Did you know there are opportunities for players at almost every single UTR Rating level to play college tennis? It's true! Universal Tennis examined the range of player ratings across all collegiate divisions and found there are thousands of opportunities for tennis players of all levels to play on a college team and experience the athletic and personal benefits of college tennis.
We took a look at the range of player ratings from fall 2019 across all college tennis divisions: D1, D2, D3, NAIA, CCCAA, and NJCIA; and then went even deeper to showcase the UTR Rating ranges for men and women within each division. Across all divisions, 60% of female college tennis players have a UTR Rating between 2 and 7. For men across all divisions, 56% have a UTR Rating between 3 and 10. Without a doubt, college tennis offers a wide range of opportunities for all kinds of players.
NCAA Division 1: Larger schools with the largest budgets dedicated to athletics. Some D1 players even go on to play professional tennis. There are 350 D1 colleges in the United States.
NCAA Division 2: Made up of 300 colleges and universities, the D2 conference gives student athletes the ability to compete at a high level while fully engaging in the broader campus and academic experience.
NCAA Division 3: The largest of the divisions with 400 colleges and universities, D3 schools place academics and student life at the forefront, while offering a competitive athletic experience.
NAIA, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, is a 251-member association for small schools and universities across North America.
NJCAA, the National Junior College Athletic Association, is the governing association of community college, state college, and junior college athletics throughout the United States.
CCCAA, California Community College Athletic Association, is a 108-member school conference in the state of California.
So, can you find your spot on a college tennis team? Try UTR's College Fit tool to find the perfect school for you. Just enter in your UTR Rating and you can filter your results based on location, division, and even where you want to play in the lineup.