Athletes of the week: HHS tennis pair Randi Deline and Lindsey Young

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Randi Deline and Lindsey Young say their tennis season, though full of hard work, was lots of fun.

The pair were one of the two Huntsville High School (HHS) senior tennis teams that qualified from the Muskoka Parry Sound Championships to compete at the Georgian Bay Secondary Schools Association (GBSSA) Championships on Oct 3-4 in Collingwood. Young and Deline played hard and faced Collingwood in their final match to place third overall.

Coach Debbie Wolfe says HHS has been developing a solid tennis program for both junior and senior students over the past few years. “Most years, we have 10 to 20 eager students wishing to learn a new sport. More are always welcome.”

This year, the HHS tennis program had only four members commit to the team season so Huntsville’s senior tennis players—Young and Deline along with Kyle Campbell and Joey Walsh—joined with Bracebridge players to represent Muskoka at GBSSA with a team of eight players.

The senior girls took their skills to the courts and represented Muskoka well with their third place finish. Well done!

When Coach Wolfe asked the girls, ‘Why tennis?’ Lindsey Young explained that she started to play tennis with her mom when they would go on vacation and really enjoyed the sport. “In grade 11, I tried out for the high school team and was given the opportunity to increase my skills. Over the past few years, Miss Wolfe has taught me and helped me improve my game. I play tennis simply because I love it. Tennis is different than all the other sports I play and I enjoy being on the courts whenever I can.”

HHS students: watch for tennis tryouts in 2019. The junior program (grades 9 and 10) runs in May and the senior program will run again in September 2019.

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  1. Such a shame that there is no indoor facilities in the Huntsville area for Winter tennis. I am one of many Seniors who play tennis from late Spring to late Fall on our outdoor courts who would love to play throughout the Winter months. I’m sure there are many younger people as well, who would appreciate an opportunity to play year round. We have our wonderful Summit Centre but it was very short sighted not to include a gymnasium in the build, to support court sports.

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