Tennis on Campus Spotlight: Kent State

February 16, 2017 09:13 AM

In advance of the 2017 USTA Midwest Tennis on Campus Championships in Madison, Wisconsin February 17-19th, we are highlighting some of the teams competing in the event. Today's spotlight features the Kent State University Club Tennis team, who will be making their first TOC Championship appearance!

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How was your team formed, and how did members get involved in Tennis on Campus?

KentStateLogoKent State: A Kent State student and friend of mine from Brazil started an interest group on campus. After we discussed creating a team club on campus, we received a lot of interest through our Kent State Tennis facebook page. So in December of 2016 we officially became an organization. Prior to this year, we didn't have any sort of structured tennis team on campus since the late 1980s. After contacting USTA Midwest's Tennis on Campus coordinator Steve Wise with more information about USTA's Tennis On Campus program, we started once a week practices in the Spring of 2016 and played in our first tournament at Chagrin Valley Athletic Club (hosted by Cincinnati). 


What does your team do for fun?

Kent State: We practice once a week and create positive energy with music playing at practices. We also host events on campus in which the board and I invite members to these events through social media. We also had a cookout off campus last semester.


What makes your team unique?

Kent State: We are very well known for our black squirrels on campus.



How can interested players join your team?

Contact Club President Nick Adzema at nadzema@kent.edu



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