Written by Travis Simpson for River Valley Now
Lyndsey Hill took recently took over the Pottsville tennis program.
Hill, also the head softball coach at Pottsville, said she inherited a well-run program from former head coach Keri McAlister.
“Keri told me coming in that this was a really special group of kids, and she was not lying,” Hill said. “They are a tight-knit family, and they’ve welcomed me with open arms.”
Hill has five seniors — Trevor Fugate, Brenlee Barton, Jada Parker, Paige Ellington and Caleb Helms.
Hill said she’s received so much encouraging help from McAlister and other area coaches as she transitions into her role as head tennis coach.
“Coach McAlister has been extremely gracious and has answered all of my nonstop questions,” she said “Shayne Manning at Dardanelle has been a big help as well. Tennis, whether at Pottsville or elsewhere, really seems to be just one big family. Everyone has been super welcoming and helpful!””