Season Recap: Middle School Tennis
The Middle School Tennis Team overcame many obstacles to have a successful season! With many new players, the returning players stepped into leadership roles and helped keep the team positive as many players battled injuries. By the end of the season, every player had won at least one match, and everyone improved their overall game.
“Each student-athlete improved a lot and represented ISI very well,” Coach Zach Haley said. “Remi Dassonville had a winning record in matches (5-3), and all of our student-athletes won matches throughout the season. The biggest obstacle we faced was injuries. We were a small team, to begin with, and four of our players dealt with injuries throughout the season.”
Players didn’t let injuries stop them from setting personal goals and pushing themselves hard to improve and achieve them throughout the season. With many of the players being new to the sport, they had to learn not only tennis skills but also how to be good teammates and how to push through difficult matches mentally.
“I think I really wanted to focus on my serves and volleys while playing tennis,” Grade 6 player Lauren Ho said. “I really wanted to focus on going in front of the court more often. My favorite memory was when I won my first game playing tennis. I always wanted to win a game, but I didn’t have the nerve to really concentrate but instead got emotional.”