Girls Varsity Tennis · Girls Tennis Announce New Coach

The Ludlow High School Athletic Department is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Steven Duquette as the new head varsity girls tennis coach. Coach Duquette is a 1989 graduate of Ludlow High School where he was the #1 varsity singles player. Coach Duquette will be taking over  Mr. John Carlin who decided to retire after 33 years as the girls head coach. Ludlow High School Athletic Director Tim Brillo stated, “Coach Duquette brings a wealth of tennis knowledge and experience to our program. Coach Duquette’s passion and enthusiasm for the sport of tennis is contagious. Our student-athletes are fortunate to have him as their head coach.”

Coach: Steven Duquette 

Sport: Varsity Girls Tennis 

Years In Position: 1st year  

Hometown: Ludlow, MA 

College: University of Rochester 

Sports Played In High School: Varsity Tennis and Varsity Soccer Sports Played In College: Varsity Tennis 

Coaching Accomplishments: Co-captained USTA mixed doubles team to  1st place finish in 2020; USTA Safe Play coach for junior team tennis in  2019; Modern stroke construction for new and seasoned players 

Coaching Philosophy: We become what we repeatedly do. Practice  makes us better. Always better. 

Quick Facts: Being a Tennis Instructor for adult and junior students is one  of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

Steven Duquette’s experience playing tennis for LHS (Class of 1989) gave  him a foundation of self-confidence. He is honored to help students enjoy  the sport and give back to the community.  

Steven represented the Lions as the #1 varsity singles player and played NCAA Division III tennis at the University of Rochester. During work-study, he managed the campus fitness center and provided ACE certified  personal training to members and teammates.  

A few years ago, Steven had the inspiring experience of training with Dr.  Robert Ford Greene. Bob taught tennis at UCLA, wrote tennis books and  played professionally at Wimbledon! For months, Steven absorbed wisdom  for individual and team tennis instruction. 

After 15 years as a sales professional in Information Governance, Steven began to focus on building rewarding relationships through tennis and  fitness instruction. Returning to his roots, he volunteered as a USTA Safe  Play certified Coach for junior tennis and in 2020 he co-captained a USTA  mixed doubles team to 1st place. Steven is an active player that provides  tennis lessons to a growing community of adult and junior students.