Campus Showdowns
 

Campus Showdowns ITA Logo_250

2014-15 Schedule Host Registration Forms Download Promotional Fliers 

Q&A with Erica Perkins: Campus Showdowns
They are going on now - and at a college near you. Campus Showdowns - one-day, short-format tournaments that take place on college campuses across America - are open to everyone from juniors and amateurs to college players and professionals. These tournaments give junior players a unique chance to check out college - as well as the level of competition. Erica Perkins of USTA Player Development discusses this joint initiative between the USTA and ITA. MORE

 

Campus Showdowns: What are they?

 

  • One-day, short format tournaments open to juniors, college players, professionals and adults. Generally draws are compass draws for both singles and doubles with matches being one set with a tiebreaker at 5-5, although format and scoring is at the discretion of the director.  Events can be men’s, women’s, or coed.  
  • The tournaments are run on college campuses with the college coach acting as tournament director.  Both ITA Membership and USTA Organizational Membership are required
  • No officials needed. 
  • Entry Fees are kept low to provide access to full range of players. Generally entry fees run $10 for singles, $5 for doubles, and $15 for both. 
  • These tournaments are non-sanctioned, non-ranking events.


The Role of the USTA’s office of Junior and Collegiate Competition:

  • Provide staff support to handle questions and paperwork. 
  • Coordinate dates with USTA Sectional Staff liaison.
  • Connect College Coaches to Sectional Staff.
  • Promote events on USTA Sectional websites.
  • Promote events on the USTA National website in the collegiate and junior sections. 
  • Provide a stipend of $150 after completion of event--maximum one stipend per team per school year.
  • The stipend is provided to keep entry fees affordable for all participants.


The Role of the College Coach:

  • Serve as tournament director taking entries and making the draw.
  • Assist USTA staff in event promotion. 
  • Ensure the events are run according to NCAA and NAIA rules. 
  • Provide the facility and the balls.
  • Forward draws to USTA National office upon completion. 


Benefits of these Events:

  • COMPETITION: Giving College players an opportunity for more competition--on their own campus AND within NCAA rules. 
  • EXPOSURE: Getting more American Junior players on college campuses—giving them a taste of college life and a chance to compete against college players.
  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Helping build stronger ties between college programs and the local tennis

College Coaches looking to host events, click here to access the registration form, as well as guidelines for hosting.

Additional Information
  • Coaches Workspace
  • Players in the Pros
  • ITA Advantage - Member Discounts



  • Subscribe to the ITA Newsletter!
    Email: