Boys Tennis

Coaches

Nolan DeWispelare tennis coach speech and journalism teacher

Nolan DeWispelare
Head Coach

Kole Harrach, Nick Vuko
Assistant Coaches

Boys Tennis Information For 2018


Boys interested in trying out for tennis must contact Coach DeWispelare at nolan.dewispelare@piusx.net before August 1. 

Summer weightlifting and conditioning for all sports  
            -Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays throughout the summer
            -11/12 grade 6:45-8:00 am, 9/10 grade 7:45-9:00 am  
            -Meet at the Pius X tennis courts 
            -Wednesdays at 8:00 am at the track 
This is a good way to get in shape for the tennis season. 

Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13 – tennis camp for players entering grades 9-12.  The camp will take place at Pius X from 9:00-11:30 am each day.  The cost will be $60, which includes camp instruction and a camp t-shirt.  The camp registration form is available HERE.

Monday, August 6 – tryouts begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Pius X tennis courts.  Athletes MUST be present for all tryout sessions including August 6, 7 & 8. Athletes MUST have NSAA participation form and physical on record at Pius X by August 1 to participate.  No exceptions.

Thursday, August 9 – parent/player meeting TBA for those who make the team.

Aug
6
Mon
Start of Fall Sports Practices – Football, volleyball, softball, cross country, girls golf, boys tennis
Aug 6 all-day
Aug
23
Thu
Tennis: Boys JV Dual vs Elkhorn (Away) @ Elkhorn High School
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Type: nonconference Opponent: Elkhorn

Tennis: Boys Varsity Dual vs Elkhorn (Home) @ Lincoln Pius X High School
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Type: nonconference Opponent: Elkhorn

Sep
1
Sat
Tennis: Boys JV Tournament vs Lincoln North Star (Away) @ Woods Tennis Center
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Type: nonconference Opponent: Lincoln North Star

Sep
4
Tue
Tennis: Boys Varsity Capitol City Invite vs Grand Island Central Catholic, Kearney, Lincoln East, Papillion-La Vista High School, Papillion-La Vista South, Skutt Catholic, Waverly (Home) @ Woods Tennis Center
Sep 4 @ 8:30 am – 8:30 am

Type: nonconference Opponent: Grand Island Central Catholic, Kearney, Lincoln East, Papillion-La Vista High School, Papillion-La Vista South, Skutt Catholic, Waverly

Sep
6
Thu
Tennis: Boys JV Dual vs Skutt Catholic (Away) @ Skutt Catholic High School
Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Type: nonconference Opponent: Skutt Catholic

Tennis: Boys Varsity Dual vs Skutt Catholic (Home) @ Lincoln Pius X High School
Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Type: nonconference Opponent: Skutt Catholic

Ways to improve your game before tryouts

  • Take lessons at Woods, Lincoln Racquet Club, Nebraska Tennis Center, or any other club throughout the city.
  • Play tournaments – check USTA for a list of tournament opportunities throughout the state or check out this list of tournaments.
  • Lift weights, work on strength, flexibility, and agility.
  • Go to tennis camps and clinics.
  • Play a lot of tennis.  Play tennis every day.

Go Bolts!

2017 Season Highlights

 o State Runner-Up – Nebraska Class B State Tennis Tournament
o #1 Singles – State 4th Place
o #2 Singles – State Champion
o #1 Doubles – State 3rd Place
o #2 Doubles – State Champion
o 1 Nebraska Coaches Association Class B 1st Team All-State player
o 3 Nebraska Coaches Association Class B 2nd Team All-State players
o 2 Nebraska Coaches Association Class B Honorable Mention All-State players
o 2 All-City athletes
o 2 LJS Academic All-State athletes
o 1 senior playing tennis at the collegiate level

Program History

#1 Singles Champions

  • Landon Warner, 2013
  • Trevor Milburn, 2011
  • Mike Matisons, 1997
  • Nick Vuko, 1995
  • Dave Matisons, 1989
  • Dave Matisons, 1988
  • Dave Matisons, 1987
  • Karl Falkland, 1986
  • Mark Matisons, 1985
  • Mark Matisons, 1984
  • Pat Carson, 1981
  • Jim Carson, 1980
  • Jim Carson, 1979
  • Jim Carson, 1978
  • Vince Sutton, 1968

#2 Singles Champions

  • Mason Warner, 2017
  • Joseph Dawson, 2016
  • Brandon Otoski, 2009
  • Connor Boucher, 2004
  • Connor Boucher, 2003
  • John Boudreau, 1988
  • Pat Carson, 1980
  • Dave Duden, 1978

#1 Doubles Champions

  • Riley Warner/Joseph Burt, 2016
  • Zachary Peed/Garrett Sutton, 2009
  • Kyle Conzemius/Garrett Sutton, 2008
  • Tim Kipper/Ryan Field, 2002
  • Mark Heiser/Mickey McKeegan, 2001
  • Jeff Hruska/Nick Heiser, 1997
  • Mike Matisons/Nick Heiser, 1996
  • Wes Heiser/Pat Widhelm, 1994
  • Wes Heiser/Pat Widhelm, 1993
  • Mark Matisons/Bob Byington, 1983
  • Paul Kucera/Dennis Barry, 1970

#2 Doubles Champions

  • Will Ulrich/ Joseph Plachy, 2017
  • Jake Wilkinson/Brooks Scott, 2016
  • Daniel Jenkins/Andrew McKeegan, 2006
  • Mickey McKeegan/Jake Kavan, 2000
  • Jason Bryan/Greg Ganser, 1989
  • Dan Brusnahan/Chris Moody, 1983
  • Jim Shevlet/Jeff Dolezal, 1981
  • Scott Hain/Al Strasburg, 1978

Team Championships
2016, 2013, 2009, 2008, 2001, 2000, 1997, 1993, 1983, 1981, 1980, 1978

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