|Ninth-grader Autumn Hathaway serves against Payson Junior High.||726.81 KB|
Now that school is underway, so is girl’s tennis. The tennis season started in early September and goes until early October. Mr. Brian Rice, teacher at SJHS, is the coach and has been for four years. The girls love him as their coach. Victoria Ireland, an eighth grade student, said, “Mr. Rice is really patient and nice; if I mess up he doesn’t criticize me. He just corrects me and helps me do better.”
A lot of the girls feel they are improving with their tennis skills. Sydney Watts, an eighth grade student, said, “I am hitting the ball more and understanding the game more.” Mr. Rice also said he feels the girls are improving. There are a lot of first year girls and they are most definitely getting better.
Many girls said they would sign up for tennis again because it is so fun. The girls said that the reason why tennis is so fun is because of the competition, but also being able to do it with a friend and for the love of the game.
So far the girls have won three out of four matches and are hoping to make it far in the district championships which are coming up this week. Good luck tennis team!