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The Intercollegiate Tennis Association provides resources to advocate for the growth of men’s and women’s varsity tennis at all levels.

Tim Russell

Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic

Much like the rest of the world, the COVID pandemic has hit college tennis hard. Dr. Tim Russell, CEO of the ITA, sat down with Chris Clark of Toss and Spin to discuss the...
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Supporting College Tennis Supports This Industry

By Dr. Timothy Russell, Ph.D. Prior to the onset of the coronavirus, college tennis was in a very strong position across NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as NAIA and Junior College, with...
Danielle Collins

Olympians Made Here: The Value of College Tennis

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s “Olympians Made Here” and “Paralympians Made Here” campaigns are designed to strengthen Olympic and Paralympic sport programming at the collegiate level. The USTA continues to support college...

USTA ITA College Tennis Chat: Dick Gould

The USTA & ITA are teaming up to bring you interviews with college tennis legends hosted by Andy Katz. Andy will interview experts in a number of areas to help coaches with their professional...

Building A College Tennis Facility – Virgil Christian, USTA [Webinar]

One of the reasons cited for the recent elimination of college tennis programs has been a lack of facilities. Several programs that have been eliminated were having to drive significant distances for practices and...
Sahaja Yamalapalli of Sam Houston State University

Maybe Colleges Should Be Adding Sports, Not Dropping Them

By Eben Novy-Williams University of Idaho President Chuck Staben thought he’d found the perfect solution. In 2018 the state’s board of education had told its flagship university to cut its athletics expenses by $1 million. The result...

Why Is College Tennis Taking A Hit?

Kristi Dosh is joined in this episode by Tim Russell, CEO of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The ITA is the governing body of college tennis, overseeing men’s and women’s varsity tennis at all levels —...

Intercollegiate Tennis – The Way To Go [Podcast]

Tennis legends John McEnroe & Jimmy Connors attended college before making their mark in the history of the sport. Here Rock & Roll Tennis welcome former USTA President & now Chairman of the Board of...

The “Save College Tennis” Roundtable

NCAA.com's Andy Katz sits down with ITA CEO Timothy Russell and the USTA National Campus General Manager Tim Cass to discuss the future of college tennis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBKK-YSVOoI&feature=emb_logo Click here for more information about the Intercollegiate Tennis...

A Collegiate Model in Crisis: The Crippling Impact of Schools Cutting Sports

By Ross Dellenger and Pat Forde In August 2016, after Clayton Murphy became the first American man to win an Olympic medal in the 800-meter run since 1992, he was given a hero’s welcome...

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