The Woodlands High School Tennis

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Brett Kendall
Head Tennis Coach 

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 eight consecutive undefeated District Team Tennis Championships (2014-2021) and seven consecutive Regional Semi-Final appearances, including 2 Regional Final Triumphs in 2020 and 2021. The Highlander girls have won six straight Spring Championships (2014 -2021) and the boys have won five straight (2015-21) following a District runner-up finish in 2014.  *No District Spring TMT in 2020 - COVID.

In Team Tennis, the Highlanders have made the Regional Tournament 17 consecutive years.  The Highlanders have also finished ranked in the 6A Top 10 the past 7 years including a number 4 finish this past 2021 season. 

At last Spring's State tournament the Highlanders finished as bronze medalist at State in 6A Boys Doubles (Emilio Lopez/Jose Perez-Region 2 Champs)  Also, the Highlanders finished 1st at Regionals in Girls Doubles(Ella Arendes/Caroline Campbell) plus Regional Runner-up in Boys Singles(Aidan Lee) and Boys Doubles(Carson Moore/Eli Sam)


  • 36 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.
  • Over 570 Team match victories.
  • 16 Team Tennis Regional Finalist, 11 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)


Kevin McIlvain

Coach Kevin McIlvain joins 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.


Fall Team Tennis

  • 6 Team District Championships
  • 13 Regional Appearances
  • 6 Regional Finalist
  • 1 State Semifinalist

Spring Tennis

  • Over 25 Individual District Championships
  • Over 50 Individual Regional Qualifiers
  • 12 State Qualifiers 

Personal - Married to Brooke Anderson.  Step Son Evan Anderson.