Support College Tennis with College Tennis Advocacy Network

Posted on March 27, 2009

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) have joined forces to build an Advocacy Network for support of varsity collegiate tennis. This Network has been established as a response to varsity tennis programs being dropped on college campuses across the country (over 350 in the past two decades).

The Network is comprised of tennis "advocates" who want to insure tennis programs continue to thrive on college campuses. The Advocacy Network has already made a difference. The decision to NOT drop the varsity tennis programs made by institutional administrators at Western Michigan University in the fall of 2003, the University of Minnesota-Mankato State in the spring of 2004, Florida A&M University in the summer of 2005, and Irvine Valley College in the spring of 2007 demonstrate that the focused and coordinated efforts of many tennis advocates at the national, sectional and local levels can make an enormous difference.

Show your support for campus tennis by registering today! You will be notified if and when a college in your area or with which you have a relationship is in jeopardy. Your level of involvement as a Network member is flexible, and there is absolutely no financial obligation.

Please visit the ITA website at www.itatennis.com to complete the online Advocacy Network form to be notified of issues in your state or region.