Weather a Non-Factor for Georgia Tennis

Check out the tennis blog post I did for my multiplatform storytelling sports class. It was my first time writing about tennis, so take it with a grain of salt!

Perfect 10nis

By Elizabeth Grimsley

While most University of Georgia students play in the snow on their day off from school, the men’s and women’s tennis teams are hard at work. Both teams qualified to the 2014 ITA National Indoor Championships after a strong showing this past weekend in the first round.

For the men, it was the 11th-straight year the team has qualified to the championships. The men have qualified to every national indoor championship since the tournament began in 1973 — except for one. On the women’s side, the team is headed to its 24th championship.

Although most sports either take up residence on an outdoor playing field or are exclusively indoors, tennis works differently. Players and teams have the advantage of practicing indoors or out when the weather isn’t ideal.

During the cold winter months, teams participate in the indoor season where competitions and matches are played indoors…

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