Multiple Teams · Girls Tennis: Adkins proves size and age don’t matter


Maple Grove tennis players Zoe Adkins with brothers Zach (left) and Charlie. Zoe credits her older brothers for helping develop her game. (Photo courtesy of Adkins family)

This has been quite a summer/fall for Maple Grove tennis player Zoe Adkins. She turned 12-year-old in June, joined the Crimson varsity team, played first singles as a seventh grader and made her first state tournament. To top it off, she finally weighs 70 pounds.

Zoe started playing tennis at a very young age.

“She started lessons at about 4-years-old, and started playing tournaments at eight,” said her mom Jody Adkins.

Zoe excelled from the beginning and probably could have made the varsity team earlier. But high school league rules prevent players from varsity tennis until seventh grade.

Once she joined the varsity, Zoe earned the top singles spot.

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