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Jackson Moss leads Eastside boys tennis as senior captain in final year
Jackson Moss
Jackson Moss served this past season as a senior captain for the Eastside Eagles. He is constantly working to improve his own game, too, despite his high school career coming to an end shortly. - photo by Special Photo

COVINGTON, Ga. — For the past seven years, Jackson Moss has had a tennis racket in his hand playing the sport he loves. Currently, he is the senior captain for Eastside’s boys tennis team and has made it his mission to step up. 

“I don’t feel much more responsibility,” Moss said. “I just needed to be more of a team leader.” 

The tennis playing gene runs in Moss’ family. Growing up, Moss can remember watching his parents and grandparents play, which started his desire to give it a try. He also idolized Rafael Nadal — a Spanish professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 13 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals — throughout his tennis career.  

Now, with his own high school tennis career coming to an end, Moss feels like he’s improved a lot. 

“It was a good season,” Moss said. “We have gotten better with the team going to the playoffs last year.” 

One thing stands out in Moss’ mind as his favorite aspect of tennis, too. 

“Being independent is the best part,” Moss said. 

Moss’ desire to play tennis runs so deep that playing his favorite sport is the only extra curricular activity he’s involved in at Eastside. 

There are a few aspects of his game that Moss is concentrating heavily on to get better. 

“I’m taking lessons and getting my ground strokes more consistent,” Moss said. “I want to get better with my serve and approach shots.” 

All in all, Moss is grateful for his time as an Eastside Eagle as well. He feels ready for whatever is next in his life and career after high school.