Thomas speaks to Lions Club about tennis season

Published 7:10 pm Friday, January 27, 2017

Bainbridge High School Bearcats and Lady Cats tennis coach Amy Thomas, who has led her teams to four Region 1-AAAAA and two Region 1AAAA championships, updated the Bainbridge Lions Club Wednesday on the status of tennis at Bainbridge High School and the city of Bainbridge.

“We will open our high school season at home Feb. 17 against Northview High School of Dothan Alabama. On Feb. 8 we will be against Cook County High School on the Thomas County Central High School courts. Our first home match will be Feb. 16 against Dothan Alabama High School.”

Thomas further pointed out that tennis is a sport that you can play all your life as she turned her remarks to city of Bainbridge tennis programs.

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“The city has United States Tennis Association League three age groups,” she said. “They are 18 and over, 40 and over and 55 and over. The formats include singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

“Tennis is an ideal sport for a healthy heart. Playing tennis three hours a week improves your life expectancy. Playing tennis can also increase your capacity to deal with stress through the critical thinking and problem solving that it requires. You can also make lifelong friends through tennis.”