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Universal Tennis has announced the launch of the Universal Tennis College Ambassador Program. For 2022, four top college athletes have been selected to represent Universal Tennis as the first ambassadors in history.

The newly adopted NCAA name, image and portrait rules have allowed student athletes to make money, making Universal Tennis one of the first companies to take advantage of the tennis transformation.

The four student athletes promote Universal Tennis while at the forefront of a new paid hit program that connects elite players and people of all levels who are willing to pay to hit. Ambassador’s efforts are in direct alignment with Universal Tennis’ mission to grow the sport by connecting players globally through level-based play, innovative events and digital marketplaces.

The College Ambassadors Program provides universal tennis and college ambassadors with mutually beneficial opportunities. Universal Tennis helps athletes market paid hits, increases their chances of playing at UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT) events, furthers their careers, and increases their exposure in the tennis world.

The program will be attended by four college athletes: Carolyn Ansari of Auburn, Tristan Boyer of Stanford, Taylor Johnson of UCLA, and Peyton Stearns of Texas. Each of these athletes was chosen for their college tennis success, their passion for sports, and their desire to grow the game globally alongside universal tennis.

“I like what Universal Tennis does in tournaments. The UTR rating system is really great for tennis,” Boyer said. “Universal tennis is doing very good for the sport I love. I was very happy when I was given the opportunity to participate in universal tennis.”

Ansari is a junior at Auburn University who achieved a splash in 2021 and was named SEC Newcomer of the Week by winning spots in the All-SEC Second Team, SEC All-Newcomer Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll. She has played PTT events in Atlanta, Newport and Bradenton and aims to expand her relationship with Universal Tennis through the Ambassador Program.

Boyer, a sophomore at Stanford University with the 2021 Pac-12 Team Championship under his belt, is familiar with the world of universal tennis. This summer he has won two consecutive PTT events in Newport and is a frequent pay hitter with players of all levels in the Palo Alto region.

“We want to do everything we can to support the growth of universal tennis and bring it to more people,” Boyer said.

Johnson is a senior at UCLA and has two years of qualifications. She made the selection of the No. 3 doubles 2021 ITA Indoors All-Tournament with Abi Altick and is the ITA Scholar Athlete three times from 2019 to 2021. After playing at PTT, Taylor is excited to promote the Universal Tennis Program and take part in paid hits.

“I played so many PTT events during the summer and I chose to be a universal tennis ambassador because they were so helpful in my game development,” Johnson said. “I also love people and organizations.”

Stearns is a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin. She ranked in the top 10 in the ITA ranking and led the Longhorns to the 2021 NCAA Championship, where she plays first as a freshman. This year she participated in the Western & Southern Open, US Open and BNP Paribas Open qualifying draws.

As ambassadors, these four athletes will be the faces of universal tennis. Each athlete shares universal tennis knowledge, news, and platform resources to promote and deliver paid hits in the community. Partnerships are not only promoted on each athlete’s social channel, but also face-to-face through paid hits.

“As an ambassador, I look forward to deepening my relationship with Universal Tennis and influencing others to play at events and help others through the platform,” said Johnson.

Universal tennis and college tennis in the United States have been closely linked long before this ambassador program began. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and Universal Tennis have a deep-rooted partnership, hosting national series in the summer, fall and winter. ITA Circuits by Universal Tennis provides junior and college players with the opportunity to compete locally and count their results globally. To date, ITA and Universal Tennis have created more than 200 events with more than 20,000 participants.

In addition to the ITA Partnership, the UTR Pro Tennis Tour was launched in 2021 and created opportunities for men and women to play with UTR rankings ranging from 200 to 2000. Since January, more than 160 events with funding of at least $ 25,000 have been held around the world, featuring an innovative round-robin format that guarantees matches and prizes.

With a strong partnership between Universal Tennis and ITA, the UTR Pro Tennis Tour, and the launch of the College Ambassador Program, Universal Tennis continues to improve college tennis.

– Tennis Sports

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