Fan Interest in College Tennis

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  1. balledematch28

    balledematch28 New User

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    I am in high school, and plan on playing D-1 tennis. I know there are a lot of college players on here. My question is: do any fans show up? Is there any interest in college tennis at all?
     
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  2. goober

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    I didn't play college tennis but I have gone to at least a dozen matches. I think depends on what college you go to. I went to watch some UCLA matches which seemed pretty well attended. I have also seen some D1 matches in the m idwest which were very poorly attended.
     
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  3. tykrum

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    The matches here have some decent crowds, nothing huge, but there are definitely people in the bleachers. Usually many people have to/choose to stand.
     
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  4. theace21

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    Some D1 schools have a nice set up to watch matches, that encourages people to come watch. UCLA has a great set up, other schools you are watching through chain link fences...
     
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  5. Dopke

    Dopke Semi-Pro

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    Yeah... definitely depends on the school.
     
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  6. Camilio Pascual

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    I watch a lot of women's college tennis at OSU. Most of the people seem to be friends and family. I talk a lot with the parents in the stands and have gotten some good hits with people while they are in town.
     
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  7. tennisnj

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    No interest @ the Big East school where I played. Only one set of aluminum bleachers that sat maybe 50, but still no one watched. Then again we were terrible, so who would watch anyways lol.
     
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