Winston Academy Tennis! Home of the Patriot Players!
Tennis at WA has more championships than any other athletic program. We are Battle Tested and work to develop champions on and off the court. We play and practice at Ivy Park, Louisville, MS. Eight (8) courts in excellent condition...some of the best public courts in MS!
Mission: To foster a champions attitude within participants both on and off the court as well as to impart the gift of tennis as a sport for life.
Only 20 mph gusts! But hey...there's sun so there's tennis.
[12/24/19] Players! Get your butts on the courts when it's nice...and when it's not! Man up! (women included) And LESSONS!..Merry Christmas!
[12/18/19] It's about that time! School tennis meeting coming soon! Let's get ready! ... Let's get those lessons going. Coaches available!
We are deeply saddened by loss of one of our own - Joshua Reed. One of WA Tennis's most beloved players who never took a lesson but played like a champ. He became that champ in life. I'll always cherish my time with Joshua as he was one of those special people that God made. Now he is with God, and I extend my love and prayers to his family - Coach Wade.
Final practice before state championships went well. Olivia and Aspen are ready.
Here we go!
We just landed in Madrid and are settling in for a 10 week Euro-run wrapping up on the majestic grass of @wimbledon. Here’s a highlight from a semifinal against our long time rivals Llodra and Zimonjic. ⚔️ #sw19 #atpworldtour
Olivia Mayo and Aspen Harris defeat Indianola at North State 6-4 6-4 to advance to finals vs Heritage.
Aspen Harris (far left) and Olivia Mayo (far right) girls 2 dbls advance to North State, next Tue in Cleveland! Wish them luck!
[04/19/19] District Championships Tue April 23 Starkville 9 am
[04/19/19] District Championships Tue April 23 Starkville 9 am
My seniors and our last trip in "the van." A good day with our win over Leake. L-R: Adam Thomas, Anna-Grace Woolery, Coach Wade, Lilly Sisson, and Blake Peterson.
2019 A-Team Roster:
#1 Boys Singles: Adam Thomas
#2 Boys Singles: Joseph Easley
#1 Girls Singles: Sidney Curran
#2 Girls Singles: playoff b/t Haley Harris and Laney Gregory. Currently rotating.
#1 Girls Doubles: Anna-Grace Woolery & Claire Baskin
#2 Girls Doubles: Olivia Mayo & Aspen Harris
Mixed Doubles: Lilly Sisson & Blake Peterson
[04/02/19] 2019 is off and running with the WA Players off to a 2-1 start...and with no boys doubles this year! We are forfeiting 2 matches out of 9 each time we play. We have some incredibly strong girls and our mixed team of Blake Peterson and Lilly Sisson is our big gun. We are shooting to take a few teams to state! Thus far we've played Starkville, the powerhouse of our district this year, and fell 2-7, we defeated Canton 5-4, and we bested Leake 5-4; but the team wins are about to come to an end as we position our strongest players in the best positions for them to advance beyond district. Olivia Mayo and Aspen Harris, our young standouts from last season have not disappointed this year. They've been picking off wins in singles and doubles, and we're about to put them back together as a #2 doubles team. Anna-Grace Woolery and Claire Baskin are the #1 doubles team that is gaining steam and has the task of taking down last year's state runner up dbls team from Canton. It doesn't look like anyone will be able to overcome Starkville's girls 1 and 2 singles so our young up and coming talent will be in "learning" positions here. Adam Thomas our boys #1 singles continues to improve and only has 1 loss vs Starkville that we expect to get back in our next match with them. Joseph Easley, our #2 boys singles is coming into his own, and I expect to see more wins as he settles into his game. We see Heritage tomorrow, and they are still loaded with depth. We look to upset a few of their positions.
2019 season is here! And now we have cool merchandise everybody has been asking for! Go here and check it out! shop.fancloth.com/T/474753
For students and parents to get on the "Remind" Tennis Team list: https://www.remind.com/join/wbaski
Here is our new conference.
Huge season for our Dawgs! WOW! Congratulations to Coach Matt Roberts, SEC Coach of the Year!
secsports.com The SEC announces the 2018 men's tennis first and second team All-SEC, All-Freshman team, and the yearly awards.
Be sure to wish Braxton Bane good luck as he represents WA at the AAA State Championships in Vicksburg tomorrow
Ballard Award of Excellence: Cameron Clark
MVP Boy: Braxton Bane
MVP Girl: Hallie Nowell
Most Improved: Olivia Mayo & Aspen Harris
Greatest Potential Player: Olivia Mayo
Spirit Award: Makenna Foster
Coach's Award: Girls #2 Doubles Claire Baskin/Anna-Grace Woolery
Slam Award: Lilly Sisson & Blake Peterson
[05/02/18] Congratulations to Braxton Bane boys #1 singles, Hallie Nowell and Blake Peterson mixed doubles for advancing to State Championships as North State runner-ups.
[05/02/18] Champions keep playing until they get it right - Billie Jean King
North State play starts at 9:30, Magnolia Tennis Club, Columbus for Mixed Doubles Hallie Nowell/Blake Peterson and Girls #2 Dbls Anna-Grace Woolery/Claire Baskin. District Champ Braxton Bane is set to start at 10:30.
This tournament is basically the districts 1 & 2 #1 players vs the #2 players at each position, then the finals. Those who make it to the finals will advance to the State Championships.
Be sure to wish our players Good Luck!
Congratulations to our District Runners Up! L-R, Claire Baskin, Anna-Grace Woolery (girls 2d), Blake Peterson , Hallie Nowell (mixed dbls).... and Champ Braxton Bane (1 bs) for advancing to North State!
Congratulations to Braxton Bane Boys 1S District Champ! Now onto North State!
District Championships to be held Monday, April 23 in Columbus at Magnolia Tennis Club. Coaches meeting at 8:30, and play starts at 9. Club and MUW courts will be used.
Wish us luck! We have a lot of momentum for several to advance to North State! The top 2 players (Champ and runner up) for each bracket will advance.
[03/25/18] Winston over Canton 5-4 (Mar 20). It was down to the wire! WA had to forfeit their boys 2 doubles due to an injury that will take Reese Fulton out for the season. Our Girls 2 doubles, both 1st year players, Olivia Mayo and Aspen Harris pulled off their first conference win!
[03/20/18] Winston over Leake 8-1! We take on Canton today 3:30 at Ivy Park.
[03/19/18] WA players take on Leake Academy today at 4pm, Ivy Park. Come join us and support your Patriots!
hailstate.com STARKVILLE, Miss. – Despite dropping doubles and later going down 3-2 in the match, the Mississippi State women's tennis team (11-5, 2-3 SEC) fought back for a memorable 4-3 upset of No. 2 Vanderbilt (11-3, 4-1) Thursday afternoon in front of the home crowd at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre. The tri...
[02/15/18] Watch for live video coming soon...complete entertainment you don't want to miss
Proud of you Shaq!
hailstate.com STARKVILLE, Miss. – After serving as the assistant coach for the Mississippi State women's tennis program for three seasons, Sachin Kirtane has been promoted to associate head coach entering his fourth season with the Bulldog program.
[09/12/17] Other schools are practicing...we will soon engage..prepare ;-)