Club Tennis aims to foster a community of tennis players who gather weekly to play tennis and compete to enhance athletic, strategic, and teambuilding abilities.
Contact: Taylor Reese '19
History of Organization
Since its foundation, Club Tennis was active on and off for several years, but had stopped in 2005 due to lack of interested members. Club Tennis was restarted at Washington and Lee in 2013, and we have had more members every year. Last Fall term, we attended out first USTA Sectional Tournament, won two rounds, advanced to the silver bracket, and took home the tournament's sportsmanship award! We also attended two invitational tournaments during Winter term. We are looking forward to hosting the inaugural George and Bob invitational tournament over reading days in the Fall of 2016.
The mission of Club Tennis is to create and foster a community of tennis players who gather weekly to play tennis and compete to enhance athletic, strategic, and teambuilding abilities.
Requirements for Membership
The Club Tennis team is open to all members of the undergraduate population and law school. Any student may come to practices. However, interested students must pay yearly dues to be considered a member. All members are required to pay dues, come to at least one practice per week on average. participate in at least one non-practice activity per year. Non-practice activities include tournaments, dual matches, philanthropy events, and fundraising events.
Benefit to Washington and Lee University and the Surrounding Community
Many tennis players come to Washington and Lee who are not interested in playing tennis as a Varsity sport yet would still like to have a team, have opportunities to meet new players, and play competitive matches. We provide these opportunities through practices and competitive tournaments that require a minimal time commitment for interested students.
Organization of Leadership
The officer team consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Social Media Chair. The officer team will be responsible for setting dues for each year, making the practice schedule each term, planning all tournaments, and organizing club events.
The President will serve as the captain of the team, and will lead the officer team, set the agenda for team and officer meetings, lead practices, disperse information to team members and officers, keep contact with Ray Ellington (W & L Athletics) and Shell Woods (USTA, mid-Atlantic section), fulfill the role of captain at club tennis at tournaments, and communicate with other club tennis presidents.
The Vice President will assist the president in all duties, plan practices, create and distribute applications for officer positions, keep a roster of all members with names, emails, t shirt sizes and class years, update the email group, informally keep attendance when necessary at club events, and take minutes at meetings.
The Treasurer will be in charge of the team's finances. They will with work work with the President to set and maintain the budget (through Webadvisor), approve all expenses for equipment and tournaments, reimburse expenses through the business office, and charge each member for club dues.
The Social Media Chair will maintain and regularly post to all social media accounts, send out weekly practice reminders be email, and design the team t shirt each year.
Current officers for 2016-17
President: LeGrand Northcutt, ‘17
Co Vice President: Taylor Reese, ‘19
Co Vice President: Cecelia Weingart. ‘19
Treasure: Ryder Babik, ‘19
Social Media Chair: Alexis Tabb, ‘17