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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...

Coppell junior Allyson Keng serves in her doubles match against Hebron on Tuesday at the Coppell Tennis Center. Coppell defeated Hebron, 13-6.

Tennis serves triumph over Hebron

Aliya Zakir, Convergence Editor September 26, 2022

After many years of coaching the middle school tennis team, Coppell tennis coach Anthony Smith is the new head coach for the 2022-23 school year. Smith stepped in as head coach after former tennis coach Richard Foster retired in May.

Smith “sees it home”

Sreehitha Moravaneni September 22, 2022

At age 18, right after graduating from Trinity High School, Coppell High School tennis coach Anthony Smith busied himself by getting his Professional Tennis Registry certification. Shortly after, he worked...

Coppell junior Zahra Shaikhali returns a ball in her doubles match against Houston Clear Brook on Friday at the Coppell Tennis Center. Shaikhali and her partner, Coppell junior Sriya Meduri, beat Houston Clear Brook, 6-2, 6-1. The Coppell tennis team beat Clear Brook, 16-3.

Tennis sees victory against Clear Brook

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist/Writer September 19, 2022

On Friday, the Coppell tennis team won against Houston Clear Brook, 16-3. The boys and girls doubles won all games. The mixed doubles match was a close one, but Coppell ultimately lost with a score...

Coppell junior Isaac Joseph returns a ball during his singles match against Prosper at the Coppell Tennis Center on Friday. The Coppell tennis team defeated Prosper, 15-4.

Tennis defeats Prosper after six tiebreakers

Yaamini Jois, CHS9 Editor September 12, 2022

The Coppell tennis team saw victory against Prosper on Friday, 15-4, after six tiebreakers. The boys team swept doubles and singles. The girls team took Line 2 but lost Lines 1 and 3 in doubles. Coppell...

Coppell High School senior varsity tennis captain Vinay Patel hits a forehand during practice at the CHS Tennis Center on Oct. 18. Patel and fellow senior Lindsay Patton earned their way to the Class 6A State Tennis tournament on April 26 at the Northside Tennis center in San Antonio.

Mixed-doubles duo achieves dream of advancing to state

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor May 8, 2022

The racket makes a firm thump as the ball smashes against it and flies to the other side of the court. Back and forth, the ball continues to bypass these strong forces, until one misses and gravity takes...

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