Girls Tennis

 

Philosophy

Our goals in the tennis program are to have fun, forge lifelong friendships with teammates, and for every player to improve her tennis game. We are blessed to have phenomenal outdoor as well as indoor tennis facilities that enables our girls to play tennis throughout the school year if they so choose. While we have been fortunate to have had success on the courts, we also value our players taking full advantage of all aspects of the Hotchkiss experience.

-- Edgar Giffenig, Head Coach, Girls Varsity Tennis

Highlights

The girls tennis team has won five New England championships (2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013), seven Founders League titles, four Kent Invitational Tournament titles and has had four undefeated seasons since 2006. The team’s record over that span is 124 wins and 21 losses.

Facilities

We have 15 outdoor tennis courts as well as the Ford Indoor Tennis courts to train on. The William and Martha Ford Indoor Tennis Courts are available for players to use throughout the school year.

Coaching Staff

 

Head Coach Edgar Giffenig
Phone: 860-435-3287
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Biography:
Coach Giffenig was a highly ranked junior in Mexico and played for the University of Texas, where he completed an undergraduate degree in business and a graduate degree in excercise physiology. Starting as an assistant coach in his alma mater, he has been coaching high performance players for the last 25 years. He was a national coach for the USA, Germany and Mexico. Coach Giffenig finished ranked 5th in the world in the 55's in 2016 and is a member of the ITF Coaches Commission. 

Assistant Coach Sara DeMarsilis
Phone: 860-435-3611
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Notable alumnae

Laura Brantley '06 -- Hamilton College
Bea Rosen '10 -- Emory University
Pilar Giffenig '10 -- Bowdoin College
Lyndell Giffenig '15 -- University of Richmond
Grace Kennedy '19 -- Bates
Savannah Roberts '19 -- Hamilton

 

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