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Tennis at The King's School

Tennis at The King's School

Tennis at King's is a very popular sport with over 150 students utilising the outstanding facilities adjacent to the Doyle ovals. With twelve cement hard courts and two mod grass courts that have lights, boarders and dayboys are able to play tennis all year round. Tennis lessons are available to students of all ages and abilities, and first class coaching and encouragement of the highest level of sportsmanship enriches the development of all participants.

Tennis at The King's School began in 1879, and the Tennis Club was formed in 1887. The Club provides students and parents with an avenue to organise and participate in Family Social Tennis days, Junior Boys' Tennis Tournaments and Annual Tennis awards evenings and dinners.

In 1892 students played the School's first organised matches against clubs outside King's, but Tennis is a relative newcomer to the official AAGPS calendar with the first games being played in 1972. Since the inception of the AAGPS competition, The King's School has won the double premiership (both 1st and 2nd teams) four times, in 1984, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The 1sts were runners-up by one point in 2012, however, returned the premiership shield to TKS in 2013.

The Open Tennis Champion of the School is awarded the Feez Shield, the gift in memory of AFM Feez (TKS 1870-74).