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Tennis: A Competitive Team of Players


Tennis won the district championship trophy of 2023 with a new coach and a lot of wins, including new members from tryouts which occurred during the first weeks of school. It has a strong community with very dedicated players who enjoy what they do. Spring season for Tennis starts Jan. 26, 2024

“I like the competitiveness of the sport and I chose to play high school tennis because I never got a chance to play it in middle school,” varsity player Chelsea Aisegbu said. “We also have a new coach this year and he’s really cool. I’ve known some of my teammates since I was little so it’s also nice that we can play together.” 


Tennis has their practice outside on the tennis courts. The players have matches and tournaments all year long, meaning they are always in season preparing for their upcoming games. 


“Something I enjoy about tennis is doing it with my friends and just being able to run around doing something active while having fun,” junior varsity player Miles Dhenner said. “Since tennis is played all year then it keeps me enthusiastic and gives me plenty of time to practice.”


Tennis also has after-school practice year-round, about once or twice a week. Practice depends on their schedules and their upcoming games.


“I chose to join tennis because I like how I can make new memories with my friends and I find it a very competitive sport,” varsity player Gabriel Segubiense said. “Not only can I see my friends in 7th period, but on the days we have practice I see them there too. The amount of time we spend together makes us better players.”


Brett Bernstein was introduced as the new tennis coach in 2020. Tennis is a very big part of his life which he has a lot of experience in – Bernstein has a lifelong enjoyment for the sport.


“What I like about being the coach for tennis is the game, I’ve played the game all my life,” Bernstein said. “I grew up here in Fort Bend and played high school and college tennis. Getting to come out here and coach talented individuals who are very motivated and driven makes it all fun.”


The students work together and have built an amazing team for Clements. Bernstein likes to see the students “having fun and enjoying themselves” while also “improving and practicing” their skills.


“We have a lot of characters on the team and a lot of personalities, they always make it very interesting and fun,” Bernstein said. “They are a competitive group but at the same time they are goofy, and they always get along very well with one another so whether we are at the tennis court or hanging out in the classroom they always have a good time.”

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My name is Violet Guerra, and I am a sophomore this year. My goals for this year are to improve my writing skills and make interesting stories. I enjoy cooking and hanging out with my friends.

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