Club Sport Spotlight: Tennis

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Some of the Club Sports here on Oakland University’s campus are hard to spot. To be successful, they don’t always practice in a campus facility. The Tennis Club practices over at Life Time Fitness. When the weather is nice, they will practice at the RAOC upper fields on the tennis courts.

This club is split between Practice and Travel Squad, with 27 different members. The Practice Squad welcomes any level of tennis with no limit or maximum on who can join and practices with the team. It’s about having a good time doing what they love. In order to join the Travel Squad, members must go through a try out to be considered to go to matches and tournaments.

During this past fall semester, the Travel group was incredibly successful. The Club hosted it’s own tournament called Grizz Bash, attended the Midland Tournament at Saginaw Valley State University and also competed in the Bulldog Beatdown hosted by Ferris State University. At all three of these tournaments, the Oakland University Tennis Club took first place! They also recently attended the BIG 10 Tournament, which is hosted by Michigan State University.

The Tennis Club also hosted a match tournament this past weekend on March 12th at Life Time Fitness. They played against Eastern and University of Michigan Dearborn having two Oakland groups represented and Oakland Tennis took both first and second. This is an exciting win and for the President Jaclyn Nasir she hopes to remain successful and of course have fun in tournaments.

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