August 9, 2021 (Palo Alto, CA) - Universal Tennis and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announce a multi-year partnership elevating tennis for the over 15,000 high school players and coaches in Washington.
The integration of Universal Tennis ensures all of Washington High School tennis has one centralized home and enables all players to have their scores count towards their Verified UTR Rating. With the UTR Rating being the gold standard of college recruitment, the WIAA partnership opens more opportunities for student-athletes. Players will also be able to use the College Fit feature of the technology platform to see where they rank in rosters across more than 900 U.S. collegiate teams.
For coaches, utilizing Universal Tennis’ free High School products allow schedules and results to be integrated into one place and tournaments to be seeded effectively and accurately based on objective UTR Ratings. If coaches are interested in running events throughout the year and receiving deeper analytics on their programs, Performance High School provides everything they need.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the seventh-largest association in high school tennis,” said Anne Worcester, President of Universal Tennis. “High School tennis is a priority for Universal Tennis and we look forward to improving the game with WIAA as well as all state high school associations.”
“We’re excited to welcome Universal Tennis as a partner of the WIAA,” said Andy Barnes, WIAA Assistant Executive Director. “Universal Tennis has a valuable platform and their services will be of great benefit to WIAA member schools and student-athletes.”
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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