Edmonson Voice Sports:
Brayden Johnson, a sophomore tennis member of ECHS was awarded the Central Kentucky Tennis Series (CKTS) Points Standing Race Award on Sunday at Buchanan Park in Bowling Green in two different levels, which included the 18 & under and the men's open.
Brayden competed in 7 of 8 tournaments in the 2023 summer series while earning the most wins of any player in both divisions. This is Brayden’s second year earning the top honor in two age divisions. Last year he won the 16u & 18u divisions.
ECHS Tennis Coach Jodi Johnson, who is also his mother said she was fortunate to be married to one of the most successful coaches in Kentucky.
"Brad never took his teams to play the weaker opponents," she said. He signed up for the most difficult schedule. I preach that to Brayden—to beat the best, you have to play the best. We don’t shy away from more experienced, older players. Brayden hits with the most talented players we can find weekly. We travel outside our state to compete at the highest level. The fact that Brayden won the Men’s Open Overall Champion as a 16 year old, is a testament to Brad’s philosophy."
She also wished to thank the school system and community for the support of tennis at Edmonson County High School.
The Central Kentucky Tennis Series is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of promoting amateur tennis play in the Central Kentucky area.