Varsity Boys’ Tennis
Cheshire Academy competes in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class B Division. The Cats have been regulars in post-season play in recent years. They play a challenging schedule that includes programs such as Choate, Deerfield Academy, and Brunswick.
The Cats have produced many student-athletes who have gone on to play in college. While the tennis program is suited for the aspiring college tennis player, it’s also a good fit for the student-athlete who plays recreationally. There is also a junior varsity tennis team.
Home matches are played on the David Markin ’48 Tennis Courts (nine courts in all), which features the Harry G. Carpenter ’46 Pavilion.
The Cats have a rich tennis history. In the late 1920s, two Cheshire Academy roommates – Sidney Wood and Frank Shields – were destined to meet in the Wimbledon Men’s final a few years later. In the late 1940s, some very strong teams were led by future United States Tennis Association president David Markin.