Boys Tennis

"The Hawken tennis team is an intense and hard-working team that puts an emphasis on skill development, teamwork, and success."


CVC Titles

2016, 2017

State Runners-up

'13, '16, '17, '18

Region Champions


2019 Hawken Boys Tennis Team

Current Coaches

Brian Smallwood

Program Director - Tennis

Head coach of both Boys and Girls Varsity Tennis, Brian Smallwood is also director of Junior Tennis at Peak Performance Center in Broadview Heights. During his career, Brian was the tennis director at One Wellness for 16 years and a tennis professional at Cleveland Racquet Club as well as other tennis facilities in Northeastern Ohio. Brian also founded and served as the executive director for the Inner City Tennis Clinics in downtown Cleveland from 2009-2017. Brian has held office as vice president for USPTA Northeastern Ohio Section and has coached highly ranked juniors at USTA Northeastern Ohio District, Midwest Section and at national Levels. Brian was also the head coach for the 2004 Midwest Section Junior Team Tennis Champions as well as four teams who were finalists. From 2003-2018 Brian has personally trained 42 high school state qualifiers to the OHSAA Tournament, and from 1999-2017, he developed 55 collegiate players who play at Division I, II and III colleges, including 6 full ride scholarships to Division I schools. Brian was also the personal coach for the #1 ranked girl in the country from 2011-2013.

For the last three years Brian received Coach of the Year honors for the Chagrin Valley Conference. Brian also coached the team that finished runner-up in the OTCA State Team Tournament for the past two years. Brian was a member of the 2009 5.0 USTA National Qualifying team and has was also awarded the 2000 USPTA Rookie of the Year award. Brian has also received numerous awards for his work with the Inner City Tennis Clinics (ICTC), which include the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award from the NEOTA, the 2012 and 2016 USTA Midwest Section NJTL of The Year, the 2012 USTA Midwest Section Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Organization. He was also issued a proclamation by the City of Cleveland in 2012 for Outstanding Performance by an Organization.

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    • Marla Robbins

      Varsity B Coach

    • Kate Bennett

      Assistant Coach


Discipline, Integrity, Success

The Hawken Tennis Team is committed to working as a team via dynamics that are developed by a healthy yet competitive team atmosphere. Hawken Tennis embraces a discipline and character driven philosophy that instills both integrity and success both individually and as a team.

Not only do our players have a great time together, but they achieve high levels of success. In the last three years alone, the Hawks have accomplished the following:
  • 12 individual state qualifiers
  • 3rd place, state doubles
  • 2-time OTCA state runner-up
  • 3-time conference champion



Hawken Boys Tennis Historical Spotlight

In 2012, Sid Ahuja ’13 and Dan Lubarsky ’12 became the first state champions in Hawken Boys Tennis history by capturing the OHSAA Division II state doubles championship.


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Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
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