Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Texas A&M '83 WCJC '81
Coach Brett Kendall has led the Highlander Tennis program since 2014. He has led the Woodlands High School to nine consecutive undefeated District Team Tennis Championships (2014-2022) and eight consecutive Regional Semi-Final appearances, including 3 Regional Final Triumphs in 2020 , 2021 & 2022 The Highlander girls have won eight straight Spring Championships (2014 -2023) and the boys have won seven straight (2015-23) following a District runner-up finish in 2014. *No District Spring TMT in 2020 - COVID.
The Highlanders have made the Regional Tournament 19 consecutive years in Team Tennis. The Highlanders have also finished ranked in the 6A Top 10 the past 8 years including a number 4 finish this past 2022 season. TWHS has reached a school best #3 ranking in 2022. TWHS has had 19 individuals qualify for State the past 3 seasons.
At last Spring's State tournament, the Highlanders had five players qualify for State in 6A --Boys Doubles (Emilio Lopez/Jose Perez)-Region 2 Champs for 3rd straight year, and the first individual STATE CHAMPIONS IN SCHOOL HISTORY—6A Boys Doubles State Champions. Also, the Highlanders finished 2ND at Regionals in Girls Singles—(Ahona Chowdhury ) and Boys Doubles-Regional Runner-up (Carson Moore/Eli Sam) finished 3rd at State.
COACH KENDALL -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
38 consecutive years coaching a District Team Championship.
Coached District Championships and State Medalist in Class 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A.
Coached State Medalist in 5 different decades
Two time TTCA Coach of the Year.
All-Greater Boys Coach of the Year 2022
Over 600 Team match victories.
16 Team Tennis Regional Finalist, 14 Trips to State.
Tennis camp Instructor at Newk's, T Bar M, Nike, Baylor and Texas A&M.
Personal - Married to Nell Kirkland Karrer Kendall. Sons Daniel (Navy Reservist) and Stephen (USMC) . Grandson Percy Bodhi Kendall.
CREED -- CHAMPIONS DO ORDINARY THINGS EXTRAORDINARILY WELL...
In Coach Kevin McIlvain's second year at TWHS, The Highlanders set several new school records. Highest State Ranking--# 3 in 6A, Twelve individuals qualifying for the 2022 & 2023 State Meets, and extending their Team Tennis District win streak to 60 matches.
Coach Kevin McIlvain joined the Highlanders after 16 years as the Head
Coach at Seven Lakes High School. Coach McIlvain attended Midland High School and played tennis at Southwest Missouri State University. McIlvain transferred to the University of Texas at Austin and earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing and his alternative certification from the University of St Thomas.
COACH MCILVAIN - CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
TTCA -Coach of the Year @ 7-Lakes
THSCA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year-2022
Team District Championships
13 Regional Appearances
6 Regional Finalist
1 State Semi-Finalist
Over 25 Individual District Championships
Over 50 Individual Regional Qualifiers
12 State Qualifiers
Personal--Married to Brooke Anderson. Step Son Evan Anderson.