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Coppell tennis coach Alyssa Noonan is a recipient of the Kim Enocksen Integrity Award from the Texas Tennis Coach Association. The 2023-24 school year is Noonan’s first year coaching tennis in Coppell.

State tennis organization recognizes Noonan for leading by example

Rhea Choudhary, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

In a world where sportsmanship sometimes takes a backseat to winning at all costs, a coach at Coppell High School stands out as a shining example of integrity and ethical leadership.  Coppell tennis...

Coppell senior Isaac Joseph returns during his doubles match with senior Riki Koshimizu against McKinney Boyd on Tuesday at the Coppell Tennis Center. Coppell faces Southlake Carroll on Thursday in the Class 6A Region I semifinals in Abilene.

Tennis perseveres through tough matches, advances to regional semifinals

Sukirtha Muthiah, Business Manager October 18, 2023

After getting off to a rough start, winning two out of seven doubles matches, the Coppell tennis team was able to dominate the singles matches and pull through with a win.  On Monday, the Coppell tennis...

Coppell sophomore Lexie Patton prepares to return a serve during her doubles match against McKinney Boyd on Oct. 10 at the Coppell Tennis Center. Patton is captain of the tennis team and has been playing tennis for more than 10 years. Photo by Avani Munji

Patton setting high standard for Coppell tennis

Sabah Uddin, Staff Writer October 18, 2023

In the Coppell High School hallways, sophomore tennis captain Lexie Patton can seem unassuming and shy. However, upon walking onto the tennis court, she becomes the fiercest competitor.  With her relentless...

Coppell senior Juandiego Velazquez returns during his doubles match with junior Aneesh Thummala against McKinney Boyd on Tuesday at the Coppell Tennis Center. Coppell faces Flower Mound today in the Class 6A Region I quarterfinals at Flower Mound High School.

Tennis avenges past loss against Highland Park in area playoffs

Ava Johnson, Sports assignment editor October 17, 2023

One year ago, the Coppell tennis team fell to Highland Park in the same round of playoffs. Coppell returned to the court this year with a shot at redemption and seized the victory.  On Friday, the Coppell...

Coppell junior Shay Patel serves during afternoon tennis practice on Sep. 22. The Coppell tennis team defeated Dallas Ursuline and Jesuit, 22-5, on Sep. 29 at Coppell Tennis Center.

Coppell serves defeat to Ursuline, Jesuit in final home match of regular season

Sameeha Syed, Social media manager October 5, 2023

The Coppell tennis team (8-11) secured another victory, defeating Dallas Jesuit and Ursuline, 22-5, on Sep. 29 at Coppell Tennis Center.  Coppell girls won four out of five matches in doubles and seven...

Coppell junior Sarayu Thallapareddy hits a forehand during practice last Friday. Coppell tennis team made a comeback when playing against Flower Mound on Tuesday.

Coppell making a comeback against Flower Mound

Wendy Le, Podcast Producer September 28, 2023

The Coppell varsity tennis team bounced back with an 11-8 victory against Flower Mound at its District 6-6A match on Tuesday after losing to Allen last Friday. The team has two matches remaining in the...

Coppell junior tennis co-captain Shay Patel is following in the footsteps of his older brother, CHS 2022 graduate Vinay Patel, and paving his path in the program. In addition to earning multiple notable accolades, Patel brings a unique style and perspective to the team.

From one brother to another

Rhea Choudhary, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

Picture this: Then-Coppell freshman tennis prodigy Shay Patel earns a coveted spot on the varsity team while his older brother, Vinay Patel, not only holds the senior status but also is the  team...

Coppell tennis coach Alyssa Noonan instructs JV1 tennis players during morning practice on Aug. 29 at CHS Tennis Center. Noonan’s history with tennis influences her coaching style as she implements new ideas during her first year in the Coppell tennis program.

Noonan navigating tennis program into new era

Ava Johnson, Sports assignment editor September 12, 2023

From the sandy beaches of Corpus Christi to bustling College Station, Coppell tennis coach Alyssa Noonan has traveled across the state with her family for tennis tournaments. But ever since stumbling upon...

Coppell High School sophomore Mihir Thakur organized Rise Up, a tennis camp, over spring break with the help of fellow tennis athletes. Thakur raised $1,320 and split the funds between the CHS Tennis program and Coppell Education Foundation.

Thakur serves back to tennis community, fundraises more than $1,300 through camp

Anushree De, Advertising/Circulations Manager May 18, 2023

Students amble their way to the Coppell High School Tennis Center. It is 8:45 a.m. and sophomore Mihir Thakur picks up a tennis ball from his JV tennis class, intending to serve it. The center has become...

Coppell freshman Lexie Patton serves against Hebron in her doubles match with freshman Gabby Rice on Tuesday at the Coppell Tennis Center. Coppell defeated Hebron, 13-6.

Video: A Day in the Life of A…Varsity Tennis Player

Meghna Kulkarni, Social Media Manager October 21, 2022

The “A Day in the Life of A…” series features the unique talents and pursuits of freshmen at CHS9. Watch The Sidekick’s Social Media Manager Meghna Kulkarni interview Coppell varsity tennis player...

Coppell senior Lakshana Parasuraman plays against Plano in singles, winning 6-0 6-0 on Tuesday at the CHS tennis center. Coppell beat Plano, 17-2. Senior Night is the last home match of the season and celebrates seniors for their last season at Coppell High School.

Coppell tennis commemorates seniors against Plano

Anushree De, Advertising and Circulations Manager October 6, 2022

Coppell senior Meghana Ambati stares at the senior exhibition with a pondering intensity. Ambati, who has been playing tennis since third grade, sees the culmination of her tennis career pasted on a board. “It...

Coppell took on the Dallas Jesuit boys and Dallas Ursuline girls tennis teams on Friday at the CHS Tennis Center. Coppell came away with a 20-8 victory and hosts Plano on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Coppell tennis bounces back with win against Jesuit and Ursuline

Maya Palavali, Staff Writer/Designer October 3, 2022

On Friday, the Coppell tennis team beat the Dallas Jesuit and Ursuline teams, 20-8. “It was a great way to recover from a tough Tuesday,” Coppell tennis coach Anthony Smith said. “This is a great...

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