Tennis - Girls
For Information: CONTACT Head Coach Paul Kardel @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Tryouts Begin
Monday, February 27, 2023 at 3:00 at LP tennis courts.
In the event of bad weather an indoor meeting will take place at an LP location TBD
All players must have all physicals, fees, and forms into the LP Athletic Department by 2/27/23
The 2023 Girls Tennis Season will run from 2/27/23 and conclude with Varsity State Finals on
5/11-13 2023 Individual and 5/16 2023 Team Finals
"Strength and Honor"
Thank you for your interest in Lewis-Palmer Ranger Tennis. As a school and a team we have developed a history of quality tennis teams made up of fine students and athletes. Through a philosophy of sportsmanship and honor, our tennis teams have developed a winning history. The Lewis-Palmer Tennis Program has long been considered among the top high school tennis programs for many years. Success, is however not simply the number of wins, placements, trophies and titles. For all the titles cannot replace a positive playing environment, team experience and developing players of good character.
- Paul Kardel, Lewis-Palmer Varsity Boys and Girls Coach since 1999.
"Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of tranquility."
"Tennis is like chess at 90MPH."
"Tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love. The basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature."
During the season each player will take their own personal journey, both alone and together as a team. Can each of us improve not only as a player on the tennis court but as a teammate and a person off the court?
Can the skills we learn on court have value and transfer both into the classroom and throughout our daily life.
"I fear no one, but respect everyone."
In order to become better than someone else, we must first become better than ourselves.
"You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits. That is real joy."
"When you hit the perfect tennis shot it feels like mind, body, and soul are integrated for a perfect moment."
---Billie Jean King---
"Losing is not my enemy.
Fear of losing is my enemy."
It is important to view tennis or for that matter any sport as an experiment. As in any experiment we may succeed but we also may fail. Failure can be seen as simply the opposite side of the same coin. The other side being success. The coin is that of doing, participating and involvement.
"A man who wins is a man who thinks he can."
"Champions are merely contenders who refused to quit."
"Don't let anybody work harder than you do."
The Lewis-Palmer Girls Tennis Team placed 5th in State twice.
Has 9 First Place Regional titles.
Has a Second Place Regional title.
Placed within the top ten finishes in State several years.
The team has amassed many First and Second place finishes and trophies in-season tournaments.
"Tennis can be described as boxing with a ball."
Tennis is reality.
These are challenging times in terms of cyber and virtual addiction. It is important to move more body parts than simply our index finger and thumbs.
Interacting with teammates and the reality of actually participating physically lends great benefit to each player both mentally and physically.
Tennis is a lifelong sport.
As we get older it becomes increasingly more difficult to gather a group of participants needed for many other sports.
For tennis singles ONLY one other person is needed. For tennis doubles ONLY three other players are required to play.
Tennis can be played and enjoyed for a lifetime.
Tennis is a safe sport.
The incidences of serious injury in tennis are far below the average sport in occurrence of injury.
With concussions and injury to the brain being among the lowest in incidences among active sports.