After careful consideration and review from the Club Sport Council, Club Tennis has been permitted to continue with practices alongside several guidelines and changes to ensure our players health and safety.
Player and team capacity has been limited to roughly 20 players in order to accommodate 6 feet social distancing guidelines while inside the Bubble and all players will be required to wear masks during practices. Thankfully, the team has the opportunity to continue to travel to various tournaments with review and approval from Club Sports on a case-by-case basis. We plan to continue practices as normally as possible, including various games, drilling, and match play to provide our players with the best possible experience and ability to improve upon their tennis skills.
Although the circumstances are not ideal, we are excited to be able to welcome back some of our returning players, as well as a few new players. Tryouts will be held Monday September 21, Tuesday September 22, and Thursday September 24 from 9-10:30 PM in the Tennis Bubble in order to fill the remaining open spots on the team. For the Fall semester, we have made the tough decision to suspend our non-competitive team for the time being, until our capacity limits increase, after which we hope to be able to return to our original operations with both non-competitive and competitive team practices.
Club Tennis Exec understands that the parameters are not ideal for many of our returning and incoming players, however, we promise to keep you all updated and informed on any changes that may arise throughout the semester and the following. We hope to be back to our normal schedule next semester, but for right now, we are just excited to be allowed the opportunity to play some tennis:) To everyone, stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you out on the courts soon!
After receiving the exciting news that students will be allowed to return to campus in August, we can officially begin to look forward to another great year and season for Butler Club Tennis.
Although there are still many logistics to figure out, Club Tennis is hoping to resume practices as normal this fall and our executive team is is doing everything in their power to make that happen. Our players cannot wait to get back in the Tennis Bubble and show off their skill and we cannot wait to see all of the new talent as well this upcoming fall.
From Butler Club Tennis, to you, we hope that you and your loved ones are still staying safe and enjoying some summertime activities as the country begins to reopen. Don’t forget to grab a friend, pick up that racket, and hit the courts. And as always, GO DAWGS!
With students hoping to return to campus in the fall, this year’s Club Tennis Executive Team is getting excited for a new season and to meet all of our new and incoming players.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, sports around the country, both collegiate and professional, have been greatly affected. During the spring 2020 semester, our travel team was preparing for the Spring Invitational in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, the night before our scheduled departure, Butler announced it’s closure for the remainder of the semester. Unfortunately, due to the spread of the pandemic, our team was not able to attend the tournament, which was later cancelled. This was a huge bummer for all of our players attending, as they were very much looking forward to the chance to play in Vegas and compete for a top spot in the tournament.
Despite the unforeseen circumstances regarding the pandemic, Butler Club Tennis had an outstanding year last year and went out swinging. We are looking forward to our upcoming season and all of the practices, tournaments, and memories it has in store for each of us. Each and every one of our players has a strong passion for this sport and we cannot wait to have everyone back on campus playing together. There is always a lively yet competitive atmosphere in the tennis bubble that I guarantee all our players miss.
There are high hopes for the upcoming year and we are excited to see everyone’s faces on campus! We hope that our players and their families are finding ways to stay safe and active during these trying times, and hopefully have the chance to pick up a racket again real soon.
And as always, GO DAWGS!!