University Tennis

Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by domosborn, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. domosborn

    domosborn Rookie

    Mar 1, 2010
    I am responsible for a small university program in the UK (4 outdoor courts, 2 teams of 4 players, approx 20 members)
    We are lucky enough to get a coach who is very qualified so he is running sessions for our team guys etc.

    Are there any ways that you guys could suggest for boosting numbers/increasing participation amongst students, anyone have any brilliant ideas??

  2. Bdarb

    Bdarb Hall of Fame

    Jun 20, 2012
    New England
    Have mixers, get young guys and girls in to play.

    We play a game called triples here, where one person is at the net, two people at the baseline. Then you have a pro near the net post who feeds. It gets fed to the person on the deuce side every time, and after every point everyone on each side rotates one position clockwise. It is volleyball style scoring also where you need to receive the feed to get a point, and if you win the point you get the next feed. The result is long strings of points for one side or a long time tied at like 10-11 or something. The point is it is different, there is no serving, the points are longer, and its a terrific cardio workout. You can get people of relatively varying skill levels playing together and having fun.

    At my club, we get four courts filled every friday with about 32 people at 20$ a head for an hour and a half. You can rotate courts and such to get everyone playing everyone else. This works for us anyway. We also have a bar that is open afterwards which doesn't hurt.

    You're in the UK, these are uni students, there must be a pub nearby.. :twisted:

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