Our tennis program is focused on individual growth and resilience. We aim to instill in our players a willingness to learn from mistakes and to accept challenges. We see tennis as a way to learn the dedication, mental strength, focus, and confidence that are essential for success both on and off the court.
Walker’s tennis program competes in Division 3 of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker’s is also a member school in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.
Brendan O’Dwyer is in his 6th year as head of the tennis program. Coach O’Dwyer helped to coach the team to the NEPSAC tournament in the 2017-2018 season. In addition to coaching Varsity Tennis, Coach O’Dwyer is also the assistant ski coach, where he has helped lead Walker’s to three NEPSAC Titles from 2017-2019. Coach O’Dwyer teaches in the History Department and serves as an Upper School advisor.
Ned Joins the coaching staff for the spring 2021 season as the assistant in the varsity tennis program. Coach Edwards joins the Walker’s Community as the Director of the Capabilities Approach Program, Walker’s unique program dedicated to disrupting gendered mindsets and empowering girls to achieve their personal and professional goals. He has previously coached Varsity and JV Tennis and general fitness. Coach Edwards also teaches Ethics and is an upper school advisor.