Best U.S. Tennis Colleges

College tennis in the United States is a popular option for a lot of players looking to continue studies, while still deciding whether they want to go Pro or not. The facilities, training, playing atmosphere and competition are some of the main highlights when you’re on the team.

Not only do you get to be part of a small group of dedicated players, with the sole aim to win, but you get to have a quality education. Many use the time to decide for themselves if the grind of the tour is something they are actually made out for, or not.

India Tennis League (ITL) is committed to helping players in India form an educated opinion on whether or not college tennis is for them. The first step is knowing which colleges have some of the best tennis programs.

The below list is just a sample size, remember there are over 1100 colleges and universities with tennis programs. Do not limit yourself to the below list, but use it as a stepping stone to help your decision making process.

Men’s Tennis

NCAA Division 1:

  • University of Virginia
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Southern California
  • Florida State University
  • Baylor University
  • Stanford University
  • UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Georgia

NCAA Division II: Armstrong Atlantic, Valdosta State, Lynn, Ouachita Baptist, Barry, Hawaii Pacific, Florida Southern, Rollins, West Florida, Columbus State, Concordia, Lander

NCAA Division III: Middlebury, Washington St. Louis, Emory, Claremont, Cal Lutheran, UC Santa Cruz, Carnegie Mellon, Amherst, Kenyon, Johns Hopkins, NC Wesleyan

NAIA: Fresno Pacific University, Auburn University Montgomery, Azusa Pacific University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Concordia University, Vanguard University, Oklahoma Christian University, Westmont College, Point Loma Nazarene University, Graceland University, Lindsey Wilson College

Women’s Tennis

NCAA Division I:

  • Baylor University
  • University of North Carolina
  • Florida State University
  • University of Michigan
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Stanford University
  • Clemson University
  • Duke University
  • University of Miami
  • University of Southern California
  • Georgia Tech University
  • Florida State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Southern California

NCAA Division II: Armstrong Atlantic, BYU-Hawaii, Lynn, Barry, West Florida, Abilene Christian, Hawaii Pacific, California (Pennsylvania), Clayton Street, Rollins, Columbus Street, Florida Southern, UC San Diego, Francis Marion

NCAA Division III: Amherst, Williams, Emory, Chicago, Denison, Pomona-Pitzer, Gustavus Adolphus, Carnegie Mellon, Tufts, Washington and Lee, Johns Hopkins, Middlebury, Chapman, DePauw, Washington-St. Louis

NAIA: Auburn University Montgomery, Fresno Pacific University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Concordia University, Vanguard University, Brenau University, Azusa Pacific University, Oklahoma Christian University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Northwood University, Shorter College, Savannah College of Art and Design, Southern Nazarene University, Lindsey Wilson College

Before you can get started with applying you will need to start playing tournaments where UTR is used, as most college coaches consider your UTR above every other ranking system.

India Tennis League conducts UTR tournaments in Hyderabad, and in other cities occasionally, check our calendar for upcoming events.

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