Coach Redding Biography

  • Coach Karen Redding

    I am excited to be starting my 3rd season as the JV Boys tennis coach in the Amherst Central School District. I began teaching Kindergaden at Smallwood in 1996 and was also the Varsity Tennis Boys and Girls head coach during that time. In 2001, I took a few years off to raise my family and then returned to the Amherst Schools as the Pre-K coordinator when Universal Pre-K began. I have been in that role for the last 20 years. I am also happy to have the role of JV Girls tennis coach for our district each Fall. 

    A love of tennis began for me at the age of 7 when I began taking lessons. I have spent my youth playing at various clubs and competitions throughout the Buffalo area. I played Varsity Tennis for Sacred Heart Academy in high school, and continued on to play singles and doubles for SUNY Fredonia while in college. As a teenager and throughout my college years I spent my summers coaching for the town of Amherst. After college, I began playing USTA Team Tennis and play regularly at the Village Glen in a women's league. 

    Tennis has always been a passion for me and coaching allows me to share my knowledge and skills with students. Being part of our tennis team will give students the opportunity to play a lifelong sport that improves fitness and fosters teamwork while balancing their academic studies. I am excited for this season and look forward to seeing everybody on the courts!