Program: The Bosco Tech tennis team has evolved from a club sport in 1990 to a competitive team in 1993. The team practices and plays at nearby Whittier Narrows Tennis Center in South El Monte. The program stresses sportsmanship, hard work, conditioning, fundamentals and improvement. Participation will develop mental toughness, tennis strokes, footwork, hand-eye coordination and knowledge of the game.
League: Del Rey which consists of Don Bosco Tech, Bishop Amat, St. Paul, Cantwell, and Cathedral high schools
Classification: Division V of the ClF Southern Section
Levels of Competition: Varsity, Junior Varsity (Two levels)
Competitive Season: February to May
Highlights: After a one year hiatus, Bosco Tech tennis returned to its winning ways. Last season, under coach Gaba’s direction, our JV1 team won league with an undefeated record of 8-0. Varsity came in second in league with a 6-2 record and made it into the CIF Playoffs. The team continues to be a no-cut program. The third team, JV2, was competitive and looks to provide us with solid players in the years to come.
Coaching Staff: Each coach has been part of the program for years but moved into new roles two years ago, Coach Rudy Herrera serving at the Varsity level and coach Jeff Gaba at the JV level. Tech alumnus John Francis Mediano is coaching JV2.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to have fun, strength our relationships with God and with each other, to compete with perseverance and win. We will respect ourselves and our competitors. We can only complete and productive athletes when working together as a team.
The junior varsity level stresses fundamentals, rules of the game and gaining competitive match experience.