On the opening day of IGS in 1863, the first Headmaster remarked that "he hoped someday a tennis court would be formed".
In 1880 this dream became a reality with the formation of a lawn tennis court. IGS has a long tradition in tennis, having produced many fine young players including a world number one in Roy Emerson.
Tennis has always afforded a good opportunity for boys of all ages to enhance their skills and talents and cultivate new friendships. IGS participates as a spirited competitor in the GPS tennis competition, boasting six GPS premierships and one Chelmsford Cup win.
The professionalism of the IGS Tennis program is further enhanced through the use of Brassall Tennis Centre consisting of eight floodlit courts and a clubhouse.
An Excellence in Sport program enables players to access specialised coaching through the school's physical education curriculum. IGS Tennis also organises tours to various tournaments throughout the state to give students as much on court experience as possible.
IGS has a fine tradition of sportsmanship on and off the court and it is an institution we are very proud of. With the world-class facilities at Ipswich Grammar School, boys will achieve even greater results on the court.
Master in Charge
Mrs Jessica Pfeffer