SEMHS Tennis Springs Again


Daisy Ramirez , South Side Editor

 After over a year of not being able to play, the Eagles at South El Monte High School had their first tennis match of the season. This home game took place on a Friday against Workman High School. There were a total of six games going on at once. Some players were playing in singles and others in doubles. The coaches were watching from afar while the players were keeping track of their scores. 

Most of the students from South El Monte are new to the sport. No previous experience is needed for the students to join the team. The Coach Torres told the Eagle’s Nest, “Most of these kids have never played, so we teach them how to play the sport.” An opportunity to learn how to play the sport is given to those who want to join. As mentioned by the coach, the qualities and skills the coaches look for are “Good eye vision, moving feet, good anticipation, and being in shape helps.” 

 Some of the requirements to be able to play the sport is that all athletes must be vaccinated. Coach said, “Attendance plays a big role as well as maintaining a good attitude.” Eight days of tryouts later and about 24 players had been chosen. Around 26 players would be an ideal amount of players for the team. 

 Although there are several new players, the team put forth their best effort. With continued practice, the tennis team at South will keep succeeding in future games. With more games played there will be more experience which will gain the players’ experience. The Eagles at South El Monte are preparing for a busy season.