2015 USTA Tennis On Campus Fall Invitational Announced
30 Sep, 2015
Event to be Held Oct. 9-11 in Hilton Head Island
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced the 48 coed intramural and club tennis teams, representing colleges and universities throughout the country, have been selected to compete at the fifth annual USTA Tennis On Campus (TOC) Fall Invitational at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The event, taking place Oct. 9-11, serves as the national kickoff for the Tennis On Campus season and provides a great opportunity for students to compete for their colleges and universities.
The winner and runner-up from the tournament will qualify for an automatic bid to compete for the national title at the 2016 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship, to be held April 14-16, 2016, in Cary, N.C.
Following the tournament, schools will continue to compete within the USTA’s 17 regional sections.
USTA Tennis On Campus is designed to increase recreational tennis participation and provide socially competitive coed team play for students on college campuses. The USTA Tennis On Campus program features more than 35,000 college students competing nationwide in intramural and intercollegiate coed club play using the World TeamTennis format.
Since its inception in 2000, Tennis On Campus has grown significantly and today is played on more than 650 college campuses across the country. Developed by the USTA in partnership with NIRSA, World TeamTennis and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, 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. For more information, go to tennisoncampus.com.
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 720,000 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 Emirates Airline US Open Series, linking eight summer 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.
For more information, contact: Steve Pratt, BZAPR on behalf of the USTA, (310) 408-4555 or firstname.lastname@example.org