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BSHS tennis teams use summer Monday nights for improvement

June 25, 2013

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned player, tennis is a game where improvements can almost always be made.

With so many skill sets necessary for success — serving, volleying, footwork, ground strokes — any number of areas can be fine tuned, which is what the Bonner Springs tennis teams are hoping to accomplish in the off-season.

Once a week both the girls and boys tennis teams are hitting the courts to work on, tweak and learn any and all areas needing shored up.

"We want to stay in shape, show the kids this is a fun game and hopefully build on and create new chemistry," BSHS coach Bill Scott said. "The main purpose for the newcomers is to teach them the fundamentals. We also want to sharpen the skills of the veterans."

One newcomer on the BSHS girls team, sophomore Alexandria Burnett, believes that the extra work will benefit her as she learns the game.

"So far I've worked on volleys, grips and footwork," said Burnett. "It's been very helpful especially as a new player. Now I have an idea of what to expect. Working with the team has also helped."

Senior Kayla McPherson is another player excited about the work she can put in.

"I'm trying to work on everything, but mostly ground strokes," said McPherson. "It's nice because I don't get to play a lot during the other seasons and getting to play with new and different players helps chemistry."

The goal of improvement is also apparent on the boys team.

"I'm concentrating on my baseline play mostly and working on forehands," senior Quinton Schneck said. "I want to improve as much as possible and just become a stronger player."


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