Shane Coopersmith: 11

Junior Shane Coopersmith has been playing tennis for two years now, joining the varsity team this year. A passionate player on the court, he plays doubles with his partner junior Colby Jordan. Coopersmith plays with his heart on his sleeve and fights for every point.

Lancer Link: How did you start playing tennis?

Shane Coopersmith: Two years ago, my dad introduced me to the sport and I immediately  fell in love with it.

LL:Why do you enjoy it?

SC: It’s a good way to clear my mind of stress and worries. Its pretty rad and incredibly fast paced.

LL: What sacrifices have you made for tennis?

SC: Tennis is a major time commitment with practices and games. It’s a physically and mentally demanding sport that takes a lot out of you.

LL: What advice do you have for younger players who are looking to improve?

SC: I would say spend as much time on the court as you possible can and practice your fundamentals. Also, strengthen your mental fortitude.