Universal Tennis and NCSA College Recruiting to Form Strategic Partnership to Help Student-Athletes

Universal Tennis and NCSA College Recruiting to Form Strategic Partnership to Help Student-Athletes

NCSA College Recruiting, a division of IMG Academy, is the largest college athletic recruiting platform in the world

(Palo Alto, Calif) — Universal Tennis and NCSA College Recruiting have officially signed a partnership agreement to help student-athletes achieve their dream of playing college tennis.

Universal Tennis offers a full suite of tools and services for student-athletes interested in college tennis, as well as for college coaches. As the innovator of the UTR Rating, which is globally recognized as the most accurate measure of a player’s skill level, Universal Tennis provides invaluable tools for college recruiting. Earlier this year, Universal Tennis hosted the inaugural NIT Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, to help further elevate college tennis. 

NCSA College Recruiting, a division of IMG Academy, is the largest college athletic recruiting platform in the world, with over 40,000 college coaches actively using NCSA to help recruit student-athletes across 35 sports. For over 20 years, NCSA College Recruiting has offered recruiting services and an unmatched network of college coaches to youth sports student-athletes worldwide.

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“Universal Tennis partnering with NCSA College Recruiting will help student-athletes make their dreams come true,” said Universal Tennis Vice President Chase Hodges. “Our shared missions of elevating college tennis and serving student-athletes, as well as college coaches, makes this partnership a win-win for all parties.”

“Improving the accessibility to youth sports and college athletics is a major goal for NCSA and we believe this partnership with Universal Tennis provides an incredible platform to do that together,” said Lisa Strasman, President of NCSA College Recruiting. “NCSA has helped more than 250,000 student-athletes achieve their goals of playing college sports and we look forward to assisting more tennis student-athletes alongside Universal Tennis.” 

As part of the partnership between the two brands, student-athletes anywhere in the world can sign up for a free NCSA profile and receive the following benefits on UniversalTennis.com: 

  • Visibility to 3,500 college tennis coaches
  • An opportunity to meet with an NCSA expert for a free recruiting assessment
  • A free personalized recruiting game plan

For more information about the partnership between Universal Tennis and NCSA, please click here.


About Universal Tennis

The mission of Universal Tennis is to connect and grow the sports of tennis and pickleball 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, including the UTR Pro Tennis Tour, 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.

New since 2023, Universal Tennis is offering one home for tennis and pickleball, beginning a new chapter by bringing pickleball rating and technology solutions to another racquet sport. Universal Tennis enables its customers to use its UTR Pickleball Rating and event management software to create accessible, competitive level-based events.

About IMG Academy

IMG Academy is the world’s leading sports education brand, providing a holistic education model that empowers student-athletes to win their future, preparing them for college and for life. IMG Academy provides growth opportunities for all student-athletes through an innovative suite of on-campus and online experiences:
  • Boarding school and camps, via a state-of-the-art campus in Bradenton, Fla.
  • Online coaching via the IMG Academy+ brand, with a focus on personal development through the lens of sport and performance
  • Online college recruiting, via the NCSA brand, providing content, tools, coaching and access to a network of 40,000 college coaches
To learn more about IMG Academy and its on-campus and online experiences, visit www.imgacademy.com.

Media Contact Universal Tennis: 
Ben Makarenko: bmakarenko@universaltennis.com

Media Contact NCSA College Recruiting:
Mike Lovecchio: mike.lovecchio@img.com
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