Tennis On Campus

Welcome to the online home for the USTA's Tennis On Campus program!  Now you can stay connected to the college club tennis world like never before - view the latest news articles, find a Tennis On Campus event to play in, and view profiles of college club tennis teams from across the country - all here on TennisOnCampus.com.

Tennis On Campus Frequently Asked Questions


What exactly is Tennis On Campus?
What is a sport club?
What is an intramural program?
How do I join my college club tennis team?
How can I start my own college club tennis team?
Can I start a college club tennis team if my college doesn't have tennis courts?
What is the schedule for the Tennis On Campus program?
What is the difference between a Tennis On Campus League and Series?
What events can my college club tennis team play in?
How can my college club tennis team secure a bid to the USTA National Campus Championship?
Does the Tennis On Campus program offer equipment discounts?
How can I stay up-to-date on events and news from the Tennis On Campus program?
My team has a great story to share.  How can we receive some press?
How can I get my team represented on the College Club Tennis Teams page on TennisOnCampus.com?
My team's information on TennisOnCampus.com has changed.  How can we update it?
How can my college club tennis team become more involved in the sport of tennis and in our community?
I'm interested in playing tennis outside of the academic year.  What are my options?
Who is the USTA?
Still have a question?

What exactly is Tennis On Campus?
The USTA’s Tennis On Campus program was developed to promote and support the expansion of recreational collegiate tennis on college campuses across the country. The program focuses on providing coed team play opportunities for the entire campus community through sport club tennis teams and intramural tennis programs.
What is a sport club?
A sport club, or club sport, is a group of students that organize voluntarily to further their common interest in an activity through participation and competition. They are recognized student organizations on campus that compete against other sport clubs, and sometimes smaller varsity programs. Most often, sport clubs are affiliated with the college’s recreational sports department, but can sometimes be affiliated with other departments on campus (i.e. student activities).
What is an intramural program?
An intramural program is contained within the walls of the institution. For tennis, many colleges run intramural leagues and/or tournaments where students can play with and against their classmates.
How do I join my college club tennis team?
To join your school’s college club tennis team you need to get in touch with the club’s president (or other contact). Check out our College Club Tennis Teams page for assistance locating their contact information and to find out more about the college club tennis team at your institution.
How can I start my own college club tennis team?
If your college does not have a club tennis team, you can start one! Contact your USTA Section Tennis On Campus Coordinator and review our Guidebook as your first steps. You’ll also want to review the Customizable Marketing Materials we have for your use, in addition to a variety of other tools on our Resources page.
Can I start a college club tennis team if my college doesn't have tennis courts?
Yes!  You can most definitely start a college club tennis team even if your college doesn't have tennis courts.  There are several college's that have started college club tennis teams without courts on campus.  Some of these teams make arrangements with local private tennis facilities for court time or use public facilities close to campus to practice.  If there are still no courts available, team's can still travel and play away matches.  Your USTA Section Tennis On Campus Coordinator can help you navigate this small challenge and get you and your team out on the courts!
What is the schedule for the Tennis On Campus program?
The Tennis On Campus program follows the collegiate academic schedule. The beginning of the season starts in the fall, play continues through the winter, and it ends in the spring. Play throughout the year is often scheduled by the college club tennis teams themselves, but there are several Tennis On Campus Leagues And Series that offer structured play throughout the academic year. The leagues and series then lead into the Tennis On Campus post-season: USTA Campus Championship - Section Events and the USTA National Campus Championship!
What is the difference between a Tennis On Campus League and Series?
While Tennis On Campus Leagues And Series both achieve the same goal, to increase play opportunities for college club tennis teams throughout the academic year, they do it in two different ways. Tennis On Campus Leagues focus on dual/tri/quad match competition between schools. The formats for these matches vary, but the emphasis of the league is on more frequent, localized school-to-school competitions. Tennis On Campus Series focus on large tournaments that bring many teams together for a weekend of competition and camaraderie, usually at least once a month. Neither are exclusionary – leagues still host tournaments and series still host dual/tri/quad matches – but their emphasis defines them.
What events can my college club tennis team play in?
If you and your club tennis team are looking to get more involved and play more tennis there are several things you should do. First, get in touch with your USTA Section Tennis On Campus Coordinators – they’ll be able to help you get out on the court and play more. Second, if you’d like to set up a dual/tri/quad match with other college club tennis teams, visit our College Club Tennis Teams page and get in touch with those teams directly. Last, visit our Other Tennis On Campus Events page to see the most up-to-date listing of college club tennis tournaments from around the country. This is all in addition to the USTA Campus Championship - Section Events and the USTA National Campus Championship!
How can my college club tennis team secure a bid to the USTA National Campus Championship?
There are two ways that your college club tennis team can secure a bid to the USTA National Campus Championship. The first way is to secure a bid from your USTA Section. Each section distributes their allocated bids slightly differently, so contact your USTA Section Tennis On Campus Coordiantor to find out the specifics for your section. The other way to secure a bid is to apply for an at-large/first-come, first-serve bid. These bids are more sought after with each passing year, so to improve your college club tennis team’s chances of receiving one of these bids it is advised that you apply as soon as possible after the registration for the USTA National Campus Championship opens and participate in your USTA Campus Championship - Section Events.
Does the Tennis On Campus program offer equipment discounts?
Yes! The Tennis On Campus program is pleased to partner with Tennis Warehouse to offer exclusive discounts to our programs and participants. To access your Tennis On Campus discount at Tennis Warehouse, all you have to do is visit the Tennis Warehouse website, find the products you’d like to order, and then call the Tennis Warehouse Team Department at 888.466.1188. While on the phone with their team department, identify yourself and your Tennis On Campus program. Tennis Warehouse will then apply all applicable discounts to your order – whether you’re ordering for yourself or your entire team!
How can I stay up-to-date on events and news from the Tennis On Campus program?
The easiest way to stay up-to-date on events and news from the Tennis On Campus program is to register to receive The Tennis On Campus News. The Tennis On Campus News is a monthly newsletter that highlights exciting stories from the college club tennis world, provides information on upcoming events, equipment discounts, and more. Click here to subscribe.. You can also visit our Tennis On Campus News page where all Tennis On Campus stories are posted – both those generated by the USTA and those we find in local, regional, and national media outlets.
My team has a great story to share.  How can we receive some press?
The Tennis On Campus program is always looking for unique and creative stories from you – our participants! If you’d like to share your story with us, just fill out the Team Media Questionnaire and e-mail it to tennisoncampus@usta.com.
How can I get my team represented on the College Club Tennis Teams page on TennisOnCampus.com?
The Tennis On Campus program wants to showcase all of our teams across the country. If your team isn’t represented on our College Club Tennis Teams page, fill out the Team Profile Form and e-mail it, along with the other requested documents, to tennisoncampus@usta.com. We’ll take care of it from there!
My team's information on TennisOnCampus.com has changed.  How can we update it?
Whether you’ve had a change in leadership or want to post a new team photo, e-mail all applicable changes to tennisoncampus@usta.com and we’ll take care of it for you.
How can my college club tennis team become more involved in the sport of tennis and in our community?
There are numerous ways that your college club tennis team can become more involved in the sport of tennis and in your community.  Just a few of the ways include:

     • USTA.com - Volunteers
     • Volunteer with a local USTA.com - Community Tennis Associations (CTAs)
     • Volunteer with the USTA.com - National Junior Tennis League (NJTL)
     • Volunteer or coach with the USTA.com - Junior Team Tennis (JTT) program
     • Volunteer or coach a the USTA.com - Schools program
     • Volunteer or coach with a USTA.com - No-Cut School Tennis Teams
     • Volunteer or coach with a local USTA Tennis In The Parks (TIP) program
     • Partner with the varsity tennis team on your campus for community outreach efforts
     • Become a USTA.com - Officials
     • Volunteer at a local USTA.com - Pro Tennis
     • Volunteer with the World TeamTennis Pro League
     • Become a USTA.com - Membership
I'm interested in playing tennis outside of the collegiate academic year.  What are my options?
If you'd like to play tennis outside of the academic year, you have several optiosn to get out on the courts:

     • USTA Leagues
     • USTA Flex Leagues
     • USTA Tournaments
     • Campus Match Play: One-Day Showdowns
     • Advanta World TeamTennis Rec League
Who is the USTA?
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport's growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open.

Established in 1881, the USTA is a progressive and diverse not-for-profit organization whose volunteers, professional staff, and financial resources support a single mission: to promote and develop the growth of tennis.

The USTA is the largest tennis organization in the world, with 17 geographical sections, more than 700,000 individual members, and 7,000 organizationl members, thousands of volunteers, and a professional staff dedicated to growing the game.

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Still have a question?
If you still have a question, e-mail it to tennisoncampus@usta.com. Make sure to include your name, school, and year in school, too.

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