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Universal Tennis has announced its summer 2023 College Circuit schedule, with 80 open, prize-money events scheduled to take place on college campuses throughout the country in the coming months.
Universal Tennis College Circuits were launched less than a year ago but have quickly become a favorite of top college tennis players, competitive adults, and top junior players.
The events have been hosted by universities and colleges across the U.S., including at the University of Arizona, Baylor University, the University of Illinois, and the University of North Carolina. To date, 67 College Circuits have provided opportunities for nearly 3,500 players to play competitive matches and compete for prize money.
This summer, 80 College Circuits have been scheduled. The host campuses include repeat partners, such as Duke, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Gonzaga, and Yale, as well as new college tennis partners like Columbia.
“The success of the Universal Tennis College Circuits from last fall will certainly carry over into this summer. We have some tremendous host sites scheduled, which will enable players to compete all over the U.S. Player registration is already open so that hosts can maximize participation,” said Chase Hodges, 15-time NAIA national champion and Vice President, Universal Tennis.
Universal Tennis College Circuits are “open” events, meaning that anyone can play. Players are accepted based on their UTR Rating, and there are no age restrictions.
The events offer prize money based on a tier system, which encourages players to register as early as possible to increase the amount of prize money and the overall level of the event. Prize money is guaranteed only if the number of registered players meets the prize money tier qualifications below.
Prize Money Breakdown:
- Tier 4: 128+ Players = $2,500
- Tier 3: 96-127 Players = $2,000
- Tier 2: 64-95 Players = $1,500
- Tier 1: 32-63 Players = $1,000
Players are encouraged to sign up early to boost the tier of the event with no risk, thanks to a refund policy that allows players to withdraw before the event’s registration deadline.
College Circuits are just one of the many initiatives Universal Tennis operates in support of college tennis. Next month, Universal Tennis is hosting the first NIT Championship for college tennis.
For more about College Circuits and to register, click here.
About Universal Tennis
The mission of Universal Tennis is to connect and grow the sport with innovative events and a global digital marketplace centered around level-based play. The Universal Tennis Engagement Platform is anchored by the UTR Rating, the world’s most accurate singles and doubles tennis rating system. Universal Tennis provides the tools and solutions to make the UTR Rating relevant and valuable to players, coaches, and organizers in their local tennis communities. Universal Tennis is creating opportunities and pathways for players from all over the world, in all stages of life, to find better matches and unlock a more fun and flexible tennis experience. Go to UniversalTennis.com to sign up, activate your player profile and join the global tennis community. Watch our video and connect on social @UniversalTennis to learn more.
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