Tennis runs deep in Stephen and Carol Ann Holmes’ family. The couple has five sons — four of whom have played singles on the Chatfield Senior High varsity team. Christian Holmes, however, became the first of the siblings to play No. 1 singles for the Chargers, emerging as the top player in one of the Jeffco League’s best programs as a freshman in 2015.
Looking out over Red Rocks Amphitheatre early Saturday morning, the rows were filled with a dazzling rainbow of bright colors — pinks, blues, greens, yellows, purples and reds. The colors were as diverse as the participants who wore them — men and women; children and seniors; novices and experts; families and groups of friends.
Mark and Judy Bennett aren’t holding their breath, but they will be waiting with bated breath over the next year tracking a movement to make boys volleyball the next sport to receive accreditation from the Colorado High School Activities Association.