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Park Vista High wraps up season on new tennis courts – Sun Sentinel

The Park Vista High School tennis program recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the school’s new courts as players had the opportunity to enjoy the upgrades to wrap up the season.

The Palm Beach County School District was integral in the process of acquiring the school’s new tennis courts. All eight courts have been refurbished and new nets provided, giving Park Vista’s tennis program a boost for next year.

Luke Dulin is the boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis coach at Park Vista. He has approached the administration in years past about new courts.

“It was a long process and I knew something had to happen, and this is a major facility upgrade,” he said. “We were supported by the administration and with the help of our sporting director. We had a beautiful ceremony with our director. The children were really happy. »

Dulin said the school was notified by the school district ahead of spring break of its selection for the new courts, which were completed near the end of March. Park Vista had 16 players overall last season between the boys’ and girls’ teams.

“The kids were thrilled when they got to play their first game and it was really cool for the seniors to get the chance to play on the new pitches,” Dulin said. “It was a very good surprise. We hope the new pitches will help increase participation and that other children will want to play and try out for the team.

Dulin said he noticed other public schools in the county have received tennis court upgrades in recent years.

“We know there are other schools in the county that also need new courts and hopefully that can be done soon,” he said. “We were happy to be next on the list.”

Dulin, who grew up in West Palm Beach, played college tennis and competed in USTA tournaments while attending John I. Leonard High School. He coached at Park Vista for over 15 years.

“I grew up playing tennis and played in men’s leagues,” Dulin said. “We had talented players who reached the United States within a few years and were very successful. I enjoyed the most watching our children compete and their development. It’s great to see the friendships and relationships built with each other.

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