I: Name and Affiliations
The name of this organization is the Slippery Rock University Club Tennis Team. The program will also be affiliated with the USTA program called Tennis on Campus.
Article II: Objective and Purpose
The purpose of this organization is to provide students on the campus of Slippery Rock University with an opportunity to play competitive tennis. This will also give students an opportunity to participate on a competitive sports team.
Article III: Membership
Any one interested in participating on this Club Tennis team, will need to meet some requirements. Each student must obtain a GPA of a 2.0 or higher to play on the team. If a student does not meet this they will not be able to participate. Each student must be enrolled in Slippery Rock University at the time they are participating on the team.
Article IV: Officers
Section 1- There will be five officers in this particular club. The president of the club at this point is Brad Zangle. The vice president is James Norris, along with the secretary Luke Miller. Adam Shosky is the treasurer and our advisor will be Matt Meredith.
Section 2- The president of the club will preside over all the decisions that will be made on behalf of the team. The responsibility of the president will be to work closely with the advisor to create a schedule for the team to play. The president will also be responsible for setting up meetings, developing by laws for the team, and making sure that all members are meeting the requirements for membership.
Section 3- The Vice president will be responsible for the president’s duties if the president is not available or is absent. The Vice president will also work closely with the president and the advisor to make sure that the decisions they are making is benefiting the whole club.
Section 4- The secretary will have the responsibility of looking over membership and keeping the records of membership. They will also be responsible for taking attendance at any meetings or practices. In other words, the secretary will be the official record keeper on the club.
Section 5- The treasurer will be responsible for all the financial needs of the club team. Whether it is sending letters to alumni of the University for Financial Help or keeping track of the entrance fee into the club. The treasurer will be responsible for all financial decisions that are made by the club.
Section 6- In case a leader needs to be replaced, the members of the club will vote in a new member.
Article V: Committees
Article VI: Faculty Advisor
The faculty advisor will have the roll of looking over the whole club. They have the power to make any decisions about the club that they feel will help it in the best way. They will work closely with the president and other officers to make the club the best for everyone involved.
Article VII: Amendments
The constitution may be amended with a vote of 2/3 of the club. If it is any less the constitution may not be amended.
Article VIII: Ratification
This constitution is self-ratifying. If any changes wish to be made by the members of the club they may vote for an amendment.
Section 1: Membership
Each member of the team will be required to keep a 2.0 GPA or else the student athlete will be put onto probation. Probation will be a semester expulsion from the program until the student athlete can bring his/her GPA above a 2.0. The club will be run through USTA Campus Tennis, so each athlete will have to abide by the rules of the USTA. For example, during match play, an athlete must watch for language while playing. A student that has a 3.5 GPA or higher they will be recognized by the club as an exemplary student athlete.
Section 2: Fees
The only fee associated with the club will be a fifty dollar entrance fee. This will be necessary to fund trips to other schools and necessary equipment to conduct practices and matches. There are no penalty fines, just as I said before, probationary periods.
Section 3: Elections
The voting process for the club committee will be very simple. It will take place every year at the beginning of the season (August), and will be a simple majority vote. This makes it simple and quick. In case of a tie, the whole team will vote again between the two nominees to break the tie.
Section 4: Meeting
Meetings will be held most of the time after practices. Practices will be mandatory, so it will most likely be that most of the team will be present for the meetings following practice. It will be a simple lecture and discussion meeting, and everyone’s voice will be heard. In case of a situation where the team is seeking to amend this constitution, we will hold a meeting in a time and place where every team member is able to attend.
Section 5: Quorum
In the case of amending the constitution, it will be 2/3 of the team. Other than that, the decisions on behalf of the team will be discussed to gain the opinion of the athletes, but will ultimately be the decision of the president and vice president. Now, each decision is not set in stone, it may be amended like the constitution by 2/3 of the team.
Section 6: Amendment of the By-Laws
The By-Laws will go through the exact same system as the constitution regarding amendments. There will be a vote taken, and there must be a 2/3 majority vote in order to amend any of these By-Laws.