Tennis - Boys' JV
The boys' junior varsity tennis team at Taft is a competitive spring sport. The season focuses on all of the basic strokes, court positioning, competitive play, and conditioning. The team usually plays a format that includes both singles and doubles teams. The team is considered developmental, with many players working their way up to varsity level over the course of their Taft playing career.
About Coach Alex Merrill
Alex has been teaching English for the past 11 years, most recently at Kingswood-Oxford in West Hartford and Philips Andover Academy in Massachusetts. In addition to his teaching, he has coached basketball, soccer, tennis, rugby, and ultimate Frisbee, and has been a student advisor and dorm parent. Alex attended Philips Exeter Academy, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kenyon College, and a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College, concentrating in Creative Writing. While at Kenyon, Alex was the Rugby Club President, Chamber Singers President and Phi Kappa Sigma Vice-President. He had numerous published articles and won the Bronze award in Oral History while attending Dartmouth College. Alex will be teaching English at Taft and will reside on CPT 3. He will be an Assistant Coach for Varsity Girls’ Basketball and Tennis.