This sounds odd. I wasn't aware that Canal Winchester doesn't even have their own tennis courts. That blows me away.
Low numbers force Indians to pull program
Monday, April 4, 2011 01:43 PM
By AARON BLANKENSHIP
It was determined April 4 that Canal Winchester won't field a boys tennis team this spring after only three players committed to competing.
Seven boys originally practiced with the team, but coach Jason Moisey said four of them decided not to play shortly before the season was scheduled to begin.
"We couldn't find more boys to play, so they pulled the plug on our program," said Moisey, who started the program in 2006. "We still had five kids out until (late March), but they dropped off because they didn't have the money ($140 for the school's activity fee). It's a real shame."
The three boys who joined the team were seniors, meaning Moisey will need to recruit seven new players to field a full team next year.
"We're planning on having a team again, but we need to find players," Moisey said. "I work a full-time job that's away from the school, so it's hard to get in there and recruit kids to play. We don't have tennis courts at the school, so we have to practice at Groveport when their team is done playing, which makes it tougher to get kids to play with us. This is disappointing, but I'm planning on coming back and putting together another team next year."