TENNIS: Undefeated Season
Last week’s final matches at Rumsey and Chase were an exclamation point at the end of an incredibly successful season for the WMS tennis team and each and every player should be commended for their efforts.
We do not measure success by our team’s undefeated record alone, as there were so many individual accomplishments over the past few months. At the beginning of the season our players set goals. For one brand new player, her goal was to win at least one match. For another more experienced player, his was to play a singles match for the first time and win. Others confidently chose new partners. Some tackled new skills, like hitting in an open stance and using new footwork. Everyone worked diligently and accomplished what they set out to do and we are proud to say that they did it with grace and sportsmanship.
Legendary tennis player Arthur Ashe said “You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.”
We have had the privilege of interacting with these students through sport and it is VERY clear to us that our Montessori students have extremely high standards. A combination perhaps of the confidence they gain at our very special school and the values you all instill in them at home. We truly hope that they feel the joy that they deserve – knowing that their accomplishments will be limitless.