Multiple Teams · For ND players, tennis has plenty of benefits


The North Dallas tennis team is having fun ... Front row, from left: Susana Erazo, Anna Nguyen, Zayra Chab, Noemi Padron and Jeanette Salgado Ruiz. Back row: ND coach Lisa Buitron-Irani, Jesus Manqueros, Mario Almaguer, Ulysses Rodriguez, Brayan Macias, Rusom Woldekidan, Teresa Sanchez and Claudia Guerrero
The North Dallas tennis team is having fun … Front row, from left: Susana Erazo, Anna Nguyen, Zayra Chab, Noemi Padron and Jeanette Salgado Ruiz. Back row: ND coach Lisa Buitron-Irani, Jesus Manqueros, Mario Almaguer, Ulysses Rodriguez, Brayan Macias, Rusom Woldekidan, Teresa Sanchez and Claudia Guerrero

One of the advantages of learning to play tennis is that it’s a sport that you can play after you graduate and for years to come.
Learning to play competitvely has its challenges.
“The challenge is knowing that there’s plenty of points,” said North Dallas coach Lisa Buitron-Irani. “But you have to take one point at a time.”
The Bulldogs are preparing for the Conrad tournament on March 22 at Fair Oaks Tennis Complex.
“It’s a single sport,” Buitron-Irani continued. “It’s you competing against one person. Your win or loss makes a difference for the team.”
Buitron-Irani said in a match, the North Dallas players have to adjust quickly and make decisions on the fly. Keeping score against your opponent also means being honest.
“If you have a disagreement, you work through it,” she said.

Ulyssess Rodriguez returns a shot on court.
Ulyssess Rodriguez returns a shot on court.
Zayra Chab delivers a backhand shot.
Zayra Chab delivers a backhand shot.
Jesus Manqueros returns his shot.
Jesus Manqueros returns his shot.
Mario Almaguer serves up a shot.
Mario Almaguer serves up a shot.
Rusom Woldekidan watches the action.
Rusom Woldekidan watches the action.