SMARTT tennis team heading to USTA Junior Team National Champio - - Jackson, MS

SMARTT tennis team heading to USTA Junior Team National Championships

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Members of the SMARTT tennis team are perfecting their swings for the upcoming USTA Junior Team National Championships.

Eight in all, ages 10 and under, heading to the national tournament next month, hoping to bring home some hardware in the girls and boys singles, doubles and mixed doubles events.

Robert Beacham, coach of the SMARTT tennis team said, "We've been here two years in a row. Last year we came in 2nd place, this year we came in 1st.  Win or lose we are going to go out there to play hard and have fun."

"I really want to win because I have been working so hard," 10-year-old Lauren James told us.  
James said she's been working hard on returning her serve and keeping score.

8-year-old Bowen Winans said "It's really great to go to something like that and I'm just really excited."

The tournament is August 15th through the 17th in Lexington, South Carolina.

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