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Introducing Tennis On Campus

TennisRecruiting.net is an online home for junior tennis players who have the ability to play tennis in college. However, many juniors opt to not play tennis at the varsity level for a variety of reasons. Can those players still have a satisfying tennis experience in college? Of course! That tennis experience is the mission of the USTA's Tennis On Campus program...

 

Welcome to the USTA's Tennis On Campus program!

The USTA's Tennis On Campus program is designed to provide college students with opportunities for team camaraderie, social networking, and rivaled competition through tennis without the rigors of a varsity program. Perfect for athletes who have chosen not to make the jump from high school to college varsity, Tennis On Campus offers co-ed team-based play, regional and national championship competition, and helps students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years. Currently, the program is offered on over 500 college campuses and services over 30,000 students.

 

USTA National Campus Championship

The USTA National Campus Championship is the pinnacle of the Tennis On Campus program. Hosted in partnership by the USTA, National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), World TeamTennis (WTT), and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), this venue features 64 college and university co-ed teams competing for bragging rights and the illustrious title of National Champion. Club Tennis Teams can qualify for a bid to the USTA National Campus Championship through participation in their USTA Campus Championship - Section Event or by applying for an at-large/first-come, first serve bid.

 

USTA Campus Championship - Section Events

Each of the USTA's 17 sections offers a USTA Campus Championship - Section Event in their respective region of the country. Designed to provide a competitive play opportunity "closer to home," these high quality events help pull teams together for a fun-filled weekend of co-ed team play, social networking, and leadership development.

Over the years, these events have grown in number, size, and quality, and have continually been linked to the USTA National Campus Championship. In 2008, 39 of the 64 club tennis teams competing in the USTA National Campus Championship received automatic bids by competing in their respective USTA Campus Championship - Section Event. Like the USTA National Campus Championship, the USTA Campus Championship - Section Events feature the World TeamTennis format. Club tennis teams can gain entry to their respective event by contacting their USTA section's Tennis On Campus Coordinator.

The 2007-2008 USTA Campus Championship - Section Events hosted a total of 2,096 players on 276 teams from 180 different colleges and universities from across the country!

 

Tennis On Campus Leagues and Series, Club Tennis Tournaments, and Extramural Play

A variety of additional play opportunities are available for Tennis On Campus participants. There are currently 15 Tennis On Campus Leagues and Series that offer both tournaments and match play. In addition, there is a growing list of Other Tennis On Campus Events throughout the country, which are primarily student run club tennis team events, to help keep you and your teammates playing year round!

 

Tennis On Campus

All across the country, college students are becoming a part of exciting co-ed tennis action that keeps their competitive fire burning and offers some serious fun, too! If you played tennis on your high school team and miss the competition, or if you're new to tennis and are just looking to meet some friends who share the same interest - this is it!

If you're an individual looking to join the program at your school or a club tennis team looking to set up a match with other club tennis teams, you're in the right place. Check out the list of Tennis On Campus Programs and get in touch with the program of your choice directly! If there isn't a program at your school, we'll help you set one up - just drop us an e-mail!

 

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8-Oct-2014
Interview with USTA National Collegiate Coach Stephen Amritraj
Stephen Amritraj joined the USTA as a National Coach in January of this year and was recently named its National Collegiate coach. Amritraj played at Duke from 2002-2006, and after a brief stint on the tour, began coaching ATP professionals in Southern California, where he grew up. Colette Lewis of ZooTennis.com talked with Amritraj about the USTA Collegiate Team program which assists American college players as they transition to professional careers.

23-Aug-2014
Premiere of Inside College Tennis with Tony Minnis at Wichita State
The Bill Rodman Production Shoppe has completed production of the 4th episode of Inside College Tennis and premieres on Tennis Channel featuring Wichita State University. The show premieres tonight, Saturday, August 23rd at 10pm ET, on The Tennis Channel. Meet Colin Foster, Head Women's Coach and Brad Louderback, Head Men's Coach is this episode and come to understand why each coach says: "Our team is a like family."

27-Jun-2014
The Value of Front Court Skills in College Tennis
I've had several recruits ask for training suggestions as they make the transition to college. A common theme between the three programs I've been part of the past few years has been the amount of work put into developing doubles skills, especially with freshmen. Recruiting players who can make immediate contributions to the doubles lineup has become harder to do, so my suggestion to young players in general is to develop the ability to play the net.

 
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