The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced the field of 64 coed intramural and club tennis teams that have qualified to represent colleges and universities across the country in the 2017 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship. The annual event will be played at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., April 13-15.
The USTA Tennis On Campus program features more than 35,000 college students competing nationwide in intramural and intercollegiate coed club play. Since its inception in 2000, Tennis On Campus has grown significantly and today is played on more than 700 college campuses.
“The USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship is the premier recreational college tennis event in the country,” said Newlyn Wing, National Coordinator, USTA Tennis On Campus. “Tennis On Campus provides student-athletes with the unique combination of team competition in a fun, social environment. The National Championship is the culmination of these players’ hard work and allows them to represent their universities on a national stage.”
This year, seven schools will make their debut at Nationals in a field that also includes defending national champion Auburn University and the hometown University of Central Florida.
Teams participating in the Tennis On Campus National Championship have advanced through USTA section championship play or received automatic bids by winning at the Tennis On Campus Fall or Spring Invitational.
Click here for the full list of participating teams who have received bids for this year’s USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship.
Developed by the USTA in partnership with NIRSA and World TeamTennis, the Tennis On Campus program gives college students the opportunity to build leadership skills, network in a coed sports environment and compete on a college team without the rigors of playing in a varsity program. With year-round match play and regional and national championship competition, students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years.
Visit the Tennis On Campus website at TennisOnCampus.com for complete results, stories and photos. In addition, please follow #TennisOnCampus on social media throughout the tournament.
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 715,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking seven summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships and helps under-resourced youth and individuals with disabilities, and supports wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page,facebook.com/usta, or follow @usta on Twitter.
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