• Tennis - Varsity Boys

    2023 - 2024
    Head Coach: John Conner

    Captains for 2023–24: Griffin Gura, Michael Lu, Trip Wight

     
    Groton has a long tradition of extremely strong boys tennis and competes in the Independent School League, arguably the strongest league in New England. Since the early sixties, Groton has had only three head coaches: Richard “Doc” Irons, who coached tennis in the sixties and seventies and for whom the ISL championship trophy is named; David Bannard, who was head coach in the seventies and early eighties; and now John Conner, who has been head coach since 1981.
     
    The squad is often in the hunt for top honors in the league. Blessed with ten outdoor courts and eight indoor courts, Groton's facilities are among the best around. Working hard, setting high goals, and exhibiting the finest sportsmanship are trademarks of the Groton School tennis experience. 

    Groton has won two ISL championships in recent years. Their dual match record the past two seasons was 34-1.  Over the past six years (two of which were cut short by COVID), Groton's record was 76-2. These wins include being undefeated in dual matches against Andover, Exeter and Deerfield.  Groton was also the #1 seed in the New England Class ‘A’ Championships three of those seasons, losing narrowly in the finals of that tournament.

Coaches

  • Photo of John Conner
    Head Coach John Conner
    978-448-7557
    Bio

Statistics

Overall Statistics
W L T %
15 6 0 71.4

Team Schedule

Tennis - Varsity Boys

Home
vs.
Deerfield
Win 6-1
Home
vs.
Exeter
Win 4-3
Away
Tournament

Kingswood - Oxford Tournament

Non-League
vs.
Kingswood-Oxford
Win 1st Place
Home
League
vs.
Governor's
Win 7-0
Away
League
vs.
St. Sebastian's
Win 7-0
Home
League
vs.
Lawrence Academy
Win 7-0
Away
League
vs.
Thayer
Win 7-0
Home
League
vs.
Roxbury Latin
Loss 2-5
Home
League
vs.
Tabor
Win 7-0
Away
vs.
Andover
Loss 0-7
Home
League
vs.
Nobles
Loss 3-4
Away
League
vs.
Brooks
Win 7-0
Home
League
vs.
Middlesex
Loss 3-4
Home
League
vs.
B.B.&N.
Win 6-1
Away
League
vs.
St. George's
Win 6-1
Away
League
vs.
Belmont Hill
Loss 2-5
Home
League
vs.
Rivers School
Win 6-1
Home
Tournament
vs.
New England Championships
Exeter
Win 4-3
Andover
Loss 0-4
Home
League
vs.
Milton
Win 5-2
Home
League
vs.
St. Mark's
Win 7-0
Away
Tournament

NEPSITT Tournament

Non-League
vs.
Choate