Jay Morsman ’55 coached Deerfield’s varsity boys tennis team from 1985 until 2014. During that time, the team captured one national title, two New England Championships, and four Kingswood-Oxford School tournaments.
Our season kicks off with the Kingswood-Oxford Tournament, followed by dual matches almost every Wednesday and Saturday. The team has found great success in recent years, having qualified for the New England tournament every year since 2005. We work hard, show improvement, and, more importantly, have fun.
We ended 2017 with a record of 9-4, losing to KO in the semifinals of the New England tournament. The season featured a nine-match winning streak as well as a third place finish (out of 16 teams) in the George C. Shafer Doubles Invitational in Newtown Square, PA.
Deerfield’s campus offers 21 “no fault,” medium-speed hard courts, 18 of which surround our traditional pagoda on the low level. Our newly completed pavilion – named after Jay and Mimi Morsman, a longtime coach/faculty member and a former Director of Alumni Relations, respectively– covers six of these lower courts and allows for year-round play. During winter months, the sides of the pavilion will be closed to keep the snow and cold outside. This facility provides ample space and opportunity for students to enjoy the game of tennis.
We were one of the first prep school teams to partner with Universal Tennis; you can find our team page and results here.
Our Twitter features frequent match updates as well as various relevant offseason content.
Victorious Wednesday for the Big Green!
Yesterday was a perfect spring day; the sun was shining, skies were clear and the temperature was in the 70’s. Big Green teams capitalized on the beautiful conditions to secure 14 victories on the day. Varsity softball jumped ahead to an early 7-1 lead in the opening inning and...
Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to this week’s Athletes of the Week! JV Baseball: Chijioke Achebe ’21 The boys jv baseball team would like to nominate Chijioke Achebe for our AOTW. Even when he is not in the game Chiji always finds ways to help his team. He put together walk-up songs for...
Boys Tennis Wins Two Straight on the Road
The Deerfield boys varsity tennis team had another dominant day on Saturday, winning 6-1 against Taft in Watertown, CT. Saturday’s win extends the team’s current winning ways to two straight matches. Earlier in the week, the Big Green defeated Kingswood-Oxford on the road, 6-0. Deerfield swept all three doubles contests using strong groundstrokes, aggressive...