Millbrook has had a long history of competitive interscholastic tennis, and while the accomplishments of the past are numerous, the progress and future development of each student athlete on the varsity and JV teams are the focus of the program today.
With the incredible advantage of 4 indoor and 4 outdoor tennis courts, Millbrook practices can start early in March, often when the snow is still flying! Try outs begin at the end of spring break followed by a rigorous four day practice schedule. The typical training session includes dynamic stretching exercises, light warm up runs and drills, technique and strategy discussions, and ladder challenge matches. Practices usually conclude with a strength and conditioning segment, a cool down, and always some fun and games. A Millbrook tennis player is well prepared for the tough team matches ahead, which are held every Wednesday and Saturday against top league competitors such as Hotchkiss, Berkshire, Salisbury, Kent and more.
Coaches strive to enable each student athlete to be the best they can be, on and off the court. Having respect for your opponent, displaying good sportsmanship at all times, and dedicating yourself to working hard for the best results is always foremost in the minds of our athletes.
If you are interested in playing tennis at Millbrook, please conact Coach Reiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coach Greg Reiss is the Director of Racquet Sports at MillbrookSchool. A graduate of FordhamUniversity, he lettered there in varsity tennis and squash. In the early 1980s he coached tennis, squash and platform tennis at the Apawamis Club in Rye, New York before moving into the professional ranks of the tennis and squash industry as a sales manager for leading companies such as Head, Reebok, Dunlop, and Harrow.
Before joining the Millbrook faculty, Greg coached the men’s and women’s varsity squash teams at Vassar College during the winter, and volunteered at the JRF Summer Camp in Lake Placid, New York for underprivileged youth from New York City.
He is a founding member of Kidzsquash, an urban youth enrichment program in Poughkeepsie, New York and has squash coaching certification by the USSRA and tennis certification by the PTR. Coach Reiss resides in Sharon, CT with wife Liza and two children.