Ashley Freeman began playing tennis when she was 2 on the courts across from her home.
“My dad was a high school coach,” she said. “It’s something that he and I would spend quality time doing.”
She later ranked first in the state as a junior competitor and continued to play tennis at Mississippi State University.
Today, Freeman is the assistant coach for the Oxford High School tennis team, and she leads the children’s tennis camps for the Oxford Park Commission at Avent Park off Park Drive in Oxford, where our Dart landed. (July 7, 2014, Page 1)
Oxford’s 14-and-Under State Championship tennis team, sponsored by the Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Community Tennis Association, competed in the Southern Sectionals Tennis Tournament this past weekend in Mobile, Ala. (more…) (August 26, 2011, Page 6A)
The Oxford Park Commission’s Volleys defeated the Spinners on Thursday thanks to a tie-breaker (fewest games lost).
The Volleys claimed both singles points thanks to wins by Ryan Mounce and Barrett Childress. The Spinners bounced back in the two doubles matches. Will Carter and Cole Grafton claimed the No. 1 doubles match, while Austin Haynes and Eli Abel combined to claim the second doubles match. (October 15, 2010, Page 7A)
In the Oxford Park Commission’s Junior Team Tennis League, the Volleys topped the Spinners 3-1. Earning wins for the Volleys in three doubles matches were: Matt Reed and Will Carter, Zacarrah Nelms and Ryan Morgan, and Drew Backstrom and Sadie Wilson.
The duo of Allie Bowen and Eli Abel picked up the lone point for the Spinners. (September 17, 2010, Page 7A)
After splitting four tight matches, it came down to fewest games lost and in the end the Oxford Park Commission junior team tennis’ Volleys defeated the Spinners.
Earning wins for the Volleys were Allie Bowen in the No. 1 singles match, and the duo of Barrett Childress and Drew Backstrom in the No. 2 doubles match. Zacarrah Nelms earned the Spinners’ singles point, while Matt Read and Anne Hardy picked up the doubles point. (September 10, 2010, Page 9A)
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)
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)
In what turned out to be a close match, the Oxford Park Commission Spinners were able to claim two singles points and one doubles point to sneak by the Volleys 3-2 on Wednesday. (more…) (April 8, 2010, Page 8)
The Spinners were able to hold onto a narrow 3-2 victory over the Volleys Wednesday in the Oxford Park Commission Jr. tennis league.