The girls varsity tennis team has yet to experience a losing record in 19 seasons, compiling a total of 198 wins and only 44 losses. The performance of the team at the season’s end tournament includes three first places, eight runner-up positions, and three third places. Our success comes from our depth. Most of the players compete in other sports during the year. Our top seniors have gone on to not only play at the collegiate level, but also to earn “Rookie of the Year” status in programs at Colby, Hamilton, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins. Some have earned captaincies at colleges that include Harvard, Skidmore, St. Lawrence, Hamilton, Middlebury, Trinity, and Bowdoin. Honors gained at Trinity College included MVP, All-NESCAC, and Academic and Collegiate All-American Scholar.
It has been exciting and encouraging to see the quality of our players improve steadily over the years. In the past the All-American sports tennis camp and the Nick Bollettieri Tennis camp have periodically used our facility for summer clinics and programs. Deerfield boasts a total of 21 “no fault” medium speed hard courts, 18 of which surround our traditional pagoda on the “lower level.”
Girls tennis at Deerfield is coached by David Dickinson. For more information, please contact Mr. Dickinson at email@example.com.
David Dickinson (Head Coach)
Mr. Dickinson attended Tufts University, the Museum of Fine Arts School, and the Paier School of Art. He developed the visual art curriculum at Stoneleigh Burnham School before taking a position in Deerfield’s Fine Arts Department in 1987. Holder of the John S. Hilson Chair in the Fine Arts, he has created a drawing/painting curriculum that includes sequential courses from the introductory level to post-AP tutorials. Galleries in the United States and Canada have represented Mr. Dickinson’s paintings and illustrations, and the New York Art Directors’ Club and the Art Directors’ Club of Boston have honored his published work. In 1985, Mr. Dickinson was one of forty art instructors recognized nationally by RISD for teaching excellence. He also earned the "Lifetime of Influence" honor from the NFAA in 2008. He and his wife Claudia, a member of the Academy's Foreign Language Department, live in Academy Lane House.
Mr. Dickinson has also been coaching Girls’ Varsity tennis since 1992, with a 20-season record that exceeds 200 wins and only 45 losses. Before joining the Deerfield faculty, he coached for four years at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School, and served as an assistant with the women’s varsity tennis program at Smith College during his sabbatical year ’04-’05. Mr. Dickinson is a USNTA certified instructor, and member of Tennis Canada, USTA and APTA.
Send email to David Dickinson (firstname.lastname@example.org)