The 2015 season will mark the 50th anniversary of the tennis program at North Cross School. The sport arrived on campus in 1965 when three new courts were constructed on campus as part of the initial expansion of athletic offerings on campus. The early teams were coached by English teacher Mr. George Bell (boys’) and Physical Education teacher Mrs. Pat Gaskins (girls’).
In 1966, the teams were in their second season of competition. The girls’ team featured (from left in front row) Lee Trout ’67, Sallie Carter ’67, Sarah Crockett ’68, Katherine Watts ’67, Nancy Trout ’69, and Mary Frances Oakey ’67. The boys’ team (from left in back row) had players Jerry Sexton ’67,Jon Henley ’66, Mac Garrett ’67, and Gordon Carmichael ’66.
The courts were completely renovated in 2013 and were renamed the “Fishwick Tennis Center” in honor of the Fishwick family and their continued commitment to the sport of tennis at North Cross School.