LDHS boys’ tennis team ready to play


Grace Madden , Staff Reporter

The boys’ tennis season is starting up, and the players and coaches are very excited to see what happens. Senior Allen Davis has been playing tennis for the school team for four years is the only returning senior on the team this year.

“This season is full of potential,” Davis said.

The first tennis practice was Jan. 28. Many boys were excited to get back on the courts, and many are ready to start something new.

“We work hard as a team, even though the outcome isn’t always what we want,” Davis said about his experience with his teammates.

Coach Susan Youmans is also ready for the season to begin and to start practicing with her boys’ team. She coaches with Wilson Smith, who teachers private lessons for players who want to get better.

“Even though we only have one senior, I have confidence that we will have a good season,” Youmans said.

Only eight boys tried out this year, so she is very stressed but believes that having a small squad will bring the team closer.

A lot of the boys have not played since last year, and it showed in the team’s first practice.

“Our first practice was a bit rusty, but I can see a lot of improvement,” junior Will Adams said.  Senior Ty Davis is new to the team this year.

“I started playing tennis because it’s my senior year, and this is the last opportunity I have to play sports and build bonds with my teammates,” he said.

Many players look up to the seniors, so having players like Ty Davis who are learning the game gives them a fresh look on how they play.

The coaches and players are ready for the season to start and can not wait for their first conference match, March 4 at Easley.