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Fall Practice and Travel Team Tryout Information!
September 4th, 2016 by Jon Mulvey

Fall Quarter Practice and Travel Team Tryout Information!I'm extremely excited to announce that our first club practice of the 2016/2017 academic year will be held on Tuesday, September 13th from 9:00 to 11:00pm at Lakeshore Sport and Fitness.

If you plan on attending the first fall practice, please click here to RSVP and reserve your spot. As always, we will be accepting walk-ins, but given a limited amount of space this year, first priority will be given to all those who RSVP ahead of time. Once you fill out the form, you will receive a follow-up email from me with all of the information you need to know before attending practice.

We will have a table at the Lincoln Park Student Involvement Fair this Friday, September 9th from 1:00-4:00pm for anyone looking to learn more about the club before practices start next week. You will have an opportunity to meet the club's officers, sign-up for our mailing list, and ask any questions you might have about who we are and what we do.

If you are an incoming freshman or new member and are interested in trying out for our competitive travel team (and representing DePaul on court in Orlando, Florida and Tucson, Arizona), please reach out to me at jon@depaulclubtennis.org ASAP to setup a tryout. I'm able to work around your schedule.

I hope to see all of you soon and don't forget to reserve your spot at the first practice!

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USTA Nationals/Spring Invite Recap and Results!
August 2nd, 2016 by Jon Mulvey

USTA Nationals/Spring Invitational Recap and Results!Hello again, everyone. There are lots of updates, which I hope you were already able to follow on social media. Our A team traveled to Nationals in North Carolina and won the Bronze Bracket, while our B team traveled to Arizona for its first ever national-level tournament.

Having qualified for Nationals for only the second time in the history of our club, we struggled on the first day in Cary, North Carolina, losing matches to Minnesota, Texas A&M, and Arizona State. This put us in the Bronze Bracket for the last two days of the tournament. After beating NY-Stoney Brook and the University of Delaware on Friday, we beat UC-Santa Barbara and then Harvard University in the final on Saturday to end the tournament on an unbelievably high note. Special recognition goes out to seniors Andrea Kinnerk and Andrew Weitzer who finished off the mixed doubles set to cap their four-year club tennis careers here at DePaul. All in all, 49th place in the country and a tournament medal to go with it isn't all that bad of a weekend.

The previous week, our B team traveled to Tucson, Arizona to take part in their first ever national-level tournament. During three days of matches, they beat teams from UC-Santa Cruz, Northern Arizona, and Arizona State, finishing higher than several other A teams from the Midwest. In their first full season, the B team finished with a winning record of 9-4.

With the 2015/2016 season now officially in the books, we start looking forward to 2016/2017. Information regarding fall practices and travel team tryouts will be posted at the start of September, but, for now, make sure to follow us on all of our social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

If you have any questions regarding the club, they can be address to me at jon@depaulclubtennis.org.

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A Bid to Nationals and Midwest Leader of the Year?!
February 25th, 2016 by Jon Mulvey

A Bid to USTA Tennis on Campus Nationals and USTA Midwest Leader of the Year?!Well, this past weekend went better than anyone in our club could have possibly hoped. We finished in 6th place overall at USTA Midwest Sectionals in Madison (our highest finish EVER), earned a bid to USTA Tennis on Campus Nationals in April, and I won USTA Midwest Leader of the Year. Who saw all of that coming? Not me.

In all honesty, I can't put into words just how proud I am of our team and how well we played this past weekend. Not only did we win our pool at Sectionals for the first time, but we also came from three games behind going into mixed doubles to beat Notre Dame and win our first ever round of sixteen match. We lost a close match in the quarterfinals against eventual runners-up Wisconsin, but we recovered to beat a great team from Butler to earn our place at Nationals in Cary, North Carolina this April.

For our seniors, everything has come full circle. In 2013, when they were freshmen, we earned an automatic bid to Nationals as USTA Midwest Club of the Year. This year, as seniors, we've qualified for Nationals solely because of how strong we were on the court. Ask the me from four years ago if we could ever qualify for Nationals by finishing top six in the Midwest and I would have laughed and called you crazy.

Winning the USTA Midwest Tennis on Campus Leader of the Year award is not just recognition for me, it's for ALL OF US as a club. It's recognition of how far we've come over the past five years and of all that we've accomplished together. I wouldn't have been able to do everything I've done without a truly exceptional team behind me.

As a famous singer once said: We've come a long way, baby. I can't wait to see where we go from here.

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Winter Quarter Practices Have Started/Join Today!
January 19th, 2016 by Jon Mulvey

Winter Quarter Practices Have Started/Join Today!I hope everyone had a fantastic winter break and I hope you're enjoying the start of winter quarter. Tuesday night practices at Lakeshore started last week. Even if you missed the first week, you're still more than welcome to join us for the rest of winter quarter!

What do you need to do to join our weekly indoor practices? Just simply show up to Lakeshore Sport and Fitness on Fullerton at 9:00pm on Tuesday nights with $40 to cover your club dues and you're good to go for the rest of winter quarter. We accept any and all levels at Tuesday night practices, so, if you want to play, you're more than welcome to attend. Club t-shirts (featuring the design modeled by our friend Roger) will arrive in February. Pay your dues and you receive one for free.

If you haven't played with us before, please fill out our recruit questionnaire to let me know more about you.

Our travel team schedule for both our A and B teams is set for the rest of the year. If you're interested in seeing where we're going and who we'll be playing, make sure to check out our schedule page for the dates and locales.

As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to let me know. All of my contact information is on our officer contacts page.

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Thank You for the Practice, DePaul Women's Tennis!
November 5th, 2015 by Jon Mulvey

Thank You for the Practice, DePaul University Women's Tennis!First off, I need to start with a huge thank you to Coach Mark Ardizzone and DePaul University Women's Tennis. For the the third year in a row, Mark and I worked to organize a special joint practice between his girls and our full club at Lakeshore. Forty club members/friends participated and it was, I have to say, the best one yet. Long may these events continue. (Watch the video from the event on our YouTube channel.)

Also in the news since my last post in September, assuming you haven't followed along on social media, we had 67 people at our first practice of the year on Tuesday, September 22nd! That's the largest practice we've had in the history of our club. Everyone has been great the entire quarter, really--we've had over 40 people at every practice so far! Great, right?

On the competitive front, our travel team has gone 18-7 this fall at tournaments in Champaign, Milwaukee, and here in Chicago. It's not the best record we've ever had, but we had a lot of results of which we can be proud: our A team placed 4th at the 16-team Illini Invite in Champaign (in spite of the fact we only had one girl), our B team placed 3rd at the 16-team Cream City Classic in Milwaukee, and we went 4-0 at a recent 6-team event we hosted here in Chicago. We've still never lost a match at Lakeshore Sport and Fitness.

This weekend, we wrap up our fall travel schedule at the 32-team Badger Classic in Madison, Wisconsin. Our last practice of the fall is on Tuesday, November 17th before we pick back up at the start of January in 2016.

If you haven't already, make sure to visit the media page to check out the videos we've posted this fall.

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