We have three girls’ tennis teams at Andover: the Varsity A team, the Varsity B team and the JV team. The competitive tennis season is in the spring. All three teams compete against other schools in matches. Most players will play both singles and doubles. There are 18 hard surface courts on campus and we practice from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Practices consist of drills, sprints, challenge matches, and work on both singles and doubles strategy. Matches take place primarily on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. The Varsity A season culminates with the NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference) tournament.
In addition, there is a recreational tennis program in the fall. This is a coeducational program where players may choose to receive instruction or to participate in cluster tennis, an intramural program. We also have two indoor tennis courts located in the middle of our indoor track. Students may use these courts in the winter on weekends.
All of the girls on the Varsity A team have played tournament level tennis before coming to Andover. Many of the A level players have competed in state tournaments and have been ranked within their state. The Varsity A team plays a rigorous schedule.
Girls who make the Varsity B team also play a competitive schedule as they often play smaller schools’ Varsity teams. Our JV squad demonstrates the depth of girls’ tennis at Andover as they have compiled an awesome won/loss record the last few years.