3 Tips for UT Tennis Dummies

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Have you ever wanted to go to a UT men’s tennis match but feared that if you went you know you would just be confused  the entire time? Don’t worry! You’re not alone, and this post should provide helpful tips and things you should know so you can attend a UT men’s tennis match more confidently.

1) Understand how team tennis works:

If you have never been to a collegiate tennis match, you might not initially understand how the scoring works. You may have seen scores such as : 4-2, 3-4, or 1-4, but what do theses scores mean? First of all, collegiate tennis matches are played as an entire team- that means that each individual tennis match provides points for the overall score; there are 7 possible points available, and they are divided between the doubles point and the 6 singles points. At the start of the match, three doubles matches will takes place between the two team. The first team to win 2 out of 3 doubles matches takes the doubles point! Immediately following that, there are 6 singles matches played for 1 point each; first team to get 4 points wins the match.

2) Understand where to sit:

There are many places that you can sit/stand to watch Texas play tennis, but a very important tip to know is that there will be an upwards of 6 tennis matches going on at the same time. With this being said, it is good to idea to sit in a spot in which all matches can be seen within the turn of a head.

3) Understand where to get the scores:

Be careful though because watching so many matches at once can get confusing and hard to keep focus. But if you lack focus or get a poor seat, the last tip I would suggest is to keep a live score update on your phone. With these updates, you will be able to continually check the scores of every match so you won’t miss a beat!

 

Here is the link to UT’s live score update:

http://sidearmstats.com/texas/mtennis/xlive.htm

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