Thursday, October 21, 2010

Awards Night

North Penn High School Girl's Tennis

Fall Awards Program
November 18th at 7:00pm
NPHS Cafeteria 

Each sport sits together, please look for myself and Coach Brady.

Varsity and JV, please return your uniforms on awards night, make sure they are clean. If you are planning on playing tennis next year, please make sure your name is on the bag so your get the same uniform.

Varsity: If you have not paid your dollar for the bus driver's bus, please stop by room k029 and give it to me. Only 2 out of the 12 people paid.

See you November 18th,
Coach Strader

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Schedule for 10/11

Monday-Varsity girls (top 11) meet at the school for the Bus at 11:45am for the Team Tournament.

Tuesday-Match or practice. To be determined. Doubles only practice after school.

Wednesday-Practice for doubles only

Thursday-Practice for doubles only.

Friday-SOLs for doubles at Hatboro Horsham.

Saturday-SOLs if qualified.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Practice for 10/09

These players have practice Saturday 9-11am

Maggie Graff
Danielle Maier
Corina Davis
Vy Nguyen
Melissa Yoon
Indira Mukerji
Caroline Hentzen
Swetha Nuthulaganti
Anila Gidwani

There are the ten players that will be involved in the Team Tournament
I will give you all of the information at practice. I will explain how this tournament works.

We will also talk about the Doubles SOLs which will be next Friday

See you all Saturday.....

Friday, October 1, 2010



Sunday, September 26, 2010

Schedule for week of 9/27

Here is the schedule for the week of 9/27:

Monday: Varsity Girls Tennis at home with Perkiomen Valley

If it should rain Monday.. practice will be in must be at practice

Anyone missing practice with an excuse because of the rain, will not play against Souderton on Tuesday. Please bring a pencil with you, be prepared to discuss strategy and take a test.

Tuesday:  Varsity at Souderton  (dismissal 1:50)

Wednesday:  Varsity at home with Pennridge

Thursday: Varsity at CB East (Dismissal 1:38)

Friday:  Singles at SOLs  Bus time to leave  TBA

Sat:  Singles AT SOLs   or Practice for  singles and doubles
I am hoping to take all 3 singles to this tournament, we will know by Wednesday.

I have faith in all of you as people and as tennis players. I want nothing but the best for you as an individual and the best for our team. 

Just remember, "If you thin you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're still right." You have the power to change your destiny on the courts.

~Coach Strader

Make up day for Souderton Match: Wednesday October 6

*If it rains Thursday, there will be no practice

*Friday, no practice because of SOLs

*Check this blog Friday Night for practice status on Saturday.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Results from last week and Senior Day

Last week was a busy one, but the team did well winning 2 of their 3 matches. The scores from last week were as follows:

Score for week of 9/20

Monday: North Penn defeated CB West 4-3

Wednesday: CB South defeated North Penn 7-0

Friday: North Penn defeated Quakertown 7-0

After the match against Quakertown on Friday, we celebrated Senior Day, honoring those team members who are about to move onto college. Each Senior is honored with flowers, a small gift and recognition for their last year on the tennis team and at the High School. Our seniors will be missed.
Here are some pictures of our event.

Thank You Seniors!

Monday, September 20, 2010

North Penn Tops Central Bucks West

 If doubles were their lucky matches, North Penn Girls Tennis Team went with it.

The doubles teams carried the North Penn Girls Varsity Tennis Team to a 4-3 win over Central Bucks West. North Penn Doubles Team, winning 3 of the 4 matches, sealed the win.

The lone singles victory came from Danielle Maier, who was down the first set 4-1, but fought to the finish to beat Kristi Kong 7-6 with a 6-1 tie break win. Maier then used her momentum from the tie break to finish the second set without issue 6-3.

Schedule week of 9/22

Schedule week of 9/22

Monday: Varsity Central Bucks West (Dismissal time 1:28)

Tuesday: Practice

Wednesday: Central Bucks South (Dismissal time 1:38)

Thursday: Varsity to finish match at home against Pennridge (match to play early)

Friday: Varsity and JV at North Penn against Quakertown

Friday is Senior Day after Quakertown match.

All Senior profile forms must be in by Tuesday.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Who will be Survivor of the Fittest?

Survival of the Fittest Men's Singles Tournament enters it's championship round Sunday at Park Place in Upper Gwynedd. Who will be reigned survivor of the fittest? 
Come and watch them sweat to the finish.

The Championship Round Times for Sunday are as follows:


Bobby Vo,  Rank:12, Plays 21
Mark Ferraro,  Rank:13,  Plays 20
Mark Monaghan,  Rank:14, Plays 19  
Bob Gibbs,  Rank:15,  Plays 18
Will Lapp,  Rank:16,  Plays 17 
Matt Bouknight,  Rank:17
Al-Yassa Al-Mahi,  Rank:18
Steve Oldt,  Rank:19
Matt Oldt,  Rank:20
Kevin Jensen,  Rank:21


Dinh Vo,  Rank:6
Duoc Chiem,  Rank:7
Pete Campagna,  Rank:8
Leng Lor,  Rank:9
Chris Morris,  Rank:10


Alex Buxbaum,  Rank:1
Patricio Paez,  Rank:2
Steve Feder,  Rank:3
Kyle Vo,  Rank:4
Steve Wherry,  Rank:5

Monday, September 13, 2010

North Penn defeats Methacton

North Penn Girls Varisty Tennis Team edged out Methacton 4-3. The teams were tied at 3-3 before heading into the last match of the day. The fourth doubles team of  Christye Hasyn and Emily Patterson fought to the finish and beat Methacton 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 to seal the win.
Helping with the wins for North Penn were:
1st   singles:  Maggie Graff (NP) defeated Mindy Arornwichet (Methacton)   6-2, 6-1
2nd doubles:  Indira Mukerji  and  Caroline Hentzen  (NP) defeated Angela Demarco & Mary Shah (Methacton)
3rd  doubles: Swetha Nuthulaganti and Anila Gidwani (NP) defeated Camilla Falcone and Katie Farman (Methacton)
4th doubles:  Christye Hasyn and Emily Patterson (NP)  defeated Allison Marr and Julia Tomcza (Methacton) 
This makes North Penn 3-2  overall in non-league matches.

Schedule for the week of 9/13

Schedule for week of 9/13
Monday 9/13     ---Varsity at Methacton
Tuesday 9/14    --- Varsity at home with Hatboro-Horsham
Wednesday 9/15 --Practice
Thursday    9/16 -- Home with Pennridge
Friday       9/17 --  Practice
Saturday ---- No Practice
Challenging this week
2nd and 3rd doubles
5th & 6th doubles
Seniors please hand in your senior profiles by Tuesday
Senior day is September 24th

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Information on the Downingtown Invitational, Saturday 9/11/10

Be at HS 6:50am Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010   -------Bus leaves 7:15

Downingtown Senior High West Campus Invitational

School participating:             Coaches
Downtingtown                        Lee Morris
North Penn                             Dannette Strader
Hatboro-Horsham                 Venessa Deluca
State College                           Jane Borden

Date:               Saturday, September 11, 2010

Time:              Play – 9:00AM until 5:00PM

Location:        Downingtown High School West Campus

Events:           Three singles
·         Maggie Graff
·         Corina Davis   (injured may be     changed)
·         Danielle Maier
4 doubles
·         Vy Nguyen & Ellen Choi
·         Indira Mukerji & Caroline Hentzen
·         Swetha Nuthulaganti & Anila Gidwani
·         Christye Hasyn & Emily Patterson

JV Doubles:
Jenna Caffarelle & Peggy Branson
Jennie Ju   & Marisa Wherry

Scoring:          Round Robin Match
                        Rules will be explained at the meeting

Bring lunch, snack, and beverage, also money

Bring some warm clothes

The format of the tournament is arranged as one match by PIAA Rules

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Phoenixville Invitational Results

Here are results of the Phoenixville Invitational this past Friday:

West Chester Henderson took 1st place
North Penn took 2nd
Villa Maria  took 3rd
Phoenixville took 4th
Seven of our girls received trophies
Congratulations to: 
Stacy Chang -- took 1st place overall
Also 2nd places to:
Indira Mukerji & Caroline Hentzen
Corina Davis & Christye Hasyn
Swetha Nuthulanganti & Anila Gidwani

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday Thirteen: Excuses, Excuses

As a tennis coach, I've heard them all.

Here are the top 13 excuses tennis players give for losing:

·        Ate too much lunch
·        Did not eat enough
·        Favorite racquet broke
·        Balls too heavy
·        Net was too high
·        These strings just don’t give me the power I need
·        How can I be expected to play my best on these courts
·        This injury keeps me from playing well
·        I just couldn’t get into it today
·        Opponent was ranked
·        Opponent didn’t play tennis, just hit the ball back
·        Opponent was so bad I couldn’t play my game
·        I didn’t realize opponent was left-handed until the next-to-the-last-game
·        Tournament director didn’t seed me
·        I can only play good players
·        I don’t know what happened

When the athlete decides what he really desires with all his heart and the price that he is willing to pay for it, he stops worrying about the small pains, those things that the opponent does, and any other stumbling blocks, and he focuses on the job at hand.
Give all in practice: Risk all when you compete