Varsity Boys’ Tennis
Cheshire Academy competes in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class A Division, the highest division of the league. The Cats reached the postseason in each season since 2016. They play a challenging schedule that includes programs such as Choate, Deerfield Academy and Brunswick.
The Cats have produced student-athletes who have went on to play at North Carolina State, Marist and Bryant and other schools. 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 at the David Markin ’48 Tennis Courts, 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. The Cats also won the New England Open Division team title in 1998 and 1999.