USTA Eastern Tennis On Campus Series

The USTA Eastern Tennis On Campus Series enjoyed its first full year of competition during the 2007-2008 academic year. The series includes team play on college and university campuses throughout our section, which is comprised of New York, Northern New Jersey and Greenwich, Connecticut. The program features several student run tournaments hosted throughout the year during which teams from the section play, complete, have fun and make new friends to enhance their college experience. In addition, there are opportunities to compete with teams from other sections to enhance the overall experience and to provide additional competitive options. This program is ideal for any college students looking to get involved in a recreational tennis opportunity – and have fun! 

Season Length: September - April
WEBSITE: Eastern Tennis On Campus Series Website
CONTACT: Samantha Chin at (914) 697-2389

How to Start a Tennis On Campus Program

Click here to download information on how to start a team.

Click here to request information about USTA Eastern Tennis On Campus programs.

Click here to complete team profile information.

Start-Up Grants

The purpose of this grant is to help new Tennis On Campus programs in the Eastern Section start up a program on their college campus. The resources provided are to be used to start, develop, expand, promote and sustain a new Tennis On Campus co-ed league or sport club. 

Click here to download the Eastern Section Grant document.

Student Run Tournaments

Click here to download Eligibility Rules and Guidelines.

Click here to download list of participating schools.

Click here to apply to host a Tennis On Campus tournament.

 

Teams

Eastern Champions

2017 Cornell University Club Tennis Team
2016 Cornell University Club Tennis Team
2015 Cornell University Club Tennis Team
2014 Rutgers University Club Tennis Team
2013 Cornell University Club Tennis Team
2012 Cornell University Club Tennis Team
2011 Cornell University Club Tennis Team
2010 Cornell University Club Tennis Team
2009 Cornell University Club Tennis Team
2008 Syracuse University Club Tennis Team
2007 Cornell University Club Tennis Team
2006 Cornell University Club Tennis Team

School Spotlight

Nicholas Badini 

University at Buffalo’s (UB) Aces, along with team president, Nicholas Badini, are a devoted Tennis On Campus team. UB Aces played a major role in helping to create the USTA Eastern Western Region Tennis On Campus Tournament Series. The team’s goal of hosting one of the tournaments was a success, as the UB Aces held an invitational tournament in the spring of 2016 at Miller Tennis Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Through the series creation, the Western Region held approximately 10 club tennis tournaments throughout the school year with a range of four to eight teams competing in each.

“Club level tennis is great because it allows you to still enjoy the sport, while not having the full commitment of a division one athlete,” Badini said. “It also allows you to progress as an individual and an athlete.”

Throughout the season, the UB Aces hold practices approximately three times a week. All of the practices are open to any student interested in participating. Two of the practices have casual formats, while one of the practices is devoted to more competitive match play. Although there are no tryouts for the competitive team that travels to play against other club teams, those who show dedication, consistency and positivity are chosen to participate.

2018 Schedule

 Date  Event  Location
 Sep 30, 2017  Ithaca College Invitational Ithaca, NY 
 Oct 21-22, 2017  

Eastern Section Championship

Cary Leeds Center Bronx, NY 
 April 12-14, 2018 National Championship National Campus Orlando, FL

 

 

The Experience

Tyler N Tyler Nghiem, USTA Eastern’s 2016 Tennis On Campus Leader of the Year, got involved with Tennis On Campus at Siena College because he saw the opportunity to experience tennis play and competition without the commitment of playing for the varsity team.

“The USTA Tennis On Campus Coordinators and Leaders have been nothing but helpful to give us every opportunity possible to play tennis. To me, Tennis On Campus, has been a source of enjoyment, teamwork and something to look forward. Playing allowed me and my team to play at a competitive level in a fun and friendly environment. I have met some of my closest friends this way and would not have had it any other way.”