In 2012 The Goldback Tennis Club started as a simple booster club to help support the Varsity Boys Tennis Team at Newburgh Free Academy High School in Newburgh, NY. It has since evolved into a CTA & NJTL helping to introduce the sport of tennis to hundreds of children in Newburgh and surrounding areas. The success of the club has led to success for our high school team as well. The Varsity Boys Tennis Team, at NFA, have won the Division I team title in five of the last seven years: 2012, 2013 and 2016, 2017 & 2018. In 2013, Jacques Laine and Danny Parris won the Section 9 Doubles Tournament. It was the first Section 9 Tennis title since 2006 for NFA.
In 2016, Tyler Reede captured the OCIAA and Section 9 singles titles becoming the first tennis Champion for Newburgh Free Academy since Greg Marks accomplished the feat in 2003.
In 2017 Troy Steiner and David Salazar won the Section 9 Doubles title; defeating the top seed in the draw to advance to States.
Over the years, numerous Goldback Tennis players have competed at the NYSPHSAA Tennis Championships including 2018 senior Captains Matt Reinhold and Jack Clayton.
Off the court, the Boys Program is annually recognized by the State of New York for its Scholar Athlete Status. In 2015, thanks to our efforts both on and off the court, we were recognized as the Team Connection Tennis Team of the Year, selected over thousands of other teams around the country.
These young men also commit large portions of their free time to help grow the game of tennis by volunteering in one of our many youth programs. Without their efforts, there would be no Goldback Tennis Club. This page is here to highlight these incredible young men and their commitment to this program and the sport of tennis as a whole. If you are interested in volunteering in one of our many tennis programs or if you would like to be a part of the Goldback Tennis Club in some way, please send us a message below.