, resulting in Seigaku's victory. Hyoutei's tennis season is effectively over.
Because Tokyo is the National Tournament's host city, they are able to offer a special invitation to an additional school. This invitation was extended to Hyoutei, allowing them the miracle chance to compete at Nationals. The entire school cheers for the tennis team when they learn this, the Hyoutei cheer was chanted from the classrooms.
Hyoutei easily wins their matches in the first and second rounds of the tournament. As the quarterfinals approach, they are set to face Seigaku once again. They are confident and motivated to avenge their previous loss. The night before the match, Tezuka Kunimitsu comments that Hyoutei has something Seigaku does not– they know how it feels to suffer defeat as a team. This in part makes Hyoutei a fiercer opponent than they were at Kantou.
After the first three matches, the matchup is postponed due to rain. It continues the next day and Hyoutei ultimately loses to Seigaku.
They are seen watching Seigaku's remaining matches, and they are participants of the Yakiniku Battle.
Hyoutei's 8 regulars are among the 50 middle schoolers invited to the U-17 Training Camp.
The Hyoutei tennis uniform jerseys have an asymmetrical design. The base is a white polo shirt with light blue sleeves, and the left side of the shirt is light blue, stopping about halfway between the sleeve and the collar. The collar is dark blue in the anime and dark blue/black in the manga, with variance. On the left breast (on the blue section) is a white dot, and on the right shoulder is a section of 7 black stripes.
The anime version of the uniform lacks both the stripes and the white dot, and the jacket sleeves have a dark blue trim.
In both the anime and the manga, the shorts are white and the pants are dark blue/black with a thin white stripe down the side. In the anime, all Hyoutei members have matching shoes. They are white with light purple/pink round soles.
The Hyoutei middle school division's school uniforms differ slightly between the manga and the anime. Both involve a white, button-down collared shirt, untucked, with the Hyoutei emblem on the top right. It is worn with a red tie. The uniform includes a gold/tan blazer, also with the Hyoutei emblem. The pants in the manga are grey and plaid, but in the anime, they are brown with thin vertical stripes.
Daily Practice Schedule
Monday: Full club practice- muscle training and basic practice. Regulars are examined by a specialist trainer.
Tuesday: Full club practice- running and basic practice.
Thursday: Full club practice- running and basic practice.
Friday: First and third weeks of the month, they play club matches. Second and fourth weeks of the month are off.
Saturday: Off, unless preparing for an upcoming tournament.
Sunday: Individual practice, practice matches with outside clubs, etc.
Morning Practices: 8am-9am (free participation) Regulars and sub-regulars can choose their own practice regimen.
- The Hyoutei chant is something Atobe introduced to the tennis club.23.5
- Atobe is student council president, but unlike captaining the tennis team he does not attend to the duties himself.
- The 7 stripes on the Hyoutei jersey represent the 7 regulars (excluding the reserve player).