Telescopes, unless they are very small, are too heavy and cumbersome for a simple tripod. A few heavy-duty tripods, such as a surveyor's, can be sufficient.
A good mount for a telescope should be heavy and steady, as the magnification of the image will also magnify the slightest vibration in the mount.
Surveyor's mounts have been successfully adopted for telescopes; camera tripods, not so much - they are generally too flimsy. (The photo is not mine; it is taken from a Cloudy Nights ad).