Campus Hosts Open Events in November
Elite juniors and college players to be featured in prize-money tournaments.
Brian Ormiston | October 8, 2020
The USTA National Campus will be home to one of the premier fall events on the college calendar when the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships takes place from Nov. 5-8. The finals will air on ESPNU, with a $20,000 overall prize purse on offer for the tournament.
Although this event historically showcases just college players, this year’s tournament will be “open” to all players. More information and selection criteria can be found on the ITA Website.
“Since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, the ITA has been working hard and smart to provide safe competitive opportunities for collegiate athletes, including our highly successful Oracle ITA Summer Circuit and the new ITA Tour: Fall Circuit by UTR,” ITA CEO Timothy Russell said. “We are excited to continue the tradition of offering events of distinction with our partners at Oracle, to work closely with our friends at the USTA, and, once again, to promote our sport on national TV.”
The USTA will host a second open event upon conclusion of the Fall Championships. The ITA/USTA National Campus Open is set for Nov. 9-15 with singles play taking place Nov. 9-13 and the doubles tournament being held Nov. 14-15.
“We have been excited to safely welcome back players at the USTA National Campus, where our staff has been working nonstop to host our guests this fall,” said Tim Cass, USTA National Campus General Manager. “These tournaments symbolize another way that our Campus continues to find a way to help players of all ages during this time. We look forward to partnering with the ITA on these two premier events.
“College tennis is a pillar of our Campus, and when so many teams were in the middle of their spring break trips here in Orlando but had to cut their seasons short, it was an emotional day. Thankfully we are able to take one of our first steps in bringing college tennis back to Lake Nona.”
Prior to visiting the USTA National Campus, guests must fill out a daily health questionnaire on USTANationalCampus.com, where they can also learn more about the safety protocols currently in place.