Patrick Hensley enters his second season as the head coach of the boys' and girls' tennis teams here at Gill St. Bernard’s. His lifelong success in the sport and passion for coaching has helped carry on the strong tennis tradition at GSB.

In his first season, Hensley led the girls’ team to a 14-2 record and the Skyland Conference Raritan Division title. The girls' squad also had nine members receive all-conference honors, six of them being named 1st team. To cap off the memorable season, Hensley was named the Skyland Conference Coach of the Year.

He has also produced strong results on the boys’ side, guiding two boys to all-conference honors.

“There’s a lot of talent on both sides,” says Hensley. “Being able to build up the program has been incredible. The kids remind me of when I was in high school, and I like helping the players reach their goals both on and off court.”

Prior to coaching at Gill, Hensley was a standout athlete in the sport. He was a regular starter for his Division II college, Francis Marion College, which was consistently ranked in the Top-10 in the nation. In high school, Hensley was a North Carolina runner-up state champion in 2011 and 2012.

Hensley also serves as Director of High Performance at the Chester Tennis Club and is a USPTA certified tennis professional.

Coach Hensley

Levels: Varsity, Junior Varsity, MS 7-8, MS 5-6
Coaches: Patrick Hensley (Head, 7/8), Chris Walsh (Assistant, 7/8, 5/6), Diane Becker (JV)
Conference/affiliations/tournaments: Raritan Division of Skyland Conference, NJISAA-Prep B Championships and Somerset County Interscholastic Athletic Association
Starting Date: March 4 & Spring Trip
Approximate ending date: End of May 
Game Sites: GSB courts
 
The boys’ tennis team has been one of the most successful programs at Gill over the last decade. It has won four conference titles (2007-2011), two Prep B championships (2009 2011) and were twice crowned Non-Public B South Sectional champions (2012, 2013). With the Knights advancing to the semifinal round of the Non-Public B championship last season, the program looks to continue its success.

Middle School

The Middle School boys’ tennis program provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn the basics of the sport and develop a love for tennis. This team serves as an important foundation to students as they prepare for the varsity team in the Upper School.

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Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.