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Collegiate Tennis

Headquartered at the USTA National Campus, the USTA Collegiate Department hosts College MatchDay, The All-American College Combine and much more.

USTA Top 25

USTA Top 25

USTA Top 25

USTA Top 25

The USTA College Tennis Top 25 is announced every Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET during the regular season. Follow USTA's social media accounts and the hashtag #USTATop25 all year long.

 

2018 USTA College Tennis Top 25

Week 1 - Jan. 31

Week 2 - Feb. 7

Week 3 - Feb. 14

Week 4 - Feb. 21 

Week 5 - Feb. 28

Week 6 - March 7

Week 7 - March 14

Week 8 - March 21

Week 9 - March 28

Week 10 - April 4

Week 11 - April 11

Week 12 - April 18 

Week 13 - April 25

Week 14 - May 2 

Week 15 - May 23 (Final) 

The USTA College Tennis Top 25 debuted in 2017. Take a look back at the polls from its first year right here.

College MatchDay

College MatchDay

College MatchDay

College MatchDay

College MatchDay is a series of collegiate matches held each year in family-friendly, festive atmospheres to promote the collegiate game in the community and across the country. Admission is free, if reserved in advance, for each College MatchDay at the USTA National Campus, which features a free kids’ clinic, specialty food and drinks, games, giveaways and much more.

 

All College MatchDay events air live nationwide on the Tennis Channel. 

 

A promotional schedule and ticket information will be announced at a later date. 

 

Watch the 2019 Schedule Announcement 

 

2019 College MatchDay Schedule

Saturday, Feb. 2 - Florida vs. Florida State - 6 p.m. (Men)

Saturday, Feb. 9 - Duke vs. Tennessee - 6 p.m. (Men)

Saturday, Feb. 16 - Air Force vs. Army - 4 p.m. (Men/Women)

Sunday, Feb. 24 - Florida vs. UCF - 5:30 p.m. (Women)

Sunday, March 3 - Miami (Fla.) vs. UCF - 5 p.m.  (Men)

For a look back at past results, view the links below. 

 

2018 College MatchDay Results

Saturday, Feb. 3 - Florida vs. Florida State (Men & Women)

Friday, Feb. 9 - Georgia vs. Georgia Tech (Men)

Saturday, Feb. 24 - Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M (Men)

Saturday, March 3 - UCF vs. Michigan (Men & Women)

Sunday, April 1 - Florida vs. Texas (Women)

Sunday, April 15 - UCF vs. South Florida (Men)  

 

2017 College MatchDay Highlight 

Revisit the incredible 2017 match between Florida State and Florida.

All-American Combine

All-American Combine

All-American Combine presented by adidas

All-American Combine presented by adidas

The 2019 USTA All-American College Combine will be held June 16-20 at the USTA National Campus. More information will be announced when it is finalized. 

 

2018 USTA All-American College Combine presented by adidas

 

The second-annual USTA All-American College Combine presented by adidas took place June 18-21, 2018, at the USTA National Campus with Marcus McDaniel and Sophia Edwards claiming the titles. At the Combine, the athletes engage in a number of on- and off-court evaluations, including match play in front of college tennis coaches. The tournament's singles and doubles match results count toward each player’s Universal Tennis Rating, and the singles winners in 2017 and 2018 received a main-draw wild card into a USTA Pro Circuit $15,000 event.

 

2017 Inaugural Event Recap

2018 Fitness Test Results

2018 Match Play Results

2018 Video Recap 

2018 Finals Broadcast by USTA 

2018 Photos

2018 Recap on Girls Winner Sophia Edwards 

In-Depth with Two-Time Combine Participant Sophia Edwards

 

TennisRecruiting.net Features

One of the premier tennis websites featured a preview of the 2018 College Combine. Click Here to Read More 

 

Hear from college coaches and their experiences at the USTA College Combine. Click Here to Read More 

 

Diversity is on display at the College Combine. Click Here to Read More 

 

College tennis finds a home at the USTA National Campus. Click Here to Read More 

ITA & Education

ITA & Education

College Tennis Education

College Tennis Education

The ITA serves as the governing body of college tennis for the NCAA, NAIA and JUCO.

 

Visit the ITA homepage: ITATennis.com.

 

Key Links from ITATennis.com:

-Calendar of Events

-Coaching Education

-Rankings

-Results

-Rules

-Staff Directory

 

Key Links on College and Junior Tennis:

-TennisRecruiting

-CollegeTennisToday

-ZooTennis

-ParentingAces

 

Key College Tennis Stats 

-Since 2008-09, there have been at least 900 NCAA DI, DII and DIII women's tennis programs each season. There were 10,812 players in 2016-17.

-Since 1991-92, there have been at least 700 NCAA DI, DII and DIII men's tennis programs each season. There were 9,890 players in 2016-17.

-In 2017-18, there were 780 Tennis On Campus teams (club tennis). 

There are 1,000’s of opportunities to play college tennis. 

Learn More (PDF)

2019 Professional Pathway (ITF Restructuring) 

College Tennis General Information

Recruiting Information

Recruiting Checklist

Choosing a Pathway

Sample Email to a Coach

Glossary of College Tennis Terms

 

Find a National Showcase or Event Near You!

CLICK HERE to see an upcoming schedule of events for 2018-19 

 

PTM Degrees

-Turn your passion for tennis into a career and earn a degree in professional tennis management (PTM).
-Visit USTA.com/ptm to learn more.

-Video: Careers Beyond the Court 

 

Tennis on Campus

-Interested in playing club tennis in college? Visit TennisOnCampus.com for more information. 

 

US Open Credentials for Coaches

-All college coaches at every level are invited to apply for US Open credentials to recruit the junior event.

-If you are a college coach and are not receiving information through email by June each summer, please get in touch with Brian.Ormiston@usta.com.

 

Coaches Receptions

-Throughout the year, the USTA and ITA host coaches receptions at various events, including boys and girls nationals.

-Contact Brian.Ormiston@usta.com for more details. 

Spring Break Tennis

Spring Break Tennis

Spring Break Tennis

Spring Break Tennis

Spring Break Tennis is a program that helps schools organize their practices and matches while traveling throughout the Sunshine State. It has partnered with the National Campus to develop exciting schedules each year. 

 

The Campus entertains more than 300 schools every season. 

 

For schools looking to get involved, please email Paul Bellingham at paul@springbreaksports.com.  

 

2018 Spring Break Tennis Information

Competitive Pathway

Competitive Pathway

Competitive Pathway

Competitive Pathway

Player Development & Wild Card Linkages

-Visit the USTA PD Homepage for more on Team USA. 

-Visit the USTA PD Competitive Pathway Homepage for important information, including collegiate wild card linkages. 

 

International Tennis Federation

-Visit the ITF Homepage for more on the ITF. 

 

Collegiate National Team 

Team members receive grant money to play in USTA Pro Circuit events throughout the summer. Players selected to the team are required to commit to a full summer schedule of training and USTA Pro Circuit Tournament play. Players receive coaching and training throughout the summer, courtesy of USTA Player Development. While this includes support from USTA PD staff, current college coaches also join the Collegiate National Team on the road in the summer months.

 

Automatic qualifiers to the USTA Collegiate National Team include singles winners from: NCAA Championships (historically, Americans who win the NCAA singles and doubles titles have gotten main draw wild cards into the US Open), ITA All-Americans, ITA Fall Championships and USTA Collegiate Wild Card events, as well as the ITA Rookie of the Year and players ranked inside the ATP Top 600 and WTA Top 400.

 

Alumni of the Collegiate National Team who have charged on to have lasting impressions on the pro tours: Robin Anderson, J.C. Aragone, James Blake, Jennifer Brady, Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Danielle Collins, Francesca Di Lorenzo, Chris Eubanks, Irina Falconi, Nicole Gibbs, John Isner, Steve Johnson, Bradley Klahn, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Jamie Loeb, Mackenzie McDonald and Maria Sanchez.

Master'U BNP Paribas Team

Every fall, the top American collegiate players, three men and three women, represent the United States in the Master’U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition in France. Team USA has won the event seven times since 2009. The 2018 edition takes place in Grenoble Nov. 29-Dec. 2.

 

Announcement of 2018 Team USA 

Team USA History at the Master'U BNP Paribas Tournament 

Team USA Earns Runner-Up in 2017, Finishes in Top Two for Ninth-Straight Year 

Recap of the 2016 Team USA Victory

 

 

USTA PD Fellowship in Professional Coaching 

The Fellowship in Professional Coaching, open to college graduates, is structured to provide significant experiential training and opportunity for independent research in the field of professional tennis coaching. Fellows will become fully immersed in Player Development through weekly gatherings with coaches and through the examination of issues currently affecting American Tennis.

 

Visit the USTA Player Development Coaching Fellowship Program Homepage

 

Learn more about collegiate tennis

NCAA Postseason Championships

NCAA Championships 

 

The USTA National Campus will be the host site of the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships in 2019 and 2021, as well as the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships in 2022. 

 

The campus will host the nation’s top eight men’s and women’s collegiate programs that will compete for a team championship. It also will welcome the top 64 men and top 64 women competing for the NCAA singles titles and top 32 men’s and women’s doubles teams competing for the NCAA doubles crowns.

 

More information for fans and teams will be announced soon.  

USTA College Invitational at Albany (Bahamas)

USTA College Invitational at Albany

 

The USTA College Invitational at Albany is a fall event in Nassau, Bahamas, over the course of two weekends in September.

 

Partnering with the Albany Resort and Windsor Prep, the USTA invites men's and women's programs to participate in this memorable event in an unforgettable setting as they play a compass draw format. Players and guests stay at the Albany Resort or BahaMar Hotel.

 

Although the inaugural event in 2017 was washed out due to hurricanes, the 2018 edition featured six exciting programs. 

 

2018 USTA College Invitational at Albany 

Women

Sept. 14-16

LSU, NC State, South Florida

Men

Sept. 21-23

Auburn, Georgia Tech, Michigan 

Academy Cup

 

In September 2018, the USTA National Campus introduced the first Academy Cup, which witness eight teams venture to Orlando to battle for bragging rights and an addition to their trophy case.

 

Academies were made up of junior boys and girls and the teams were separated into two groups of four. Each team played each other in their group in a collegiate-style format where there were six singles matches, and if it was tied 3-3, doubles would decide the victor. After the round-robin matches, the group winners clashed in the finals where Saddlebrook topped Midtown, 4-2.

 

Click Here to check out the recap, list of academies who participated and photos. 

 

The next Academy Cup is scheduled for early September 2019 at the USTA National Campus. 

University of Central Florida / Latest News

University of Central Florida 

 

Collegiate tennis has been a cornerstone of the USTA National Campus, headlined by the partnership between the National Campus and the University of Central Florida. The Knights have made the Campus their own, with the Collegiate Center serving as the home court for the UCF men’s and women’s tennis programs. 

 

Read more about the UCF Knights.

Headlines from College Tennis 

 

Check out headlines from all over the country with the latest college tennis news.

 

College Tennis News

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