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USTA Launches Tennis on Campus Website

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., September 24, 2008 - The USTA today announced the launch of a new website designed to serve as a resource for the more than 450 college and universities and nearly 30,000 players who participate in a Tennis On Campus program at their school. The official website of the Tennis On Campus program,www.tennisoncampus.com will provide an array of resources, materials and information to help support the rapidly expanding non-varsity side of college tennis.

The Tennis On Campus program, launched in 2000, features co-ed teams participating in intramural and intercollegiate (club) play using the World TeamTennis format on campuses nationwide. Tennis On Campus also provides college students with opportunities for leadership development, social networking and rivaled competition.

Perfect for athletes who have not made the jump from high school to college varsity, Tennis On Campus offers match play, regional and national championship competition while helping students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years.

In addition to servicing current college students, tennisoncampus.com also offers an opportunity for high school tennis players, junior players and their parents to become more informed of the tennis “scene” on a particular campus. The site features team profiles, links to each team’s website and popular Facebook pages. All college club teams are encouraged to visit the website to build or update their profiles, contact one another, share tips and set up matches.

Some of the free downloadable resources available on the site include customizable marketing materials, fundraising resources, tips for tennis club leaders, and a guidebook for starting a club tennis team. The site also lists upcoming tournaments like the USTA Campus Championship - Sectional Events and a countdown to the USTA National Campus Championship in Surprise, Arizona in April 2009.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support the growth of college tennis and having a substantial web presence is a critical piece of our overall strategy,” said Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive, Community Tennis, USTA. “This website will provide students the relevant information and resources to grow their campus programs.”

For more information about setting up a program at your school, seeing what schools offer Tennis On Campus or to set up a match for your school go to tennisoncampus.com, or e-mail tennisoncampus@usta.com.

 

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