Anon. asked in SportsTennis · 8 years ago

Should I tryout for my school's tennis team?

I don't have any tennis experience and have never played before. I've only played Badminton. Tryouts are this week so I don't really have time to practice. D: Do you think that I have a chance of making it to the girls tennis team? :)

11 Answers

Relevance
  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Go for it! :) Tennis is an amazing sport. I can't totally say that badminton really prepares you for it because it's much slower. But the idea is there. On my tennis team half the girls didn't know how to play. My coach teaches them all and they all got to play JV matches. Another story- my friend who is a junior plays first singles (the best on the team) had never picked up a racquet in her life and caught on quickly :) To prepare- obviously you can't learn how to play tennis in a week. I suggest going for a few runs (coaches are really impressed if you are in shape) also, watch tennis. there is ALWAYS something on! Try the tennis channel 838 on comcast. Or just look up clips on youtube.

    Source(s): I play third singles for my high school team plus a club team.
  • 8 years ago

    Absolutely, tennis is an awesome sport and you have nothing to lose being a beginner. If your afraid you wont make it just remember to keep the ball in play and not double fault during the tryouts. You will do fine if you can play badminton since that takes more hand eye cordination than tennis does, although tennis takes a bit more racquet control.

    Source(s): college tennis player
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    In a way, tennis and badminton are similar, so I'd say if you're good at badminton, there's a fairly good chance you'll be good at tennis. If you're interested in being on the tennis team, go right ahead and try out. It never hurt anyone to try.

    Good luck!(: xoxo

  • pi
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    They are pretty much the same concept except the tennis net is lower. The strokes may be a little different feeling since you need to put topspin on a tennis ball but really it's the same type of thing. You may not be the best player but if you make it you're obviously good enough so go for it.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 8 years ago

    The truth is tennis is entirely different from badminton, table tennis or squash. you might be a good player of badminton even if you play it the first time but tennis needs practice and skill and that you realize as you jump in the court and play your first stroke. But you might consider reading good guides and lectures at http://yocto-tennis-club.com

    Source(s): experience
  • 8 years ago

    i tried out for tennis for school when i just starting playing it. that there is not many people who tried out for tennis so i automatics made the team. badminton helps you little bit knowledge on tennis since rules are similar. so it never hurts to try out.

    Source(s): personal experience
  • Pamela
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    well most players on the high school tennis team in my community have been playing for much more then a year, but if you know how to spin a ball that should help you since your fast think about track or a running team/club

  • Miaow
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Depends on how good the people are on the tennis team. Who knows? You may actually make it in.

    Source(s): just have fun and stay calm
  • 8 years ago

    You never know until you try. you should practice with your friends before the tryouts and hopefully you will make it. there are other people who are in worser situation than you are .so TRY!

    Source(s): experience
  • It wouldn't hurt, and you might have fun with it. If you don't do well, quit. You might've heard "You never know unless you try," but it really fits your situation. Good luck:)

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.