New tennis season sparks excitement for 2023


Will Tadje

Senior Will Tadje prepares for the beginning of the tennis season. Last year, he was the captain of Eagle High’s varsity team.

Tennis has always been one of the most popular sports in the world and has seen growth in popularity, especially in Eagle, in recent years. With the addition of new courts and some returning state champs, the excitement has never been higher for a tennis season. 

Last year, Eagle High did a great job throughout the season and the team ended up winning the state doubles championship. Seniors Shane Garner and Evan Walther plan to go back-to-back this year.  

“Last year was a great experience for me. I had tons of fun with my teammates, won a lot of games and obviously winning a state title was an amazing accomplishment,” said Garner.  

Eagle High’s varsity tennis team has plans to win more state titles in the 2023 season, with returning players like Garner, Walther and senior Josh Barrick.  

“Tennis used to not be my main sport, but once I started playing, I couldn’t stop,” said Barrick.  

The level of skill that varsity has might seem too extreme for new players, but luckily JV tennis is just as fun. JV offers a more relaxed, easygoing set up while playing. Last year there was a record-breaking amount of JV tennis players, and coaches can expect to see more students coming to play tennis this year.  

“Varsity would be cool to be on, but JV for me is more fun. You can mess around with friends while still competing with other players,” said junior Spencer Grange.  

Tennis is a loved sport among Eagle High students, and 2023 should be a great season for new and returning players.