Wildcats Tennis Coach Offering The Edge

Sulphur Springs High School Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez is offering The Edge conditioning program Mondays through Thursdays at the Wildcat Tennis Center.

Sessions are offered evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Kids entering the 7th through the 12th grade are welcome.

Coach Martinez says he is glad to see his players back on the tennis courts. He says many of them have not picked up a racket for the past couple of months.

The Wildcats last match took place on March 7. Coach Martinez says the players did not have access to the high school courts or municipal courts when they were isolated due to coronavirus concerns.

The Edge began at various facilities at Sulphur Springs High School and Middle School on June 8. Coach Martinez says a handful of players did some hitting on courts at Buford Park during the hiatus.

Besides hitting tennis balls at The Edge, Coach Martinez says he is also working with players on moving from side to side along with quick sprint work and other agility drills. He says he hopes to offer some medicine ball tossing to improve upper body strength. Coach Martinez says that will require wiping off the balls after every use. Due to the heat some days, he says he is easing the players back into things. He says strengthening the core is very important for tennis players.

Coach Martinez says he has been averaging about 8 to 13 players for each session. He hopes every player can attend at least a couple of sessions each week. The Edge is expected to continue through the end of July.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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