Whether an experienced player seeking a high level of competition or a novice seeking to refine your fundamentals, Kent School Tennis is equipped to guide you in your growth.
Blending the individual and the team, Kent Tennis instills in each player a sense of personal responsibility and an appreciation for the greater good.
Kent Tennis strives to develop varsity-level interscholastic athletes by focusing on learning the fundamentals, working together as a cohesive team and having fun.
Alongside tennis techniques, Kent Tennis players focus on integrity, sportsmanship, and collegiality, ensuring Kent's teams are composed of servant leaders, and engaged, empathetic citizens.
Coach Rob Ober
Rob Ober has coached the Girls Varsity Tennis Team for over a decade. The Girls Tennis Team won the de Villafranca tournament in 2007, defeating Deerfield, Hotchkiss and Exeter on its way to victory. The team was the finalist for the Founders League in 2007 and 2008. In addition, Rob coached Joanna Matusczyk, the #1 player in New England, for three years.
A 1987 graduate of the Nick Bollitierri Tennis Academy, Rob spent three years in Bradenton, Florida training with some of the best junior players in the country, including future former #1 world ranked players Andre Agassi and Jim Courier (Rob’s roommate in his senior year). Rob was invited to participate in the Tropicana Bowl, a national junior tournament in Florida.
At Rollins College, Rob was a member of the top ranked Division II tennis team. After college, Rob played the USTA Amateur Circuit, playing tournaments in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. Rob was the head tennis pro at the Sharon Country Club in Sharon, CT for ten years.
With a master’s degree in history, Rob teaches history at Kent. Rob lives in the faculty village with his wife Amy, Director in Admissions, and their children.
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