GRAPEVINE HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
BUILDING A TRADITION
LEAVING A LEGACY
Kyle Apperson is the Mustang Tennis head coach starting 2021. For the previous fourteen years he was a part of the winning tradition of the Wichita Rider tennis program where he was able to shape numerous young players into state contenders, most notably Connor Curry who won the Boys Singles State title in 2014.
Apperson himself graduated from Rider, as did his children. "There are not many places I would have left Rider for," he says, "but Grapevine was at the top of that short list."
Prior to coaching, Apperson put his outgoing personality and people skills to use in the restaurant business, but in 2005 he was presented with an opportunity to coach tennis and never looked back. "I have loved every minute of coaching," he says.
Apperson and his wife Cindy have four grown children between them and four grandchildren ranging in age from four-months to eight-years-old. When he's not on the courts, Coach Apperson enjoys spending time with his family and doting on his grandchilden.
Assistant Tennis Coach Tyler Gurule was born and raised in Colorado.
He started teaching at Grapevine High School in 1994 and describes it as an amazing place to work.
In addition to tennis, over the span of his 27-year career with Grapevine High School, Gurule has also coached volleyball and wrestling.
Twelve years ago, he became part of the GHS tennis program as the Spring Tennis Assistant. In 2017 he took on the role of full-time Assistant Tennis Coach. During that time, he has helped the program grow and achieve excellence both on and off the court.
In addition to coaching tennis, Gurule teaches Pre-AP World Geography.