Tennis courts will be renovated during the summer, according to Boys Varsity Tennis Coach Bill Conley. There are eight tennis courts that need to be fixed up, Conley explained.
“The renovations are going on this summer at this high school,” Conley said. “We have eight courts that are in bad shape and need to get fixed up,” he added.
Conley explained that the upgrade will improve the tennis team. It will give them a sense of pride, Conley added.
“It will give them a sense of pride that has been missing for a long time, as our courts have been dilapidated over the last 15 years,” Conley said. “I think they’ll like it. It’ll give them an opportunity to, you know, play better tennis because the ball’s going to bounce straight and we won’t have to deal with all the issues that we’re dealing with now.”
There are flaws in the courts, according to Conley. These flaws have negatively affected the team’s play, Conley said.
“I’ve been asking for seven years since I’ve been coaching to get new courts because we have cracks and potholes in our courts,” Conley said. “And, you know, obviously a ball doesn’t bounce straight when it lands on a crack,” Conley added.
Senior Tennis Player Harrison Tran also agreed that the renovation will benefit the team. It will allow to players to improve their tennis, Tran said.
“I think the renovations are very nice,” Tran said. “With the renovations, I believe our team would play a lot better and improve better with the new conditions, because we have worn out courts and we’re not able to fully experience tennis.”
According to Tran, tennis games are hindered by the bad conditions of the courts. The cracks on the courts are a danger to the players, he explained.
“Bad courts lead to bad tennis,” Tran said. “It’s dangerous out there with all the cracks, especially when you’re walking backwards, it’s very dangerous,” he added.