Coppell's Melissa Coburn Signs with NCAA Div-I Idaho State

Coppell Tennis standout Melissa Coburn signed her National Letter of Intent Tuesday, accepting a full ride scholarship to play NCAA Division I tennis for the Idaho State Bengals next season.  The Bengals compete in the Big Sky Conference.

Melissa, a 4-year letterman for Coppell, recently completed her senior season with the Cowboys by capturing the District Championship in Girls Singels, and advancing all the way to the Regional Semi-Finals.  For additional photos of the signing, go to Photo Galleries.

Congratulations Melissa!

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Annual Coppell Faculty Tournament Big Hit Again in 2016

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The Annual CHS Faculty Tennis Tournament was held Tuesday May17, and it was a lot of fun and action for all involved. 

Coppell ISD Faculty and Staff members teamed up with Coppell HS Tennis players to form doubles teams, and then competed for championships in two brackets.

While fun, it was also very competitive, as Coppell Faculty showed they have played tennis before and still have that athletic and competitive fire. 

General photos of the tournament have been posted to the Photo Galleries of the web site, and additional individual team action photos have been posted to PhotoBucket, as well as to Google Drive.

Thanks to all for an exciting and entertaining event!


2015 Faculty Tournament Photos

1Coppell Tennis held the annual CHS Faculty Tennis Tournament last week, and fun was had by all.

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Photos from Banquet

Photos from the Coppell Tennis Banquet are available at Shutterfly.  Click here to view and order prints and or download.

Photos from the Coppell Tennis Banquet are available at Shutterfly.  Click here to view and order prints and or download.



Former Head Coach Jane Jackson

In June 2013, after 24 remarkable and successful seasons at Coppell High School, Head Tennis Coach Jane Jackson retired from coaching.  Over her 35 year career in coaching tennis, Jane achieved many milestones and received numerous awards and honors - see partial list below.

Coach Jane Jackson played tennis in both High School and college. She was named the MVP of her high school team. She was awarded the Sportsmanship Award in college. She received her Associate's degree at Tyler Junior College, her Bachelor's at Stephen F. Austin, and her Master's at SFA.

Coach Jackson has given 35 years to the teaching profession. In 2000, she was awarded the 4A State Tennis Coach of the Year. Her main interest has been to give players a pleasant high school experience, build a strong program, and to encourage players to lead a happy and productive life.

"I want my players to love tennis for life. The game of tennis has lessons to teach which extend far beyond the court. In fact, the most valuable lessons have nothing to do with serves, volleys, overheads or lobs; the most valuable lessons teach us about life."

jjacksonCoach Jackson believes in teaching players about what lies ahead and how to meet daily challenges. Indicated below is a partial lkst of Coach Jackson's accomplishments...

  • Head Coach, Camp Director, 35 years
  • Tennis Center Director, 13 years
  • Head Tennis Coach, Coppell High School, 1990-2013 
  • Head Tennis Coach, Nacogdoches High School, 1978-1990
  • Texas State Class 4A Coach of the Year 1999-2000
  • District Coach of the Year 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Team Regional Tournament Appearances: 20 years
  • Individual Regional Tournament Appearances: 321 players in 33 different years
  • State Tournament Appearances: 10 players in 7 different years