Katharine “Kitty” Palmer, Connecticut – 2009
Katharine “Kitty” Palmer is a tennis professional at the Madison Racquet & Swim Club in Madison, CT. At the Racquet Club Kitty is mainly in charge of the juniors, the team matches, and the ladies’ teams. She is the head tennis coach at Hand H. S., in Madison and has been the head field hockey coach at Guilford H.S. for the last 28 years.
Kitty’s teams have been successful. She has led her field hockey teams to two state championships and five league championships. Her tennis team has had two league championships and been state finalists twice in the last eight years.
She has been on the CIAC Field Hockey State Committee for 15 years and head of the Field Hockey State Coaches Association for four years. Kitty has also received awards for Coach of the Year from the Connecticut Field Hockey Association, the CHCSA, the New Haven Register (FH and Tennis), and the Guilford Sideliners.