As the fall sports season comes to an end we have to recognize some of our stellar athletes here at Lakewood High School. One of these all-star athletes being junior Grace Hoppel of the junior varsity girl’s tennis team. Grace just finished up her first year of varsity tennis and it couldn’t have gone better.
Q: How was your first year of junior varsity tennis?
“This was my first year of tennis altogether, so I was on junior varsity. But it was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I’m sad it is all over.”
Q: Do you plan to continue playing tennis in the future?
“Yes, I plan to continue playing tennis my senior year. Tennis is a sport that you can play at any age, so I think I will continue to play tennis throughout the rest of my life.”
Q: What was your favorite part of the season?
“My favorite part of the season was just being with the team. Everyone was so kind and welcoming. I looked forward to practicing and playing matches with them.”
Q: How has this season helped you as a tennis player?
“I think that this season has taught me a lot about the game of tennis itself, and what it takes to good on the court.”
Q: Would you recommend tennis to anyone else looking for a fall sport to play next year?
” I would 100 percent recommend tennis for anyone that was looking for a fall sport. It does not matter if you have played before or not, you just have to be determined to learn and give it your all. The team is a lot of fun, and they are always going to be supportive.”
Q” What are some activities you enjoy doing in your free time?
“In my free time, I like going and visiting new places, hanging out with my friends, and photography.”