So how does getting on the tennis team work in college?

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  1. RCizzle65

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    Do you have to get recruited or something to get on the team?
     
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  2. Swissv2

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    Yes, you can get recruited. You can also try out for the team.
     
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    Do most teams stage official try outs? What is the format typically (play exiting team members etc)?
     
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    Tryout formats depends on the school. Our D1 team had 10 tryouts, only accepting 1 to the team. The 10 tryouts played each other, and I was responsible for reviewing their abilities and gave the coach my picks. In the end, the coach took his and my picks, and made a final decision.
     
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    it depends on the school you go to. i go to a d3 school and it's pretty much a walk on team. you can usually call your coach on the schools website to find out the info.
     
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    Get in touch with the coach, in men's D1 there are always walk ons due to the scholly situation and some drop off the team as the season progresses.
     
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  7. RCizzle65

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    Do most colleges have tennis teams? At least state colleges? I mean I'm really not that great, in fact I probably suck compared to a lot of people, but I don't flat out suck, I just really love playing tennis for fun but I've never gotten a private lesson or anything but I've always wanted to do one to get better, but it just never occurred...
     
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    I say go for it! You never know if you don't try and you only have four years/opportunities. The sooner you try out, the more experience you gain.
     
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    My alma mater has a walk-on tournament every fall. The winner earns a spot on the team. Other than that, most players on the D1 level are recruited.
     
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