The word “competition” comes from the Latin con petire, meaning “to seek together.” The Hotchkiss boys’ tennis program asks our student-athletes “to seek together” through a culture of respect―respect for teammates, opponents, coaches, and for the lifelong game of tennis. We value the process of improvement through hard work, discipline, and practice, and recognize that every player relies on the other player across the net to improve. Tennis is a game of errors, and learning to persevere through adversity is a valuable life skill that will serve our student-athletes well both on and off the court.
―Edgar Giffenig, Head Coach, Boys Varsity Tennis
The Hotchkiss boys’ varsity tennis team has been among the most competitive programs in New England, capturing four Founders League titles (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) and three Class A New England Championships (2008, 2010, 2012) since 2006.
Several student-athletes have proceeded to play NCAA Division I and Division III college tennis after their time at Hotchkiss.
Our program benefits from what might be the best tennis facilities in New England, with 15 all-weather outdoor courts as well as a beautiful indoor facility with three newly resurfaced, permanent hard courts. Student-athletes have access to the indoor courts throughout the year for consistent improvement of their game.
Head Coach Edgar Giffenig
|Assistant Coach Josh Smith
Gregory Maxson '08 -- Bucknell
J.R. Thornton '10 -- Harvard
Robert Lightbourn '10 -- Davidson
Clifford Traff '12 -- Trinity
Devin White '13 -- Hamilton
Thomas DeSouza '13 -- Chicago
Fedor Andrienko '14 -- Yale
Luis Gonzalez Kompalic '16 -- Colby
Alex Kennedy '17 -- Bates
Andrey von Emme '18 -- NYU
Andrew Maura '19 -- Michigan