A new team has hit West Georgia. The Club Tennis Team provides students with the chance to compete with students from other universities, and gain experience at the same time. This semester students can attend practices to brush up on their tennis skills. There will also be tournaments where students can perform the skills they have been working on.

West Georgia has a women’s intercollegiate tennis team, but does not have a men’s intercollegiate tennis team. With this in mind student and tennis player Peter John Goulbourne decided that he wanted to start a campus organization allowing not just women, but all students to engage in tennis, as well as schedule competitive matches. “I wanted to do something where we could bring different people together, beginners or even professionals to play tennis.” said Goulbourne.  All students interested in playing competitive tennis are encouraged to see what the Club Tennis Team is all about.

The USTA Southern Championship is set on the schedule for this February in Auburn Al. At this tournament there will be students from other universities all over the south competing against one another, including The University of Georgia, Georgia Technical Institute, Auburn University, The University of Alabama, Macon State and many others.

The Club Tennis Team offers students who love the sport of tennis to engage in it and compete with others at the collegiate level as well. Before the team existed only women who tried out and made it on the tennis team could compete at the University at a collegiate level, but now men and women can play tennis and compete at the collegiate level regardless of gender or skill level.

“The Club Tennis Team was originally created to promote and develop the sport of tennis at West Georgia.” said Goulbourne. The love for tennis and bringing students together to play it is the main goal of the team at West Georgia. With so many options for students and other sports at West Georgia, the Club Tennis Team was created in hopes to give student tennis players a way to pursue their talents as well as be recognized as a collegiate athlete.

The team holds practices on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the tennis courts on campus near the campus center. If students are interested they should email Peter John Goulbourne at pgoulbo1@my.westga.edu for more information on how they can get involved, and when the next practice will be held.