Travel Team

The Penn State Tennis Club is comprised of two parts: a Regular Club that holds weekly court hours with play against other members in the club, and a Travel Team that practices at a different time from the Regular Club and plays in several tournaments against other universities throughout the year.

What's the difference between the Regular Club and the Travel Team?

Regular Club

200+ people

All ability levels

Intraclub play

No mandatory court hours

$30/semester

Travel Team

20 people (10 men and 10 women)

Tryout required

Matches against other schools

Mandatory practices*

$150/semester

Who's on the Travel Team?

The Travel Team roster has not been set yet.

How do I try out for the Travel Team?

In order to try out for the Travel Team, you must first register for the club and become a member. This means following all of the steps outlined on the Join page. On your sign-up form, you must indicate that you would like to play in the Kick-Off Tournament, as well as your intention to try out for the team. If you have already filled out your sign-up form and need to edit it, you can do so in the Account Settings.

When is the Kick-Off Tournament?

The time and date for the Kick-Off Tournament has not been set.

What should I do if I have a conflict with the Kick-Off Tournament?

If you absolutely cannot play in the Kick-Off Tournament because of another conflict, please email the Travel Team Captain to discuss an alternative way to try out. We ask that you try your best to play in the Kick-Off Tournament to avoid this situation.

How do I make the team?

Based on your results in the Kick-Off Tournament, and how much you impress the Travel Team Captain, you would be invited to call-backs. From there, you would compete against others who are trying to make the team, and after a few days, the Travel Team Captain will make his or her final selections for the team.

What should I do if I don't make the team?

Even if you don't make the team, we strongly encourage you to remain active in the club. Because tryouts for the Travel Team are so competitive, there are a lot of really good players who don't make the team who still actively participate. Within the Regular Club, you will definitely be able to find competitive matches.

What about tournaments?

The Travel Team travels to several tournaments throughout the year, usually on a weekend. Most of these tournaments take place in the Northeastern United States. The Travel Team will also play in the National Campus Championships if the team qualifies. The Travel Team has qualified for these Championships the past several years, and has played in states such as North Carolina and Arizona.*

Can I try out for the Travel Team after final selections for the team have been made?

Once the Kick-Off Tournament and call-backs have ended, and final selections of the roster have been made, there is no way to try out for the team.

Additional questions?

After reading this page, if you still have any questions, please feel free to contact the Travel Team Captain, or send us an email at PSUtennisclub@gmail.com.
*The Travel Team Captain would expect you to participate in at least 3 out of 4 practices per week during Outdoor Hours, and at least 1 of 2 practices per week during Indoor Hours. You would also be expected to set aside 2 or 3 weekends per semester to travel to tournaments.
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