Jenks' Jesper Ohlson – RH91 Tennis Spotlight
Jesper Ohlson is a sophomore at Jenks High School where he is a star tennis player on the Trojans boys’ team. Ohlson started playing tennis at four years old and got into the sport because of his dad, Patrick.
“My dad came from Sweden to play tennis at Oklahoma State,” Ohlson said. “My dad helped me throughout the whole process of me becoming a tennis player. He knows what it takes to play at the highest level.”
Ohlson and the Trojans were favorites to take the state title during his freshman year before the season was canceled. The Trojans are off to a hot start this season, but have been without Ohlson due to a knee injury. However, Ohlson plans to make a comeback to the court soon.
Ohlson’s been training to get back on the court at the same place he’s been training the past eight years—Racquet & Health 91. Ohlson trains at RH91 with one of his biggest mentors, Matias Marin.
“Matias has coached me the past seven years,” Ohlson said. “He played for Baylor and definitely is the main person who helped me improve. I owe him a lot for sure.”
Upon graduation, Ohlson wants to continue playing tennis at the collegiate level. Ohlson has grown up facing the stiffest competition, playing in the UTSA League since he was nine years old.
“If you want to play tennis in college, then you play in the UTSA league,” Ohlson said. “And I’ve been playing in it for a while. I’ve qualified for a lot of the tournaments and have pretty much made all the national tournaments since I was 11.”
Wherever he attends college, Ohlson plans to major in either computer science or mechanical engineering. Ohlson also volunteers at a special needs tennis camp during the summertime.