Frequently Asked Questions
How do Xavier students sign up?
At the beginning of every Fall semester, there is a Club Day on the Greenspace. Students have the opportunity to look around at all the various clubs on campus. The Xavier Club Tennis table is located near the other club sports. An officer will have a sign up sheet for all new and returning students. Within 1 week of Club Sports Day, there will be a Club Tennis meeting for all students who are interested in playing. You can also E-mail any of the club officers listed under "Coaching Staff" and they will happily assist you.
If I do want to play, what forms do I need to fill out?
There are three forms every club sport athlete must fill out: Assumption of Risk Waiver, Medical Health History Form, and the Physical Form. You can find these on the Club Sports webpage under downloads: http://www.xavier.edu/clubsports/ . We will also be handing them out during Club Day, and at our first meeting.
When should I complete my physical?
You can take the Xavier physical form to your primary doctor in your hometown during the summer so that it is ready for the Fall semester. This option is recommended. There is also a Physical day at Xavier's McGrath Health and Wellness Center on campus in September. Students must call and make an appointment. Walgreens and CVS also offer physicals for a small fee.
How much are Club Tennis dues and what do they cover?
Dues are $80 for two semesters of play, indoor included. Our rates are much less than other clubs. This covers uniforms (t-shirt), and indoor facility expenses. We do go to out of town tournaments (overnight) from time to time. Because our dues only cover practice and the occasional inter school play, we ask those members going pay anywhere from 20-40$ for the tournament. This is so those that are unable to go do not have to pay for a tournament they do not participate in. This fee is used towards tournament dues.
What are practices like?
Practices involve singles matches, doubles matches, and games. Some like to play games and others prefer match play. Club Tennis emphasizes fun and improvement. Players help each other get better and sometimes even teach new tennis players how to play. At the end, we like to gather and play a large group game. This type of activity promotes team bonding. Overall, Club Tennis likes to have fun and we encourage anyone and everyone who wants to learn to play tennis or continue playing tennis.