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Five Things For Fall

The leaves are changing colors, the temperatures are starting to drop, and daylight savings time is coming to an end, which means that fall is just around the corner. To celebrate the fall foliage we have five things for you and your team to do during the season!

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Cheer on Team USA as they battle Italy for the
second time in the Fed Cup Finals!

1. Host A Fed Cup Final Viewing Party

In a highly anticipated rematch of last year’s Fed Cup Final, USA and Italy will once again battle it out to decide who will be crowned this year’s champion. So break out your red, white and blue and proudly wave your stars and stripes on November 6 and 7, when you host your own Fed Cup Final viewing party.

Team USA hasn’t won the title since 2000 so break out the party favors and snacks to help USA go all the way! It’s a great way for you and your teammates to get to know each other off the court.

The Fed Cup Final will be shown live on Tennis Channel.

2. Attend a Varsity Tennis Match

Building a strong relationship between varsity and club tennis teams on your campus is a linchpin for success on campus and in your community. Rally your club tennis team, and other tennis enthusiasts on your campus, and attend a varsity tennis match!  Not only will hosting a cheering section for your varsity team provide them with support and encouragement, it helps build a strong fanbase for all tennis, both varsity and recreational, on your campus.  You also increase the visibility and relevance of your college club tennis team!  Visit the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Event Calendar to search major ITA events and tournaments over the course of the year and be sure to check out your school’s varsity athletics website to find a list of upcoming matches.

If you're in the New York City area, be sure to stop by the home of the US Open where the USTA will be hosting the 2010 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships!

3. Get Social

Connect with the USTA Tennis On Campus program through Facebook and Twitter! "Like" and "Follow" us now to make sure you are the first to know about exciting Tennis On Campus opportunities, exclusive merchant discounts, college club tennis tournament updates, and other Tennis On Campus news!  Plus interact with other college club tennis teams who are just as passionate about their program as you.

Tennis On Campus wants to showcase all of our College Club Tennis Teams. If your team already has a team profile on our site be sure to check that all information is up-to-date. If your team isn’t featured on our site, what are you waiting for, all you have to do is fill out the TennisOnCampus.com Team Profile Form and we’ll do the rest.

Do you want to see your college club tennis pictures featured on TennisOnCampus.com? Just follow our Flickr Instructions and you could see familiar faces on our homepage. And while you’re at it, why not submit your photos for our Fall 2010 Tennis On Campus Photo Contest. There is only one month left for submissions and top photos by public vote will win HEAD Speed Pro Shoes for their college club tennis team courtesy of Tennis Warehouse.

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Get involved! Make A Difference TODAY!

4. Get Involved Making A Difference

What better way to get involved than by giving back. Use your tennis skills to host a Campus Quickstart or lead a tennis clinic during a Campus Kid's Day. Make a difference by volunteering at a neighboring fundraiser tournament or by participating in charity matches. It’s that simple and it makes a life-changing impact on those you’re helping. Once you’ve done a good deed Tennis On Campus would love to hear about it. We are always looking for ways to promote you and your club tennis team. Just fill out our Club Tennis Team Media Questionnaire and e-mail it to tennisoncampus@usta.com.

5. Get Prepared for Spring

In between Thanksgiving break and studying for finals you may want to start making time prepping for another great semester of club tennis. With finishing up USTA Campus Championship - Section Events, traveling for the TOC Spring Invitational, and playing your hearts out en route to the 2011 USTA National Campus Championship all happening in the spring semester it’s smart to plan ahead. Here are a few things to plan for:

  • USTA Campus Championship - Section Events – Many of the USTA Campus Championship - Section Events are just around the corner. Make sure you and your teammates aren’t missing out on the chance to compete. Visit USTA Campus Championship - Section Events to check out when your section’s championship is taking place!

  • USTA National Campus Championship – The USTA National Campus Championship is the pinnacle of the Tennis On Campus program. It features 64 college club tennis teams competing for bragging rights and the title of National Champion. If you want to qualify for a bid to the USTA National Campus Championship be sure to participate in your USTA Campus Championship - Section Event or by applying for an at-large bid. This year the national championship will be held at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C. on April 7-9, 2011. Click here for more information.

  • Tennis On Campus Spring Invitational – The TOC Spring Invitational will be held at the Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, Ariz. on April 15-17, 2011.  This tournament is open for up to 64 teams from all sections of the country (including “B” teams) for three days of tennis, friends and fun in the sun!  Click here to learn more and register your teams now!
  • Plan Ahead
    Get pumped and be prepared for another semester of tennis!
    Other TOC Events – Is your college club tennis team hosting a tournament during the 2010-2011 academic year? Fill out our "Other Events" Information Form to share with us the event name, event date(s), host team, primary contact (with email address), and a link for more information and we’ll post this information on our TOC Other Events page. It’s a great resource when looking for additional play opportunities. So head to where the action is on our Other Events Tennis On Campus page.
  • Future Club Leadership (2010-2011) – Creating a strong foundation of club leadership is essential to the growth and longevity of your college club tennis team. Tennis is a lifetime sport so why not strive to make your college club tennis team a historic part of your college or university. Start looking for students who are interested in holding a leadership position within the club and mentor them throughout the spring semester so they get a sneak peek into what it takes to run a team.