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Lady Pioneers take it to court
WCHS girls tennis team prepares for 2017 season
WCHS Lady Pioneer tennis players Rachel Stewart, left, and Chelsea Stewart practice serves while getting ready for the start of tennis season.

Tennis and Wimbledon are two monikers that go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Wimbledon is the oldest, most prestigious tennis tournament in the world since 1877 and is played on a grass court in London.
Tennis and Warren County go together well too as the WCHS tennis team had some excellent practice weather last week.
“We have a lot of returning girls with a lot of experience and I think we will build on that and have success this year,” said Warren County High School tennis coach Andy Evans. “With some talented players coming on board from the middle school we should perform well. We don’t have a lot of depth on the boys team and still have openings for students who want to play.”
Warren County has had several district championships over the years with a trifecta in 2010, 2011 and 2012 for the boys team.
Two impressive seasons in 2013 and 2014 for the Warren County High School girls tennis team ended one win short of a District 6-AAA championship.
Tennis might not be the most-often thought of sport in Warren County, but for those who play a winning mentality has developed over the years. Tennis has been around since the 12th or 13th century with a French handball game called jeu de paume (“game of the palm”), from which was derived a complex indoor racket-and-ball game: real tennis.
This ancient game is still played to a limited degree and is usually called real tennis in Britain, court tennis in the United States, and royal tennis in Australia.
Tennis originally was known as lawn tennis, and formally still is in Britain, because it was played on grass courts by Victorian gentlemen and ladies. It is now played on a variety of surfaces.
Over the years, the traditional required white tennis outfit has been replaced by colorful sports garments, tennis rackets have gone from wood to aluminum and graphite construction and oversized heads. Tennis balls have even evolved from white to a variety of neon colors with the most popular being neon green.
The first match for Warren County’s Pioneer teams is Tuesday, March 14 at Stone Memorial High School starting at 4 p.m.