Tennis is a sport that has been played at Kehoe-France for many years. Our interscholastic team consists of two separate teams: a boys team and a girls team. Students from grade 5 through grade 7 are encouraged to attend tryouts for the teams. The season lasts approximately three months, beginning after Mardi-Gras. Within our games, we play an average of four doubles teams, usually with the girls playing two days a week, and the boys playing two days a week.
During our pre-season training, each player is taught all of the rules of the game so they are able to call their matches without assistance. Instead of the typical two or three set matches, students at this age play one 8-game pro-set.
There is also a great deal of time spent on skill development covering all of the different strokes (forehand, backhand, volleys, and overheads), as well as the different positions on the court. There is also a strong emphasis on proper serving skills.
Our season culminates with a week-long tournament where each doubles team plays against numerous other schools in the hopes of being the final team standing at the end of the week.