New Tennis Courts for Deer Park High School Team
A collaborative project between the City of Deer Park, the Chamberlin Park Board, and Deer Park Schools
On Thursday, August 25, the Deer Park High School girls tennis team hosted their first home match in over four years. Due to the age and foundation problems of the courts at the Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School, repairing them was not a viable option.
“Deer Park Schools has a great partnership with the City of Deer Park and the Chamberlin Park Board and we were honored to collaborate with them to renovate the park tennis courts. Now our Deer Park High School tennis team has a home court advantage,” said Jeff Langdon, Superintendent at Deer Park Schools.
There are 10 girls on the Deer Park tennis team and not one player has played in a home match, making it difficult to instill a sense of pride in the program. The Deer Park Athletics Program has come a long way in four years and providing home tennis courts is just another step the school district is taking to make the students and athletes competitive with neighboring districts.
“Our team is very blessed that the City of Deer Park, the Chamberlin Park Board, and Deer Park Schools were able to make this happen. It really says a lot about how special our community is,” said Sean Maher, Deer Park Tennis head coach.
This season, Deer Park will host two matches, but that will change in 2017.
“I know our returning players are going to love having half of their matches at home next season! Assistant Coach Heather Butt and I are working on growing our program and developing our players. We certainly expect our players to be competitive in a greater number of matches this year and to represent Deer Park with class,” said Maher.
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