Holy Family Catholic HIgh School Girls Tennis program offers an opportunity for athletes to improve their tennis skills and experience competition, teamwork, and pride while developing character and sportsmanship. It strives to provide an atmosphere for individual and team growth while supporting academic excellence.
Tennis players with varying levels of skills find opportunities to play within the tennis program. Many alumni players continue to play in college.
Fire Girls Tennis earned three straight trips the MSHSL State Tournament in 2014, 2015, and 2016. They are the 2014 Class A State Champions and the 2016 Class AA State Consolation Champions.
Coach Dean helped coach the Fire Girls team to state appearances in 2016 MSHSL (Consolation Champions) and 2017 (State Runner-Up), along with numerous individual state appearances. Dean also earned state assistant coach of the year honors for Boys Tennis in 2018 from the Minnesota State Tennis Coaches Association.
A highly-decorated player, Dean played four years of Division 1 tennis at the University of Cincinnati (OH). She ended her college career as a co-captain, ranked #5 all time in career doubles wins and #9 all time in career wins for the Bearcat Women’s Tennis team. Prior to her time at Cincinnati, Dean was a four-year state qualifying player at Illinois’ Naperville High School. Dean continues to play competitively and teach tennis lessons in the area.