Deerfield has an excellent boys tennis program. Coached by Deerfield legend Jay Morsman ’55 from 1985 until 2014, the varsity team has captured one national title, two New England Championships, and four Kingswood-Oxford School tournaments.
We start the season with the Kingswood-Oxford Tournament, then play dual matches almost every Wednesday and Saturday. Every year we have a winning season, and we have qualified for the New England tournament eleven years in a row. We work hard, show improvement, and, more importantly, have fun.
We ended the 2016 season with a record of 7-6, losing to Hotchkiss in the New England tournament.
We ended the 2015 season with a record of 10-4, losing in the New England tournament to eventual champion Exeter.
Our facility includes 18 medium-speed, all-weather courts. A spectators’ pagoda takes a commanding view of the center courts.
Boys tennis at Deerfield is coached by Will Speer. For more information, contact him at wspeer(at)deerfield.edu.
NCAA Championships Recap
Elliot Gilbert ’16 – Washington & Lee – Women’s Lacrosse NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament Semifinalist In the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship, the No. 2 Generals were edged by No. 1 TCNJ, 5-4, in double OT. Washington & Lee’s post-game write up...
Spring Athletic Awards Announced
Yesterday, the Deerfield community gathered for School Meeting to celebrate spring teams and recognize the 2017 spring athletic award winners. In keeping with tradition, Mr. Howe began the ceremony by listing off his Spring Top 10. Top Ten List for Spring 2017 Graduation is close, the big ceremony is...
Student-Athletes Commit to Play Collegiate Athletics
Deerfield is proud and excited to honor 44 student-athletes who have committed to continuing to compete in their respective sports at the college level. This year, the Athletic Department held several ceremonies to celebrate these student-athletes. In total, the Big Green recognized 53 student-athletes who will be competing at the...
Gil Roddy in a Familiar Place in the NCAA Tournament
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Boys Tennis Qualifies for NEITA Team Championship
As announced today, the boys varsity tennis team earned a spot to compete in their post-season tournament. Yesterday’s clutch 4-3 victory over the visiting Fighting Cats from Cheshire extended the team’s unbeaten streak to 8 straight matches and proved to be instrumental in helping the Big Green clinch their...
Deerfield Tennis Extends Winning Streak
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A Perfect Wednesday for the Big Green, 13-0
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Boys Tennis Claims 3rd Place at the NEMA Doubles Tournament
This weekend, for only the second time in tournament history, Deerfield traveled to the New England-Mid Atlantic Invitational tournament. For many years, the tournament had been hosted by either the McDonogh School in Maryland or Blair Academy in New Jersey, but this year’s version took place at Episcopal Academy...
Big Green Teams are Perfect on the Road
Yesterday, 6 Big Green teams traveled to their respective away contests and all of those teams returned to Deerfield with victories in hand. Deerfield teams went 6-0 in away contests and 7-2 overall in their Wednesday contests. It was a great day to be Big Green! Girls varsity and...
This Week in DA Athletics: The Sun is Shining and the Wins are Rolling In
This week the sun continues to shine down on the Big Green athletic teams and the wins have been rolling in. Deerfield teams reported 6 wins on the weekend and a 2nd place tournament finish. To date this week, there have been 8 team wins recorded. The Big Green...
Boys Tennis Concludes Preseason Trip
The boys tennis team concluded their preseason training trip to Palm Beach on Thursday afternoon. The team practiced at Palm Beach Atlantic University each morning and at a private club in the afternoons, and enjoyed sunny, mid-70s weather for the duration of the trip. Much work remains to be...