"This is an outstanding program and I hope my experience and knowledge will only make this program better." - Tennis Professional, Bob Warkentine
I came to Salina in 1980 to take over the Salina Central Boys Tennis Team.
During my 20 years as coach at Salina Central we were able to do the following:
- 3 State Championships
- 4 State Runner-ups
- 1 Third Place State Finish
- 8 Straight I70 League Championships
- Numerous Regional Championships
During my 20 years as coach, I was blessed to have coached some great players who are now some of the fathers of our Jr. Players
I also was the Head Boys Tennis Coach at Salina South for three years in which we were able to do the following:
- 5th place finish at State
- I70 League Champions - a first ever and only time this has been done
- Regional Champions
- Numerous State placers and qualifiers
I was fortunate that in 2009, I was inducted into the Kansas Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame.