(Fridley, MN) — The president of the Minnesota Tennis Coaches Association Dave Wareham says the hardest part of dealing with a season in limbo and students having to stay home is dealing with the unknown and trying to keep seniors in the right frame of mind. Wareham is the boy’s tennis coach at Totino-Grace and a teacher at the school. He says it is heart-breaking for the seniors to be going through this unprecedented situation and he’s hoping at some point, even if the season is canceled, there can be a time for the team to have one final sendoff for those players. Wareham says he’s never had to deal with something quite like this. He says he and other coaches from around the state are trying to stay connected to their students through on-line meetings and social media. Wareham says he’s offered up ideas for his players to stay active, while also staying structured and optimistic. Wareham says one of the most disappointing aspects of how this is unfolding is the weather has been good enough to play matches, which isn’t always the case this time of year. The high school spring sports season is currently on hold until at least May 4th.
Dave Wareham spoke with MNN Sports Director Mike Grimm about the challenges of this spring: