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The USTA Tennis On Campus program is proud to honor a Tennis On Campus Leader and Club who have made significant contributions to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus each year. For the 2017-2018 season, we are happy to introduce the Tournament of the Year award as well.

The University of Alabama and Maria Zompolas from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee earned honors for the 2016-2017 season.

2009 marked the first year that these prestigious awards were granted. For criteria and eligibility rules for TOC awards, check out the descriptions below.

2017-2018 Tennis On Campus Club of the Year Award

Application:
The nomination link is now open! Nominations will be accepted until January 23, 2018.

Presented At:
Section Awards: Contact your USTA Section's Tennis On Campus Coordinator for more information.
National Award: 2018 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship in Orlando, Florida.
Eligibility: The USTA Tennis On Campus Club of the Year Award honors Tennis On Campus programs/college club tennis teams for significant contributions made to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus.  Eligible applicants will be current college club tennis teams in good standing with their college or university and the USTA.
Criteria: Applicants must demonstrate significant contributions to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus.  Extra consideration will be given to those applicants who:

Increased participation numbers of their Tennis On Campus program
• Increased the quality of their Tennis On Campus program
• Utilized creative marketing strategies
• Utilized creative fundraising strategies
• Utilized creative on-court programming
• Started or upgraded a large Tennis On Campus Event (i.e. club tennis tournament)
• Started or upgraded a Tennis On Campus League or Series
• Organized and/or promoted social activities for Tennis On Campus participants (tennis related or other)
• Developed outreach efforts linking their Tennis On Campus program to the community (tennis related or other)
• Embraced diversity, wheelchair tennis, and/or adaptive tennis
• Worked collectively with the varsity tennis team(s) to improve visibility of tennis on their respective campus
• Worked closely with their respective USTA Section Tennis On Campus Coordinator to promote the Tennis On Campus program throughout their USTA Section
• Maintained a dynamic and up-to-date college club tennis team website
Selection Process: All complete and eligible applications will be considered for their respective USTA Section's Tennis On Campus Club of the Year Award.  Each USTA Section will select an award winner from their pool of applicants.  One award winner will be selected for each of the USTA's 17 Sections.  These Section Award Winners will then be automatically considered for the USTA National Tennis On Campus Club of the Year Award.  Their applications will be reviewed by the USTA National Tennis On Campus Committee and one national award winner will be selected from the 17 Section Award Winners.  Honorable mention candidates may also be selected on a merit basis, depending on the strength and number of applications received.
Timetable:
• October 14, 2017 - Application available online
• January 23, 2018 - Last date applications accepted
• February 13, 2018 - Section honorees notified
• December/January/February (2017-2018) - Section honorees recognized - contact your USTA Section's Tennis On Campus Coordinator for more information.
• February 27, 2018 - National honoree(s) notified
• April 14, 2018 - Award presented at the 2016 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship

Contact:
USTA Tennis On Campus Program
70 West Red Oak Lane
White Plains, NY 10604
TennisOnCampus@usta.com
(914) 318-8609

History: The USTA Tennis On Campus program was established in 2000.  2009 was the inaugural year for the Tennis On Campus Club of the Year Award.  The award honors Tennis On Campus programs/college club tennis teams for significant contributions made to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus.

2017 Recipient - University of Alabama
2016 Recipient - College of William & Mary
2015 Recipient - Cornell University
2014 Recipient - Ferris State University
2013 Recipient - North Dakota State University
2012 Recipient - University of Maryland - College Park
2011 Recipient - Lone Star College - CyFair
2010 Recipient - University of Central Florida (Article)
2009 Recipient - University of California - Davis (Article)
2017-2018 Tennis On Campus Leader of the Year Award

Application:
The nomination link is now open! Nominations will be accepted until January 23, 2018.

Presented At:
Section Awards: Contact your USTA Section's Tennis On Campus Coordinator for more information.
National Award: 2018 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship in Orlando, Florida.
Eligibility: The USTA Tennis On Campus Leader of the Year Award honors individual college student leaders for significant contributions made to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus.  Eligible applicants will be current college students who hold leadership positions within their Tennis On Campus program/college club tennis team.  Applicants and their club must be in good standing with their college or university and the USTA.
Criteria: Applicants must demonstrate significant contributions to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus.  Extra consideration will be given to those applicants who:

Increased participation numbers of their Tennis On Campus program
• Increased the quality of their Tennis On Campus program
• Mentored younger participants for future leadership positions in their Tennis On Campus program/college club tennis team
• Mentored Tennis On Campus leaders at other colleges or universities
• Utilized creative marketing strategies
• Utilized creative fundraising strategies
• Utilized creative on-court programming
• Started or upgraded a large Tennis On Campus event (i.e. club tennis tournament)
• Started or upgraded a Tennis On Campus League or Series
• Organized and/or promoted social activities for Tennis On Campus participants (tennis related or other)
• Developed outreach efforts linking their Tennis On Campus program to the community (tennis related or other)
• Embraced diversity, wheelchair tennis, and/or adaptive tennis
• Worked collectively with the varsity tennis team(s) to improve visibility of tennis on their respective campus
• Worked closely with their respective USTA Section Tennis On Campus Coordinator to promote the Tennis On Campus program throughout their USTA Section
• Maintained a dynamic and up-to-date college club tennis team website
Selection Process: All complete and eligible applications will be considered for their respective USTA Section's Tennis On Campus Leader of the Year Award.  Each USTA Section will select an award winner from their pool of applicants.  One award winner will be selected for each of the USTA's 17 Sections.  These Section Award Winners will then be automatically considered for the USTA National Tennis On Campus Leader of the Year Award.  Their applications will be reviewed by the USTA National Tennis On Campus Committee and one national award winner will be selected from the 17 Section Award Winners.  Honorable mention candidates may also be selected on a merit basis, depending on the strength and number of applications received.
Timetable:
• October 14, 2017 - Application available online
• January 23, 2018 - Last date applications accepted
• February 13, 2018 - Section honorees notified
• December/January/February (2017-2018) - Section honorees recognized - contact your USTA Section's Tennis On Campus Coordinator for more information.
• February 27, 2018 - National honoree(s) notified
• April 15, 2018 - Award presented at the 2018 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship
Contact:
USTA Tennis On Campus Program
70 West Red Oak Lane
White Plains, NY 10604
TennisOnCampus@usta.com
(914) 318-8609
History: The USTA Tennis On Campus program was established in 2000.  2009 was the inaugural year for the Tennis On Campus Leader of the Year Award.  The award honors individual college student leaders for significant contributions made to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus.

2017 Recipient - Maria Zompolas, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
2016 Recipient - Brian Rubin, University of Pittsburgh
2015 Recipient - Jessica Rink, Purdue University
2014 Recipient - Cooper Anderson, Western Washington University
2013 Recipient - Mike Lynch, University of Illinois
2012 Recipient - Matt Ship, University of Wisconsin - Madison
2011 Recipient - Ross Friedman, Towson University
2010 Recipient - Cameron Burnett, Loyola University - Chicago (Article)
2009 Recipient - Steven Azeka, California Polytechnic State University (Article)

 

2017-2018 Tennis On Campus Tournament of the Year Award

Application:
The nomination link is now open! Nominations will be accepted until April 3, 2018.

Presented At:
National Award: 2018 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship in Orlando, Florida.
Eligibility: 

Our TOC captains and players organize tons of great events every season, so we wanted to recognize the best in the nation.

There are some easy eligibility requirements to be considered for this award:

  • Your club profile must be updated on the “Teams” page
  • Your tournament must be listed on the "Events” page 
  • Your event must have at least 8 teams
  • Your event must be run between August 15, 2017 – April 1, 2018
  • Tournament must be hosted by your club with a current club member(s) as Tournament Director
  • All results from your tournament must be attached to the form or e-mailed to tennisoncampus@usta.com before April 3rd, 2018
  • The application deadline is April 3, 2018
  • The recipient for Tournament of the Year will receive a case of balls as well as a $350 gift card to Tennis Warehouse!
Criteria: Applicants must demonstrate significant contributions to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus.  Extra consideration will be given to those applicants who:

 Host a larger scale event (8 or more teams) with different Sections participating in the event
• Increased the quality of a Tennis On Campus event
• Mentored younger participants for future leadership positions in hosting Tennis On Campus events
• Mentored Tennis On Campus leaders at other colleges or universities to host a Tennis On Campus event
• Utilized creative marketing strategies
• Utilized creative fundraising strategies
• Used social media and #tennisoncampus for photos and posts during the event
• Hosted a player party or social element in conjunction with their event
• Worked closely with their respective USTA Section Tennis On Campus Coordinator to promote their Tennis On Campus event throughout their Section and beyond
• Used TennisLink or Tournament Data Manager (email Newlyn Wing for more information)

Selection Process: All complete and eligible applications will be considered for the award. Applications will be reviewed by the USTA National Tennis On Campus Committee and one national award winner will be selected from the applicants.  Honorable mention candidates may also be selected on a merit basis, depending on the strength and number of applications received.
Timetable:
• October 2017 - Application available online
• April 3, 2018 - Deadline for applications to be submitted
• April 10, 2018 - Award winner chosen and notified
• April 15, 2018 - Award presented at the 2018 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship
Contact:
USTA Tennis On Campus Program
70 West Red Oak Lane
White Plains, NY 10604
TennisOnCampus@usta.com
(914) 318-8609
History: The USTA Tennis On Campus program was established in 2000. The 2017-2018 season will mark the first season where the Tournament of the Year award will be offered.