GNA welcomes a new fall sport – girls tennis


Pictured top row from left to right: Maggie Murphy, Azariah Muhammad , Oliva Davis, Lydia Chafin, Caitlyn Majiros ,and Brenna Slusser. Bottom Row : Annastasia O’Looney, Santina Saraka, and Allyson Brodie.

GNA CAMPUS – For the 2022-2023 school year, GNA welcomes a new addition to its sports teams – girls tennis. 

Three GNA students joined the Hanover Area tennis team, already consisting of eight girls. Every Sunday through Thursday, the girls practice at the Hanover tennis courts.

So far the ladies have won two matches and are improving every week. Within the coming days, the tennis team will face Tunkhannock, Wyoming Area, and Pittston Area.

The GNA Insider had the opportunity to sit down with coach Maria Majiros to ask her a few questions:

-What made you decide to take the coaching position?

-I have been the assistant tennis coach for Hanover for the past 11 seasons. I have worked with two different head coaches over the years, and felt this was my time to lead the program.


-How many years have you been coaching tennis?

I have been coaching varsity-level tennis for the last 12 seasons. We have also held junior tennis camps for elementary students over the years.


-Did you play tennis in high school or college?

-I started playing tennis when I was in 5th grade. My friends and I started taking lessons locally. Then, from 7-12th grade, I played for Hanover. Since graduating high school in 2001, I still play with friends for fun!


-What do you find is most rewarding about being a tennis coach?

-I work in the elementary schools at Hanover as a Speech/Language Pathologist, so I am familiar with most students. It has been great to meet identical girls again years later as young adults. It is rewarding to help them grow on and off the court.


-What would you like to accomplish in your first coaching season?

-My goal was to recruit new players and to have the Hanover and Nanticoke players unite into one team. I am happy to say, the team helped me accomplish this goal! Go TroHawks!


-What advice would you have for someone who wants to play tennis but has no experience?

– It’s never too late to learn the game of tennis. It’s fun and a great source of exercise for players young and old. If you are interested in joining next season, please feel free to talk to a member of our team or email me!


We are thankful for the opportunity to have tennis as a part of our fall sports. Without Hanover, we wouldn’t be able to have a girls tennis team. Go Trowhawks!