The ACU Tennis Club formed this year to give students the chance to play tennis in an organized setting with less commitment.
Kayli Denson, freshman advertising and public relations major from Abilene, is the founder and president of the club. She said she was inspired to form the group to ACU students who enjoyed tennis but could not play on the university’s team the opportunity to continue playing.
“There were a lot of tennis players who struggled to make or stay on the team due to multiple reasons,” Denson said.
Denson said her goal is to create a team that enjoys playing tennis without the time commitment of a competitive team.
“There will be a traveling team for those who want to compete on a higher level, but anyone is welcome to come to the practices to have fun,” Denson said.
Denson said there are 39 club tennis teams in Texas that currently compete in Texas Universities. She said the traveling team would play against other major schools’ club teams such as University of Texas in Austin and Texas Tech.
The team is created in league with the United States Tennis Association and their program USA Team Tennis on Campus. The program was created to help college campuses create opportunities for students to participate in recreational team-based co-ed athletics on any level.
“No tryouts will be held and the team is open to anyone who loves to play tennis,” Denson said. “We have already played for three Sundays and had a blast. Please come and join the fun.”
Denson said the club will communicate through their Facebook page, so students interested should “like” the page for updates on information.
Practices will be held at 2 p.m. on Sundays at the ACU tennis courts. The first interest meeting will take place on Oct. 21 in the Student and Recreation Wellness Center’s lobby after chapel.
For more information on the campus club tennis program go to USTATexas.org., call Denson at 325-665-5764 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.