Tennis

Welcome to Falcon Tennis for 2017-18!

Yes, the 17-18 Season is here!  I have coached at LFHS for 15 years, and we had several district champions, and many trips to the Regional Tournament with Team and Individual Players. Our roster is filled with experienced players, and a number of Freshmen players that will contribute to our success.  We are flying around the courts and smacking Tennis balls like Mighty Falcons should.  Although we lost some strong senior players, we have a number of players ready to take on the next challenge. 

This group of seniors have been with me for three seasons.  To Jose, Rafferty, Luis, Maria, Jordan, Angelie, and Summer, I wish you all a great future, and I hope you continue to play this great sport wherever you land.  I am grateful to all of the players that have stayed with our program and continue to make it better. Thanks also to my lovely bride for helping me stay organized and for putting up with the long hours, weekends, and summer practices.

We finished in 4th place in 2016 District Team Tennis with a 5-3 record, 11-5 overall, and made it to the Area round of the playoffs.  Our Sophomores carried us, and our Seniors won some big matches to help us qualify for Area. 

Individual tournament play will begin with Freshmen/JV tournaments in October, Varsity tournaments will begin in November, and District for all levels will be held in April.

Each day in our tennis program, we are practicing to improve footwork, stroke production (ground stroke/volleys/overheads/serves), technique, proper grips, specialty shots, strength, power, singles and doubles strategies, and sportsmanship.  We strive to "Play tough, work hard, play fair, and have fun".  I hope that many of our players continue to play the sport at whatever level they achieve.

UPDATE:  2016-17, was a banner year.  We were able to be very competitive in individual Season. Our Players placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in more tournaments than any other Falcon Team.  We won more Varsity Team trophies also.  1st in Brownsville, 1st at our tournament. We also had a 1st in JV and a 2nd in Freshmen.  
We had a 4th place Boys Doubles(Jose Uribe(Sr.)/Chancellor Wyatt(Soph.)), and 3rd place in Girls Singles(Maria Garcia(Sr.)), at the District tournament

Go Falcons!

Head Coach: Bill Sandlin
Assistant Coach: Jesus Gutierrez
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