ITA Partners with USA Sports Camps for Leadership Awards Weekend


TEMPE, AZ – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (“ITA”) is proud to welcome US Sports Camps as a sponsor of ITA Awards Weekend, which celebrates one of the most robust awards programs in all of college sports in New York leading immediately to the US Open.

“As we celebrate excellence on and off the pitch,” said ITA Chief Executive Dr Timothy Russell, “we are thrilled to do so with a company and a team that have provided visionary leadership. and exemplary execution over the long term The efforts of US Sports Camps to share the joys of tennis and support college tennis have been and continue to be extraordinary.


Presenting awards to many student-athletes, as well as several former college tennis alumni, the ITA Awards Weekend brings together some of the brightest stars in college tennis for a weekend full of service, of humanism, networking and celebration.

With awards honoring the contributions of Arthur Ashe Jr, Sally Ride, Ann Lebedeff and David A Benjamin to name a few, ITA Awards Weekend aims to showcase the college tennis experience and honor those who excel on the pitch as well as off the pitch. on college campuses and communities across America.

“We are thrilled to sponsor the upcoming ITA Awards weekend to celebrate accomplished individuals who have impacted the tennis community and paved the way for future generations,” said Wendy Shpiz, Senior Vice President of US Sports. Fields. “We also look forward to working with the ITA to further our common goal of providing opportunities for current and former collegiate tennis players and coaches who wish to pursue a career in the tennis industry.”

US Sports Camps was founded nearly 50 years ago by Charlie Hoeveler. Originally a tennis camp company that has since grown into the largest camp provider in the world, US Sports Camps has provided a positive and safe environment for millions of young campers over the years as they have honed their skills in more than 20 sports and activities.

To date, the majority of tennis camps held annually by US Sports Camps are hosted on college campuses under the guidance of college coaches. US Sports Camps makes these camps possible for a select number of ITA member coaches each summer and in doing so helps them promote their programs and campuses while generating much-needed funds to help defer the costs of coaching. For more information on becoming a US sports camp director/coach, visit

As 2022 approaches, US Sports Camps has served more than 500,000 campers through their Nike Tennis Camps alone, with the intention of putting these young athletes on the right path to considering tennis as a future career path. career, whether as a player, coach, camp director or one of the many other career paths tennis has to offer. By partnering with the ITA, US Sports Camps hopes to continue to reach a wider audience in the college tennis community.

The 2022 ITA Awards Weekend is scheduled to take place August 27-28 in New York City. On Saturday, the winners will volunteer at Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the US Open before being honored at an awards dinner later in the evening. Then on Sunday, the winners will end the weekend by participating in a volunteer session at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning.

About the Intercollegiate Tennis Association

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is the governing body of college tennis and is committed to serving college tennis and bringing back the leaders of tomorrow while promoting the athletic and academic achievements of the college tennis community. The ITA, founded in 1956, is comprised of nearly 1,700 men’s and women’s college tennis teams representing more than 1,250 institutions, administers numerous regional and national championships and the ITA College Tennis Rankings for nearly 20 000 varsity varsity student-athletes to NCAA Division I, II. , and III; NAIA; and junior college levels. The ITA also offers a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship. For more information about the ITA, visit and follow the ITA on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

About US Sports Camps

2022 will be the 48th year of operation for US Sports Camps. When Charlie Hoeveler started American Sports Camps in 1975, he was already a lifelong tennis player who now holds over 50 USTA national titles. Today, American sports camps, the official supplier of NIKE sports courses, is the largest sports camp company in the world with over 1,000 camps in 16 different sports already serving over 130,000 campers in 2022. Yet despite such strong and steady growth, the mission remains the same: Connecting passionate coaches with young athletes to facilitate athletic and personal development in a positive and safe environment. For more information about participating in Nike Tennis Camps or US Sports Camps, go to Follow US Sports Camps on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and

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