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Celebrities Who Played Tennis in School

Updated June 14, 2019 35.3k views21 items

Celebrities who played tennis in school all enjoyed their time on the courts as a teen. While none of these actors, musicians or other famous people went pro in tennis, their other talents did lead them to great things and some still do enjoy the sport in between their television and film creation or music making.

Tennis is a sport enjoyed by many as a leisure activity but was also once a big part of the lives of these Hollywood stars. Actors and actresses like Matthew McConaughey, Tina Fey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Brad Pitt all famously participated on their high school tennis teams with photographic evidence floating around the Internet as proof. That evidence is here for your enjoyment.

Other famous people who played tennis in school might not have photos in the gossip magazines to prove it but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. Friends stars Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, and Courteney Cox all played tennis as did actor Robert Redford, classic beauty Katherine Hepburn, and musician Lars Ulrich of Metallica. Even babes like Kaley Cuoco and Shannon Elizabeth spent some time on the court as teens.

Unlike the celebrities who played football in high school, many of these celebrities still enjoy the casual game of tennis as good exercise to this day. Like the celebrities who played soccer in school, many still participate in charity tournaments for great causes. All in all, while tennis might not be as big of a part in these famous people's lives now as it once was, it certainly is still a fun and rewarding activity that's never left.
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  • Matthew McConaughey
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Uvalde, Texas, United States of America

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  • Tina Fey
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America

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    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: USA, Shawnee, Oklahoma

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