Headquartered at the USTA National Campus, the USTA Collegiate Department hosts College MatchDay, The All-American College Combine and much more.
USTA College Events
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.
From the USTA National Campus Collegiate Series to Spring Break Tennis to the All-American College Combine, there are so many ways to catch current and future college stars at the Campus.
NCAA Championships in May
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.
College Tennis Education
The NCAA provides information on all compliance rules and regulations. Click Here to get started.
Direct link to the NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete manual.
USTA Collegiate Education
Learn More on the USTA College Education homepage.
Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and College Scores
The ITA serves as the governing body of college tennis for the NCAA, NAIA and JUCO.
View results from around the country on the ITA's R2 system.
Important links from the ITA:
Key Links on College and Junior Tennis:
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.
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Find a National Showcase or Event Near You!
-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.
-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.
Some of the USTA's Best Stories in College Tennis
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March 21, 2019 - NCAA Contenders: Michigan Women
March 14, 2019 - Spring Break Highlight: St. Cloud State
March 13, 2019 - NCAA Contenders: Duke Women
March 8, 2019 - Spring Break Highlight: Concordia College New York
March 1, 2019 - NCAA Contenders: Stanford Women
Feb. 28, 2019 - College MatchDay Wraps Up
Feb. 21, 2019 - Catching up with Florida and UCF
Feb. 14, 2019 - National Campus' First Military Match
Feb. 7, 2019 - American Collegians in the Pros
Feb. 5, 2019 - College MatchDay Continues to Heat Up for Duke vs. Tennessee
Jan. 29, 2019 - FSU-UF Rivalry Renewed
Jan. 24, 2019 - Collins' Run Highlights Benefits of Collegiate Tennis
Dec. 18, 2018 - Gordon, Rybakov Win Blizzard Wild Card Titles
Dec. 1, 2018 - USA Wins Master'U Title
Nov. 27, 2018 - College Spotlight: Florida's Oliver Crawford
Oct. 25, 2018 - College Spotlight: Gonzaga's Sophie Whittle
Sept. 13, 2018 - College Spotlight: Former Cal Bear Maegan Manasse
Aug. 29, 2018 - US Open with Former Ohio State Buckeye Francesca Di Lorenzo
Aug. 21, 2018 - Americans at the US Open
July 27, 2018 - College Spotlight: Winthrop's Lauren Proctor
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.
-Recap of the 2018 Blizzard Wild Card Challenge.
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.
Napa Valley Tennis Classic
Held in mid-September each year, the Napa Valley Tennis Classic features eight of the best junior boys from USTA Player Development joining a field of 24 college players. Cal-Berkeley men's head coach Peter Wright leads the charge and organization of the event. Eight gropus of four players (three college and one junior) play a round-robin format where the group winners advance to a shootout. Historically the winner receives a main draw wild card to a professional event.
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.
Learn more about collegiate tennis
Playing college tennis has benefitted numerous Americans in their pursuit of competing on the professional tour. Entering 2019, there were five former collegiate men ranked in the ATP Top 100 and seven in the ATP Top 200. Meanwhile, there were seven former collegiate women ranked in the WTA Top 200.
Several current and former players also experienced success to start off the 2019 campaign. Click Here to see who made headlines early in 2019.
Along with the USTA National Campus streaming almost every court thanks to PlaySight technology, college tennis facilities are increasingly adding PlaySight cameras across the country as well. Now fans have several options to tune in and watch college tennis matches throughout the season.
University of Central Florida
Collegiate tennis has been a cornerstone of the USTA National Campus, including the partnership between the National Campus and the University of Central Florida. The Collegiate Center serves as the home court for the UCF men’s and women’s tennis programs.