On Nov. 16, nine Belmont club tennis players traveled to the Champion’s Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. to compete in the team’s first tournament. Schools from all over the south came to compete in the USTA Tennis on Campus Southern Championship in hopes to win a bid to the USTA Tennis on Campus National Championship.
Belmont Team A beat Georgia State University and Belmont Team B beat University of Tennessee Chattanooga. There were also several other matches that Belmont came very close to winning. Each member of the club team greatly enjoyed being able to get back out on the courts to compete in a truly competitive match. It was an opportunity for the team to get to know each other outside of practice and build friendships while also playing a sport they all have a passion for. Now knowing what the competition is like and having learned the unique rules of the Tennis on Campus program, the team is ready to focus harder in practice to be prepared to compete again in the spring.
The Belmont Club Tennis team was approved in September, and players have been practicing hard to prepare for competition. The club practices twice a week by drilling, working on match play, and playing other tennis games at Centennial Sportsplex.