Competition and personalized instruction
With a feeder program in the Middle School and a long tradition of competition, The Summit’s boys’ tennis program has the tools for a bright future.
The Silver Knights’ varsity team competes each spring against a mix of Miami Valley Conference (MVC) peers and Division I talent. The Summit also has a junior varsity team. The program’s generally small size affords opportunities for competition, quality team bonding and personalized instruction.
The program’s philosophies center on self-discipline and a strong work ethic. Because tennis is often an individual endeavor, coaches promote self-improvement in a comfortable environment.
Many of Summit’s tennis players compete at the club level before and after the high school season, but team-building activities continue throughout the year. The Silver Knights have taken August trips to the Western & Southern Open in Mason to watch world-class tennis and bolster camaraderie.
The Summit’s team achievements include a MVC title in 2003 and a share of the 2001 title. Players have excelled individually as recently as 2016, when doubles partners Jared Hochwalt ’16 and Calvin Spanbauer ’16 advanced to the Division II state semifinals.
In 2005, the doubles team of Jared Dunmonn ’07 and Cody Steele ’06 became the first Summit duo to qualify for state in eight years.
Of the players who pursued tennis after high school, Luke Albi ’05 played for the United States Naval Academy while the Calvin Spanbauer explored club tennis at The Ohio State University.
Scott McIntosh took over the The Summit’s boys’ tennis program in 2014. Coach McIntosh graduated from Walnut Hills High School and University of Cincinnati.