The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced Stanford University as one of the top 64 coed intramural and sport club tennis teams that have qualified to represent colleges and universities across the country in the 2014 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship, which will be played at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Center in Surprise, Ariz., April 10-12.
The USTA Tennis On Campus program features more than 35,000 college students competing nationwide in intramural and intercollegiate coed club play. Since its inception in 2000, Tennis On Campus has grown significantly and today is played on more than 600 college campuses across the country.
“We are excited to announce the field for the 2014 Tennis On Campus National Championship – the most exciting recreational college tennis event in the country,” said Glenn Arrington, National Manager, USTA Tennis On Campus. “The event provides a well-rounded experience for our student-athletes in a social atmosphere with both competition and fun. We believe the opportunity for students to compete at Nationals is a memorable milestone in their college experience.”
This year 64 schools will make their debut at Nationals in a field that also includes defending champion University of Georgia. Teams participating in the Tennis On Campus National Championship have advanced through USTA section championship play or received automatic bids from winning at the Fall or Spring Invitational.
Developed by the USTA in partnership with NIRSA, World TeamTennis and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, the Tennis On Campus program gives college students the opportunity to build leadership skills, network in a coed sports environment and compete on a college team without the rigors of playing in a varsity program. With year-round match play, and regional and national championship competition, students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years.
Visit the Tennis On Campus website at TennisOnCampus.com for complete results, stories and photos. In addition, please follow #TOCNationals on social media throughout the tournament.