The Alabama Tennis Club is an outlet for high school tennis players to continue their competitive tennis career on the collegiate level. There is both a travel team and a recreational team. The travel team is composed of the club’s best players, who compete in USTA Tennis on Campus tournaments throughout the country (approximately six tournaments per academic year). The recreational team is great for members who want to play tennis, but do not have the time to commit to the travel team. Both teams practice together Monday and Wednesday nights.
How to Get Involved: The tennis club accepts ALL levels of play, and does not hold any official tryouts. We are a club that encourages both casual and competitive players. After the first couple of practices, officers and returning members will guide new players on which team they should join (travel or recreational). This will be based on skill level. A rankings list (ladder) is also developed that will be updated throughout the year based on challenge matches.
Travel team members are expected to attend practice regularly, participate in challenge matches, and attend team tournaments. Since many tournaments allow one school to bring multiple teams (an A team, B team, etc.), as many as 25 of our players have attended a single tournament in the past.
The club travels to tournaments in a variety of locations throughout the south. Past tournament locations include: Auburn, AL, Hilton Head, SC, Knoxville, TN, and Orlando, FL.
Club tennis tournaments use the World Team Tennis format for matchplay. A comprehensive list of the rules can be found on this link: https://www.wtt.com/page.aspx?article_id=92
Contact: Jared Halstrom
Club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BamaClubTennis/
Club Instagram: bamaclubtennis
Club Type: CoEd
Roster Size: 65+
Competitive Season: Fall, Spring
Practice Location: Student Recreation Center – Tennis Courts
Home Event Location: Student Recreation Center – Tennis Courts
Practice Times: Monday and Wednesday from 7-9p.m. (additional practices are required for travel members depending on the tournament schedule)
Opponents: Auburn, Tennessee, Kentucky, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Georgia, Texas State, South Carolina, Mercer, Kennesaw State University
Governing Body: United States Tennis Association
League: USTA TennisOnCampus
Estimated Fall Dues: $250
Estimated Spring Dues: 0
Club Classification: Competitive (Compete to win), Recreational (Compete, but the focus is to have fun)
Club Accomplishments: 2016 USTA National Club of the Year winner .
2017, 2016, 2015 Invitations to National Tennis Tournament Placed top 25 in the country for 2015-2016. Top 35 in the country for 2016-2017.
1st Place at 2016 Murfreesboro Invite
1st Place at 2016 Chattanooga Invite
Club Member Accomplishments: 2016 USTA Southern Tennis On Campus Leader of the Year, Shelby Akin