Fall Practice and Travel Team Tryout Information!
September 4th, 2016 · by
extremely excited to announce that our first club practice of the
2016/2017 academic year will be held on Tuesday, September 13th from 9:00 to 11:00pm
at Lakeshore Sport and Fitness.
If you plan on attending the first fall practice,
click here to RSVP and reserve your spot. As always, we will be accepting walk-ins, but given
amount of space this year, first priority will be given to all those who RSVP
ahead of time. Once you fill out the form, you will receive a follow-up email from me
with all of the information you need to know before attending practice.
We will have a table at the Lincoln Park Student Involvement
Fair this Friday, September 9th from 1:00-4:00pm for anyone looking
to learn more about the club before practices start next week. You will
opportunity to meet the club's officers, sign-up for our mailing list,
and ask any questions you might have about who we are and what we do.
If you are an incoming freshman or new member and are interested in
trying out for our competitive travel team (and representing
DePaul on court in Orlando, Florida and Tucson, Arizona), please reach out to me at
email@example.com ASAP to setup a tryout.
I'm able to work around your schedule.
I hope to see all of you soon and don't forget to
reserve your spot at the first practice!
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USTA Nationals/Spring Invite Recap and Results!
August 2nd, 2016 · by
again, everyone. There are lots of updates, which I hope you were already
able to follow on
social media. Our A team traveled
to Nationals in North Carolina and won the Bronze Bracket, while
our B team traveled to Arizona for its first ever national-level
Having qualified for Nationals for only the second time in the history
of our club, we struggled on the first day in Cary, North Carolina,
losing matches to Minnesota, Texas A&M, and Arizona State. This put us
in the Bronze Bracket for the last two days of the tournament. After
beating NY-Stoney Brook and the University of Delaware on Friday,
beat UC-Santa Barbara and then Harvard University in the final on
Saturday to end the tournament on an unbelievably high note. Special
recognition goes out to seniors Andrea Kinnerk and Andrew Weitzer who
finished off the mixed doubles set to cap their four-year club tennis
careers here at DePaul. All in all, 49th place in the country and a
tournament medal to go with it isn't all that bad of a weekend.
The previous week, our B team traveled to Tucson, Arizona to take part
in their first ever national-level tournament. During three days of
matches, they beat teams from UC-Santa Cruz, Northern Arizona, and
Arizona State, finishing higher than several other A teams from the
Midwest. In their first full season, the B team finished with a winning
record of 9-4.
With the 2015/2016 season now officially in the books,
we start looking forward to 2016/2017. Information regarding fall
practices and travel team tryouts will be posted at the start of
September, but, for now, make sure to follow us on all of our social
If you have any questions regarding the club, they can be address to me
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A Bid to Nationals and Midwest Leader of the
February 25th, 2016 · by
this past weekend went better than anyone in our club could have
possibly hoped. We finished in 6th place overall at USTA Midwest
Sectionals in Madison (our highest finish EVER), earned a bid to
USTA Tennis on Campus Nationals in April, and I won USTA Midwest
Leader of the Year. Who saw all of that coming? Not me.
In all honesty, I can't put into words just how proud I am of our team
and how well we played this past weekend. Not only did we win our
pool at Sectionals for the first time, but we also came from three
games behind going into mixed doubles to beat Notre Dame and win our
first ever round of sixteen match. We lost a close match in the
quarterfinals against eventual runners-up Wisconsin, but we recovered to
beat a great team from Butler to earn our place at Nationals in Cary,
North Carolina this April.
For our seniors, everything has come full circle. In 2013, when they
were freshmen, we earned an automatic bid to Nationals as USTA
Midwest Club of the Year. This year, as seniors, we've qualified for
Nationals solely because of how strong we were on the court. Ask the me
from four years ago if we could ever qualify for Nationals by finishing
top six in the Midwest and I would have laughed and called you crazy.
Winning the USTA Midwest Tennis on Campus Leader of the Year
award is not just recognition for me, it's for ALL OF US as a club. It's
recognition of how far we've come over the past five years and of all
that we've accomplished together. I wouldn't have been able to do
everything I've done without a truly exceptional team behind me.
As a famous singer once said: We've come a long way, baby. I can't wait
to see where we go from here.
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Winter Quarter Practices Have Started/Join Today!
January 19th, 2016 · by
hope everyone had a fantastic winter break and I hope you're enjoying
the start of winter quarter. Tuesday night practices at Lakeshore
started last week. Even if you missed the first week,
you're still more than welcome to
join us for the rest of winter quarter!
What do you need to do to join our weekly indoor practices? Just simply
show up to Lakeshore Sport and Fitness on Fullerton at 9:00pm
on Tuesday nights with $40 to cover your club dues and you're good
to go for the rest of winter quarter. We accept any and all levels at
Tuesday night practices, so, if you want to play, you're more than
welcome to attend. Club t-shirts (featuring the design modeled by
our friend Roger) will arrive in February. Pay your dues and you
receive one for free.
If you haven't played with us before, please fill out our
to let me know more about you.
Our travel team
schedule for both our A and B teams is set for the rest
of the year. If you're interested in seeing where we're going and who
we'll be playing, make sure to
check out our schedule page for the
dates and locales.
As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel
free to let me know. All of my contact information is on our
officer contacts page.
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Thank You for the Practice, DePaul Women's Tennis!
November 5th, 2015 · by
off, I need to start with a huge thank you to Coach Mark Ardizzone
and DePaul University Women's Tennis. For the the third year in a
row, Mark and I worked to organize a special joint practice between his
girls and our full club at Lakeshore. Forty club members/friends
participated and it was, I have to say, the best one yet. Long may these
events continue. (Watch
the video from the event on our YouTube channel.)
Also in the news since my last post in September, assuming you haven't
followed along on
social media, we had 67 people at
our first practice of the year on Tuesday, September 22nd! That's
the largest practice we've had in the history of our club. Everyone has
been great the entire quarter, really--we've had over 40 people at
every practice so far! Great, right?
On the competitive front,
our travel team has gone 18-7 this fall
at tournaments in Champaign, Milwaukee, and here in Chicago. It's not
the best record we've ever had, but we had a lot of results of which we
can be proud: our A team placed 4th at the 16-team Illini Invite in
Champaign (in spite of the fact we only had one girl), our B team placed
3rd at the 16-team Cream City Classic in Milwaukee, and we went 4-0 at a
recent 6-team event we hosted here in Chicago. We've still never lost
a match at Lakeshore Sport and Fitness.
This weekend, we wrap up our fall travel schedule at the 32-team Badger
Classic in Madison, Wisconsin. Our last practice of the fall is on
Tuesday, November 17th before we pick back up at the start of January in
If you haven't already,
make sure to visit the media page to check out the videos we've posted
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