Tennis Team Looking for a Few Good Men


Dean Grassi

Nick Lewis

Tyrone boys tennis team Head Coach Randy Irvin is looking for athletes interested in trying something new this spring. Due to a large graduating class of seniors in 2021, the 2022 team is low in numbers for the upcoming spring season and is seeking new recruits.

“You don’t need to have been playing tennis since you were little. Tennis practice is very laid back and while it is a hard sport to master, it’s not too hard to learn the basics. With a few friends and spare time it is a great way to spend the spring season and learn a new sport,” said current Tyrone tennis player Will Grot. 

Tennis practice is very laid back and while it’s a hard sport to master, it’s not too hard to learn the basics

— Junior Will Grot

Unlike some other sports that require a big-time commitment, the tennis team is flexible and can even accommodate students who want to play multiple sports in the spring.

“I have had players in the past that played both tennis and track. They can come late to practice or come every other day as long as I know what they are doing. I will work with any student that would like to do two sports,” said Tyrone Head Tennis Coach Randy Irvin.

With tennis being an easy sport to participate in with a very easy-going coach, it should be a top pick for students who would like to get more involved in extracurricular activities.

Tennis is a great way to stay active during the spring and summer and it is also a sport that you can play for the rest of your life.

“It is a great way to make new friends outside of the school or even players from other schools. Meeting new people is one of the best things about the sport,” said Grot. 

The best way to get involved in this sport is to contact head coach Randy Irvin. You can email him at [email protected].

Official practices begin on Monday, March 7 but the team will be actively looking for new players for the next several weeks. The first match is not until March 21.