"It's just a matter of trying to expand these kids and showing them a whole other level of competitiveness in tennis," Luckett said. "The level of tennis is not what it used to be and you have to try to keep these kids motivated."
Luckett forces his team to engage and use their heads after the match as well.
"We grade ourselves after each match," Luckett said. "If we didn't move our feet our grade is a C and we work from there. If you can always try to make yourself better the next day - and that goes throughout life too - that's what you want to do on the court."
The regional tournament qualifies players at each of the four singles positions and the three doubles positions for the state tournament.
The format offers the opportunity for more players to experience the atmosphere of the state tournament.
Region 3 is comprised of Beckley, Capital, George Washington, Greenbrier East, Oak Hill, Princeton, Ripley, Riverside, Shady Spring, and South Charleston.
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The Class AA/A Region 4 tournament will be held at Parkersburg today and Friday.
That region is made up of Chapmanville, Charleston Catholic, Herbert Hoover, Mingo Central, Parkersburg Catholic, Poca, Nicholas County, Scott, Sherman, Sissonville, St. Joseph, Wahama, Williamstown and Wirt County.
The Class AAA Region 4 tournament is also today and Friday and will be hosted by Cabell Midland.
In addition to Cabell Midland, regional participants include Huntington, Hurricane, Lincoln County, Logan, Nitro, Point Pleasant, Spring Valley, St. Albans and Winfield.
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Each region qualifies 10 singles players and six doubles teams for the state tournament.
The semifinalists at No. 1 singles are automatically qualified for states. Three players at No. 2 singles will earn a berth, as well as the finalists at No. 3 singles and the No. 4 singles champion.
There will be three state tournament berths handed out at No. 1 doubles in each region. The finalists at No. 2 doubles and the No. 3 doubles champs will also earn a ticket to next week's state tournament.