How do I join Texas Club Tennis?
Come to a practice or tryouts! The first practice of the 2022-2023 season is on August 26th, 2022.
You will be able to find an officer there who will explain the paperwork needed in order to join and the dues as well. Our practices are TWF 6-8 pm. For updated information on events, join our Facebook Page (Texas Club Tennis) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our mailing list.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE TENNIS EXPERIENCE TO JOIN?
No, we accept all levels of play!
What is the difference between club and intramural Tennis?
Club tennis is an organization, so it offers a more comprehensive experience. We have multiple practices a week, so you are able to get to know the members, as well as having tournaments, socials, fundraisers, and community service events. Intramural is where you are assigned to play a specific opponent and you report the score to RecSports, who will then assign you another opponent to go out and play. Club tennis helps to foster more relationships; however, both are great opportunities to go out and play tennis! You are allowed to participate in both, but if you are a club member you are REQUIRED to play in a league for any tennis-related intramural event
Can graduate students join club tennis?
How Can I Stay UP TO DATE?
Join the mailing list here, GroupMe here, the Facebook group here, and follow Instagram here!
The mailing list is where important information about tournaments and tryouts will be communicated, and we recommend joining it as soon as possible to stay updated. Don’t hesitate to ask questions in GroupMe! We have tons of great members that can answer questions if you have any.
What should I bring to practice?
A tennis racquet and a water jug!
We provide tennis balls, and there is water on site to refill. Unfortunately, we do not rent out racquets.
When and where are practices held?
Practices are held from 6pm-8pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Whitaker Tennis Courts on 51st Street and Guadalupe.
IS Practice Mandatory?
Not at all!
We do encourage members to attend when they can. Practices are a great way to catch up with friends, meet new people, play your favorite sport, and de-stress.
How can I get to the tennis courts?
See the Practices and Transportation page!
What is the difference between a competitive and a non-competitive member?
Competitive members travel to tournaments around Texas and are placed on teams made from the ladder.
More information can be found on the Membership Options and Dues page.
Are there tryouts?
Competitive members must try out to be placed on the ladder. Tryouts dates for the 2022-2023 season are TBD. There are only tryouts for competitive players, so non-competitive members do not need to worry about trying out for anything!
How Does the Ladder WOrk?
The ladder ranks everyone in Texas Club Tennis.
It allows us to divide our players into teams by skill level. Your placement on the ladder does not impact your ability to compete in tournaments. To try to improve your placement on the ladder, you need to play players above you in challenge matches. More information can be found in the Challenge Rules document.
What are the dues or necessary payments to be a part of Texas Club Tennis?
See our Membership Options and Dues.
How do I sign up for tournaments?
We will send out an email 2-3 weeks before a tournament with a google form sign-up and the deadline. We will also post reminders on our Facebook page, Texas Club Tennis.
How long are tournaments?
Tournaments are usually Saturday only.
If the tournament is farther away (i.e. Houston), then we will leave Friday night and come back Saturday. If the tournament is closer (i.e. San Antonio or Waco), then we’ll drive there and back on Saturday.
Can I switch to a competitive member later or can I join mid-semester?
Yes, but it is best to be a competitive member from the start.
You can always change or join later, but joining the ladder midseason is likely to place you lower than if you tried out as a competitive member at the beginning of the season.