Gonzaga has a proud tradition in schools’ tennis.
We have won the Leinster schools’ Cups on many occasions at each age level.
The school has five tennis courts. Our tennis facilities are amongst the best in Irish schools’ tennis.
Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Fr. Keane SJ built up tennis in the college from scratch to establish the school as one of the most respected tennis schools in the country. When he retired from coaching tennis after the 1983 season, David Keenahan took over as coach and he coordinated tennis in the College from 1984 to 2016. For many years now eight teams of seven players each have represented the college annually in Leinster competitions. Many other boys just play tennis for enjoyment. An annual highlight is the Past v Present tennis match in May. Enquiries about tennis at Gonzaga may be directed to Mr. Howlett.
2016 was a very successful season. The Seniors won the Leinster Senior Cup for the third time in a row. The Minors also won the Cup, and the Juniors reached the Final.
Photos of the teams are shown below:
Tennis award winners 2018
Flanagan Memorial Medal: Oisín Donnelly
Perpetual Tennis Trophy: Oisín Shaffrey
Keane Cup: Jack Browne
Junior Tennis Final 2018