Tennis

Spring Season

The Spring season must not begin before the third Monday in March. The Spring season must end with the completion of the regular varsity season or, for qualified varsity teams or individuals, upon completion of their participation in MIAA tournaments.

USTA Resources for Players & Coaches

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Morning Coffee Chat: Creating a Positive Coaching Culture – Webinar

  • An hour long freeĀ virtualĀ coaching webinar to discuss how to create a positive coaching culture where you work or in your community.Ā 
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, August 27th from 8:00-9:00 AMĀ EST
  • Register here

How to Build Motivation & Get the Best From Our Athletes – Webinar

  • An hour long freeĀ virtual coaching webinar about how to build motivation and get the best from your athletes.
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 3rd from 7:00-8:00 PM EST
  • Register for free here

Coaching Fundamentals Workshop

  • Overview:Ā TheĀ CoachingĀ FundamentalsĀ workshopĀ is a 1.5 day event that provides on-court training for participants to learnĀ coachingĀ principlesĀ and building skillsĀ to teach beginner-intermediate level playersĀ of all ages.
  • Audience: Beginner/intermediateĀ coachesĀ (ex. high schoolĀ coaches, assistantĀ coaches, volunteers, parks and rec or Tennis in the ParkĀ coaches)
  • Cost:$48 for 18+, $23 for 16, 17 year olds
  • Rhode Island Location: Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
    • Date: Saturday, July 13 (9am – 4pm) & Sunday, July 14 (9am – 12pm)
    • Register here
  • Manchester, MA Location: Manchester Athletic Club
    • Date: Saturday, November 16 (9am – 4pm) & Sunday, November 17 (9am – 1pm)
    • Register here


Coach Education & Resources:


Scholarships for Players:

USTA New England Contacts:

Tennis Tournament Format, Rules and Match Report Form

The Tournament Line-up Justification Form, Tennis Team Ladder Form; and Tennis Challenge Match Results Form can be found in the Tennis Format linked below.

Committee Members and Important Dates

Committee Members

Liaison – Richard Pearson, MIAA Associate Director

District 1
VACANCY
Glenn Doulette, Athletic Director, West Springfield HS

District 2
Jason Linders, Athletic Director, Southbridge HSĀ 
Dave Bouchard, Athletic Director, Quaboag RHS

District 3
VACANCY
Matt Porcaro, Athletic Director, Tahanto HS

District 4
VACANCY
Steve Fogarty, Athletic Director, Melrose HS

District 5
Paul Cooley, Assistant Principal, Somerville HS
Paul Vieira, Athletic Director, Somerville HS

District 6
Nampeera Lugira, Principal, Pacific Rim
Jameson Pelkey, Athletic Director, St. John’s Prep HS

District 7
Mark Awdycki, Principal, Millis HS
Nick Schlierf, Athletic Director, North Attleboro HS

District 8
Mark Mosher, Assistant Principal, Bristol-Plymouth RVTHS
Chad Gormley, Athletic Director, Atlantis Charter

District 9
Brendan Case, Associate Principal, Barnstable HS
Kevin Mahoney, Athletic Director, Quincy HS

MASS Representative
VACANCY

MASC Representative
Geoff Swett

Coaches Representatives
Joan Cutter

Game Officials Representative
Sue Gauthier

At-Large Representative
Gary Pina

Meeting Dates

October 23, 2023 10:00am (in person)
February 6, 2024 10:00am (virtual)

Tournament Information

TENTATIVE TOURNAMENT DATES**
a) Cut-Off Date: May 23, 2024
b) Bracket Release: May 25, 2024
c) Tournament Begins: May 28, 2024
d) State Finals: June 15-16, 2024
**Dates subject to change

USTA-NFHS Online Course for Tennis Coaches

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The USTA and NFHS have partnered to develop an online course for
tennis coaches. The “Coaching Tennis” course provides a student-centered curriculum in tennis coaching techniques and methods for interscholastic teacher/coaches and is available through the NFHS Learning Center.

Association Websites