Girls Varsity Tennis competes with grit and good sportsmanship in the highly competitive Independent School League (ISL), a 13-team league that annually produces teams vying for New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) championships in Classes A, B, and C. Governor's competes in Class B for mid-sized schools. Players at the top of many teams’ ladders have USTA tournament experience and rankings who go on to play NCAA I, II, or III (e.g., Lily Everett '17, who played 4 years for Trinity College).
We play a 16-match schedule: 12 matches against ISL teams and 4 against out-of-league teams. The ISL match format is 6 singles matches, each comprised of 2 sets (that may be won 2-0, lost 0-2, or split 1-1), and 3 doubles matches of one 8-game pro set each. The team that wins 8 or more sets (of 15 sets in all) wins the match. Players are eligible to compete in both singles and doubles.
Our facilities include eight outdoor hard courts and three indoor courts. We practice and compete 6 days a week throughout the spring athletics season, usually playing matches on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Practices are typically 75 minutes on court plus 15-30 minutes of off-court conditioning: stretching, plyometric exercises, running, and (occasionally) yoga.
As individual players and as a team, season after season, we compete to the best of our abilities, aiming to win with grace, to rally from setbacks, and to have fun playing the game that will be, for most of us, a lifetime sport. Twice in the last decade other ISL players and coaches have voted us the league's Marion Z. Jessup Trophy for exemplary sportsmanship.
For more information, please send an email to Coach Bill Quigley or call him directly at 978.499.3335.