The JV Girls' Tennis team is the developmental portion of a strong tennis program at Derryfield and emphasizes instruction and practice in the fundamentals of tennis. Through regular practices with the varsity squad, we focus on ground strokes, volleys, serve and return, net play, percentage shots, strategy, scoring, etiquette, and sportsmanship. We strive for each player to develop discipline and fitness needed to succeed in a match. We challenge each other to matches regularly, and we combine players of complementary abilities to form winning doubles pairs. The core JV squad plays a number of matches throughout the season, with each player competing in both singles and doubles matches. Most important to this program is the spirit of fun and competition that emerge in team play. The goal by the end of the season is for each player to have had a meaningful competitive experience and a passion for this lifelong sport.