The Volleys got their Oxford Park Commission Junior Team Tennis league off to a good start with a 3-1 victory over the Spinners on Thursday.
Earning wins for the Volleys were Sadie Wilson and Ally Shinall in singles matches, and the duo of Will Carter and Austin Haynes in the No. 2 doubles match. The Spinners tandem of Jimmy Green and Anne Hardy won the No. 1 doubles match. (September 3, 2010, Page 10A)
Tennis players of all ages flooded the steps of the Lafayette County Chancery Building Wednesday afternoon in the form of a peaceful rally to help raise awareness regarding the possibility of expanding the John Leslie Tennis Courts.
The project, which has already been approved by the city, would expand the current facility from eight to 21 courts. The renovation would also include the addition of a pavilion, practice courts, a championship court, new bathroom facilities, additional parking and possibly a pro shop, making it the largest public facility in the state.
While the city has already signed off on the expansion, it’s now the county’s supervisors which must vote to approve the expansion on Sept. 7.
Led by new Lafayette High coach Debbie Swindoll and Oxford coach Louis Nash, the players were armed with signs saying things such as “we need more courts,” “Got Tennis?” and “kids love to play tennis.” (August 26, 2010, Page 6)
Over 100 players from four different states competed in a successful junior tennis tournament hosted by the Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Community Tennis Association.
Included in those numbers were 38 players for Oxford who helped make the tournament a big success. (August 18, 2010, Page 9)
Several individual tennis players from the Oxford and Lafayette County area combined to produce three teams that all fared well in recent USTA team tennis action.
The 12-and-Under team won five matches at the Ridgeland Tennis Center to win the overall team championship. The victory in the final came over a team from Starkville. (July 28, 2010, Page 10)
The Bert’s Plumbing Red finished the Oxford Park Commission’s 9-year-old league season with a perfect 12-0 record and become one of four teams to win a championship in 2010.
The First National Bank Braves finished with an 11-1 record to win the 10-year-old league title this summer, while the Chandler Nissan Cardinals and Hunter’s Hollow Inc. Brewers tied for the 11-12 title with identical 8-4 marks. Winning a title in the 13-14 league were the Sharp Insurance Royals with a 10-2 mark. (July 9, 2010, Page 6A)
Lafayette Athletics Director Jeff Nelson knew his new tennis coach, Debbie Swindoll, was a special athlete and intense competitor when he first came in contact with her at a middle school basketball tournament in Pope.
As Nelson prepared to help lead Lafayette’s middle school team to a victory, he saw Swindoll show her skills as a member of Winona’s team and he marveled at how hard Swindoll played the game. It was that drive to be the best coupled with an extensive knowledge in tennis that separated Swindoll from the rest of potential candidates in his search to replace former coach Marty Pearson. It’s also why he was so pleased that his recommendation to hire Swindoll was approved by the Lafayette School Board Tuesday night. (July 7, 2010, Page 6)
In the lone Oxford Park Commission baseball game on Monday, the 11-12 year-old Hunters’ Hollow, Inc. Brewers scored three runs in the top of the fourth to defeat the Oxford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Rays 7-5. (July 1, 2010, Page 7A)
In the lone 11-12 year-old Oxford Park Commission baseball game on Monday, the Hunters’ Hollow, Inc. Brewers scored three runs in the top of the fourth to defeat the Oxford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Rays 7-5. (June 29, 2010, Page 9)
The Oxford Fury, a girls select soccer team, will be holding tryouts July 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. and again on July 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at FNC Park’s soccer fields. Registration is at 6 p.m. Players should take a size four ball, water, cleats, shin guards and soccer socks.
Players must be 12-years-old or younger prior to July 21, 2010. Players also must register with the Oxford Park Commission’s Under-12 girls league.
For additional information, email OxfordFury99@gmail.com. (June 29, 2010, Page 9)
Oxford has been a town known for a lot of different things over the years. It’s a football town in the fall, a baseball town in the spring and a very slow town in the middle of the summer. But one thing that Oxford is throughout the year is a tennis town. (June 25, 2010, Page 7A)