A family tradition… Playing tennis runs in the blood of Elizabethton’s Armstrong

Published 9:09 am Friday, April 19, 2019



Reagan Armstrong is a junior at Elizabethton High School and one of the star players for the Cyclone tennis team.

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Armstrong started playing when she was a sophomore. One of the reasons she started playing was because of her friends and family all played the sport.

She currently plays in the number one slot for the girls’ team and plays in first doubles as well.

Last year as a sophomore playing at the three, she had a 10-2 mark on the year. She made it to the second round of the district tournament and is looking to have another good year.

“Jumping from the No. 3 to the No. 1 has been a different change for me,” Armstrong stated. “I’m still in the process of adjusting.”

She also is working daily on improving her game.

“I take lessons from coaches at the Blackthorn Club and I enjoy hitting anytime I can,” Armstrong added. “My family has been very supportive and never misses my matches.”

Tennis is also improving her everyday lifestyle by meeting new people everywhere she plays. Her teammates are all super close and love to be around each other anytime they can.

“That friendship is very helpful on the court,” she said.

Her whole family has played tennis at Elizabethton and she has a lot on her shoulders carrying on the tradition.

“My family loves coming to watch me play because of how meaningful the courts are to them,” Armstrong said.

Armstrong leans heavily on her tennis coach, Leanne Click, for more than just the tidbits of advice on the courts.

“Coach Click is a great mentor in and outside of tennis,” stated Armstrong. “She gives me the best advice and knows how to keep me up during a match.”

Armstrong also excels in the classroom with a 4.0 GPA and 30 ACT. She plans on attending the University of Georgia at this time to major in Pre-Med Biology.

Outside of school, she attends Young Life, hangs out with friends, studies, and is very much an outdoors person.

Armstrong is very active in the Bartleby program at Elizabethton. Currently, she is doing a project in Bartleby where she is having art students paint a mural in the girls’ bathroom.

Her reasoning for the project is merely to increase creativity, inspire students, and lift them with motivational paintings to see everywhere they go.

When asked what she wanted to be remembered for at EHS, Armstrong was hoping that all she did would be to serve as a role model for future students.

“I want to be known as a hard worker and someone who cares about every student at the school,” Armstrong stated.

After college, she plans on going on to medical school and hopes to discover what area she wishes to pursue in the medical field.