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 at the Campus
The USTA National Campus is 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 hosts the nation’s top eight men’s and women’s collegiate programs that compete for a team championship. It also welcomes 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
Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)
-The ITA serves as the governing body of college tennis for the NCAA, NAIA and JUCO.
-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).
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Find a National Showcase 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.
Some of the USTA's Best Stories in College Tennis
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June 20, 2019 - Maddie Kobelt: On Double Duty at the Campus
June 19, 2019 - College Combine: Fitness Testing with Mark Kovacs
May 2, 2019 - NCAA Contenders: Ohio State men
May 2, 2019 - NCAA Contenders: USC men
April 24, 2019 - Saint Michael's Puts Vermont Tennis on the Map
April 23, 2019 - Azusa Pacific Aims for the D-II Trophy
April 16, 2019 - NCAA Contenders: Vanderbilt Women
April 15, 2019 - Combine is a Lasting Experience for Midway's Poste
April 10, 2019 - Sibling Takeover at Cedarville University
April 4, 2019 - NCAA Contenders: North Carolina Women
April 1, 2019 - NCAA Contenders: Virginia Men
March 26, 2019 - Spring Break Highlight: Carnegie Mellon
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.
International Tennis Federation
-Visit the ITF Homepage for more on the ITF.
PD Support of College Tennis
USTA Player Development assists college players with training opportunities and grant money to play in USTA Pro Circuit events throughout the summer. Previous players under the PD umbrella 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
Team USA competed in the Master'U BNP Paribas Collegiate Tournament every year from 2008-18. For a look back at the 2018 champions and the history of Master'U, see below.
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.
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ATP and WTA Filled with College Talent
Playing college tennis has benefitted numerous Americans in their pursuit of competing on the professional tour. In June 2019, there were five former collegiate men ranked in the ATP Top 100 and eight in the ATP Top 200 (both higher than June 2018). Meanwhile, there were seven former collegiate women ranked in the WTA Top 200 (same amount as in June 2018).
These Top 200 athletes to keep an eye on are: Kristie Ahn (Stanford), Robin Anderson (UCLA), Jennifer Brady (UCLA), Danielle Collins (Virginia), Francesca Di Lorenzo (Ohio State), Nicole Gibbs (Stanford), Chris Eubanks (Georgia Tech), Marcos Giron (UCLA), John Isner (Georgia), Steve Johnson (USC), Bradley Klahn (Stanford), Danielle Lao (USC), Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA), Noah Rubin (Wake Forest), and Tennys Sandgren (Tennessee).
Several current and former players experienced success to start off the 2019 campaign. Click Here to see who made headlines early in 2019.
Get Involved with Collegiate Wheelchair Tennis
The purpose of Collegiate Wheelchair Tennis is three fold: to advance the growth of wheelchair tennis, to encourage individuals with disabilities to pursue a college education and to give students with physical disabilities an equal opportunitiy to compete in an intercollegiate sport as a representative from their institution.
Visit the link above to learn more, find a program near you or contact USTA staff to develop a program at your campus.
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.