About Oracle ITA Summer Circuit powered by UTR

The ITA Summer Circuit was created to provide college players the opportunity to compete in organized events year-round. Although the primary purpose of the circuit is to provide incoming freshman and collegiate players the chance to compete in the summer months, for NCAA compliance purposes, the events are categorized as “open”; therefore, anyone (including high level juniors and adults) is eligible to compete in these events as long as he/she is a current ITA member. The ITA Summer Circuit is currently made up of 56 events over six consecutive weekends, beginning in mid- June and continuing through the last weekend in July.

ITA Summer Playing Membership

All participants must purchase a 2019 ITA Summer Playing Membership ($30) in order to compete in a Summer Circuit event. Participants can only purchase an ITA membership through the ITA website. After purchasing an ITA membership, participants will receive a confirmation email that provides them with their 2019 ITA Member ID number. This ITA Member ID number will be needed to register for each Summer Circuit tournament.


Tournament Registration & Wait Lists

All Summer Circuit events are open to all players on a first-come, first-serve basis - there is no selection process for entry into an event. Entry Fees are $65 (plus processing fees) and include both singles and doubles. Each tournament director will have the ability to limit the number of registrants he/she will accept into the tournament by setting a maximum draw size capacity. Once a draw (men’s or women’s) is at capacity, the UTR tournament management platform will either add players to a wait list or direct players to email the tournament director to be added to the wait list. Alternates/wait listed players may be moved into the competitor field up until the time draws have been published. Once draws have been published, any withdrawals or no-shows should result in a walkover. No on-site alternates will be allowed.


Refund Policy

A full refund of $65 will be issued directly back to the credit card used to pay for the entry for players that withdraw from a Summer Circuit event up to 10 days prior to the start of the event. If a player withdraws within 10 days of the start of the event, he/she forfeits their entry fee.


Doubles Registration

Doubles sign up and pairing is a part of the online registration process. Players participating in singles should register for the draws titled either Men’s Singles (includes Doubles) or Women’s Singles (includes Doubles). Doubles Only players should register for the draws titled either Men’s Doubles Only or Women’s Doubles Only. Doubles Only players pay the same entry fee, $65 per player. Players who know who their partner will be can list their partner's name. Players who are in need of a partner can select the option "need partner." Players will be able to see fellow competitors on the UTR Events platform competitor list if they would like to reach out to potential partners.


Draws & Seeding

In an effort with UTR to promote level-based play and decrease the number of non-competitive matches in the circuit, once registration is complete, competitor fields will be divided into draws no larger than 32 participants and based on player UTRs. Tournament directors will seed 25% of each draw based on player UTRs.


Consolation

All events will provide first match loser consolation (FMLC) in all singles draws. All doubles draws are single elimination with no consolation matches unless the tournament director specifies otherwise.


Scoring Format

The scoring format for singles will be 2 out of 3 sets with a 10-point match tie break in lieu of a 3rd set using no-ad scoring. Doubles will play an 8-game pro-set using no-ad scoring with a 7-point tie break held at 7-all. Men’s draws will use the Division I collegiate no-let rule.


ITA Summer Circuit Points Race

The ITA office will track points and post a “points race standings” each week on the ITA website. At the conclusion of the circuit, the top 5 men and the top 5 women will receive automatic entry into the ITA National Summer Championships as well as a $600 travel reimbursement to be used towards the expense of attending the ITA National Summer Championships at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Click here for a full breakdown.
ITA Summer Circuit Prize Money

Oracle and the ITA have partnered with 10 ITA-member institutions to offer prize money during the 2019 Oracle ITA Summer Circuit. Each prize money designated event (see below) will have a total purse of $2,000 to be split evenly between genders.


Schedule - 2019 Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Powered by UTR

Week 1
Host School City, State Dates    
University of Central Florida $$ Orlando, FL June 22-24    
Houghton College Houghton, NY June 22-24

University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA June 22-24
   
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC June 22-24
   
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL June 22-24
   
Northwestern University Chicago, IL June 22-24
   
University of Louisville Louisville, KY June 22-24
   
University of Oklahoma Norman, OK June 22-24
   
Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX June 22-24
   
Chapman University Orange, CA June 22-24
   
University of the Pacific Stockton, CA June 22-24
   
Week 2  
Host School City, State Dates
 
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL June 29-July 1      
Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ June 29-July 1
     
Elon University Elon, NC June 29-July 1
     
Michigan State University  East Lansing, MI June 29-July 1
     
University of Denver Denver, CO June 29-July 1
     
University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO June 28-30
     
Texas A&M University College Station, TX June 29-July 1
     
Pomona Pitzer College Claremont, CA June 29-July 1
     
University of California, Davis Davis, CA June 29-July 1
   
Week 3  
Host School City, State Dates    
Warner University Lake Wales, FL                    July 6-8      
Tufts University Medford, MA July 6-8
     
Millersville University $$ Millersville, PA July 6-8
     
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC             July 6-8
     
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI July 6-8
     
Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX July 6-8
     
Ventura College Ventura, CA July 6-8
     
 

     
Week 4  
Host School City, State Dates      
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach, FL July 13-15    
Wellesley College Wellesley, MA July 13-15      
North Carolina State University $$ Raleigh, NC July 13-15
     
Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN July 13-15
     
Georgia Southern University $$ Statesboro, GA July 13-15
     
University of Kansas Lawrence, KS July 13-15
     
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX July 13-15
     
Claremont Mudd Scripps College Claremont, CA July 13-15
     



   

 
Week 5  
Host School City, State Dates
     
University of Florida Gainesville, FL            July 20-22      
Furman University Greenville, SC                             July 20-22
     
Cleveland Racquet Club.                                   Cleveland, OH July 20-22
     
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA July 20-22
     
Kansas State University Manhattan, KS July 20-22       
Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX July 20-22
     
Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA July 20-22
     
Lewis & Clark College $$ Portland, OR July 20-22
     
   
 
 
 
 
Week 6  
Host School
City, State Dates      
Stetson University $$ DeLand, FL July 27-29      
Colby College Waterville, ME                  July 27-29
     
Virginia Polytech Institute $$ Blacksburg, VA July 27-29
     
Georgia Gwinnett College $$ Lawrenceville, GA July 27-29
     
Indiana University Bloomington, IN July 27-29
     
University of Minnesota  Minneapolis, MN July 27-29
     
Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO July 27-29
     
Wichita State University $$ Wichita, KS July 27-29
     
Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX July 27-29
     
California State University, Northridge Los Angeles, CA July 27-29
     
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA July 27-29
   
Goucher College Baltimore, MD July 27-29
     
National Summer Championships  
Host School
City, State Dates      
Texas Christian University $$                                 Fort Worth, TX                               August 9-13      
*$$ - prize money designated event