Staples Varsity Girls Tennis Head Coach, Jena Wider is an avid tennis and squash player, having won NYSPHSAA (NY States) two times in high school, once singles, once doubles. Wider grew up in Setauket, NY and was a 2 sport Varsity athlete in Tennis (captain) and Lacrosse (captain) at Ward Melville High School. Recruited to two Division 3 schools for tennis, she opted to attend Princeton University and played Division 1 squash. Prior to Staples, Wider worked as a coach at both Weston High School and St. Ann’s in Brooklyn Heights. She continues to play tennis in her hometown Westport, CT. She has three children, two dogs and one very happy husband.
Wider is also a women’s health doctor and has dedicated her professional career to empowering girls and women to take charge of their physical and mental health. She has appeared on The Today Show, CBS News, ABC News Nightline, CNN/Headline News, Fox News, Good Day NY, HuffPost Live. She sits on the advisory boards of Cosmopolitan magazine and Health magazine. Wider is the resident doctor on Just Jenny SiriusXM Stars and LOVELINE on iheartradio.
Wider is the author of four books, including The Savvy Woman Patient, The Doctor’s Complete College Girls’ Health Guide, The New Mom’s Survival Guide and Got Teens? The Doctor Moms’ Guide to Sexuality, Social Media and other Adolescent Realities.