MVRHS tennis courts to be named for Ned

Ned Fennessy, who coached the boys varsity tennis team for 23 years, will be honored May 17 at the high school. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

The tennis courts at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will soon bear the name of the man whose teams had so much success playing on them.

The courts will be formally named the Ned Fennessy Tennis Courts, in a dedication ceremony at the high school on May 17, at 10 am. Mr. Fennessy retired in June 2013, after 23 seasons as the boys varsity coach.

During his storied career, Mr. Fennessy coached his teams to 290 victories, winning back-to-back MIAA Division 3 state championships in his final two seasons.