Mar 31, 2011
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Wildcat Tennis Team
Woodrow Wilson offers both girls and boys varsity tennis. The Wildcats compete in accordance with University Interscholastic Guidelines as part of District 12-4A. In the fall, the boys and girls teams compete collectively in head-to-head matches with other schools. In the spring, the athletes compete as singles, doubles, or mixed doubles players. Players advance to regional competition by placing first or second in the district tournament.
The mission of tennis at Woodrow Wilson is to provide an educational, entertaining, friendly and inviting, functional and innovative experience of uncompromising quality that meets the health and fitness needs of all involved. The expectation is that we will learn through effort and reflection. Respect will be shown for rules, opponents, officials, teammates, and ourselves.
Currently the team practices on A-day afternoons at Randall Park from 4:00 to 5:30. Interested players or parents should contact Coach Michael Moran (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Coach’s Bio: Michael Moran
The Woodrow Wilson boys and girls varsity tennis teams are coached by Michael Moran, a USPTA certified Level 1 professional.
I grew up playing junior tennis in Mesquite, Texas. In 2001 after graduating from Texas A&M, I returned to his hometown to coach tennis and teach literature. At John Horn High School I built the program from inception to a strong 5A team with regional qualifiers. Every athlete that played two years of varsity tennis went on to attend college, some on tennis scholarships to universities in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
In 2006 I began working as a full-time teaching professional at Lifetime Fitness. While serving as head of junior development, I also taught adult beginner classes, coached TCD and USTA teams, coordinated summer camps, and ran drop-in clinics/drills for a variety of levels. During 2006 to 2008, attendance and revenue reached their highest levels ever at Lifetime Fitness in Plano.
Missing the opportunity to teach literature, I began working at Woodrow Wilson High School in the fall of 2008 as an English and Journalism teacher. In the spring of 2010, I took over as coach of the tennis team. That season five individual players qualified for the regional tournament, and in the fall of 2010, the team won first place in District 12-4A.
I believe athletics, especially tennis, promote a healthy way of life, develop social and team building skills, and require essential problem-solving skills that these young men and ladies will need regardless of the industry or profession they choose.
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