PolyAthletics

Girls’ Tennis

2021-2022 APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN

Program Overview

Head Coach Jeff Amurao PTR, USPTA, a former Division I player at Georgetown University and previous director of the McCarren Tennis Center, brings a serious academy mentality to our Brooklyn campus. Placing great value on the merging of a sound mind and body, Amurao and his assistants emphasize the importance of technical skill acquisition, tactical understanding, and peak fitness, while instilling a never-quit attitude that carries beyond the courts. Poly Prep girls’ will continue to challenge Ivy Prep League opponents and non-league rivals as they look to compete for championships. 

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Girls’ Tennis Highlights

10 Ivy Prep League titles
  • Josephine Kimball ‘20 will continue her academic and athletic career at Trinity College
  • On-campus tennis venue with six lighted, Poly blue courts.
Girls’ Tennis Coaches

Jeff Amurao
Head Coach

Business Phone: (917) 747-9520
Education: Georgetown University, BA 

Hailing from Delaware, Amurao picked up tennis after following his dad and big brother to the courts. He became a top flight USTA junior and the No. 1 singles player at notable prep school Archmere Academy. Even  then he had a sense of a potential future in coaching by helping out with local youth and adult tennis programs. After playing tennis for and graduating from Division I Georgetown University, Amurao worked  in the photography industry, before committing to tennis full time as a private instructor and coach at several New York City clubs and schools. He eventually became the general director and head of high performance at Brooklyn’s McCarren Tennis Center, before joining the Poly Athletics Department in early 2020. Amurao made an immediate impact with the tennis program during his first preseason with the teams. “I’m grateful to be part of the Poly family and I am excited to start working with this talented group of student-athletes,” he says.

Tennis Facilities

The Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis teams train and compete on campus on six recently upgraded blue hard courts equipped with lighting and bench seating.

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Featured Athletes

Josephine Kimball ’20

A #1 player and MVP for three years, Jo led the tennis team to countless victories during her two-year tenure as captain. She has earned both First Team All-Ivy Prep League and Second Team All-Ivy Prep League twice throughout her time at Poly. Jo will continue her academic and athletic career at Trinity College.

Carly Pyles ’22

Carly is a valuable and versatile asset on the tennis court. An integral member of the team, she often contributes to the team victories in the clinch match. “Although tennis is primarily an individual sport, we never forget that it’s a team effort.”
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