Tennis

Our inclusive Tennis program is open to all Middle and Upper school boys and girls—regardless of ability or experience.

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Teaching Life Skills on the Court

By participating in the Thomas Jefferson Tennis program, Upper and Middle School boys and girls not only develop skills in a sport they can play for life, but also skills that will serve them well off the court. Those include cultivating a strong work ethic, appreciating the value of teamwork, developing strategic and problem-solving abilities, and accepting responsibility.

Through healthy competition, students learn to demonstrate good sportsmanship, self-discipline, patience, and the ability to win and lose with grace.

No experience is necessary to participate in the TJ Tennis program. Our inclusive program allows all students to test new capacities and discover new talents without fear of being cut from the Tennis team.

Our program offers opportunities for gifted and experienced Tennis players to build on their skills to become highly competitive players.

Program Details

All 6th-8th graders can participate on the co-ed Middle School Tennis Club team. Girls in grades 9-12 can participate on the Upper School girls team in the Fall season, and boys in grades 9-12 can participate on the Upper School boys team in the Spring.

Upper School teams practice on the TJ campus at the Dr. Pat Doody Memorial Tennis Complex. The Middle School Tennis Club practices at Millennium Family Fitness.

If you have questions or need more information, please e-mail TJ Athletic Director Chris Myers or call (417) 781-5124 x226.

Coach

Tom Brumfield has coached Tennis at TJ since 2009.

Richard Perry coaches the co-ed Middle School Tennis Club team.

MSHSAA & Ozark 7 Conference

Thomas Jefferson is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) at the Upper School level and a MSHSAA Affiliate school at the Middle School level. At the Middle and Upper School levels, TJ is a member of the Ozark 7 Conference, which includes College Heights, Exeter, Golden City, McAuley, Thomas Jefferson, Verona, and Wheaton.

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State team championship

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State finishes, including 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place

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District championships

“TJ fostered curiosity and gave me many opportunities to try things that I probably could not have in a different environment.”

Kathy, Member, TJ Class of 2000