Racket-ing It Up


Daniel Brinkmeyer, Reporter

It seems as though every spring sport has been impacted by the abundance of snow days that Park Hill has been blessed with this year. The boy’s tennis team, a week into March, is still facing snow that refuses to melt. It has rendered the outdoor tennis courts near useless until the temperatures begin to rise again.

“With tennis, you can’t play on the courts whenever it’s snowing, raining, ice, you name it,” said junior Josh Bunten. “They become really slick, and it just does not work very well.”

In the meantime, until the snow is gone, the tennis team, along with the soccer, track, baseball and golf teams, have all been working around each other in the hallways after school in an effort to get as much practice in before games, matches and tournaments begin.

The one attempt the team took at playing outside was “sketchy at best,” according to Bunten. They’ve even tried taking advantage of the Congress Middle School gym when it’s available, but nothing can beat the outdoor courts when they aren’t coated in an unforgiving layer of ice and snow.

“This is the worst it’s ever been,” said Bunten regarding the current Kansas City climate.

If Mother Nature so allows, the boy’s tennis team’s first home match is against Liberty at 3:30 p.m. on March 28 at the Park Hill Tennis Courts.