Girls Tennis


Nolan DeWispelare tennis coach speech and journalism teacher

Nolan DeWispelare
Head Coach

Kole Harrach
Assistant Coach

2018 Season Highlights

  • 4th Place – Nebraska Class A State Tennis Tournament
  • #1 Singles – State 6th Place
  • #2 Singles – State Round of 16
  • #1 Doubles – State 4th Place
  • #2 Doubles – State 3rd Place
  • 6 LJS Academic All-State athletes

2019 Schedule

Tennis: Girls JV Dual vs Brownell-Talbot (Home)
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Type: nonconference Opponent: Brownell-Talbot

Tennis: Girls Varsity Dual vs Brownell-Talbot (Home)
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Type: nonconference Opponent: Brownell-Talbot

Tennis: Girls JV Dual vs Crete (Away) @ Crete High School
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Type: nonconference Opponent: Crete

Girls Tennis Information For 2019

Girls interested in trying out for tennis must contact Coach DeWispelare at before February 1, 2019. 

Summer weightlifting and conditioning for all sports 
            -Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays throughout the summer
            -Grades 9-12 meet on the tennis courts at 9:00 am 
            -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, February 25 – tryouts begin – time and location TBA.  Athletes MUST be present for all tryout sessions including February 25, 26 & 27.  Athletes MUST have NSAA participation form and physical (dated after May 1, 2018) on record at Pius X by February 1 to participate.  No exceptions.

Thursday, Feb. 28 – parent/player meeting for those who make the team – TBA

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!

Program History


Team Titles: 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004

Class B No. 1 Singles

2000-Laura Nigro
1999-Laura Nigro
1998-Laura Nigro
1997-Laura Nigro
1988-Shelley Matisons

Class B No. 2 Singles

1998-Maggie Gabelman, Lincoln Pius X
1997-Maggie Gabelman, Lincoln Pius X
1996-Jeniffer Nigro, Lincoln Pius X
1995-Christina Nigro, Lincoln Pius X
1989-Jane Higgins, Lincoln Pius X

Class B No. 1 Doubles

2005-Stephanie Sutton/Elizabeth Sutton
1998-Christina Nigro/Jeniffer Nigro
1997-Christina Nigro/Jeniffer Nigro
1995-Nan Strait/Jeniffer Nigro
1994-Colleen Matisons/Nan Strait
1991-Aralea Witte/Christina Merten

Class A No. 2 Doubles

2017-Abby Sullivan/Brooke Shreve
2016-Brooke Shreve/Abby Sullivan

Class B No. 2 Doubles

1995-Sheana Karre/Jenny Heiser
1988-Cindy Hartman/Lucy Caputo
1982-Ann Byington/Bridget Spethman

2018 Photo Gallery