Athlete of the Week: Charlie Sharton


Picture above is junior Charlie Sharton. Sharton is a key player for the WHS boys tennis team.

Brian Cohen

Name: Charlie Sharton

Grade: Junior

Sport: Tennis

Achievements: Sharton is a key player on the WHS tennis team. He has helped Wayland High School team to back-to-back state championships. Sharton was a DCL All Star his freshman year. He is currently ranked by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as 122 in the country for his age group and number two in Massachusetts. Sharton is also currently rated as a four star recruit on

Sports Idol: Sharton’s sports idol is Novak Djockovic. He said of him, “I like him because of his competitiveness on the court and he was nice when I met him. I really respect his work ethic, and his dedication to his craft is unreal.”

Favorite Memory: One of Sharton’s favorite tennis moments was winning the USTA U16 sectional championship. Sharton says this was his favorite moment because it was the biggest tournament he had ever won.

Quote: “Tennis has helped me become a very disciplined person. Tennis is a lot of hard work but it gives me the feeling of success. My parents have really helped me make my dream of playing tennis at a highly competitive level a reality.”