After four years of waiting for construction, the tennis team finally has new courts. The team can now practice at home, making for easier logistics.
English teacher and boys tennis team coach James MacIndoe says he is “excited to have courts in our backyard. It now feels like an actual sport because it raises awareness and allows hosting home matches at Marshall.”
The courts will be available in February for the coaches and team to start using.
Student activities director Joseph Swarm believes the court will push the tennis team to achieve greatness.
“Students can watch the tennis team playing, which motivates our tennis team,” Swarm said.
The number of tennis courts has decreased from seven to six, but coaches express excitement about using them.
Girls tennis coach Dorothy Brown confirms the advantages of having a court at home.
”We have a huge logistical benefit because we don’t have to drive down to Merrifield for our daily practice, which saves us a lot of time,” Brown said. “We get better quality practices.”