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Queens of the Court

Marybeth Gainer, 9

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Leading up to the girls first tennis match, practice was on the whole teams mind. With new girls meant learning the rules while learning about others strengths and weaknesses.

Practice is Monday through Friday after school from 4 to 5:30 pm. The girls work on backhands, serves, forehands, and volleys which will help when competing in a match. Some of the tennis matches require doubles, therefore Coach Stultz watches carefully to partner the girls up.

“During the summer, my friend convinced me to play on the girls’ tennis team. I am so glad that I went out for the team,” freshman Arissa Swab said.

Before a match, every girl on the team will play one another to see who will compete against other schools. Five girls are allowed to play in a match. Once the players are picked they then have their match. Their first match was against our rival school, THS. The girls practiced for two weeks before the match and were ready to bring it.

“I was nervous for the first match because we played Titusville first and in previous years they have had a good tennis team,” sophomore Emma Milbert said.

Even though the girls did not win their first match, they learned what they did well and needed to work on. They will continue to practice throughout the season to improve their weaknesses and excel at their strengths.

“My personal goals for the season are improving my serves and definitely my backhand,” senior Caitlyn Holley said.

“The best thing about tennis for me is that it’s enjoyable and it gives me something to participate in during the spring,” senior Caitlyn Holley said.

 

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