Middle States

Fresh Outlook: Wyoming Area HS



Wyoming Area High School in Exeter, Pa. saw value in tennis. Its investment is paying off. 

 

Athletic Director Joseph Pizano and tennis coach Bill Roberts decided in 2020 that it was time to get the school’s tennis courts back to what they used to be. The school's courts became unplayable and closed in 2014, so the team had to use its rival high school’s courts.

 

In order to make that happen, Wyoming Area High School got involved with USTA Tennis Venue Services and the tech side of tennis software, adding a SmartAccess smart lock to their newly renovated and resurfaced courts. People can now reserve courts online and get a unique code to unlock the courts. They were awarded both National and Section grants for court reconstruction and the SmartAccess System. 

Now the Warriors are back on their home courts and loving it. They’re also playing some of their best tennis in years. 

 

“The boys team were the first ones to play on the new courts in the spring,” Coach Roberts said. “And they had their best season with a 10-1 record, made it to the finals of the league championships, and won bronze at districts. Both teams love having and playing on their own courts.”

 

The community is also taking advantage and loving the new facility. 

 

“The courts are great and a big part of the community,” Pizano said. “We love that they can be utilized by our teams and also our community members.” 

 

Anyone interested in learning more about available grants and financial assistance can CLICK HERE.

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