The spring high school sports season at Woodlake High School began routinely enough but with one noticeable difference. In the last few months, the old tennis courts east of the north end of Robinson Field were given a complete makeover.
The upgrade added two new courts to the existing six and light standards all around.
“All that’s left to do is to apply the all-weather surface,” said Drew Sorensen, Woodlake Unified School District superintendent.
Sorensen said the finished courts will be ready by summer. Boys’ tennis coach Heather (Wood) Sullenger, who won several titles as a number-one girls’ player for Woodlake High a decade ago, said having the two extra courts has already paid dividends with more practice time for more players this spring.
Coach Wood said having the courts available for play at night and open to the community will mean more kids will have the opportunity to learn to play tennis, and the entire team from top to bottom will be improved.