is an integrated technology company based in Redwood Shores, California. Oracle builds comprehensive and fully-integrated hardware and software solutions, enabling technological agility to its 420,000 customers around the globe. Designed for flexibility, Oracle offers a wide array of technology solutions both in the cloud and in the data center, including solutions for Enterprise Resource Planning
, Data Warehousing and Migration, and Customer Relationship Management.
Oracle is committed to supporting the development of the collegiate tennis community and providing assistance for student athletes on the path to their professional athletic careers. Oracle’s CEO Mark Hurd, a former tennis player for Baylor University, has stressed the importance of supporting collegiate programs and recognizing outstanding achievements in students, stating, “Our partnership with the ITA gives us another opportunity to invest in college students who are key to Oracle’s future.”
In partnership with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, Oracle has sponsored several ITA collegiate titles for both singles and doubles, including the Oracle Collegiate Tennis Challenge, The Oracle/ITA Masters, and the Oracle/ITA Arthur Ashe Jr./All-Star Outing. Oracle’s partnership with the ITA has also expanded into American junior tennis, with the introduction of The Oracle/ITA Junior Masters Championship, a series of tournaments for American junior tennis players that progress from regional level-based play to a high-level national championship.
In 2017, Oracle created the Oracle US Tennis Awards
, a $100,000 grant awarded to one male and one female professional tennis player to assist in the transition from collegiate tennis to professional tennis. Each player must have played collegiate tennis prior to playing professionally in order to be considered, and must display an aptitude for success and has demonstrated extraordinary sportsmanship during their pro tour.
Mark Hurd, Oracle Chief Executive Officer