Thank you for your interest in the tennis program. Tennis has been a part of FGS athletic program since 1925. It has provided many students the opportunity to participate at a competitive level against other prep schools such as Taft, Westminster, Hopkins, Salisbury. and Avon. Our season begins in March and we play a 16 match schedule and most years have made a trip to Maryland to participate in the 16 team New England Mid-Atlantic Tennis Invitational at McDonough School. Team Matches consist of 6 singles and 3 doubles. We finished the 2015 season with an impressive 8-4 record.
The goal of the tennis program is to promote a strong work ethic, team play and a dedicated commitment to excellence. Our tennis facility consists of 8 courts; 4 lighted Har-Tru courts and 4 all-weather courts. The team practices on a daily basis for one and half hours. The goal during practices is to develop individual skills and match play. Our players will have the opportunity to play both singles and doubles during team matches, so it is important that they learn various facets of the game during practice time.
We have enjoyed a proud tradition of success within the program. We have had several players receive an invitation to play in New England Tournament at the end of the season and many of our graduates have gone on to play tennis at the collegiate level.
2015 New England Prep School Invitational Tennis Tournament participants: Nate Joslin '15 Colin Kanuch '15 Rafe Kaplan '15 Connor Lemieux '17
Alan Leathers joined the Mathematics Department faculty in 2021. He teaches math, is Head Coach for Boys Varsity Tennis and Boys JV Soccer, is an advisor and a dorm parent in Teddy House. Alan grew up in Avon, Connecticut, and graduated from Avon Old Farms School. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Boston University. Out of college, he worked for Warren Bosworth, customizing tennis rackets for professional tennis players, including 16 of the top 30 players in the world. Since then, he has taught math and and coached soccer, squash, basketball, and tennis at Avon Old Farms, Westminster, and Dexter Southfield School. Alan also served as Director of Tennis at the Chatham Beach and Tennis Club for 13 years. Most recently, he lived in Bloomfield and worked as a financial services representative at New England Financial Group. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, hiking, and playing sports of all kinds. He and his wife, Sarah, live on campus with their dog, Maggie.