Tennis preps for fall

  Sheridan High School’s spring tennis season has begun, and players are eager to work hard to see themselves improve. “Spring is our developmental season, as our competitive season is in the fall,” said Coach Robert Faurot. “We use this season to work on improving weaknesses and grooving strengths.” The team is focusing on keeping each other motivated, working as a team, and showing confidence for their fall season. They are taking the spring season as an opportunity to fine-tune their techniques and teamwork abilities, and to overall improve their strengths as individuals and as a team.

  After losing five graduating seniors last year, the team has a young but strong lineup of players. “I’m hoping to see confidence and strength, even though we’re a younger team,” said Hannah Jost, junior and varsity player. “Tennis is a very individual sport, but I think if we can go into our tournaments and state strong, working together and encouraging each other, I think we’ll go far.” The team as a whole shows optimism towards their future performance. With many players showing potential to make varsity, Coach Faurot feels that the team is a solid group to start the fall season.

  The team begins the season with conditioning, and then move on to match play among teammates. In conference matches, the teammates that come out on top after three sets will rank the team for state, which is being held in Gillette. With Sheridan’s tennis team showing so much promise, they are confident they will have a phenomenal fall season, and they are hoping that more players will be welcomed into varsity positions.