De Pere Tennis
De Pere High School  •  1700 Chicago St  •  De Pere, WI   54115






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History of De Pere Tennis

Tennis began at De Pere high school with the girls’ first season in the fall of 1980 and the boys’ team in 1981. Almost immediately both teams experienced success by qualifying players for the WIAA state tennis tournament. Since then, 60 girls and 54 boys have qualified and played in this prestigious high school state tournament. The original format for competitive tennis was 6 singles and 3 doubles teams allowing players to play in both categories.

De Pere tennis teams originally played teams from the Bay and Fox River conferences as well as traditional tennis powerhouses like Neenah, Abbott Pennings and St. Joseph Academy. We now play strong teams like Waukesha, Find du lac and Whitefish Bay. Teams are allowed 14 total team matches although 6 can be multi-team events.

The tennis courts were built in 1980 and resurfaced in 1998 and again in 2011. The team format has been changed to 4 singles players and 3 doubles teams (10 players) and individuals as well as teams can now qualify for the state tournament. De Pere is part of the Fox River Valley Classic Conference (F.R.C.C.) with Green Bay Preble, Manitowoc, Sheboygan North, Sheboygan South and De Pere in the eastern division. Green Bay Southwest, Pulaski, Ashwaubenon, Notre Dame Academy and Bayport are all in the western division. Season long dual match results determines the FRCC champion.

Currently both the girls’ and boys’ teams operate under the “No Cut” principle and consistently have teams of 40-50 players on each team. With so many student/athletes participating De Pere normally has a varsity and 2 JV teams (Red and Blue)


High School Courts installed 2011


Former Head Coaches
Girls Team:
Jerry Gillespie  1980-1984
Joe Meeuwsen  1985
Jim Reinhard  1986-1987
Jane Bennett  1988
Glenn Lehnert  1989-2006
Stephanie Lehnert  2007-2011
Dave Reinardy  2012-present
Boys Team:
Jerry Gillespie  1981-1985
Mike Bork  1986-1999
John Francois  2000
Dave Reinardy  2001
Mike Bork  2002-2007
John Zellner  2008-2010
Jerry Gillespie  2011-present

Recent Accomplishments:
Coach Gillespie was voted Fox River Classic Conference Boys Tennis Coach of the Year in 2015. The De Pere boy’s tennis teams have qualified for the Wisconsin Tennis Team State Championships most recently in 2009 and 2016.



Updated 7-17-2019
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