LAKEVILLE, IN. – The 2018 edition of LaVille Girl’s Tennis is smiling from ear-to-ear.
Coach Melissa Haisley and the Lancers are enjoying six new courts.
“It was Amazing,” said Haisley as she watched her squad take to the courts for the first time this season. “Honestly, I don’t know how to put it into words.
“A few girls were running to the court, opened the gate and laid down on the court,” continued Haisley. “It’s like they hugged the court. They were so excited to be out there for the first time. It was a little cold, but we enjoyed it. They were super excited to be out there.”
The last time LaVille Girl’s Tennis played at home was the final match of the 2016 season.
“We always come into the season with excitement,” explained Haisley. “But being able to walk out to new courts, they are so bright, it’s a little more uplifting, a little more exciting. To be able to practice and play at home gives us an extra boost.”
The old courts were cracking, paint was coming off, and, due to the weather, the net posts pushed up.
“There was just joy,” concluded Haisley of the first practice outdoors of the season.
Haisle,y who is in her fourth season, has 18 girl’s tennis players for the 2018 season
The girl’s tennis team will face South Bend Riley on Wednesday April 4. The home opener is set for the first serve at 4:30 p.m.
Annie Marshall and Kelsi Watts will assist Haisley.