The 2021 edition of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) National Fall Championships will be hosted by the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, California. The annual tournament, which is a culmination of all ITA fall competitions, will be contested the first weekend of November.
“We are thrilled to bring this prestigious event to the Barnes Tennis Center this November. San Diego and the Barnes Tennis Center provide all the things you are looking for in a fantastic host location – great weather, a beautiful facility, and an enthusiastic local tennis community,” remarked ITA Sr. Director of the Competitive Department, Cory Brooks. “We can’t wait to get to work with our partners at Barnes and create what will be a memorable experience for our student-athletes and coaches.”
The ITA National Fall Championships feature 64 of the nation’s top collegiate singles players and 64 doubles teams. The draw will be comprised of 32 men and 32 women in singles and 32 men and 32 women in doubles. The event is in its fifth year, having replaced the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.
Student-athletes competing in the ITA Division I Regional Championships, ITA Men’s and Women’s All-American Championships, and ITA Gold Level events can qualify for the event in San Diego. A limited number of at-large and wild card selections will be available.
“We are honored to have been chosen to be the 2021 venue for the ITA’s National Fall Championships,” Barnes Tennis Center General Manager Ryan Redondo said. “Youth Tennis San Diego and the Barnes Tennis Center, at its core, believe in the mission of the ITA and developing the leaders of tomorrow through intercollegiate tennis. We are excited to have the best collegiate student-athletes compete for a national championship in the great city of San Diego and inspire our youth and future collegiate tennis players.”
The Barnes Tennis Center has made several upgrades in the last year to enhance the facility and improve the outdoor playing experience – including new LED lighting on all courts. Live-streaming and live-scoring will be available for fans watching at home. The first round of play will be held Thursday, November 4th, with the finals of the event taking place on Sunday, November 7th.