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Coach’s Box: Landa supporting players through self-isolation

Coppell assistant Natalie Landa coaches junior Rishita Uppuluri and senior Rifhat Sindhi, following up the match against Longview at the CHS Tennis Center on Sept. 28. Landa is using her tennis coaching experiences to work virtually with the Coppell tennis team.

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 16, 2020

Natalie Landa is the assistant coach for the Coppell tennis team and teaches world geography at CHS9. Since all school tennis courts and schools are closed due to COVID-19, Landa is working with Coppell coach Rich Foster to provide home workouts and encourage players to maintain their fitness. All r...

The Sportlight: Beach hoping to go from competitive courts to white coats

The Sportlight: Beach hoping to go from competitive courts to white coats

Alishba Javaid, Staff writer

April 7, 2020

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell freshman JV1 tennis player Isabelle Beach was selected. Follow Alishba Javaid (@alishbaj24) and @SidekickSports on Twitter....

Age is just a number

Coppell freshman Lindsay Patton serves during eighth period tennis  practice at the CHS Tennis Center. Patton has risen to the top ranks of the girls tennis team in a matter of a year, where she competes against players bigger and older than her.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

The rhythmic thumping noises as the ball hits the racket and rockets across the court is noise all too familiar for Coppell freshman Lindsay Patton. It's something she’s grown accustomed to when she was 8, and now as a freshman, has a part of her everyday life.  When she first steps onto a court, opponents - ...

The Sportlight: Garza draws over cancer-riddled past

The Sportlight: Garza draws over cancer-riddled past

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer

February 28, 2020

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell junior JV1 tennis player Rachaney Garza was selected. Follow Trisha Atluri (@trishatluri) and @SidekickSports on Twitter....

Tennis hosts 16 school annual Super Bowl tournament

Coppell senior Reagan Stone returns a shot during her doubles match at the CHS Tennis Center on Friday. The Coppell Super Bowl spanned Friday through Saturday and saw 16 teams compete, some traveling from as far as Houston.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 10, 2020

On Friday and Saturday, the Coppell tennis team competed with 16 teams from across Texas in its annual Super Bowl tournament. Teams from as far as Houston, Abilene and East Texas came to Coppell and competed in matches at three sites: the Coppell High School Tennis Center, Wagon Wheel Park and the LB Hou...

Offseason pushes coaches to improve on their athletes

Coppell tennis coach Rich Foster advises doubles teammates junior Matthew Abbey and sophomore Vinay Patel at the CHS Tennis Center on Thursday. Foster is preparing the team for the spring season with practices and socials to build camaraderie between old and new players. Photo by Camden Southwick

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Mile-runs, gyms, and more workouts. As Coppell transitions from fall sports to winter sports, fall season coaches are working to improve their athletes in preparation for the next season.  Coppell tennis coach Rich Foster helps motivate tennis athletes during the offseason by encouraging socials a...

Dual citizenship, dual sports

Coppell senior left wing Clark Parlier handles the puck on Oct. 28 at the Dr Pepper StarsCenter in Valley Ranch. Parlier is also a captain of the Coppell varsity tennis team while balancing school work.

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

November 12, 2019

A tennis racket or a hockey stick: these are the two items that Coppell senior Clark Parlier had to choose between when he entered high school.  In the end, he chose both.  With Parlier carrying a dual citizenship from Canada and the United States, Parlier’s parents believed skating was essen...

Fall tennis season ends in regional quarters loss to Carroll

Coppell High School senior Elias Dias volleys to his opponent. Coppell lost to Carroll, 10-8, in the Class 6A Region I quarterfinals at Grapevine on Monday.

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Coppell tennis’s fall season was cut short after falling to Southlake Carroll in Class 6A Region I quarterfinals at Grapevine on Monday. The Cowboys came up short, 10-8, after a previously undefeated season in district, 7-0, with an overall 17-4 record. “This game could have gone either way,” CHS coach Rich Foster said. “[Carroll] has a gre...

East Texas foe no match for tennis team

Coppell sophomore Cason Cole serves as the tennis team prepares to play Tyler Lee on Sept. 28, as sophomore Nandini Thalliparedy looks on at the CHS Tennis Center. The Coppell tennis team defeated Tyler Lee, 17-2.

Blanche Harris, Staff Photographer

October 18, 2019

Tennis wins bi-district match against Guyer, moves to area playoffs

Coppell senior Reagon Stone forehands during the tennis team’s Class 6A bi-district match at the Coppell High School Tennis Center on Tuesday. Coppell defeated Denton Guyer, 10-2.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

After winning against Irving Nimitz 19-0 last Wednesday and finalizing their 6-0 district record, Coppell tennis players were in high spirits coming into their Class 6A bi-district match against Denton Guyer.  At the end of Tuesday night, Coppell was victorious against Denton Guyer, 10-2, in its b...

Senior night win gives Coppell tennis confidence for playoffs

Coppell High School senior Devan Patel approaches the net to volley against Irving Nimitz at the CHS Tennis Center on Oct. 8 during Senior Night. Coppell defeated Nimitz, 19-0.

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Copy and Design Editor

October 9, 2019

Cupcakes, balloons and Sonic grilled cheese sandwiches greeted Coppell tennis players as they walked out of the CHS Tennis Center and onto the courts yesterday for Senior Night. The Coppell tennis team defeated Irving Nimitz, 19-0, in their District 6-6A match. Coppell changed its lineups in order...

Coppell beats Tyler Lee 17-2, loses two tiebreaker matches

Coppell seniors Aishwarya Kannan and Ruchika Khowala wait to return a shot against Tyler Lee at the Coppell High School Tennis Center on Satuday. The Coppell tennis team defeated Lee, 17-2.

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

September 30, 2019

Even with an injured shoulder that required her to serve underhand, Coppell freshman Lindsay Patton won her doubles match with senior partner Sofia Sanchez at yesterday’s tennis match against Tyler Lee High School at the CHS Tennis Center, helping the team seize a 17-2 victory overall.  “[Patto...