Power of One Campaign
College Tennis Advocacy Network
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. In 2008, ongoing efforts to reinstate the Rutgers men’s varsity tennis team (among six sports eliminated at Rutgers) are being made by advocates, as well.
The ITA has a database of more than 1800 tennis “advocates”, from the nationwide tennis community, who are supporters of college tennis. We are asking each ITA coach member to show their support for college tennis by giving us the name, city of residence and contact information (email address preferred) for at least ONE influential person within their community at-large who might be willing to be part of the College Tennis Advocacy Network! Please be "ONE" of the people who helps grow the College Tennis Advocacy Network. It takes less than "ONE" minute to complete the submission. Multiple submissions are welcomed! You are the "ONE" that can make this happen!
The ITA will contact your referral(s) to invite them to become part of the College Tennis Advocacy Network. Members of the College Tennis Advocacy Network are not solicited and their contact information is kept confidential and will only be used for the purpose of college tennis advocacy.
Click here to complete the online Advocacy Network form.