As many of you know, I’m the tennis coach at Westlake High School. I’m in the process of getting everything ready for our upcoming boys’ season that starts on February 25th. I’m always amazed by how much there is to get done prior to the start of a new season—scheduling, paperwork, meetings, uniforms, etc. But my biggest (and hardest) task is recruiting players.
Have you grown up playing sports; especially ball sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, etc? Can you throw, catch, and run. Do you have good eye-hand coordination? Are you looking for a lifetime sport? Have you been cut by one of the big sports teams at school—baseball, basketball, football—but are a good athlete and want to be part of something great? Do you have the drive to succeed? Are you coachable? If so, have I got a deal for you!
Tennis is a difficult game to master; I’ll be honest, it’s not for everyone. But for the right person it can be a great adventure. We’ll teach you how to play the game of tennis correctly. I say “correctly” because there are a lot of people out there teaching tennis that don’t have a clue. I’ll use my nearly 40 years of tennis experience along with my extensive teaching/coaching knowledge to help you succeed. You’ll learn how to hit all the strokes, you’ll learn the strategy of the game, you’ll get in shape, and you’ll have a lot of fun. And, who knows, maybe you’ll be the next Roger Federer.
At Westlake “Thunder” Tennis our goals are to develop young men of high moral character, teach our players a game they can play for the rest of their lives, develop a winning program using locally developed players, eventually dominate tennis in the state of Utah, and have a lot of fun along the way. If you’re willing to work hard, be coachable, respect your teammates, and learn all about what I consider the greatest sport in the world, I guarantee you success.
Our season’s player/parent meeting kicks everything off. It’s scheduled for February 6th at 6:00 pm in the lecture hall right behind the library at Westlake High School. This meeting will lay out everything you’ll need to know for the upcoming season. Hopefully I’ll see you there!
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments and I’d be glad to help you out. You can either use the contact page or leave a comment below.
See you on the Courts!
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